Mark Muldez

 
Author’s Note: You can find this blog entry at this site called Sacred Radiance.
What if he finds out that I’m no longer a virgin? Would he still love me and pursue marriage with me? What if he finds out about my messy past and my struggles? Would he still look at me the same even though those things are behind me now?
The list goes on and on. Whether you’re single or in a relationship, these worries and questions are bound to come up.
First and foremost, let me just tell you: look for a man who loves and lives like Jesus. In the Bible, Jesus shares love and grace with two seemingly unforgivable women.
The first story is about a woman who taken and brought to Jesus because the leaders in the town found her committing adultery and they wanted to stone her. Jesus tells whoever among them hasn’t sinned to throw the first stone at her. No one was sinless (except Christ Himself). And so, everyone dropped their stones and walked away. The story ends with Jesus extending grace, telling her that she should “go and sin no more”.
The second story is when Mary Magdalene learned that Jesus was invited by one of the Pharisees to have dinner. She invites herself to the occasion and brought her alabaster jar of perfume. With so much passion and love for Jesus though that she starts weeping at his feet. She used her own tears and hair to wash Jesus’ feet, and pours her perfume onto him as an out pour of her passion and love. The story ends with Jesus declaring that her sins are forgiven and that her faith has saved her.
We see in both of these stories just how much grace and mercy Jesus extended to these women. He saw brokenness over their sins, and he also saw two genuinely surrendered lives in exchange for forgiveness, restoration and new life.
He didn’t judge them or condemn them for their sins. Instead He extended love, grace, and forgiveness.
He accepted them for everything that they were. Their imperfections, their flaws, their mess and baggage. Jesus saw this and understood that they were created in His Father’s image. And so, He displayed an out pour of love.
My beloved sister in Christ, no matter what you’ve gone through and experienced in the past, please know this: You are forgiven, accepted, and loved by our Father. Your past doesn’t define your worth or value, but rather, you are defined by who you are now in Christ. 
In 2 Corinthians, Paul says that once we have given our lives to Christ, we are new creations. That means God doesn’t see you as your old self but as a new person in Christ. 
Whatever sins you have committed in the past are gone. Erased. Forgotten by God. You are made whole and pure in Christ. 
These are truths that you need to remember and constantly remind yourself of when you’re struggling with issues of the past.
So here’s my point. With all that being said, I want to encourage you to wait for a man whose heart is after Jesus. Why?
Because he understands what it means to love someone unconditionally.  No matter who you were in the past, they will only see you for who you are NOW in Christ.
He also understands what it means to extend love and grace every single day because neither of you are perfect nor without sin.
Your past doesn’t disqualify you from finding and marrying the man of your dreams.
If you have set your identity as a Daughter in Christ, be that woman. Learn to love God above all else. Learn to exemplify Christ-like character in every area of your life. Embrace holiness, purity, and godliness and make inward beauty your main priority.
I’m confident and I can promise you that as you strive to live a life like Christ, you will exude all of His characters and qualities. And truly, these are the things that will attract the man that your heart truly desires – the man God desires to bless His precious daughter with.
Delight yourselves in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. - Psalm 37:4
Grace and Love in Christ,Mark Muldez

 

Author’s Note: You can find this blog entry at this site called Sacred Radiance.

What if he finds out that I’m no longer a virgin? Would he still love me and pursue marriage with me? What if he finds out about my messy past and my struggles? Would he still look at me the same even though those things are behind me now?

The list goes on and on. Whether you’re single or in a relationship, these worries and questions are bound to come up.

First and foremost, let me just tell you: look for a man who loves and lives like Jesus.
In the Bible, Jesus shares love and grace with two seemingly unforgivable women.

The first story is about a woman who taken and brought to Jesus because the leaders in the town found her committing adultery and they wanted to stone her. Jesus tells whoever among them hasn’t sinned to throw the first stone at her. No one was sinless (except Christ Himself). And so, everyone dropped their stones and walked away. The story ends with Jesus extending grace, telling her that she should “go and sin no more”.

The second story is when Mary Magdalene learned that Jesus was invited by one of the Pharisees to have dinner. She invites herself to the occasion and brought her alabaster jar of perfume. With so much passion and love for Jesus though that she starts weeping at his feet. She used her own tears and hair to wash Jesus’ feet, and pours her perfume onto him as an out pour of her passion and love. The story ends with Jesus declaring that her sins are forgiven and that her faith has saved her.

We see in both of these stories just how much grace and mercy Jesus extended to these women. He saw brokenness over their sins, and he also saw two genuinely surrendered lives in exchange for forgiveness, restoration and new life.

He didn’t judge them or condemn them for their sins. Instead He extended love, grace, and forgiveness.

He accepted them for everything that they were. Their imperfections, their flaws, their mess and baggage. Jesus saw this and understood that they were created in His Father’s image. And so, He displayed an out pour of love.

My beloved sister in Christ, no matter what you’ve gone through and experienced in the past, please know this: You are forgiven, accepted, and loved by our Father. Your past doesn’t define your worth or value, but rather, you are defined by who you are now in Christ. 

In 2 Corinthians, Paul says that once we have given our lives to Christ, we are new creations. That means God doesn’t see you as your old self but as a new person in Christ.

Whatever sins you have committed in the past are gone.

Erased.

Forgotten by God.

You are made whole and pure in Christ.

These are truths that you need to remember and constantly remind yourself of when you’re struggling with issues of the past.

So here’s my point. With all that being said, I want to encourage you to wait for a man whose heart is after Jesus. Why?

Because he understands what it means to love someone unconditionally. No matter who you were in the past, they will only see you for who you are NOW in Christ.

He also understands what it means to extend love and grace every single day because neither of you are perfect nor without sin.

Your past doesn’t disqualify you from finding and marrying the man of your dreams.

If you have set your identity as a Daughter in Christ, be that woman. Learn to love God above all else. Learn to exemplify Christ-like character in every area of your life. Embrace holiness, purity, and godliness and make inward beauty your main priority.

I’m confident and I can promise you that as you strive to live a life like Christ, you will exude all of His characters and qualities. And truly, these are the things that will attract the man that your heart truly desires – the man God desires to bless His precious daughter with.

