Katy Rose

Katy Rose
Just a woman saved by Gods grace and wants to write about it.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Denying Jesus.......


This topic will not be popular with people, but it needs to be addressed.  People that read the Bible and those that do not read the Bible seem to know that Peter denied Jesus.  It seems like that story is covered on all areas of Christianity from "Baby Christians" to "Mature Christians." I am going to show the verse in the Bible it is Mark 14:66-72 Meanwhile, Peter was in the courtyard below.  One of servant girls who worked for the high priest came by and noticed Peter warming himself at the fire.  She looked at him closely and said, "You were one of those with Jesus of Nazareth."  But Peter denied it.  "I don't know what you're talking about," he said, and he went out into the entryway.  Just then, a rooster crowed.  When the servant girl saw him standing there, she began telling the others, "This man is definitely one of them!"  But Peter denied it again. A little later some of the other bystanders confronted Peter and said, "You must be one of them, because you are a Galilean."  Peter swore, "A curse on me if I'm lying-I don't know this man you're talking about!"  And immediately the rooster crowed the second time.  Suddenly, Jesus' words flashed through Peter's mind: "Before the rooster crows twice, you will deny three times that you even know me." And he broke down and wept.

So you may be asking yourself.... What is the importance of this verse?  How does this apply to me?  I would never deny Jesus?  EVERY SINGLE HUMAN CAN PERSONALLY IDENTIFY AND RELATE WITH THIS!!!!!!!  We have ALL denied Jesus!!!!  We have all been spiritually dead and put ourselves up on the throne!!  We have continued to walk in sin and find it fun.  The very sin that you enjoy is the one that Jesus went to the cross for and suffered!!!  Many people look at Peter and say "How could he deny Jesus?"  Each and every person can answer this question.  There are many in their Christian walk even to where they stumble and mess up and have put themselves BEFORE Christ.  Many times we are doing something that we know we shouldn't be doing, or acting a way that we shouldn't be acting.  Our lifestyles will truly show if we FOLLOW JESUS!! In Matthew 16:24 Jesus says "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.    This is not just a phrase that he spoke, this is an action that we CHOOSE and it must be done DAILY!!!  The moment you get Saved doesn't mean you sit back and continue living the same sinful lifestyle.  We are responsible to bear fruit.  In John 15:8 it says: This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.  Maybe for some of you this is new to you, and you did not know because you do not read your Bible.  You may now ask yourself.. What fruit exactly am I supposed to bear? The answer is found in Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the {Holy} Spirit (the work which His presence within accomplishes) is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness, Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence).  Against such things there is no law (that can bring a charge.)  As being followers of Jesus Christ we ARE RESPONSIBLE to bear THIS fruit.  There are no excuses!!!  We cannot blame others because this is a choice that Each individual decides.  Nobody can make you do anything, we are responsible for our own actions and we will have to answer to each and every action we decide. This next verse that I am going to share should keep people up in their sleep.  It is Matthew 12:36 But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgement for every empty word they have spoken.   Jesus is not a liar, and this will happen to every single person.  If we truly meditated on this verse, we would be careful with what we say to ourselves and to others.  Each and every person can relate with Peter because we ourselves have denied Jesus.  It should bring comfort to know that even the few that were selected to be with Jesus here on earth were STILL human and struggled with the same struggles that you and I face daily.  It should bring comfort to you that Jesus came for sinners and for humans that continually fail him.  We place such high un-realistic expectations on ourselves and others that we feel like we have to continually punish ourselves and make up for it.  Good News!!! You can STOP punishing yourself, Jesus already did it all!!! Jesus said "It is Finished!"  What you have to do is receive what he did and repent and he will forgive you.  What verse can you use when you mess up???  It is 1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. So this is what we are instructed to do when we mess up.  When we say or do something ungodly, we are responsible to do this!!!  I hope this blog post gives you comfort seeing that You and I are just like Peter.  Peter had fear and doubt and shame.  Jesus knew each and everything that Peter was going to do and STILL accepted him with open arms.  He does the exact same for you and me!!!  Praise Jesus that he still loves us and has mercy on us when we continually fail him and do not deserve it!! Praise him for loving and wanting a sinner like me!!










Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Big Announcement.....


After long thought, I have decided to delete my social media!!!  I will explain in this blog post on why I have come to this decision.  At the current moment I have "Facebook" with my husband, we have a "Facebook Page" for our ministry, I have  "Twitter", and I have "Instagram."  There are two areas that I am going to keep and I will explain why in this post.
For the longest time "technology" has always rubbed me the wrong way.  I see how hungry our generation is for the latest gadget and how much technology consumes people.  I see it ruin relationships, friendships, etc.  I see true intimacy has been lost in our generation, and people are so quick to rely on technology.  I am constantly reminded of this when I go somewhere and I see every single person with their head buried in their cell phone.  I remember the days when people had to sit and actually say hi, and talk with one another.

