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It’s been awhile ever since I did a 1-day Sabbatical. it’s basically a day that I set aside between me and God. One whole day/afternoon of just praying, worshipping, seeking, and soaking. So yesterday I decided to go on a 1-day Sabbatical and drove an hour to check out this nature trail I’ve never gone before. It’s suppose to have a really nice and awesome view of the BayArea once you get to the top and also it has a series of waterfalls as you hike your way up.
As I hiked my way to the top, I listened to the audio bible version of the book of Hosea. I probably listened to all 14 chapters maybe at least 3-4 times. I began praying, praising God and marvel at his word, his heart, his character and obviously being in a place where it’s very naturistic made me feel ‘close’ to God. Idk why, maybe that’s just me coz I know He’s everywhere but for some reason nature is where my ‘secret place’ is. It took me 2 1/2 hours to get to the very top of that mountain. I passed by so many waterfalls and awesome scenery. 
I finally made it to the very top of that mountain. I found a rock bench and sat there and this time I read through the whole 14 chapters of the book of Hosea. Still praying, talking to God and asking Him to speak to me. My time with him was very intentional. My purpose was to seek him, commune with him, hear from him, and receive from him. It wasn’t a time for me to intercede for others rather it was just a time for me to be still before my Father. 
After reading the whole chapter, I stood up, looked over the city and once again, I was amazed by his creativity, loving, gracious heart and his over all majesty. I put my ipod on and worshiped and just praised him. I lost track of time and I must’ve spent 2 hours. So then I went and hiked down and this time I listened to all worship songs and just sang, and worshiped him on my way down. I have to say, I didn’t really have an ‘aha’ moment when I was on the top of that mountain. I didn’t really hear him ‘speak’ to me, even though I asked him to but instead he revealed his heart to me through his word, that alone was enough for me. 
So I got to my car and started driving. And I’m thinking, “I have awhile before I get home so I’m gonna continue praying..” Next thing you know I found myself asking God with questions. I asked, 

"God, what you did to the Israelites in the book of Hosea. You loved them inspite of their unfaithfulness. Yeah, you were angry but it didn’t stay for too long. You kept pursuing them even though they pursued other things. You kept loving them even though they turn away from you and in the end you still desired to be in a relationship with them. That’s so scandalous. Why God? Why do you love people? Why do you keep doing this? Why are you the way you are? So loving? I want to know why, and I wanna know the answer. Please. I will wait. I have a long drive and I will wait." 

So I waited.. and waited and waited. And I didn’t hear anything. So I said, “I guess I’m not getting my answers tonight huh? Hmm. okay. AND THEN, God flips the switch, He answered me by asking me a question..

"Mark, why do you love Kaitlyn? Why are you pursuing this girl? What is it about her that made you love this girl so much? Is it because of her physical features? Is it because of her godly character? Is it because of her heart? What is it? Why do you love this girl? Answer me and I’ll answer you back. 

So then I answered back and said,

"God, I honestly, I don’t really know why. I simply just love her. It’s a decision and a choice I made to love her. I mean yeah she’s beautiful both inside and out and those things definitely increase my love, affections and adorations towards her, those things can definitely cause my heart to grow more and more in love with her but that’s really not the reason why I love her, I simply just love her and there’s no long lists of reasons and it’s a choice I made and I have massive peace about it. 

And then God answered me back and said,

"Exactly Mark. That’s exactly how I feel about you. The reason why I love people and I do what I do because I simply just do and that’s who I am. The reason why I love you so much and inspite of your shortcomings and your unfaithfulness no matter how many times you’ve broken it, I’m still here loving you and I don’t really have any reason why I love you, I just simply do. And my love for you is long suffering, radical, sacrificial and unconditional. 