Delight yourselves in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. - Psalm 37:4

Grace and Love in Christ,
Mark Muldez


[RISK NO. 97]
Meet Jenny (far left) and Marisol (middle) I prayed for both of them today and Jesus came and healed them!
Backstory: I went to the bank today to get some stuff from my safety deposit. Jenny helped me and as she’s helping me God put on my heart that I need to pray for her coz she’s got arthritis on her hand, knee and some back pain.
I asked her if she has an arthritis she said yes and was surprised how I knew about it. I asked if I could pray for her she agreed. It was actually her right hand, middle finger that’s been hurting and she couldn’t even close her fist but 6mos later, today that changed.
As you can see in the picture. We went and sat down at her table and told me her sister has tendonitis and she’s a hairstylist. So I went with her at the salon where her sister works and prayed for her tendonitis, shoulder and neck pain and God healed her!
They were both encouraged and was so amazed by the power of God! Praises were breaking out at the bank and at the salon. Jesus is so good! If this is what it means to live under the power of the Holy Spirit, I’ll do this forever!

[RISK NO. 97]

Meet Jenny (far left) and Marisol (middle) I prayed for both of them today and Jesus came and healed them!

Backstory: I went to the bank today to get some stuff from my safety deposit. Jenny helped me and as she’s helping me God put on my heart that I need to pray for her coz she’s got arthritis on her hand, knee and some back pain.

I asked her if she has an arthritis she said yes and was surprised how I knew about it. I asked if I could pray for her she agreed. It was actually her right hand, middle finger that’s been hurting and she couldn’t even close her fist but 6mos later, today that changed.

As you can see in the picture. We went and sat down at her table and told me her sister has tendonitis and she’s a hairstylist. So I went with her at the salon where her sister works and prayed for her tendonitis, shoulder and neck pain and God healed her!

They were both encouraged and was so amazed by the power of God! Praises were breaking out at the bank and at the salon. Jesus is so good! If this is what it means to live under the power of the Holy Spirit, I’ll do this forever!


 
Ladies,
The true meaning of beauty and perfection is found in Scriptures.Not in the magazines or any “tumblr pictures”. So don’t listen to the lies of the devil. Coz a real man should love you not because of your appearanceor stature, but because of your love for God that’s real and pure.

 

Ladies,

The true meaning of beauty and perfection is found in Scriptures.
Not in the magazines or any “tumblr pictures”.
So don’t listen to the lies of the devil.
Coz a real man should love you not because of your appearance
or stature, but because of your love for God that’s real and pure.


[RISK - Brain Mass/Brain Tumor]
Back Story:
2 Weeks ago. A gal messaged me on facebook asking me to pray for her friends mom who has brain mass/tumor. I replied back and wrote down a prayer that she can pray for her friends mom. 
Fast forward, she writes me back updating what happened to her. She was transfered to a private room from an ICU. Doctors said the mass/tumor melted. She no longer needs surgery! Can I hear you say, 
JESUSSSSSSSSSSSSS! Like, right now as soon as you read this message!!!! 

[RISK - Brain Mass/Brain Tumor]


Back Story:


2 Weeks ago. A gal messaged me on facebook asking me to pray for her friends mom who has brain mass/tumor. I replied back and wrote down a prayer that she can pray for her friends mom. 

Fast forward, she writes me back updating what happened to her. She was transfered to a private room from an ICU. Doctors said the mass/tumor melted. She no longer needs surgery! Can I hear you say, 

JESUSSSSSSSSSSSSS! Like, right now as soon as you read this message!!!! 

Source markmuldez


[RISK NO. 96]
I went to go visit my mom this morning at her job. She’s taking care of this one elderly woman. And when I say she’s elderly she’s 81 years. She’s one precious lady though. She’s so sharp, so nice and so sweet. She’s also bed ridden because she suffered a major stroke so she’s very helpless and so that’s why my mom’s there to assist her. 
I know she’s dying. I know she’s got few more days if not years to live. I started praying and asking God how I can minister to this woman. Few minutes later she started talking and told me her left thumb was hurting. I said ‘Can I pray for you and ask Jesus to heal your thumb?’ she said, “well, if it helps, sure.’ it was really sweet how she said it. I began to pray and commanded the pain to leave and for the thumb to be healed. After prayer I asked, ‘How do you feel now?’ ‘Well, I feel the pain starting to go away. Still hurts but it’s like leaving now.’ Jesus! :) 
After visiting my mom, I said goodbye to Jackie and to my mom. It was prolly the best ‘risk-taking’encounter’ i’ve ever had. Idk if she knows Jesus but my job is to plant, my mom is prolly going to water the seed later, and Jesus will change her heart, maybe in the moment of her close dying. 
Jesus, please have mercy on her soul if she doesnt know you. Please, save this woman for your glory Jesus. 

[RISK NO. 96]


I went to go visit my mom this morning at her job. She’s taking care of this one elderly woman. And when I say she’s elderly she’s 81 years. She’s one precious lady though. She’s so sharp, so nice and so sweet. She’s also bed ridden because she suffered a major stroke so she’s very helpless and so that’s why my mom’s there to assist her. 

I know she’s dying. I know she’s got few more days if not years to live. I started praying and asking God how I can minister to this woman. Few minutes later she started talking and told me her left thumb was hurting. I said ‘Can I pray for you and ask Jesus to heal your thumb?’ she said, “well, if it helps, sure.’ it was really sweet how she said it. I began to pray and commanded the pain to leave and for the thumb to be healed. After prayer I asked, ‘How do you feel now?’ ‘Well, I feel the pain starting to go away. Still hurts but it’s like leaving now.’ Jesus! :) 

After visiting my mom, I said goodbye to Jackie and to my mom. It was prolly the best ‘risk-taking’encounter’ i’ve ever had. Idk if she knows Jesus but my job is to plant, my mom is prolly going to water the seed later, and Jesus will change her heart, maybe in the moment of her close dying. 

Jesus, please have mercy on her soul if she doesnt know you. Please, save this woman for your glory Jesus. 

