Saturday, April 29, 2017

You Know Me

Wash me clean
From head to toe
From thoughts to nots
Inside and out
Like in Psalm 51
When King David pled
Oh, God, my God...
You created me out of nothing
Giving me meaning and breath
With this I have challenged You
With my unloving actions
Because of selfishness and greed...
Not thinking of Your will
But only of my own...
Which leaves me empty, alone, and ashamed...
But no one is to blame,
But my own two hands, thoughts, and actions...
Yet my heart has always yearned for You,
Because You gave me this heart
To live for You...
You gave me these lungs
To live for You...
You gave me this mind
To think of You...
I have fallen short of Your grace
From time to time...
But Your loving mercy
Has lifted me up
Time after time...
You taught me to crawl
You taught me to breathe
You taught me to walk
You taught me to think
You taught me to know
That without You,
There is no me.

I love You Father,
Lead me through Your path
Uniquely created for me,
Even when I grow weary,
Let Your Holy Spirit muscles
Push me through the next
After the next... One step at a time.

Your son,
Mark David Grijalva Peres

God is Here, There, and Everywhere

So many of us
Drift deeper
Into the darkness
Of this world...
Feeling that
“It is what it is"
As the hand of
Abba, our Father
Is reaching down
From the heavens
To pull us out
And bring us into the light
So many of us
are so miserably happy
Thinking “It is what it is"
And going day after day
Walking in the darkness
Hopelessly, bumping into walls
Leaving bruises upon our flesh
Inside our souls
As the lies from the enemy
Entangle our hearts in disbelief
From the thoughts warped
Inside our minds...
So many of us go on living
Day after day
In oblivion, instead of
God's awesome grace...
We were meant for more
Than what this world
And the enemy has to offer.
Let us never go back
To the darkness
Oh, my Lord...
No matter how enticing
It may seem
From time to time...
Let us grasp our devotions
Let us pray our prayers...
Praying for the hands of those
Living in darkness
Be lifted for our
Father, Abba to pull them out...
Prayers for our brothers and sisters,
Family, friends, and those who claim
There is no God.
Blessed be God in the highest
Praises unto His holy name.

Mark David Grijalva Peres
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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Don't fear, God will help us

How can we expect God to move within our life if we are not listening to His commandments. Sin is for a season and we must all pay the price for our choices. No one is exempt from this, even if you have all your sacraments, go to church every day, and speak the right words. What is brewing within you? You might not know what is harboring with me... I certainly do not know what is within you, but God definitely knows us both from the inside out... There are no exceptions. If He loves us all the same, then judgment day will be the same for all. I am the first to say I am not perfect and that I fail God... Put I know through His mercy, love, and grace... I can climb back up to reach His hand. But God cannot bless me completely if I hold on to sin, even if this sin may seem justified by the eyes of man. Who matters more in your life? I have put people and ideologies before God and for this I plead for forgiveness, but if I keep doing it over and over again, how can I expect God to allow me to reach His full potential if He cannot trust me enough to surpass what I have pleaded for firgiveness over and over again. Everything takes steps, but truly as I read today... I can't expect God to guide me if I am not willing to move my legs; in doing so... I must knock down the walls and cut ties with sin to walk freely towards Him. Lord hear my prayers for those reading this and myself, to grow more and more in love with You and You alone... For You created us, them, me... Let us live for You.


Mark David Grijalva Peres

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Uniquely Blessed

Don't think we are different because I agree to disagree... We are both here by grace, but might not be called to do the same thing at the same time... I am not better than you and you are not better than me... I am a child of God as you are a child of God too... I was called to love as you were too... So put down your threats, lift up your hearts, and praise be to God. God loves you, as He loves me too. Let our ears listen and our hearts follow His lead.

Mark David Grijalva Peres

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

That Moment...

Hold me
I feel like
I can no longer stand
The sight of this life
That's holding me up...
I hang my head in shame
And no one is to blame
But me...
On my knees I find resolution
But when I rise
My self demise is waiting
As it swings its fists
Punching my lights out
And making me
Feel so much pain...
I have tamed such things
But within seconds
They run lose and rampart
All over again...
You rose to rise me
But my flesh eats away
At the breath of life
Leaving strife...
I see their eyes
Day after day...
And hope hope floats
Their pain away
As I have hoping for so many years..
When I reach that point of accomplishment
It tumbles down like the childhood blocks
I once so proudly stacked
No one knows what I know
No one feels what I feel
As I can not understand
Why this or that triggers you...
But I can only carry on
With my own two hands
With my own two arms
With my own two legs
And this messed up back...
I know I am not alone
I know many of you feel the pain
Caused by others and self...
Almighty we can do
Is hope that when our eyes open
To the ring of a buzzer
Or the light shining from the heavens,
To gain the strength
To start all over again...
Hoping hope will float
Us to the top
And never let us drown again...
Lord hear my laments,
Lord hear their laments
Lord hear my cries
Lord hear their cries
And help us overcome
What was already won
At the Cross of Calvary.