 Everyone can now know everything in someones life and they never even have to talk to them or say hi.  I remember the day when you had to pick up a phone and actually ask how the person is doing, and what is new in their life.

 Technology has increased so much and it has done amazing things, but all I am seeing is it consuming people and taking over.  Whenever I am at the park with my children, I see parents on their phones and never watching their children.  I see relationships get ruined because the "tone" gets lost in technology.  People are so quick to get offended and hold grudges.  I am taking my name off my page that I have with my Husband.  It will now just be his facebook page.  I have decided to delete our group page "Young Couples/Singles" on facebook.  I have also decided to delete my "Twitter" account.  I am keeping my Blogger Account: Katy-Katyrose.blogspot.com and my Instagram Account: KatyRoseTrains.  I have had my Blog Account from the very beginning, and stuck with it.  Before I even started a Blog, I would write my posts on paper and save them.  My passion is in my Blog and that is where I am able to truly share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  I am able to go in-depth on how Jesus is Real, and what he can do for you when you make him Lord and Savior.  On our facebook ministry page, it loses that intimacy to where it limits me to only posting a paragraph and a picture.  It truly limits me from sharing the gospel, and here on my blog account I am able to empty out my heart and share fully.  I recently got an Instagram account and have dedicated that page to my Training and Physical Fitness.  I like the fact that I can dedicate that account to my training, and show my entire journey.  It helps hold me accountable and I am able to see my transformation over time.  I get inspired by others that are working out that I follow on Instagram and it really helps me in my training.  I feel like I am part of a "runners club" and I can talk fitness with others that are  interested in things that I like.
This has been a long time coming for me, I just needed confirmation, and I got it last night.  I understand that people will continue to be consumed and obsessed with social media and new phones, products, etc.  But, I will NOT be one of those people.  I will  not be one of those Moms at the park with their phone in their hands.  I will not be one of the couples that will be on their cell phones during dinner time or at restaurants.  My family will know true "quality" time.  My kids will understand that they have my UNDIVIDED attention.  Yes, I understand that I will not be "cool" and not know the latest breaking news.  I am 100% ok with being singled out!!  I will be able to fully focus on my blog, my training, my family, and my bible.  Those 4 areas are the most important to me, and I want to ALWAYS make sure they stay a priority and don't get lost in the shuffle.  I really admire my Mother because she is "old school."  My Mom doesn't have any social medias and doesn't even care to learn about them.  It reminds me that there are still people who are genuine and like face to face contact.  I have known couples who will be next to one another, and be texting one another instead of talking.  I have vowed that I will NEVER be one of those people.  I know people who cannot go one day without their technology.  They feel so emotionally connected and must know the latest updates!!!
I wanted to make this announcement because I like to explain the reason behind my actions.  I do not look down on people who love their technology, this is a personal decision on how I feel and something that I am standing by and choosing.  If you would like to get in contact with me, then you will either have to follow my Blog or Instagram account or actually call me.  For myself I am taking a stand and in my life there WILL BE person to person contact.  The simpler the better for me.  I liked the way things were back in the day!!  I cannot control what the world is doing, but I can control what I do.  


Monday, August 25, 2014

I Was Featured....

This is honestly so cool to me. I have my Instagram account and I specifically have it for my training.  I include my pictures, videos, and meals of me training.  I woke up this morning to find that I was featured by "WomensRunningCommunity! " WomensRunningCommunity has really helped motivate me to continue training for my long runs. They are very inspiring and feature tips and share motivational stories! It really is truly special to me that they picked me and featured me!!



Friday, August 22, 2014

God Is Close To The Brokenhearted.....


