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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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Every Saturday, my sister and I do our devotion/study/discipleship/bonding time. She’s super hungry for God’s word! It’s amazing to see how The Lord is working through my sister’s heart. She’s so interested in the bible and learning everything as to how to follow Christ. 
We always go to our local coffee shop here in our town to do our bible study. But this particular Saturday is different though. Not only she’ll be learning about Jesus and his life and his miraculous works, she’ll actually see that happen today through me.
We got to this coffee shop. I noticed a woman next to us who has  crutches. I told my sister that I’m gonna go and approach her and pray for healing. I was kinda debating if I should go since this woman was talking with another woman. But that didn’t stop me from going.
My flesh got silent by His Spirit and The Lord won. I approached their table. Introduced myself and asked what happened to her. Her name’s Denise and she said she just had a hip surgery and the incisions are still painful. I asked if I can pray for her to be healed and she was so receptive and agreed.
I prayed the first time and commanded the pain to go away. I commanded the hip to be restored back to normal and for any discomfort to be gone. After praying I asked if she can stand and check anything and her response was “I feel, the same. Although I felt a tingling sensation on my right arm.” That’s usually a sign of healing taking place. I said, “Great! Jesus is healing you! Let me pray for you again 2nd time!” After praying I asked if she can stand again and tell me if she feels any different. This time her response got me excited! She said, “this is weird. I felt a lot better. I feel a tingling sensation on my hip. This is really weird!” 
I proceeded to tell her that Jesus loves her so much and that he is healing her now. I told her I’m a christian who’s learning to listen and obey the Spirit’s leading as to how He wants me to minister and show how much Jesus loves them whether through healing or a simple word of encouragement.
Her and her friend was so thankful and I returned to my sister’s table. She saw everything that happened and she was so encouraged. I praise God for this awesome opportunity that I get to display His power and love through healing someone today and for my sister to witness the whole thing! Just a great way to start our bonding time! He’s so awesome and so good!
Jesus thank you for Denise. I pray that you continue to reveal yourself to her as you already did by just how you healed her today. I pray that you bless her and restore her to the fullest. In Your name I pray, AMEN!

Every Saturday, my sister and I do our devotion/study/discipleship/bonding time. She’s super hungry for God’s word! It’s amazing to see how The Lord is working through my sister’s heart. She’s so interested in the bible and learning everything as to how to follow Christ. 

We always go to our local coffee shop here in our town to do our bible study. But this particular Saturday is different though. Not only she’ll be learning about Jesus and his life and his miraculous works, she’ll actually see that happen today through me.

We got to this coffee shop. I noticed a woman next to us who has  crutches. I told my sister that I’m gonna go and approach her and pray for healing. I was kinda debating if I should go since this woman was talking with another woman. But that didn’t stop me from going.

My flesh got silent by His Spirit and The Lord won. I approached their table. Introduced myself and asked what happened to her. Her name’s Denise and she said she just had a hip surgery and the incisions are still painful. I asked if I can pray for her to be healed and she was so receptive and agreed.

prayed the first time and commanded the pain to go away. I commanded the hip to be restored back to normal and for any discomfort to be gone. After praying I asked if she can stand and check anything and her response was “I feel, the same. Although I felt a tingling sensation on my right arm.” That’s usually a sign of healing taking place. I said, “Great! Jesus is healing you! Let me pray for you again 2nd time!” After praying I asked if she can stand again and tell me if she feels any different. This time her response got me excited! She said, “this is weird. I felt a lot better. I feel a tingling sensation on my hip. This is really weird!” 

I proceeded to tell her that Jesus loves her so much and that he is healing her now. I told her I’m a christian who’s learning to listen and obey the Spirit’s leading as to how He wants me to minister and show how much Jesus loves them whether through healing or a simple word of encouragement.

Her and her friend was so thankful and I returned to my sister’s table. She saw everything that happened and she was so encouraged. I praise God for this awesome opportunity that I get to display His power and love through healing someone today and for my sister to witness the whole thing! Just a great way to start our bonding time! He’s so awesome and so good!

Jesus thank you for Denise. I pray that you continue to reveal yourself to her as you already did by just how you healed her today. I pray that you bless her and restore her to the fullest. In Your name I pray, AMEN!