Source markmuldez


[RISK NO. 95]
I went for a quick run today and during my run I saw an old man with a cane. God gave me a word about his back problems. As I’m running and approaching his direction, I stopped, introduced myself and smiled. I asked if he has any back problems, and he said yes. He didn’t even ask how I know he just began explaining about his back problems. ha! 
I asked if I could pray for him, he agreed and placed my hand on his back. ‘Father I thank you for singh. Thank you that you love him. In Jesus name, back I command you to be healed. Every muscles be relaxed now in Jesus name.’
I couldn’t really understand him clearly I’m guessing he’s indian or something coz when I asked if he felt any better, he said, he doesn’t know. ha! But he was grateful that I prayed for him. Either way, a kingdom seed got planted in that man’s heart! WINNING! :DDD 

[RISK NO. 95]

I went for a quick run today and during my run I saw an old man with a cane. God gave me a word about his back problems. As I’m running and approaching his direction, I stopped, introduced myself and smiled. I asked if he has any back problems, and he said yes. He didn’t even ask how I know he just began explaining about his back problems. ha! 

I asked if I could pray for him, he agreed and placed my hand on his back. ‘Father I thank you for singh. Thank you that you love him. In Jesus name, back I command you to be healed. Every muscles be relaxed now in Jesus name.’

I couldn’t really understand him clearly I’m guessing he’s indian or something coz when I asked if he felt any better, he said, he doesn’t know. ha! But he was grateful that I prayed for him. Either way, a kingdom seed got planted in that man’s heart! WINNING! :DDD 


[RISK NO. 93-94]
These past few days I’ve been reluctant, complacent, and lazy in my ‘risk-taking’ mainly because I’m just not in the ‘mood’ to take risk which is a stupid and dumb excuse. it’s very selfish and self centered of me. But I cried out today at church and repented from my selfish and sinful attitude this week. He gave me couple opportunities today which I’m going to share with you all!
93 - I saw one of my buddies today at church and as soon as he saw me he immediately said, “Hey bro, can you pray for my wrist? I don’t know exactly what happened but it’s really in pain. Not sure if it’s broken or some tendons or ligaments are torn but it’s just hurting pray for me will you?” Of course I did, and Jesus came and healed him. he did some pushups too so that was awesome! 
94 - My friend texted me this morning that one of our friends was sick. I didn’t pay much attention until tonight when I got on facebook and I saw his status that he’s sick. I called him and turns out that he’s got stomach flu, massive headaches, joints pain and abdomen cramps. I prayed for him once and Jesus again came and begun a healing over his body. He was able to move his body and no longer feeling fatigue, no more headache, and no more body and joint pains. Mind you this is over the phone too. 
Ain’t that crazy? I didn’t have to break a sweat. I just call on Jesus and mention his name and the afflicting spirits (spirit of sickness and disease) just flee. They’re like parasites. Their job is to afflict people with sickness, depression, temptation etc. That’s how the enemy works. He sends out these demons to afflict people. I hate him. But that’s not gonna fly with me, not atleast with my King, Jesus. 

[RISK NO. 93-94]


These past few days I’ve been reluctant, complacent, and lazy in my ‘risk-taking’ mainly because I’m just not in the ‘mood’ to take risk which is a stupid and dumb excuse. it’s very selfish and self centered of me. But I cried out today at church and repented from my selfish and sinful attitude this week. He gave me couple opportunities today which I’m going to share with you all!

93 - I saw one of my buddies today at church and as soon as he saw me he immediately said, “Hey bro, can you pray for my wrist? I don’t know exactly what happened but it’s really in pain. Not sure if it’s broken or some tendons or ligaments are torn but it’s just hurting pray for me will you?” Of course I did, and Jesus came and healed him. he did some pushups too so that was awesome! 

94 - My friend texted me this morning that one of our friends was sick. I didn’t pay much attention until tonight when I got on facebook and I saw his status that he’s sick. I called him and turns out that he’s got stomach flu, massive headaches, joints pain and abdomen cramps. I prayed for him once and Jesus again came and begun a healing over his body. He was able to move his body and no longer feeling fatigue, no more headache, and no more body and joint pains. Mind you this is over the phone too. 

Ain’t that crazy? I didn’t have to break a sweat. I just call on Jesus and mention his name and the afflicting spirits (spirit of sickness and disease) just flee. They’re like parasites. Their job is to afflict people with sickness, depression, temptation etc. That’s how the enemy works. He sends out these demons to afflict people. I hate him. But that’s not gonna fly with me, not atleast with my King, Jesus. 

Source markmuldez


[RISK NO. 92]
I was walking with my friend Mike and we were headed to a local store in hopes to find him some sweater. As we were approaching the store I saw a man with crutches. I told my friend I’ll catch him inside the store coz I wanna pray for this one man. I got to him and asked what happened to him and why he’s on crutches. He said he has Polio. And the worst part is, both of his legs are affected. I asked if I can pray for him and ask Jesus to miraculously heal both of his legs. He agreed. I said a simple prayer, thanked God for David and blessed him. 
I’ll never forget his response to me after I prayed, he looked up to me and said, “Thank you so much for praying for me. I really appreciate it. Thank you.” He said these words with a huge smile on his face. He was very thankful. Sometimes I don’t see immediate results of prayer, but I’m reminded that I’m sowing the seed and God brings the growth. In that moment, through his smile, I know that he encountered another form of grace and he manifested it through a simple smile. 

[RISK NO. 92]

I was walking with my friend Mike and we were headed to a local store in hopes to find him some sweater. As we were approaching the store I saw a man with crutches. I told my friend I’ll catch him inside the store coz I wanna pray for this one man. I got to him and asked what happened to him and why he’s on crutches. He said he has Polio. And the worst part is, both of his legs are affected. I asked if I can pray for him and ask Jesus to miraculously heal both of his legs. He agreed. I said a simple prayer, thanked God for David and blessed him. 

I’ll never forget his response to me after I prayed, he looked up to me and said, “Thank you so much for praying for me. I really appreciate it. Thank you.” He said these words with a huge smile on his face. He was very thankful. Sometimes I don’t see immediate results of prayer, but I’m reminded that I’m sowing the seed and God brings the growth. In that moment, through his smile, I know that he encountered another form of grace and he manifested it through a simple smile. 