Mark David Grijalva Peres

Not About You...

When we are challenged
By another's words and actions
Many times it is that
They are challenged with the idea
That they are forgiven
That they are loved
That they are being offered
The gift of eternal life
And have never known such grace...
Like little lost children
They challenge our faith...
They challenge our trust...
They challenge He who lives
Within our soul... for it is
Never about us...
It is all about Elohim...
Never take anything personal
Many of us were once lost
But now we are found
Through the loving sacrifice of God
And His loving kindness, patience
And grace.
When they challenge us
And God lives in us...
They are challenging Him,
Not us... let us pray they see God in us
And they find God as well
Living within them too.

God bless us all. Amen.

Mark David Grijalva Peres

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Don't Be Deceived

My, Oh my
What is it that
you are wearing, dear sir?
God is everything
Not busy for us at all
Divided in three,
Holy Trinity
Making one
For you, us, and me!
Confused you are
Confusion you bring
To those that are
Not understanding...
Your shirt illustrates
Satan's face expressing
God is busy... but I can help you!
As I approached you...
You saw my chaplet around my neck
And you focused on the crucifix
So bluntly, you told me to @%#* off!
All I could say was God is not busy
And God loves you.
Please my friends...
Don't let injustice prevail,
Freedom of expression is true
But some ’make believe' freedom
Leads us to places
None of us will ever want to imagine...
Join me in praying for our lost
Brothers and sisters who are blinded
And walking in the darkness.
God is not busy
God is not dead
God is all loving
And God loves us all.

Mark David Grijalva Peres

Friday, April 14, 2017

Don't Divide, Multiply!

Why must there be division
In the house of God
Instead of multiplication?
The world divides itself
Each and everyday...
If God loved us all the same
When He sacrificed His only son
On the cross for all our sins
Why do we divide
Instead of multiplying ourselves
In His Holy sacraments and
In His word...
The world stands back
And watches us
Who claim to follow
The path God so made
And stays away
As division occurs
Because of this and that
When they could be joining us
To be flowing as one
Within the body of Yeshua.
Your are wrong
I am right
They are wrong
They are right
Blah... blah... blah...
Get that right!
Let us pray against division
And pray for multiplication.

Mark David Grijalva Peres

Thursday, April 13, 2017


I recall how many gifts my father and mother would give me as a child... oh, the toys I so desired... and many more I didn't... nevertheless, I was so happy... so thankful... and months later no one knew anything about the toy... the excitement... the thrill was over.
Then came my turn with my two princesses... Christmas was filled with gifts for them under the tree; oh the excitement on their face causing me as their dad to be filled with cheer... later seeing the gifts on the floor, broken and neglected.
We do the same with Yahweh, Yeshua and the Holy Spirit... the gifts they give are beyond words... life changing... bringing salvation... deliverance... healing... hope... trust... love... new life more abundantly... we are like children... cheerful... thankful and proud; and months later, some of us squander our gifts from the most Holy Trinity, along with the many gifts of prayers and care from our most blessed Mother Mary and all the saints.
We are God's children indeed, yet not children to the point where we neglect the gifts from Yahweh.. but many tend to behave like many children that don't understand the sacrifice their parents made to purchase such gifts for them.
God paid a gigantic price for the gifts He has given us and has for us... let us understand this and not squander or show such disrespect to Him in thus manner. Cherish them and teach others with not so much the words, but with your life... as Yeshua taught us with His. Our God makes us richer than any billionaire on earth. Let us not confuse Gods riches with the world's riches... Gods riches are forevermore... while the worlds riches eventually perish.

God guide us... enlighten us and bless us all.

Mark David Grijalva Peres

Tuesday, April 11, 2017


Is not
All the times
It's not a matter of how,
Yet, a matter of when...
Truths be told,
The fantasies be gone...
There is life after death,
It has been proven
The numb
Can be made whole,
The the whole
Can be sliced,
Divided and buried...
We can dream
About tomorrow
Waking up
to a harsh reality...
What is,
May not,
What was,
Will not...
Regardless of
Regardless in point.
But all that is left
Is what was begun
Before the you,
Before the I...
We can run,
We can hide,
But the fact is fact
And the lie is lie...
So some step
One step back,
While others take
One step forward...
Your truth is lie
His truth is forever.
And reading from,
One can see:

Proverbs 3:5-6
Have confidence in the Lord with all thy heart, and lean not upon thy own prudence. In all thy ways think on him, and he will direct thy steps.

