9/12/18

 

I wanted to take this time to share a Word that the Lord recently shared with me. I have shared with some already but I feel this message can be a blessing to many.

 

As we face an impending storm that no matter how much knowledgeable people can try to predict effects concerning it, at the end of the day what we are called to do is prepare not panic and trust in the One who is Sovereign (in control) of all things. 

 

So I ask, what is stealing your peace today? What has you worried, doubting, questioning? 

 

You see the Lord says, “Rest in Me” (Matthew 11:28-30)(Exodus 33:14)

“Cast ALL your cares, worries on Me for I care for you” (1 Peter 5:7) (Isaiah 26:3) 

 

The real rest comes from believing and walking out the belief that God is Sovereign and in control of all things. 

 

Jesus was more than able to prevent the storm His disciples faced when they were on the boat in the middle of the water, yet He didn’t. What He did do was come to them in the midst of the storm (umm...He walked on water, by the way), climbed on the boat with them and after a brief conversation which addressed their worry and lack of faith, He then rebuked the winds and waves which obeyed Him. 

 

Now if that’s not Sovereignty, being in control, I don’t know what is. 

 

So I don’t know where you are today. I don’t know what storms you are facing or may face down the road but one thing I do know, the God who is in your midst walks on water, meets you in your storm, climbs on your boat with you and rebukes the winds and waves you are facing!

 

Live knowing you are blessed and allow His peace to reign in you as you trust in His Sovereignty. Praying for you! 

 
8/30/18
 
I have the privilege to meet with a group of moms that meet each Friday morning in the Hinshaw chapel to pray for our school, faculty, staff, students and their families. Please feel free to email me or come see me because praying for the NCS family is truly a privilege and we feel honored to be able to do so. zgarzon@norfolkchristian.org
 
Prior to this school year beginning there was one word/phrase that the Lord kept bringing to me, "New"/"Something New". As the days have unfolded I truly have been able to see that in my personal life but also in the halls of NCS among us all as a school. There's a state of order that the Lord has brought in and with that His peace. There's a desire among us all to serve Him well in all we do and a passion to do so. 
My prayer is that as the year continues to unfold, when there are days that life is hard, that you will be reminded of His Words:
 
“But forget all that—
    it is nothing compared to what I am going to do. 
For I am about to do something new.

    See, I have already begun! Do you not see it?
I will make a pathway through the wilderness.
I will create rivers in the dry wasteland." Isaiah 43:18-19
 
Praying for you all! 

 

Zulaika Garzon serves as the Librarian for the Upper School, Administrative Assistant in our Guidance Office and Head Prayer mom for the Friday Morning Prayer Group.  Her passion is encouraging others in the Lord through His word and praying for others.  Zulaika is the mother of NCS graduates, Chris '10 and Emily '15, and current student Grace, '21.  Zulaika is fluent in Spanish as it was her mother's desire that she not forget her first language.  She was born in Puerto Rico, moved to New York as a young child and in 1998 moved to Virginia with her family.  For many years Zulaika was a stay-at-home mother, until, she says, "Little did I know that God would open many doors for me while subbing (substitute teaching at NCS), but He always has a greater plan."   

Zulaika Garzon serves as Upper School Librarian, Administrative Assistant for the Guidance Department, and is a dedicated Prayer Warrior for Christ.  Read her encouraging words here on this page.  You can read more about Zulaika in her bio below.