Source markmuldez


Saying you’re a Christian but there’s no indwelling of His Holy Spirit is like seeing a military guy at war with out his uniform, weapons, and everything that he necessarily needs to function and to be distinguished as an active military personal. 
Same thing, if we claim to be Christians we need to embrace our new identity in Christ. We stand with confidence because His Spirit is alive and active in our lives. We remain grounded in His word so that no matter what the enemy or the world tells us, we aren’t moved or shaken by anything because we stand on the Rock on the Truth which is Jesus Christ.
With out the continual awareness of His Spirit and power, We will remain lukewarm, weak, and defeated in our faith and daily battles. Like like an army personnel without his uniform and weapons expect to see him dead instantly.
In Christ,
Mark M.

Saying you’re a Christian but there’s no indwelling of His Holy Spirit is like seeing a military guy at war with out his uniform, weapons, and everything that he necessarily needs to function and to be distinguished as an active military personal. 

Same thing, if we claim to be Christians we need to embrace our new identity in Christ. We stand with confidence because His Spirit is alive and active in our lives. We remain grounded in His word so that no matter what the enemy or the world tells us, we aren’t moved or shaken by anything because we stand on the Rock on the Truth which is Jesus Christ.

With out the continual awareness of His Spirit and power, We will remain lukewarm, weak, and defeated in our faith and daily battles. Like like an army personnel without his uniform and weapons expect to see him dead instantly.

In Christ,

Mark M.


My mom walks into my room. I’m sitting down and on my computer. Gives me a hug and unloads these words.

"Hmmm *hugs me* I love you, and I’m so proud of you. Don’t be discouraged by what other people say or think about you. You are doing something good for God and that’s all that matters okay?" - Thanks mom, I love you too! :)

Back Story: Couple days ago, one of our pastors sat me down and pretty much ‘called me out’ for the things that I’m doing. And what are those exactly? Well, the whole healings and miracles. It’s been 2 months exactly ever since God activated these gifts in my life and ever since then, I’m just on a roll and praying for people and seeing them get healed on the spot. I believe in healing and I believe that God is still doing miracles today through his people. I’m a living proof and testimony to that. 
Basically this pastor told me that a member said something about me, accusing me for something that I said which wasn’t true so I had to clear that up and basically asked me to either stop or tone it down. Why? He said signs, wonders, miracles and healings isn’t the normative of our church. It’s not something we practice so if God was calling me to pursue that path, I’m more than free to go. It was heart breaking to hear this from one of our pastors. The last time I checked, it is the church of Jesus Christ not the church of ‘someone else’ 
I defended myself, but with grace and humility. After that conversation I knew that was coming, I knew that I was going to face opposition. And at some point I know I’m going to lose my job as a Worship Director. I rather lose my job and obey God rather than stay at my church, quench the work of the Spirit in my life and be trapped. I’m not gonna stop, especially not now. 
So I told my mom about this during dinner, and then after dinner she came to my room and said those words. My heart melted. I wanted to cry but I held it all. Her words meant so much to me. Her encouragement was all that I needed. That’s God’s grace right there manifested through my mom. 
As for me, I’m going to continue in this ‘less-travelled-road’. I’m now tasting and experiencing what Jesus said in the gospels about when we follow him, we are going to face opposition, judgement and be hated by all. Even the religious leaders because we are his followers. But I’m going to take heart, my Lord, my God is bigger than any of my present and future circumstances. He has a plan for me, and I’ve barely scratched the surface of his plans. It’s still unfolding and I’m excited. 
So here’s to following Jesus. Here’s to more oppositions. Here’s to a possible job loss and here’s to a life fully surrendered and abandoned for the sake of His Gospel and kingdom. 

29 But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men. - Acts 5:30

My mom walks into my room. I’m sitting down and on my computer. Gives me a hug and unloads these words.

"Hmmm *hugs me* I love you, and I’m so proud of you. Don’t be discouraged by what other people say or think about you. You are doing something good for God and that’s all that matters okay?" - Thanks mom, I love you too! :)

Back Story: Couple days ago, one of our pastors sat me down and pretty much ‘called me out’ for the things that I’m doing. And what are those exactly? Well, the whole healings and miracles. It’s been 2 months exactly ever since God activated these gifts in my life and ever since then, I’m just on a roll and praying for people and seeing them get healed on the spot. I believe in healing and I believe that God is still doing miracles today through his people. I’m a living proof and testimony to that. 

Basically this pastor told me that a member said something about me, accusing me for something that I said which wasn’t true so I had to clear that up and basically asked me to either stop or tone it down. Why? He said signs, wonders, miracles and healings isn’t the normative of our church. It’s not something we practice so if God was calling me to pursue that path, I’m more than free to go. It was heart breaking to hear this from one of our pastors. The last time I checked, it is the church of Jesus Christ not the church of ‘someone else’ 

I defended myself, but with grace and humility. After that conversation I knew that was coming, I knew that I was going to face opposition. And at some point I know I’m going to lose my job as a Worship Director. I rather lose my job and obey God rather than stay at my church, quench the work of the Spirit in my life and be trapped. I’m not gonna stop, especially not now. 

So I told my mom about this during dinner, and then after dinner she came to my room and said those words. My heart melted. I wanted to cry but I held it all. Her words meant so much to me. Her encouragement was all that I needed. That’s God’s grace right there manifested through my mom. 

As for me, I’m going to continue in this ‘less-travelled-road’. I’m now tasting and experiencing what Jesus said in the gospels about when we follow him, we are going to face opposition, judgement and be hated by all. Even the religious leaders because we are his followers. But I’m going to take heart, my Lord, my God is bigger than any of my present and future circumstances. He has a plan for me, and I’ve barely scratched the surface of his plans. It’s still unfolding and I’m excited. 

So here’s to following Jesus. Here’s to more oppositions. Here’s to a possible job loss and here’s to a life fully surrendered and abandoned for the sake of His Gospel and kingdom. 

29 But Peter and the apostles answered, We must obey God rather than men. - Acts 5:30

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My Testimony: I’ve had my blog for 2 years now and a lot of people have asked me about my testimony. I think it’s time. So, grab a coffee or any drink, pull up a chair, get cozy and read my story. I pray and hope that my story of brokeness, restoration and redemption bring hope and joy to your hearts. God bless!