Mark David Grijalva Peres

Obey the Truth Given

It is so easy to
Stay addicted
To lust
To lie
To cheat
To give into
What the flesh
So desires...
But it takes
A real man,
A real woman,
One with true courage...
To cry out to God
To live as He commanded
And live the truth
He left for us
That leads us home...
To Him...
Noah could've said it was too hard,
Being ridiculed for building the ark,
But he stayed obedient.
Job... could have given up
But stayed obedient.
Abraham could've said that he could not give his only son up to God
When God called him to sacrifice
Him... but he stayed obedient...
And God kept his son safe.
Imagine a world without obedience
To the God that loves us so much...
Imagine how we are...
When our own children
Rebel against us
When we ask them to listen to us
In doing chores and other things
That we know is good discipline
For their own maturity...
And in this sane way
God tells us...
And we foolishly rebel...
Why must we be so foolish?
Imagine if Yeshua, Christ Jesus
Would have said no
To dying on the cross...
But He did...
And now we have the gifts
God so truly gives
Through Yeshuas sacrifice
And by the Holy Spirit.

Let us let go of all our disobedience
And let us live as so many before
Us did... especially as Yeshua...
Pick up your cross daily
And move forward in obedience
While dying to the flesh.

Only good comes from obedience
Unto God.

Mark David Grijalva Peres

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Imagine, It Is

Peaceful images...
No faces...
No races...
White as snow!
Pure goodness
Joyous lights
Streets of gold
Shimmers reflections
Scents so fresh
Limitless life
Forever in glory
Giving way...
So please don't stay
Away from His promises
Lift up His name
While He lifts you on up
Higher than the skies
Filled with fluffy like
  cotton shaped clouds
Touched by His love...
How wonderful His eyes
Upon us all...
How merciful is His essence
Into our lives...
How endless is His love
So pure for our wellness...
Never lose sight...
Never give up...
He never does so
With us.

Mark David Grijalva Peres

Thursday, April 6, 2017


Relationships are sometimes tricky
What seems to be
Is not always as is...
Holding hands in public
May not be out of love
But perhaps, more out of control...
Smiles may seem chipper
But dying sounds of cries
Echo within their inner being...
Not one relationship I have seen
Has ever been 100% compatible...
For none were born alike...
But share similarities;
Yet the ones I have seen reach
An extended amount of maturity...
Are those who give each other
Mutual respect and care for one another...
But I realize too when asking
Some of these long relationships
In which I have witnessed;
Their key element is God...
As in anything in this life...
God being the center
Brings everlasting joy, love & life.
Glory be to God for His loving touch
Upon all who have breath...
Let us pray for all those
Who are having challenges in their marital relationships...
Relationships with family...
Relationships with friends..
And any work relationships...
That communication, respect and trust
Will be healthy and uplifting...
Let us all love God
In His way within our life...
I feel that if anyone has a healthy
Relationship with God, Yeshua, the Holy Spirit and our blessed Mother,
Then the individual can have a healthy
Relationship with anyone else.
May God be in the center of all we do
And all we are... Amen.

Blessed be God.

Mark David Grijalva Peres

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

April 5th, 2015

There is so little
We can control...
We waste our time
Trying to control
Way to much
And neglect to control
That which we truly can:
Our anger...
Our words...
Our income...
Our emotions...
Our behaviors...
Our walk with God...
Our testimony...
Some perhaps our harder
Than others...
But when Yeshua was
Placed upon His head a crown
Of thorns...
Being mocked, ridiculed,
Spit on, beat, whipped, tortured...
Made to carry His cross...
Nailed upon the cross
And even then continued mockery...
He never cursed... put anyone down...
Called fire from heaven...
Lost His temper...
He even asked God to forgive us...
Wow!!! Wow!!! Wow!!!
And we today
still have the audacity
To complain and pout
Shame on us...
Let us be thankful
Let us give praise...
For He did walk upon this earth...
He did perform miracles
And teach us how to live...
He did show the love
of our Father God...
He did die for us
To be free from the bondage of sin
And have a ticket to heaven...
He did conquer death and hell...
He did rise again!!!
He is knocking
At the door of your heart...
And with all this
If we repent
And accept Him...
He takes full control
And we really need not worry
About much...
But pray... serve God... live clean... take care of the gifts
of the sacraments
and the gifts of the Holy Spirit...
Follow the commandments...
Love one another... above all,
Love God with all out hearts...
But so many choose not to...
And lose eternity with one choice.

Let us control nothing
That God has full control of...
We must live day to day
But with God as our center
There is no need to worry...
But live freely
Through Yeshuas love
Our blessed Mother's embrace
And the Holy Spirits guidance.