You guys, after He said, that, I lost it. I started sobbing, so much so that I had to pull over coz I couldn’t drive anymore and my arms weren’t still anymore. And as soon as I pulled over and parked my car, I let it all loose. I wept like a baby and just melted in my car and His spirit descended like a dove and embraced me with his very presence. it was so beautiful to know and learn about the Father’s heart and his love for us. We don’t deserve an ounce his love and there are definitely no list of reasons why he loves us, he simply just does. That’s so liberating to know that we don’t earn our place no matter how much we try to please him or ‘do good’ things, his love is constant, long suffering, enduring, sacrificial,  unconditional. His love truly never fails. So when you feel like giving up, remember to place yourself in the shoes of that prodigal son. That while he was wallowing up in his sins and his unworthiness, his father ran and embraced him and welcome him. God’s love for you is like that. It’s furious and passionate love. His love is incomparable and everlasting. 

“But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him. The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ Luke 15:20-21”

Grace and Love in Christ, Mark Muldez

It’s been awhile ever since I did a 1-day Sabbatical. it’s basically a day that I set aside between me and God. One whole day/afternoon of just praying, worshipping, seeking, and soaking. So yesterday I decided to go on a 1-day Sabbatical and drove an hour to check out this nature trail I’ve never gone before. It’s suppose to have a really nice and awesome view of the BayArea once you get to the top and also it has a series of waterfalls as you hike your way up.

As I hiked my way to the top, I listened to the audio bible version of the book of Hosea. I probably listened to all 14 chapters maybe at least 3-4 times. I began praying, praising God and marvel at his word, his heart, his character and obviously being in a place where it’s very naturistic made me feel ‘close’ to God. Idk why, maybe that’s just me coz I know He’s everywhere but for some reason nature is where my ‘secret place’ is. It took me 2 1/2 hours to get to the very top of that mountain. I passed by so many waterfalls and awesome scenery. 

I finally made it to the very top of that mountain. I found a rock bench and sat there and this time I read through the whole 14 chapters of the book of Hosea. Still praying, talking to God and asking Him to speak to me. My time with him was very intentional. My purpose was to seek him, commune with him, hear from him, and receive from him. It wasn’t a time for me to intercede for others rather it was just a time for me to be still before my Father. 

After reading the whole chapter, I stood up, looked over the city and once again, I was amazed by his creativity, loving, gracious heart and his over all majesty. I put my ipod on and worshiped and just praised him. I lost track of time and I must’ve spent 2 hours. So then I went and hiked down and this time I listened to all worship songs and just sang, and worshiped him on my way down. I have to say, I didn’t really have an ‘aha’ moment when I was on the top of that mountain. I didn’t really hear him ‘speak’ to me, even though I asked him to but instead he revealed his heart to me through his word, that alone was enough for me. 

So I got to my car and started driving. And I’m thinking, “I have awhile before I get home so I’m gonna continue praying..” Next thing you know I found myself asking God with questions. I asked, 

"God, what you did to the Israelites in the book of Hosea. You loved them inspite of their unfaithfulness. Yeah, you were angry but it didn’t stay for too long. You kept pursuing them even though they pursued other things. You kept loving them even though they turn away from you and in the end you still desired to be in a relationship with them. That’s so scandalous. Why God? Why do you love people? Why do you keep doing this? Why are you the way you are? So loving? I want to know why, and I wanna know the answer. Please. I will wait. I have a long drive and I will wait." 

So I waited.. and waited and waited. And I didn’t hear anything. So I said, “I guess I’m not getting my answers tonight huh? Hmm. okay. AND THEN, God flips the switch, He answered me by asking me a question..

"Mark, why do you love Kaitlyn? Why are you pursuing this girl? What is it about her that made you love this girl so much? Is it because of her physical features? Is it because of her godly character? Is it because of her heart? What is it? Why do you love this girl? Answer me and I’ll answer you back. 

So then I answered back and said,

"God, I honestly, I don’t really know why. I simply just love her. It’s a decision and a choice I made to love her. I mean yeah she’s beautiful both inside and out and those things definitely increase my love, affections and adorations towards her, those things can definitely cause my heart to grow more and more in love with her but that’s really not the reason why I love her, I simply just love her and there’s no long lists of reasons and it’s a choice I made and I have massive peace about it. 