Hello! My name is Mark Muldez. I’m 21 years old. I was born and raised in the Philippines but moved to United States when I was 15 years old. My life before I met Christ was completely different. I grew up in a Catholic family. My family and I went to church every Sunday.  My dad would always pray before meals and that’s the only time we would pray as a family. My parents even sent me to a Catholic school but even going to a Catholic school that really didn’t help me with knowing and understanding who God is, who Jesus is and who the Holy Spirit is. God was just another idea in my head. My parents seemed to be happy in their marriage although sometimes I would see them fight and argue but they resolve their conflicts pretty quickly. Over all, I had a pretty good life. 
Growing up I as a kid I was always involved in sports.  But the one Sport that I really focused on was figure skating. I skated professionally for 6 years. In my teenage years, I either spent most of my time skating, practicing or doing homework for school. One evening I overheard my parents arguing. The issue or the cause of their argument might have been deep that their marriage led to separation. My mom caught my dad cheating on her with another woman. This was a devastating event in my own family. I remember going to school and being in my class and just having a hard time focusing on my school. Reality hit me knowing that my parents aren’t together really saddened me and really affected me in so many ways. 
After my parents separated, my sister and I stayed with my mom. My life was never the same. I pretty much went downhill. I was so hurt, so disappointed, so discouraged that I started hanging out with the wrong people. I end up getting involved in the wrong things. I started drinking, smoking, and skipping classes and so much more.  I didn’t know what else to do with my life. I searched for comfort and joy in other things and I found those temporary comforts and joys in my friends and the things that we were doing. One time my mom and I got into this huge argument that she end up kicking me out of the house. I lived with my friends and other relatives for 3 months. One late evening, I was outside smoking a cigarette and it hit me and thought to myself, “I don’t have anyone with me all I have is this little piece of cigarette, this is really sad.” I remember praying for the first time and calling and crying out to God to help me fix my life. The next day I decided to go back with my mom and swallow my pride and just apologize.  She took me back in but even then, we still weren’t in good terms. 
I continued with my school. I continued my figure skating too. My mom and I are still on a rocky relationship but I had no choice but to follow her and obey her since I was only 15 and I don’t have what it takes to live on my own. I came home from school one afternoon and she broke the news to me. She wants us to move to United States to start a new life, to start fresh and to move on. I didn’t like the idea. Matter of fact, I hated the idea. But what was I suppose to do, but obey. In 3 months time, we packed our stuff, said our goodbyes to all our family and friends, and flew to United States to start a new life, to leave all the bad memories behind and move on.
We moved here to United States in March of 2007. At first it was fun but at the same time it was also a culture shock. My mom met this guy who would become my step-dad. After 3 months living in United States, I felt homesick and all I can think of is go back to Philippines. But God has a plan. He purposely wanted me to be here. My mom and my now step-dad starting dating after few months of our arrival here in the US. A friend of my step-dad invited him to go to a  church picnic which he agreed to go and invited us as well. This invitation and picnic would then change my whole life. I remember arriving at the picnic and the people welcomed us and they were really nice. The pastor was so hospitable and he really seemed so genuine and interested about us.  After that picnic, the pastor invited me and my family to church and we started going.  I’ve never been to a Christian church and so when I started going I was really surprised how people were just super friendly and so nice. I picked up a bible for the first time at church and started reading along with the rest of the congregation. Slowly I was learning more about God and found myself quiet interested about this God. 
In June of 2007, my pastor at that time asked me if I wanted to go to a Youth Conference in Los Angeles along with 3 other people in our church. He said I don’t have to worry about the fees because the church will pay for it. I agreed since it’s free and I didn’t really have anything to do since we just moved to the US. I remember arriving at the place and meeting so many young people like me who came from the same background in life. Almost the same stories and same past. I was so happy and encouraged. There were so many young people  that’s just so on fire for God. I didn’t realize that the Lord was already working on my heart and I was slowly lowering my guards down. Saturday evening came and we were all at the chapel listening to this speaker share about his story and what God’s doing in his life. I don’t remember much of what he said but I do remember saying something like this, “Do you know your purpose? Do you know why you’re here? Do you know where you’re going when you die? Do you know Jesus?” Those questions rang so hard in my ear that I had to stop and ask myself and find answers to his questions. I didn’t have the answer. And then he shared about the hope and the life that Jesus offers to those who would believe in him and give their lives to him. I remember getting up and looking for my small group leader. I looked to my left and as if he knew that I was gonna give my life to Jesus that night because we locked eyes and I just went to him and we prayed and I gave my life to Jesus that night. It was the best decision I’ve ever made. At that time I didn’t know much about Jesus but I realized that my life wasn’t going anywhere and Jesus was the answer to all my questions so in faith I asked him to forgive me and be the Lord of my life.  After my small group leader prayed for me, I went back to my seat and I’ll never forget this moment. The music and the band was playing, and the worship leader was singing and I remember looking at him and me going, “I want to do that. I wanna be like him. I wanna be a worship leader too.” That same night, God gave me a passion immediately.  He gave me a passion for worship in music. 
Fast forward, my life was never the same after that night. I was so hungry for God. So hungry for His word and for His presence. I read my bible like there was no tomorrow.  I sought opportunities to serve at church whether in youth ministry, or worship ministry. I wanted to grow more in my walk with God. My family started going to church too and became serious about church when they saw that I was really passionate about Jesus. Although after a couple of months of being on-fire, my passion and interest started to fade away. Sin started creeping back on me. The pull and the lusts of this world started to be more attractive. Just like every guy, in my first 2 years of being a Christian, I struggled with porn and masturbation. No one was keeping me accountable. Everyone in my youth group wasn’t living a Christ and Spirit filled life. My heart was longing for God, but my flesh was slowly falling back to the patterns of this world. I prayed and asked God for direction and how to live a life worthy of His calling. Finally after  months of praying, I felt the Lord’s answer was to move and find a different church. And around that time my parents started to grow cold towards the church. They just didn’t like the fact that people at my old church gossiped about other people and just being hypocritical.  
So I left the church in December of 2009 and moved to a nearby church which is my current church and which I am currently on staff as a Worship Director. I moved to this church in January of 2010. I didn’t know anyone when I moved to this church but I know the Lord was leading me to move here. The decisions that helped me move to this church is my great desire to grow in the Lord and I felt like moving to a church where there’s bigger community of believers would help me. Besides, I was a new Christian and I was really hungry for God and for growth. After 3 months of simply being a regular attendee, I got plugged into a small group and met so many cool and awesome people. 6 months later I started praying and asking God to help me find my way to plugging into worship ministry. Since He had given me the desire and passion to serve in the worship ministry and be a worship leader, I sought for His direction. God answered me immediately. 
One Sunday night after service God gave me this impression that I should talk to the worship pastor. I was scared, nervous and terrified. I’ve never spoken to the worship pastor before but He was clearly pushing me to go. I walked down to the front and approached the worship pastor and I asked him 2 simple questions. My first question was, “How did you became a worship pastor? Did you go to college?” and his answer was, “No, I actually don’t have a degree, I just have the heart and passion and God just blessed me.” Obviously he said this with humility. And my 2nd question was, “I’m really interested in worship and I wanna be a worship leader. I was wondering if this church has a worship leaders group or something like that where I can get myself plugged in and learn?” and his answer surprised both of us, he said, “It’s interesting that you asked me that question because I’ve been praying and asking God if I should create a worship discipleship group and I was asking him to give me a confirmation and here you are, random dude, I don’t know you but God used you to confirm this vision. Tell you what, we have a Worship Leader group now and you are on the number one list.” That night was the start of my journey as a worship leader.  The group didn’t start till August of 2010 so from June – August, I was patient and just so excited.
Another significant thing that happened to me was when a guy from another church who I happened to be helping a friend for his worship band, came up to me and prophesied over my life. That was the first time that I was exposed to spiritual gifts. He told me that God was going to use me in big ways in ministry that He has so much in store for me in the next few years. After he said those words, I just kinda took it all in and I was thankful. Not too long after that man’s words were given to me, my worship pastor gave me an opportunity to serve as one of the worship leaders at my church. I became the children’s worship leader at the end of 2010. At the same time I was also already doing discipleship group every Monday nights, I found so many awesome guys that became my accountability partners in my battle with lust and really helped me overcome lust. I was also serving at my church as a worship leader which then eventually led to more opportunities for me to lead worship for different ministries. Such as high-school, college and children’s ministries. By the end of 2011 I was already co-leading and leading worship for main services and then got hired as a worship intern in March of 2012 – September of 2012 and then now as a Worship Director. Everything was happening in my life so fast.  
It may seem to appear that my journey with the Lord was smooth, but it wasn’t. I’ve had moments where I would question God, struggle through verses and things in the His word. But one of the things that I struggled recently was the book of Acts. I struggle the fact that how come the church in Acts were doing miracles back in the day and how come we aren’t doing that now, at least not in my church. We teach about the fruits of the Spirit, but we don’t teach on the Gifts of the Spirit. I struggled with this and I so desire in my heart to be that church in Acts who are not only filled with Spirit, but operate in the power of the Holy Spirit by manifesting the Gifts. God again answered my prayer through another older friend of mine from my church. Just recently a little over a month now, we sat down and talked and he prophesied over my life and saying how God is going to use me in super natural ways that I have to just let go and let God take over my life completely. He prayed for me and ask the Spirit to activate the Gifts. This friend of mine walks in the power of the Holy Spirit and in The Gifts. He heals people, gives words of knowledge and prophetic words. He showed me how to do it and couple days later, I was doing the same thing. I started taking risks and embracing the very words of Jesus when he said in Mark 16:18 “they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover.” Everytime I pray for someone and ask jesus to heal them and they would get healed, my faith in Christ just keeps building stronger.  
Over this past few weeks, God has opened my eyes to see my true identity in Christ. He has shown me that to be a follower of Christ means to follow the very footsteps of Jesus and that means flowing in the Gifts and walking and living in the Power of the Holy Spirit. To not depend on programs but rather depend on His Power. It’s almost like He rewired me and stripped me and uncover my true identity. Now I’m continuously living and cultivating that lifestyle of being Spirit-filled and I want more. I want to grow in my gifts so I can better minister to people. Love them and share the gospel to them in supernatural ways but in everyday natural scenarios. I’m excited as to what the Lord has for me in store in the future. I’ve never been hungry for Jesus until now. Now that I’ve tasted his power. Now that I’ve seen my true identity in him. I just want to share Christ to the world and know the joys of being reconciled with God. Yes my passion is still worship in music but more than anything, my passion is God and the His kingdom. 