 I praise God that he is close to the brokenhearted.  I thank him that he cares about the hurt and lost.  I qualify in that category and I thank him that he accepts me at my worst.  Every single day I fail him miserably, and come up short.  I am so thankful that he cares about me and seeks me out, even when I get lazy and get "busy" in life and forget about him.  If you have read several of my blog posts in the past, I have shared about certain issues that I have been diligently seeking God for and praying about.  I have not been moved by the circumstances, but have remained standing on HIS word.  Have I cried and said things during the moments of pain? Absolutely!!!!  Have I needed to repent because I have said and done things out of hurt and anger? Absolutely!!!!  Once again it isn't out of what I do, but what HE does!!  I have been seeking God and interceding for others on certain issues and it has been well over 4 years.  I have learned alot about myself during these 4 years of seeking God.  I have seen seasons of NO fruit because the seeds were so small, and I have seen seasons of blossoms and harvest!!!  I have stayed faithful with prayer!!!  Those of you who know me, know that I am an open book.  I share my ups and downs.  I do not judge others because I am not better than anyone else.  Just recently I have seen the fruits of staying faithful in prayer.  I have a picture to capture what I am talking about and I will post it below.  It was for reconciliation and restoration.  It is a picture of me and my Father.
This is a recent picture of my Father and I.  I have been standing and praying for this very moment, and my Husband was able to capture it!!!  My Father is a cancer survivor!!! My Dad has been redeemed from the curse of the law!(Galatians 3:13) My Dad has chosen life! (Deuteronomy 30:19) My Dad is a Victor and not a Victim!!!  He can do ALL things through Christ because Christ gives him strength
(Philippians 4:13) I am so proud of my Father and the HUGE battle he has overcome!!  I am so thankful that God has answered my prayer and blessed me with reconciliation and restoration between my Father and I.  I never thought I would ever have the chance to put my arms around my Father again.  I never thought I would have the chance to tell my Dad face to face that I love him and that I am proud of him.  It has been a fight that was worth fighting for, and every single tear was worth it!!!  There WILL be restoration and peace within our ENTIRE family because we have favor from God that surrounds us like a shield, and nothing can penetrate it!!!  God and his angels are battling for relationships in our family and they are knocking down strongholds and walls that have been there for years!!!  I plead the blood of Jesus over my ENTIRE family!!!  All of the hurts and wounds from all the years WILL BE healed by Jesus on what he did on the cross!!!  My dad is a fighter and he will fight to the very end and remain faithful until the end!!!  We are told in the Bible to not be moved by the things we see because they are temporary, but we are to fix our eyes on what is unseen because the unseen is eternal. (2 Corinthians 4:18)  I continue to call things as though they were, and I speak it into existence.  I have learned to do this after reading Genesis.  

So what are you believing God for?  Have you given up the fight?  I want to strengthen you and encourage you and tell you that you are NEVER alone, and GOD NEVER GIVES UP ON YOU!!!  He will NEVER leave you or forsake you!!!!  Stay faithful to him and continue to seek him with  your whole heart!!  God wants EVERY area of our life.  We do not get to choose which areas we give to him.  Do you hold unforgiveness towards others?  In scripture it tells us that if we do not forgive others, than our Heavenly Father will not forgive us.  (Matthew 6:15) Is that person really worth going to hell for??  When we die, it is for eternity there are no breaks!!!  We need to be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger!!  We need to be quick to forgive one another, and quick to let go of grudges.  Disease comes from unforgiveness, and the past is the past.  We can only live for today because we do not know what tomorrow holds, or if we will be alive tomorrow!!!  Get on your knees right now and praise God for HIS faithfulness and HIS mercy.  We are ALL sinners and we are ALL in need of a Savior!!!  The ONLY way to Heaven is to confess that Jesus is Lord and Savior and you have to admit that you are a sinner, believe in your heart that Jesus is Lord, and confess it out loud with your mouth!!!  If you do this, then you ARE SAVED and will go to Heaven.  This is the only way, and it is through Jesus, not by our works or church attendance.  It is through what HE did on Calvary's cross and through HIS obedience to the Father.  I praise God because he is close to the brokenhearted and that is what I was!!!



Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Offense.....


If the devil can keep you offended, then he is winning!!!!  I have noticed many times especially in the church that many Christians carry around offenses.  It really does sadden my heart to see Christians carry offenses with one another, we have the "secret" and that is Gods Word and we should know better than to fall for Satans Trap.  There have been times in my life where someone has hurt my feelings and it honestly showed the level of "Christian Maturity" that I was at.  The way I would measure my level of growth is to see how long I carried that offense.  If I carried that offense for months, then I was very young and immature in my walk.  If it took me days to carry that offense, I was getting better.  If it took me only a few hours, then I knew I was listening to the Holy Spirit because I would feel the conviction and Gods Word would be above the way I felt.  It is so important to remember things from Gods perspective.  Why do people get surprised when other humans let them down?  This should be no shock to us, we are all sinners and we all fall short.  We can expect hurts in our lifetime and we know that offenses are going to come.  How do we prepare for them?  By being in the Word and renewing our minds by the washing of the Word.  How do you spend your free time?  When you feel hurt, what is the first thing you do?  Answering these few questions can say alot.  The devil will look for ANY way in, and it is up to us to stand on Gods Word and be dressed properly (in the spiritual armor of God).  We have nobody to blame, we can only answer for ourselves and our own actions.  Many times people like to point the finger and explain their behavior because of someone else's action.  The truth is each person will have to answer for their own actions, so we cannot blame anyone else.  No matter what someone does, we have the choice to be godly or not.  It really is as simple as that, and many people like to complicate it.  Are you offended at the moment? Do you struggle with this?  Give it to God!!! Forgive because he has forgiven you when you offended him!!!  It puts things in perspective when we see it from his view!!!  How do we see things from HIS view?  Here is how he sees it: (read below)