And then God answered me back and said,

"Exactly Mark. That’s exactly how I feel about you. The reason why I love people and I do what I do because I simply just do and that’s who I am. The reason why I love you so much and inspite of your shortcomings and your unfaithfulness no matter how many times you’ve broken it, I’m still here loving you and I don’t really have any reason why I love you, I just simply do. And my love for you is long suffering, radical, sacrificial and unconditional. 


You guys, after He said, that, I lost it. I started sobbing, so much so that I had to pull over coz I couldn’t drive anymore and my arms weren’t still anymore. And as soon as I pulled over and parked my car, I let it all loose. I wept like a baby and just melted in my car and His spirit descended like a dove and embraced me with his very presence. it was so beautiful to know and learn about the Father’s heart and his love for us. We don’t deserve an ounce his love and there are definitely no list of reasons why he loves us, he simply just does. That’s so liberating to know that we don’t earn our place no matter how much we try to please him or ‘do good’ things, his love is constant, long suffering, enduring, sacrificial,  unconditional. His love truly never fails. So when you feel like giving up, remember to place yourself in the shoes of that prodigal son. That while he was wallowing up in his sins and his unworthiness, his father ran and embraced him and welcome him. God’s love for you is like that. It’s furious and passionate love. His love is incomparable and everlasting. 

But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him. The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ Luke 15:20-21”

Grace and Love in Christ, 
Mark Muldez

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A lot of people have asked me how is it that I’m in such good shape? They ask me how many times I work out in a week. Or sometimes I get questions like,‘Why exactly do you work out and what do you do when you work out?’
This post is to give you a good balance of what it’s like to work out in a healthy way and not allowing yourself to get caught up in the vanity of always wanting to look good. I’ll give you my stand point of working out based on my own experience and observations. So let’s get started shall we? :)So what’s my stand point about working out and staying fit? Well working out regularly definitely has some great benefits to our physical bodies. If you’re an athlete or someone who is physically active, you can agree with me on this one that when you work out you feel more energized, healthy and obviously fit.There are a lot of reason why people work out:
Some people work out because they need to be in shape for sports.
Some people workout because their health is declining and their doctor’s recommend them to stay active.
Others work out on a regular basis because it’s part of their daily healthy routine.
lastly some people workout because it’s their addiction.
I’m not gonna talk about all the different reasons, but what I’m gonna tackle today is that as a Christian, how is working out beneficial to us not just physically but spiritually?The Bible says:

for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come - 1timothy 4:8

We can’t deny the fact that working out is indeed a valuable discipline to our daily lives. It’s not a matter of being vain or conceited. Just because someone is working out and staying fit doesn’t mean that person is conceited. But for us as Christians the main purpose and reason why we should work out and stay healthy is not necessarily just for the purpose of improving the quality of our bodies so that other people will notice and admire us, but instead we work out and stay healthy to improve our physical health so that we will possess more physical energy to devote to physical duties and spiritual goals. Such as prayer, fasting, worship, evangelism, work, school etc.
Brothers and Sisters, change your mind and attitude towards working out. 
We need to Work out so that we can Live out the Gospel of Christ.If you’re outta shape and you try to run 5 miles, I bet you, you won’t last. It’s the same thing for us, don’t expect yourself to have all the energy that you need in order to accomplish work, school, or even ministry work if you don’t sleep well, eat right and get enough dose of exercise. We are ought to be responsible as to how we take care of our bodies. Just as much as we feed food to our soul by reading God’s word, we need to feed our bodies and take care of it in order to sustain ourselves through out the day.
And lastly It’s important that we remember to take care of our bodies because it’s a gift from God. So many people in different parts of the world don’t have the access to the things that we have and yet we take it for granted. Let’s challenge ourselves and enjoy God’s creation. Take a quick walk or go for a run. If you have arms and legs use them and don’t waste.
 At the end of the day, we are to honor God with our bodies and we can’t just let our bodies deteriorate and neglect it. Always strive for healthiness not just physically but spiritually as well.

Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.” - 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

In Christ,Mark Muldez.

A lot of people have asked me how is it that I’m in such good shape? They ask me how many times I work out in a week. Or sometimes I get questions like,

‘Why exactly do you work out and what do you do when you work out?’

This post is to give you a good balance of what it’s like to work out in a healthy way and not allowing yourself to get caught up in the vanity of always wanting to look good. I’ll give you my stand point of working out based on my own experience and observations. So let’s get started shall we? :)

So what’s my stand point about working out and staying fit? Well working out regularly definitely has some great benefits to our physical bodies. If you’re an athlete or someone who is physically active, you can agree with me on this one that when you work out you feel more energized, healthy and obviously fit.

There are a lot of reason why people work out:

  • Some people work out because they need to be in shape for sports.
  • Some people workout because their health is declining and their doctor’s recommend them to stay active.
  • Others work out on a regular basis because it’s part of their daily healthy routine.
  • lastly some people workout because it’s their addiction.

I’m not gonna talk about all the different reasons, but what I’m gonna tackle today is that as a Christian, how is working out beneficial to us not just physically but spiritually?

The Bible says:

for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come - 1timothy 4:8

We can’t deny the fact that working out is indeed a valuable discipline to our daily lives. It’s not a matter of being vain or conceited. Just because someone is working out and staying fit doesn’t mean that person is conceited. But for us as Christians the main purpose and reason why we should work out and stay healthy is not necessarily just for the purpose of improving the quality of our bodies so that other people will notice and admire us, but instead we work out and stay healthy to improve our physical health so that we will possess more physical energy to devote to physical duties and spiritual goals. Such as prayer, fasting, worship, evangelism, work, school etc.

Brothers and Sisters, change your mind and attitude towards working out.

We need to Work out so that we can Live out the Gospel of Christ.

If you’re outta shape and you try to run 5 miles, I bet you, you won’t last. It’s the same thing for us, don’t expect yourself to have all the energy that you need in order to accomplish work, school, or even ministry work if you don’t sleep well, eat right and get enough dose of exercise. We are ought to be responsible as to how we take care of our bodies. Just as much as we feed food to our soul by reading God’s word, we need to feed our bodies and take care of it in order to sustain ourselves through out the day.

And lastly It’s important that we remember to take care of our bodies because it’s a gift from God. So many people in different parts of the world don’t have the access to the things that we have and yet we take it for granted. Let’s challenge ourselves and enjoy God’s creation. Take a quick walk or go for a run. If you have arms and legs use them and don’t waste.

At the end of the day, we are to honor God with our bodies and we can’t just let our bodies deteriorate and neglect it. Always strive for healthiness not just physically but spiritually as well.

Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.” - 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

In Christ,
Mark Muldez.


Question is, where you at with Jesus?!
I don’t care about your denomination. I don’t care about your theological concepts.I don’t care if you have those spiritual gifts.I don’t care if you can debate for hours and hours about your ideas of predestination, freewill, homosexuality, gay marriage, masturbation, tattoos, Calvinism, etc.
Because when you reach the END of your life. When you stand before God I don’t think any of these will ever matter. I don’t think God will ask you questions like,
"So you’re not allowed here because:
you’re not a baptist
you didn’t memorize the 5 points of Calvinism
you didn’t speak in tongues or whatever
you have tattoos
you’re gay ….. and the list goes on and on. (Not that I condone homosexuality, but when ‘CHRISTIANS’ specifically bash on homosexuals and saying that God hates them they are going to hell and there’s no chance for them, I think that’s wrong. )
Going back to my point, just pause for a second and think. None of those things are really going to matter when you stand before God. All that’s gonna matter is if you truly. TRULY believed and followed the Son of God. If you truly and genuinely surrendered your life to Christ so that He can live in your heart. Those things listed above, well eventually won’t matter. As you follow Christ and dive into His word you will know the TRUTH and your mind will be transformed into His and you will know His perfect WILL. When you allow His life to live in you, the very life you bleed out is His. And that’s powerful! 
Brothers and Sisters, let’s stop bashing on other Christians for real. Apostle Paul says this:

Remind everyone about these things, and command them in God’s presence to stop fighting over words. Such arguments are useless, and they can ruin those who hear them.Avoid worthless, foolish talk that only leads to more godless behavior. 2 Timothy 14-19

The apostles were able to spread the gospel but they didn’t have anything besides the law and His Holy Spirit. What more now that we have everything in Christ. (His Spirit, Word, and Church).So let’s get back to basic here. Dive into His word because His word is the ONLY TRUTH! Fellowship with Him in prayer and worship and just seek His face and put your full faith in His word not in any concepts, pastor’s podcast/blog etc.
Break down those prides and humble yourself before God. We are called to stand against the enemy, not against our very own brothers and sisters or even our neighbors. We are called to love because God is love. I don’t care how smart you are and how much you know, God is above all things and He is greater than all of us. There is so much mystery about God that we will never know. In Christ, Mark Muldez

Question is, where you at with Jesus?!

I don’t care about your denomination.
I don’t care about your theological concepts.
I don’t care if you have those spiritual gifts.
I don’t care if you can debate for hours and hours about your ideas of predestination, freewill, homosexuality, gay marriage, masturbation, tattoos, Calvinism, etc.

Because when you reach the END of your life. When you stand before God I don’t think any of these will ever matter. I don’t think God will ask you questions like,

"So you’re not allowed here because:

  • you’re not a baptist
  • you didn’t memorize the 5 points of Calvinism
  • you didn’t speak in tongues or whatever
  • you have tattoos
  • you’re gay ….. and the list goes on and on. (Not that I condone homosexuality, but when ‘CHRISTIANS’ specifically bash on homosexuals and saying that God hates them they are going to hell and there’s no chance for them, I think that’s wrong. )

Going back to my point, just pause for a second and think. None of those things are really going to matter when you stand before God. All that’s gonna matter is if you truly. TRULY believed and followed the Son of God. If you truly and genuinely surrendered your life to Christ so that He can live in your heart. Those things listed above, well eventually won’t matter. As you follow Christ and dive into His word you will know the TRUTH and your mind will be transformed into His and you will know His perfect WILL. When you allow His life to live in you, the very life you bleed out is His. And that’s powerful!

Brothers and Sisters, let’s stop bashing on other Christians for real. Apostle Paul says this:

Remind everyone about these things, and command them in God’s presence to stop fighting over words. Such arguments are useless, and they can ruin those who hear them.Avoid worthless, foolish talk that only leads to more godless behavior. 2 Timothy 14-19

The apostles were able to spread the gospel but they didn’t have anything besides the law and His Holy Spirit. What more now that we have everything in Christ.
(His Spirit, Word, and Church).

So let’s get back to basic here. Dive into His word because His word is the ONLY TRUTH! Fellowship with Him in prayer and worship and just seek His face and put your full faith in His word not in any concepts, pastor’s podcast/blog etc.

Break down those prides and humble yourself before God. We are called to stand against the enemy, not against our very own brothers and sisters or even our neighbors. We are called to love because God is love. I don’t care how smart you are and how much you know, God is above all things and He is greater than all of us. There is so much mystery about God that we will never know.

In Christ,
Mark Muldez

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This is my dog tag that has been dangling in my car for years now. I got this back in 2007 when I came to the Lord Jesus Christ. I was reminded again by the Holy Spirit the Simplicity of the Gospel and at the same time the Power to CHANGE LIVES. It really is simple and people complicate it way too much.
God’s message is LOVE and He showed that through His son Jesus Christ when He died on the cross for YOU and ME. And rose from the grave 3 days later to prove that He is victorious over SIN and death therefore who ever put their faith in Christ will not only be victorious over sin and death but will have Eternal Life. Life everlasting.
First step is BELIEVE and put your faith in Christ.