My Testimony: I’ve had my blog for 2 years now and a lot of people have asked me about my testimony. I think it’s time. So, grab a coffee or any drink, pull up a chair, get cozy and read my story. I pray and hope that my story of brokeness, restoration and redemption bring hope and joy to your hearts. God bless!

Hello! My name is Mark Muldez. I’m 21 years old. I was born and raised in the Philippines but moved to United States when I was 15 years old. My life before I met Christ was completely different. I grew up in a Catholic family. My family and I went to church every Sunday.  My dad would always pray before meals and that’s the only time we would pray as a family. My parents even sent me to a Catholic school but even going to a Catholic school that really didn’t help me with knowing and understanding who God is, who Jesus is and who the Holy Spirit is. God was just another idea in my head. My parents seemed to be happy in their marriage although sometimes I would see them fight and argue but they resolve their conflicts pretty quickly. Over all, I had a pretty good life. 

Growing up I as a kid I was always involved in sports.  But the one Sport that I really focused on was figure skating. I skated professionally for 6 years. In my teenage years, I either spent most of my time skating, practicing or doing homework for school. One evening I overheard my parents arguing. The issue or the cause of their argument might have been deep that their marriage led to separation. My mom caught my dad cheating on her with another woman. This was a devastating event in my own family. I remember going to school and being in my class and just having a hard time focusing on my school. Reality hit me knowing that my parents aren’t together really saddened me and really affected me in so many ways. 

