Look to Christ Above All Else

Psalm 28:7-The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. (New International Version)

Ana Martinez, Chef and Voices Against the Grain Devotional Writer

Ana Martinez, Chef and Voices Against the Grain Devotional Writer

Where do you put your trust? In riches and wealth? The size of your house? Your car? Your bank account? Your education? Your profession?  In man? Your physical strength? Your appearance?

All of these things can be gone instantly.  What you’ve accomplished or obtained is not merely by your own strength. God uniquely formed you and knew you by name in your mother’s womb as stated in Jeremiah 1:5. He is the Creator of all things and He is worthy to be praised in the time of plenty and in the time of lack.

The treasures of this world will fade away. Only God can restore all that has been lost. Only He can heal the broken heart. Accomplishments are great but living out His will for your life is greater!

I encourage you dear brothers and sisters to continue to put your faith and trust in Christ. Look to Him above all things and He will be your strength and shield. The world trusts in that which is meaningless. God does not love you more or less due to your outward appearance. He is concerned with all matters of the heart. Stop chasing the wind and praise Him for all that He has already done in your life. Look to God, not man, to fulfill your needs.

Isaiah 66:23-24-From one New Moon to another and from one Sabbath to another, all mankind will come and bow down before me,” says the LORD. 24- “And they will go out and look on the dead bodies of those who rebelled against me; the worms that eat them will not die, the fire that burns them will not be quenched, and they will be loathsome to all mankind.” (New International Version)

-Ana

About Ana Martinez

Ana Martinez was born in Michigan. When she was age 4, her parents Pastor Juan and Deborah Martinez founded the Potter’s House Christian Fellowship in Almont, Mich.  Ana grew up in the church and in a humble, loving Christian home.  Her parent’s faithfulness and commitment to ministry for over 27 years has been a testimony to her.  In her youth she was like the prodigal son.  She knows what it means to walk away from your call and to stray from the Word of God.  Her life experiences have taught her that God’s way and His principles are worth upholding.  She is a God-fearing Christian woman determined to do the will of The Lord.  Her heart’s desire is to reach the lost and win souls for the kingdom of heaven by sharing the Good News, according to Matthew 28:19. Ana truly believes people are hurting and need to know that there is forgiveness through Jesus Christ.  Matthew 11:28, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give ye rest.”

Ana has served on the Missionary Field, and has served in and led praise and worship, web design, children’s ministry and youth ministry.  Ana’s most recent initiative is Georgia Peach Ministry, a non-profit she founded that serves widows and orphans.  Ana is also on the board of the Potter’s House Christian Fellowship. Ana is a private chef and has worked with professional athletes over the past five years. She is also an entrepreneur and is part owner in an interior design business, a chef placement business, and is entering into the food product industry.

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