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My name is Mark and I’ve been a Christian for 6 years now. I’ve tried my best to live my life for God by imitating how His Son Jesus Christ lived.. or at least that’s what I thought I was doing but to be honest it seems like there’s a lot of things that I think I’m missing. 
It all started 3 years ago when an old man from another church randomly approached and gave me a prophetic and  words of encouragement  about the things that I’ll be doing in the future and how God is going to use me in tremendous ways. After that conversation, I walked away from that conversation encouraged, confuse and curious. 
Fast forward. I grew in my walk with Christ, I learned a lot about Him and my identity and who I am in Him. The eternal blessings and riches that I’ve inherited because of what He has done on the cross for me. I’ve seen and experienced things both inside and outside the church that only Jesus has the power and authority to make those things happen such as healing, prophetic words, deliverance, providence, divine encounters, salvation and etc. My curiosity and my hunger for Jesus grew even stronger over these past few months. There’s that sense of discontentment that I feel like I’m not exercising my faith to the fullest potential and that I feel like all this time I’m just scratching the surface of my faith. But few days ago, a good friend of mine spoke life, truth and encouragement to me and little did I know his words would completely rock my core and would completely change the way how I viewed myself in Christ and the things that He has called and allowed me to do through His power. 
After our talk I strongly sensed that Jesus is challenging me to go further with him and to stretch myself and to really embrace my identity as one of His sons in His kingdom. Not just in a sense of biblical knowledge but to REALLY PUT THOSE KNOWLEDGE IN APPLICATION! God’s kingdom is about US participating in the gospel of Jesus Christ not just being observers or spectators. God’s heart is expressed in so many ways and sometimes in simplest forms like a smile, a hug, holding a door for someone, paying for someone’s coffee or food, giving them words of encouragement and praying for them. People desperately need to know that Jesus loves them through these simple and random acts of love.One of the things I’ve been thinking about lately is this crazy truth that there’s so many people we pass up everyday single day and that God may have planned to purposely cross our paths right there and then for us to inspire them, encourage them, share Jesus and lead them to Jesus and yet a lot of times we pass by them?So here’s the deal. Starting March of 2013 I’m going to genuinely take risks to just boldly pray for someone, meet their needs through physical healing, spiritual encouragement or whatever! I’m calling this MY COUNTLESS RISKS I found my inspiration from this guy. Basically starting in March of 2013 till the day I die, I’m gonna live my life full of risks. Taking ‘baby steps’ towards a life that looks like Christ. To step out of my way every single day. Learning to focus away from myself and to focus on an individual and love that person just like how Jesus loves us and then write a short blog about my encounters to possibly challenge you and encourage you in hopes that you would do the same. - This isn’t a “legalistic list” approach or numbers game it’s really just me taking risks and step of faith and to throw all excuses and complacency outta the door. Jesus said if we believe Him then we will and we can do the same things He has done and even do greater things because He is going to the Father. God reminded me that as a Christ follower, I don’t have to be special, unique, over qualified or gifted in order to reach someones hand and pray for their sickness or for their pain to go away. Jesus said that all we need to do is pray and believe that it would be done through His name and then we leave the rest in God’s hand. All it takes is making ourselves available and asking God to give us encounters. To allow our self to engage with people and give Jesus the opportunity to be who He says He is and to make much of Him through us as you engage with people. He has paid the price, we have been set free from the bondage of sin and death and because of that we can walk with such freedom, power and authority all because of the fact that Christ lives inside of us. But more importantly that we would walk with compassion and love because that’s who Jesus is. In Christ there’s no fear, no timidity, no lukewarmness, no stubbornness none of that but only faith working through love. That’s the whole purpose of this challenge, to share Jesus’ love in a genuine, tangible and intentional way. If you have any questions as to how exactly to do this, don’t be afraid to message me. Re-blog this so others can join us in this cause.  And if you do join me please submit and share your story to me. There’s a link on my page. God bless!
" Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father."  - John 14:12
Grace and Peace in Christ,Mark Muldez

My name is Mark and I’ve been a Christian for 6 years now. I’ve tried my best to live my life for God by imitating how His Son Jesus Christ lived.. or at least that’s what I thought I was doing but to be honest it seems like there’s a lot of things that I think I’m missing.

It all started 3 years ago when an old man from another church randomly approached and gave me a prophetic and  words of encouragement  about the things that I’ll be doing in the future and how God is going to use me in tremendous ways. After that conversation, I walked away from that conversation encouraged, confuse and curious.

Fast forward. I grew in my walk with Christ, I learned a lot about Him and my identity and who I am in Him. The eternal blessings and riches that I’ve inherited because of what He has done on the cross for me. I’ve seen and experienced things both inside and outside the church that only Jesus has the power and authority to make those things happen such as healing, prophetic words, deliverance, providence, divine encounters, salvation and etc.

My curiosity and my hunger for Jesus grew even stronger over these past few months. There’s that sense of discontentment that I feel like I’m not exercising my faith to the fullest potential and that I feel like all this time I’m just scratching the surface of my faith. But few days ago, a good friend of mine spoke life, truth and encouragement to me and little did I know his words would completely rock my core and would completely change the way how I viewed myself in Christ and the things that He has called and allowed me to do through His power.

After our talk I strongly sensed that Jesus is challenging me to go further with him and to stretch myself and to really embrace my identity as one of His sons in His kingdom. Not just in a sense of biblical knowledge but to REALLY PUT THOSE KNOWLEDGE IN APPLICATION! God’s kingdom is about US participating in the gospel of Jesus Christ not just being observers or spectators. God’s heart is expressed in so many ways and sometimes in simplest forms like a smile, a hug, holding a door for someone, paying for someone’s coffee or food, giving them words of encouragement and praying for them. People desperately need to know that Jesus loves them through these simple and random acts of love.