After my parents separated, my sister and I stayed with my mom. My life was never the same. I pretty much went downhill. I was so hurt, so disappointed, so discouraged that I started hanging out with the wrong people. I end up getting involved in the wrong things. I started drinking, smoking, and skipping classes and so much more.  I didn’t know what else to do with my life. I searched for comfort and joy in other things and I found those temporary comforts and joys in my friends and the things that we were doing. One time my mom and I got into this huge argument that she end up kicking me out of the house. I lived with my friends and other relatives for 3 months. One late evening, I was outside smoking a cigarette and it hit me and thought to myself, “I don’t have anyone with me all I have is this little piece of cigarette, this is really sad.” I remember praying for the first time and calling and crying out to God to help me fix my life. The next day I decided to go back with my mom and swallow my pride and just apologize.  She took me back in but even then, we still weren’t in good terms. 

I continued with my school. I continued my figure skating too. My mom and I are still on a rocky relationship but I had no choice but to follow her and obey her since I was only 15 and I don’t have what it takes to live on my own. I came home from school one afternoon and she broke the news to me. She wants us to move to United States to start a new life, to start fresh and to move on. I didn’t like the idea. Matter of fact, I hated the idea. But what was I suppose to do, but obey. In 3 months time, we packed our stuff, said our goodbyes to all our family and friends, and flew to United States to start a new life, to leave all the bad memories behind and move on.

We moved here to United States in March of 2007. At first it was fun but at the same time it was also a culture shock. My mom met this guy who would become my step-dad. After 3 months living in United States, I felt homesick and all I can think of is go back to Philippines. But God has a plan. He purposely wanted me to be here. My mom and my now step-dad starting dating after few months of our arrival here in the US. A friend of my step-dad invited him to go to a  church picnic which he agreed to go and invited us as well. This invitation and picnic would then change my whole life. I remember arriving at the picnic and the people welcomed us and they were really nice. The pastor was so hospitable and he really seemed so genuine and interested about us.  After that picnic, the pastor invited me and my family to church and we started going.  I’ve never been to a Christian church and so when I started going I was really surprised how people were just super friendly and so nice. I picked up a bible for the first time at church and started reading along with the rest of the congregation. Slowly I was learning more about God and found myself quiet interested about this God. 

In June of 2007, my pastor at that time asked me if I wanted to go to a Youth Conference in Los Angeles along with 3 other people in our church. He said I don’t have to worry about the fees because the church will pay for it. I agreed since it’s free and I didn’t really have anything to do since we just moved to the US. I remember arriving at the place and meeting so many young people like me who came from the same background in life. Almost the same stories and same past. I was so happy and encouraged. There were so many young people  that’s just so on fire for God. I didn’t realize that the Lord was already working on my heart and I was slowly lowering my guards down. Saturday evening came and we were all at the chapel listening to this speaker share about his story and what God’s doing in his life. I don’t remember much of what he said but I do remember saying something like this, “Do you know your purpose? Do you know why you’re here? Do you know where you’re going when you die? Do you know Jesus?” Those questions rang so hard in my ear that I had to stop and ask myself and find answers to his questions. I didn’t have the answer. And then he shared about the hope and the life that Jesus offers to those who would believe in him and give their lives to him. I remember getting up and looking for my small group leader. I looked to my left and as if he knew that I was gonna give my life to Jesus that night because we locked eyes and I just went to him and we prayed and I gave my life to Jesus that night. It was the best decision I’ve ever made. At that time I didn’t know much about Jesus but I realized that my life wasn’t going anywhere and Jesus was the answer to all my questions so in faith I asked him to forgive me and be the Lord of my life.  After my small group leader prayed for me, I went back to my seat and I’ll never forget this moment. The music and the band was playing, and the worship leader was singing and I remember looking at him and me going, “I want to do that. I wanna be like him. I wanna be a worship leader too.” That same night, God gave me a passion immediately.  He gave me a passion for worship in music. 

Fast forward, my life was never the same after that night. I was so hungry for God. So hungry for His word and for His presence. I read my bible like there was no tomorrow.  I sought opportunities to serve at church whether in youth ministry, or worship ministry. I wanted to grow more in my walk with God. My family started going to church too and became serious about church when they saw that I was really passionate about Jesus. Although after a couple of months of being on-fire, my passion and interest started to fade away. Sin started creeping back on me. The pull and the lusts of this world started to be more attractive. Just like every guy, in my first 2 years of being a Christian, I struggled with porn and masturbation. No one was keeping me accountable. Everyone in my youth group wasn’t living a Christ and Spirit filled life. My heart was longing for God, but my flesh was slowly falling back to the patterns of this world. I prayed and asked God for direction and how to live a life worthy of His calling. Finally after  months of praying, I felt the Lord’s answer was to move and find a different church. And around that time my parents started to grow cold towards the church. They just didn’t like the fact that people at my old church gossiped about other people and just being hypocritical. 

So I left the church in December of 2009 and moved to a nearby church which is my current church and which I am currently on staff as a Worship Director. I moved to this church in January of 2010. I didn’t know anyone when I moved to this church but I know the Lord was leading me to move here. The decisions that helped me move to this church is my great desire to grow in the Lord and I felt like moving to a church where there’s bigger community of believers would help me. Besides, I was a new Christian and I was really hungry for God and for growth. After 3 months of simply being a regular attendee, I got plugged into a small group and met so many cool and awesome people. 6 months later I started praying and asking God to help me find my way to plugging into worship ministry. Since He had given me the desire and passion to serve in the worship ministry and be a worship leader, I sought for His direction. God answered me immediately.

One Sunday night after service God gave me this impression that I should talk to the worship pastor. I was scared, nervous and terrified. I’ve never spoken to the worship pastor before but He was clearly pushing me to go. I walked down to the front and approached the worship pastor and I asked him 2 simple questions. My first question was, “How did you became a worship pastor? Did you go to college?” and his answer was, “No, I actually don’t have a degree, I just have the heart and passion and God just blessed me.” Obviously he said this with humility. And my 2nd question was, “I’m really interested in worship and I wanna be a worship leader. I was wondering if this church has a worship leaders group or something like that where I can get myself plugged in and learn?” and his answer surprised both of us, he said, “It’s interesting that you asked me that question because I’ve been praying and asking God if I should create a worship discipleship group and I was asking him to give me a confirmation and here you are, random dude, I don’t know you but God used you to confirm this vision. Tell you what, we have a Worship Leader group now and you are on the number one list.” That night was the start of my journey as a worship leader.  The group didn’t start till August of 2010 so from June – August, I was patient and just so excited.