Proverbs 19:11- Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.
Proverbs 18:19- A brother offended is more unyielding than a strong city, and quarreling is like the bars of a castle.
Ecclesiastes 7:21-22- Do not take to heart all the things that people say, lest you hear your servant cursing you.  Your heart knows that many times you yourself have cursed others.
Matthew 18:15-17- "if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother.  But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses.  If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church, And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector."
James 3:16- For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice.
Leviticus 19:18- You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love you neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.
Luke 17:3-4-Pay attention to yourselves! If you brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him, and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, "I repent," you must forgive him,




Thursday, August 14, 2014

How To Start A Healthy Lifestyle

      Here is my latest video for tips on how to start a healthy lifestyle!  Take a few moments and follow the link. I feel you will learn alot :)

       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmerqCKJ-DI



Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Depression....


Depression is an illness that many people face today in our world.  What inspired me to write this blog was the fact that Robin Williams took his own life recently and reports say that he was seeking help for depression.  Many people might have a hard time relating to Depression and not understand why he felt that he needed to take his own life.  I can relate with this to some degree on my own level because in the past, I suffered with depression.  It goes in waves and goes from good/bad/normal/worse/etc.  In depression you are only focused on how you feel and only thinking of yourself.  Thinking of other people (family, friends) really doesn't seem to matter when having an "episode."  You can only think of how bad things are and magnify all of the negative.  It is extremely hard to come out of depression because you have no strength.  It literally wears your entire body down and you do not feel like doing ANYTHING!!  The thought of going outside or going somewhere, is no where in site.
 How Did I Beat My Depression???????
I struggled with this for MANY months!!!  I could go for weeks and be fine and out of nowhere, it would hit me and I would be in a dark place immediately.  During my episodes, I literally had to force myself to start talking to the Lord and tell him how I am feeling.  The moment I started talking to him about it, I felt like I was getting it off my chest and I knew that I wasn't being judged because he already knew what I was feeling.  I then would ask him for help and I asked him for his strength and his peace because I had none on my own.  I would find certain scriptures in the Word that I would read out-loud and cling to.  When I was done with my "episode" I would then be thinking clearly and start to repent to the Lord for Idolizing myself and putting my feelings and thoughts above his.  I was thinking so selfishly that I wasn't thinking about anyone else.  Here the Lord has blessed me with so many things and a beautiful family, and here I am complaining and not being grateful.  After every single episode I would immediately repent because I could see how selfish I was being.  I started day and night to give a list of the things that God has blessed me with, and I would say out-loud what I was thankful for.

The Key Ingredient In Beating Depression For Christians...........
This next paragraph here is for Christians because people that do not have Jesus as their Lord and Savior will not understand this part because they are deceived, and it will go right over their head.  You can see in the Bible that EVERYTHING revolves around Spiritual Warfare and Battle in the places that we do not see.  In 2 Timothy 1:7 it says "For you did not give me a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind."
Did you see that "Fear" is called a "Spirit?"  It is not from God, but from the enemy.  We can see places in the Bible where demons have "names" and where Jesus would call these demons out of people.  Depression is a Spirit!!!!  This is not from God, and you DO NOT have to live in this bondage.
Once I grasped this concept, I knew my authority in Jesus Christ, and I would rebuke it and plead the blood of Jesus over me.  You do NOT have to be a slave to any disorder!!!!!  Grasp this concept, because this was the way that I was able to beat it for good!!!!

It really does sadden me that Robin Williams did not have the correct tools to battle this ugly disorder.  I have been on both sides of the spectrum so I can somewhat relate to what he was thinking and how he felt that he had no way out.  I do not know the severity of the depression he faced, or what was going on.  If you are battling with depression understand that you are NOT alone!!!!!  Talk about it with a trusted friend!!!  Do not hide it and suffer anymore with it  because things get worse when you do not deal with them!!  Jesus wants EVERY single burden you carry, and that includes depression!! He went to the cross so you do not have to carry it on your own!! Surrender to him today!!!