Be blessed everyone
And Happy Resurrection Day!

¡Viva Cristo Rey!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Little Girl?

“Little Girl?”
Looks as if she is
my youngest daughters age
holding her face together
with both her fragile hands
sitting on the stairs
while some walk up
and other walk down
luggage below her feet
“are those you parents there
Playing their hearts away
With instruments and song?”
wages for some food perhaps
your eyes look weary
did you not sleep
what happened?
Your parents play and sing well
Look around and listen
Little girl, do you speak?
Or do you choose
To rub away the sorrow
That is expressed with each facial sigh
I cannot say what is
For I have never sat
Upon the stairs
As people go up
And others go down
But there is no sense of frowning
Regardless of the disposition
Give some recognition
And understand that you can
And hope will rise to new situations
“Easier said than done?”
I know, I know
That is what I said
When I felt it was all said and done
But hope sprung
When least expected
Can’t say it is all perfect
But little girl
Know this and this alone
Our Father in heaven
Sees all and cares for all
Just stand up and give Him recognition

By Mark David Grijalva Peres

You are... You will be.

The mountains rose
So will you
The seas roar
So will your soul
The sun is bright
So is your mind
The moon shines
Alike your precious essence
A light guides
As it will lead
You to the place
One is meant to be in
So hasten not
Nor walk with sloth
But embrace yourself
For the ride is never ending
As is this grand universe
That our Father in heaven created
Be at your best
Never giving up to a test
And act upon it
Dropping all traces of fear
You are more than you think
And then some…
Lift your hands up
And roll down and rise up
Excitement… relaxation…
Tears… laughter…
Walk… run…
Over all have fun!
The clock is ticking
So listen,
There is you calling
Jump up and catch it
And begin to live
Never too late
Never too early
But take for granted never
That which you truly are
A blessing to those
And a blessing to me

By Mark David Grijalva Peres

Do things change?

“Some things never change..."
A collection of letters
To make words
Into a catch phrase...
With a negative connotation
Or hopefully in my case...
A positive one...
In regards to how I feel.
I am thankful for Yahweh's
Never ending mercy, grace
And Agape Love...
For it was written:

Hebrews 13:8

Jesus Christ, yesterday, and to day; and the same for ever.

Although, if we are living for Yahweh, through Yeshuas life, death and resurrection, in the name of their
Holy Spirit... and our Blessed Mother's
Nurturing care, love and intercessions, then:

2 Corinthians 5:17

If then any be in Christ a new creature, the old things are passed away, behold all things are made new.

And change from our bitterness, resentment, addictions, idolatry, false religious practices and anything contrary from God's Holy Commandments must change...
We must be as He said...
And never again change...
As in any change,
There comes training, practice,discipline, obedience, humbleness, forgiveness, repentance and acceptance.
Nothing to do with change
Ever comes easily...
Diets being a hard one...
But if followed...
Oh, the rewards are grand.
Such is the spiritual diet
In changing sin for holiness.
The key thing is for
The transformation to take place,
Is realizing that the battle against sin
Was won through the life, death
And resurrection of Yeshua!
Wow! And all we have to do
Is ask Yahweh to forgive us,
Repent of our sinful ways
And accept His will for our life,
Being filled by the Holy Spirit
And letting Yeshua lead our way.
He never changed
He loves us, as when he walked
Upon the earth we walk on;
He died on earth for us...
and was risen unto the heavens
“Some things will never change..."
Glory be to God for this promise
And may He empower us
To change that which we must
So that one day
We will live with Him forevermore.
And perfect... oh, not one of us is:

John 8:7

When therefore they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said to them: He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.

So let's move forward in Yeshuas
Holy, precious name
And reach His paradise:

John 14:3

And if I shall go, and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and will take you to myself; that where I am, you also may be.

So let us change what we must.


Mark David Grijalva Peres

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Fine Line

There is a fine line
Between yesterday
And between today...
Just as Christ Jesus
Did knock at the door of your heart,
The devil is waiting for you
To leave a door cracked
To rush into your heart
To rush into your mind
And poison your soul...
Christ Jesus does not push
His live into your life...
But the devil is a thief
Waiting to break into your life
And steal your joy
Steal your gifts
Steal your future
That God so designed for you.
Today is another day
And if you left the door cracked
And the devil is causing chaos,
Kick him out with the Holy Spirit
Through prayer and fasting
Wash away your soul
With the blood of Jesus Christ
Let Jesus be your friend and king,
Center God first above all
And no doors cracked open
To the devil
Who will lie, kill, and destroy us all.
The devil knows God's potential
In your life and will not stop
Until you are burning in his hell.

Mark David Grijalva Peres