If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be SAVED. - Romans 10:9

 Second step is FOLLOW His examples and abide in His word.

“If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross daily, and follow me. - Luke 9:23

And any form of works or serving are done in faith and compelled by love because He first loved us. And Seriously this is the basic principle of Christianity. It really is that simple.
So If you’re a Christian and you heard/saw something different than this, I really suggest that you get a bible, read His word and wrestle with your ‘faith’ or seek a pastor/mentor.
If you’re not a Christian and you’re reading this and saying, ‘wait a minute, that’s Christianity? I saw/heard something different compare to what this guy is saying’ — Well whatever that is that you heard/saw from other ‘Christians’ if there’s one thing that I want you to know it’s this: 
There’s a God who created everything in this world and that includes YOU. The world that we are living now just didn’t POP out of nowhere. There’s a Creator. Just like your iPhone just didn’t POP randomly in your hand, APPLE created it. So if a phone has a creator, what more for the world? just think about that for a second.
He knows everything about you. Your struggles and success. Your pain and problems. And He wants to change that. He wants to have a relationship with you, walk with you, cry with you, fight with/for you, love you, take care of you, guide/lead you, fill you with joy, love and purpose…  by simply believing and putting your faith and trust in Jesus Christ. 
Would you like to do that? Just say a simple genuine prayer asking Him to forgive you from all your sins and surrendering your life and allowing Christ to take over your life. And that from this point on you will follow Him all the days of your life. — or if that’s too hard and complicated but you really wanna know more about this guy Jesus, message me and I will pray for you.In Christ, Mark M.P.S. - If you’re a Christian, re-blog and share the gospel.

This is my dog tag that has been dangling in my car for years now. I got this back in 2007 when I came to the Lord Jesus Christ. I was reminded again by the Holy Spirit the Simplicity of the Gospel and at the same time the Power to CHANGE LIVES. It really is simple and people complicate it way too much.

God’s message is LOVE and He showed that through His son Jesus Christ when He died on the cross for YOU and ME. And rose from the grave 3 days later to prove that He is victorious over SIN and death therefore who ever put their faith in Christ will not only be victorious over sin and death but will have Eternal Life. Life everlasting.

First step is BELIEVE and put your faith in Christ.

If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be SAVED. - Romans 10:9


Second
step is FOLLOW His examples and abide in His word.

“If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross daily, and follow me. - Luke 9:23


And any form of works or serving are done in faith and compelled by love because He first loved us. And Seriously this is the basic principle of Christianity. It really is that simple.

So If you’re a Christian and you heard/saw something different than this, I really suggest that you get a bible, read His word and wrestle with your ‘faith’ or seek a pastor/mentor.

If you’re not a Christian and you’re reading this and saying, ‘wait a minute, that’s Christianity? I saw/heard something different compare to what this guy is saying’ — Well whatever that is that you heard/saw from other ‘Christians’ if there’s one thing that I want you to know it’s this:

There’s a God who created everything in this world and that includes YOU. The world that we are living now just didn’t POP out of nowhere. There’s a Creator. Just like your iPhone just didn’t POP randomly in your hand, APPLE created it. So if a phone has a creator, what more for the world? just think about that for a second.

He knows everything about you. Your struggles and success. Your pain and problems. And He wants to change that. He wants to have a relationship with you, walk with you, cry with you, fight with/for you, love you, take care of you, guide/lead you, fill you with joy, love and purpose…  by simply believing and putting your faith and trust in Jesus Christ.

Would you like to do that? Just say a simple genuine prayer asking Him to forgive you from all your sins and surrendering your life and allowing Christ to take over your life. And that from this point on you will follow Him all the days of your life. — or if that’s too hard and complicated but you really wanna know more about this guy Jesus, message me and I will pray for you.

In Christ,
Mark M.

P.S. - If you’re a Christian, re-blog and share the gospel.

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