Another significant thing that happened to me was when a guy from another church who I happened to be helping a friend for his worship band, came up to me and prophesied over my life. That was the first time that I was exposed to spiritual gifts. He told me that God was going to use me in big ways in ministry that He has so much in store for me in the next few years. After he said those words, I just kinda took it all in and I was thankful. Not too long after that man’s words were given to me, my worship pastor gave me an opportunity to serve as one of the worship leaders at my church. I became the children’s worship leader at the end of 2010. At the same time I was also already doing discipleship group every Monday nights, I found so many awesome guys that became my accountability partners in my battle with lust and really helped me overcome lust. I was also serving at my church as a worship leader which then eventually led to more opportunities for me to lead worship for different ministries. Such as high-school, college and children’s ministries. By the end of 2011 I was already co-leading and leading worship for main services and then got hired as a worship intern in March of 2012 – September of 2012 and then now as a Worship Director. Everything was happening in my life so fast.  

It may seem to appear that my journey with the Lord was smooth, but it wasn’t. I’ve had moments where I would question God, struggle through verses and things in the His word. But one of the things that I struggled recently was the book of Acts. I struggle the fact that how come the church in Acts were doing miracles back in the day and how come we aren’t doing that now, at least not in my church. We teach about the fruits of the Spirit, but we don’t teach on the Gifts of the Spirit. I struggled with this and I so desire in my heart to be that church in Acts who are not only filled with Spirit, but operate in the power of the Holy Spirit by manifesting the Gifts. God again answered my prayer through another older friend of mine from my church. Just recently a little over a month now, we sat down and talked and he prophesied over my life and saying how God is going to use me in super natural ways that I have to just let go and let God take over my life completely. He prayed for me and ask the Spirit to activate the Gifts. This friend of mine walks in the power of the Holy Spirit and in The Gifts. He heals people, gives words of knowledge and prophetic words. He showed me how to do it and couple days later, I was doing the same thing. I started taking risks and embracing the very words of Jesus when he said in Mark 16:18 “they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover.” Everytime I pray for someone and ask jesus to heal them and they would get healed, my faith in Christ just keeps building stronger.  

Over this past few weeks, God has opened my eyes to see my true identity in Christ. He has shown me that to be a follower of Christ means to follow the very footsteps of Jesus and that means flowing in the Gifts and walking and living in the Power of the Holy Spirit. To not depend on programs but rather depend on His Power. It’s almost like He rewired me and stripped me and uncover my true identity. Now I’m continuously living and cultivating that lifestyle of being Spirit-filled and I want more. I want to grow in my gifts so I can better minister to people. Love them and share the gospel to them in supernatural ways but in everyday natural scenarios. I’m excited as to what the Lord has for me in store in the future. I’ve never been hungry for Jesus until now. Now that I’ve tasted his power. Now that I’ve seen my true identity in him. I just want to share Christ to the world and know the joys of being reconciled with God. Yes my passion is still worship in music but more than anything, my passion is God and the His kingdom. 

Source markmuldez


[RISK NO. 91]
My dad has this ‘side business’ where he buys tom’s shoes for hecka cheap (mind you they are real toms too!) and sells them for maybe 5 dollars more for profit! My dad knows that I’m raising money for my Brazil trip so he offered me to sell the shoes and that every pair of shoes that I can sell, I can have all the money and put it towards my trip.
My 1st buyer was Louie and he’s a Christian too! He bought 3 pairs and gave me $100. I prayed for him and his family and he prayed for my trip. I walked him back to his car and he mentioned that he’s got a blurry right eye. He said because of his weak and blurry right eye, it’s affecting not only his vision but his balance. 
I didn’t wanna just let him go and not pray for his eye. So I asked him if I can put my hand on his left eye. I prayed, I asked the Holy Spirit to come and infiltrate his right eye and began to replace the old nerves and muscles in his eye with new nerves and muscles. I commanded the spirit of blindness to come out of his eye and in the name of Jesus I commanded healing over his eye.
"Louie, open your eyes, slowly and then tell me what you see." "I can actually see clearly now! And it’s even getting better and better for every blink I make! Wow. hallelujah!!!" I had him cover his left eye and just have the right eye open and he said his right eye was completely seeing better! 
It’s amazing how God provides for our needs. I know He has in the past 2 weeks. I’ve raised 3,585 for my trip and i just need 10 dollars to reach my goal. At the same time, I’m amazed how He brings people into our lives who will bless us, and who we can bless. Remember, God blessed you, so you can be a blessing to others! 

[RISK NO. 91]


My dad has this ‘side business’ where he buys tom’s shoes for hecka cheap (mind you they are real toms too!) and sells them for maybe 5 dollars more for profit! My dad knows that I’m raising money for my Brazil trip so he offered me to sell the shoes and that every pair of shoes that I can sell, I can have all the money and put it towards my trip.

My 1st buyer was Louie and he’s a Christian too! He bought 3 pairs and gave me $100. I prayed for him and his family and he prayed for my trip. I walked him back to his car and he mentioned that he’s got a blurry right eye. He said because of his weak and blurry right eye, it’s affecting not only his vision but his balance. 

I didn’t wanna just let him go and not pray for his eye. So I asked him if I can put my hand on his left eye. I prayed, I asked the Holy Spirit to come and infiltrate his right eye and began to replace the old nerves and muscles in his eye with new nerves and muscles. I commanded the spirit of blindness to come out of his eye and in the name of Jesus I commanded healing over his eye.

"Louie, open your eyes, slowly and then tell me what you see." "I can actually see clearly now! And it’s even getting better and better for every blink I make! Wow. hallelujah!!!" I had him cover his left eye and just have the right eye open and he said his right eye was completely seeing better! 

It’s amazing how God provides for our needs. I know He has in the past 2 weeks. I’ve raised 3,585 for my trip and i just need 10 dollars to reach my goal. At the same time, I’m amazed how He brings people into our lives who will bless us, and who we can bless. Remember, God blessed you, so you can be a blessing to others! 

Source markmuldez