One of the things I’ve been thinking about lately is this crazy truth that there’s so many people we pass up everyday single day and that God may have planned to purposely cross our paths right there and then for us to inspire them, encourage them, share Jesus and lead them to Jesus and yet a lot of times we pass by them?

So here’s the deal. Starting March of 2013 I’m going to genuinely take risks to just boldly pray for someone, meet their needs through physical healing, spiritual encouragement or whatever! I’m calling this MY COUNTLESS RISKS I found my inspiration from this guy. Basically starting in March of 2013 till the day I die, I’m gonna live my life full of risks. Taking ‘baby steps’ towards a life that looks like Christ. To step out of my way every single day. Learning to focus away from myself and to focus on an individual and love that person just like how Jesus loves us and then write a short blog about my encounters to possibly challenge you and encourage you in hopes that you would do the same. -


This isn’t a “legalistic list” approach or numbers game it’s really just me taking risks and step of faith and to throw all excuses and complacency outta the door. Jesus said if we believe Him then we will and we can do the same things He has done and even do greater things because He is going to the Father.

God reminded me that as a Christ follower, I don’t have to be special, unique, over qualified or gifted in order to reach someones hand and pray for their sickness or for their pain to go away. Jesus said that all we need to do is pray and believe that it would be done through His name and then we leave the rest in God’s hand. All it takes is making ourselves available and asking God to give us encounters. To allow our self to engage with people and give Jesus the opportunity to be who He says He is and to make much of Him through us as you engage with people.

He has paid the price, we have been set free from the bondage of sin and death and because of that we can walk with such freedom, power and authority all because of the fact that Christ lives inside of us. But more importantly that we would walk with compassion and love because that’s who Jesus is. In Christ there’s no fear, no timidity, no lukewarmness, no stubbornness none of that but only faith working through love. That’s the whole purpose of this challenge, to share Jesus’ love in a genuine, tangible and intentional way.

If you have any questions as to how exactly to do this, don’t be afraid to message me. Re-blog this so others can join us in this cause. 
And if you do join me please submit and share your story to me. There’s a link on my page. God bless!

" Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father."  - John 14:12

Grace and Peace in Christ,
Mark Muldez


It’s sad but true. I had a chat with my co-worker who’s lesbian and I asked her what she think about Christians. She said 'Hypocrites.' I had to apologize right then and there and I even had to admit myself that I am too.
There was a recent study about the top 3 perceptions of Christians.
Anti-gay
Judgmental
Hypocritical
This is just so sad. I told my co-worker that God’s message is simple and it’s spelled in 4 words. L O V E 
God is love and if we are God’s people we are to love other people instead of being ANTI, JUDGMENTAL, or HYPOCRITICAL. I’m not saying that we should condone sin or any bad behaviors etc, but what I’m saying is that if you want someone to come to know Christ, then extend love and grace towards that person. Just remember all of us are sinners and we need a Savior. 
You’re right, I don’t have this all figured out but I’m reminded today that Jesus came to seek and save the lost, not the perfect so why do we sometimes act like we’re so perfect and all that and think we’re better than everyone else when we’re not?
Sorry for the rant. It was just on my heart tonight. I hope you hear me out on this one.
Grace and Love in Christ,Mark Muldez

It’s sad but true. I had a chat with my co-worker who’s lesbian and I asked her what she think about Christians. She said 'Hypocrites.' I had to apologize right then and there and I even had to admit myself that I am too.

There was a recent study about the top 3 perceptions of Christians.

  1. Anti-gay
  2. Judgmental
  3. Hypocritical

This is just so sad. I told my co-worker that God’s message is simple and it’s spelled in 4 words.

L O V E

God is love and if we are God’s people we are to love other people instead of being ANTI, JUDGMENTAL, or HYPOCRITICAL. I’m not saying that we should condone sin or any bad behaviors etc, but what I’m saying is that if you want someone to come to know Christ, then extend love and grace towards that person. Just remember all of us are sinners and we need a Savior. 

You’re right, I don’t have this all figured out but I’m reminded today that Jesus came to seek and save the lost, not the perfect so why do we sometimes act like we’re so perfect and all that and think we’re better than everyone else when we’re not?

Sorry for the rant. It was just on my heart tonight. I hope you hear me out on this one.

Grace and Love in Christ,
Mark Muldez

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Father,

Sometimes it’s hard for me to see and understand the lengths that you went through just to show me how much you love me and how much you desire to have a relationship with me. You died on the cross for my sins and you rose from the grave to prove that You are victorious over sin and death. I serve a God who is sovereign, merciful, gracious and abounding in steadfast love. Would you give me the strength to love you and to follow you with everything that I’ve got. To make you not just my top priority but my ONE & ONLY priority in life.

To You I give all the praise and Glory forever. AMEN!

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