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Heartbeat

Psalm 126:5 NIV – Those who cry while they plant will joyfully sing while they harvest. The person who goes out weeping, carrying his bag of seed, will come home singing, carrying his bundles of grain.

God has promised to replace our tears with joy and our weeping with singing. Our job is to remain loyal in our obligations. Whatever responsibilities that God has entrusted to us, may we run our race whole-heartedly and never give in to weariness.

Trust and believe that God appreciates our willingness to complete those small tasks. Your current assignment may seem insignificant, but in due time, God will multiply your efforts and your faith will produce a harvest.

It may be rough going for you at the moment and you may feel like your current assignment is lasting a long time, but never has God forsaken those who love him! In fact, the word says that your name is written in the palm of his hand! We are reassured by God’s word that we are the apple of his eye and I firmly believe that he is concerned about every aspect of our lives.

Do you remember in the book of Genesis when God came down from Heaven to see about Adam and he asked that one simple question, “Where are you?”

Answer God and let him know where you are today. Make a decision to dedicate every waking moment of your day to God and watch him move in your life. Whatever concerns you, concerns God.

Personal Reflection:

During my quiet time, when all is still and my mind isn’t racing, I love to sit and listen to the sound of my heart beat… “thump thump”, “thump thump”, “thump thump”. Those thumps are soon replaced with the phrase…”go God”, “go God”, “go God”

Each time I repeat this phrase I am humbled because God loves me so much and I am reminded by every heartbeat that God is always with me, he is always in control and I am reassured in the fact that everything that I am and will ever be is all because of his love for me.

I pray that you find encouragement in each heartbeat.

Much Love,

SuGa
    

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Self Control

Philippians 4:6  Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

As children of the Most High God, we belong to a royal priesthood. When you get a taste of royalty it’s easy to want what you want when you want it. Often it becomes hard to wait for things to happen on your behalf or wait for that next turn around blessing to appear.

Philippians 4:6 illustrates a simple blueprint on how we can maintain our self-control about a situation. We have to remain calm, submit to the Lord in prayer, formally submit our request to God and then Thank him in advance for how he chooses to act on our behalf.

The key to maintaining self-control is to understand that nothing is about us and everything is about the will of God being fulfilled.

Whenever we find ourselves feeling anxious, remember that God is well able to provide for all of our needs.

Much Love,

SuGa

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Make Glad the City of God

Psalm 46:4-5 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the most high dwells. God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day.

The streams of a river are often affected by the circumstances around them. Sometimes the waters are peaceful and still, while at other times they’re agitated and disrupted.

Such are our lives.

In one instant everything seems to be going our way and with our very next breath things can take a drastic change.

The great part about our ever-changing situations is that nothing takes God by surprise. He knows when we’re up and he knows when we are feeling down on ourselves. It’s in those times that God is pleased when we put our complete trust in him.

Of course he knows our struggles. He understands our fears and he has compassion over our heart breaks.

Make God glad by trusting him.

He has promised to keep you from falling and to present you as faultless.

Can you imagine being faultless before our God who dwells in the Most High Place?

See yourself as God sees you. Your streams make you exactly who you are supposed to be for such a time as this!

Keep flowing, keep trusting and keep believing!

Much Love,

SuGa

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SUGA

Genesis 18:14- Is anything too hard for the Lord?….

Life is all about transition. Some transitions are easy while others can be a real challenge. We are often faced with changes in our relationships, careers and health status just to name a few.

I’ve faced many challenges throughout my life, from losing my father at a very young age to various health scares over the years these transitions and numerous others have been key in molding me into the woman who I am today.

I’ve come to appreciate my strength, my resilience, the love of my family and most importantly the unwavering hand of God.

In all honesty, if it wasn’t for SUGA I don’t know where I would be.

For me, SUGA is more than a writing handle. It’s a way of life, a mindset, an action plan, my personal brand, my calling card, my help in times of trouble and my friend in times of triumph.

SUGA reminds me that there is nothing too hard for my God.

SUGA to regulate your mind, SUGA to be a friend that sticks closer than a brother, SUGA to keep you from falling, SUGA to grant you success, SUGA to bless you coming in and bless you going out, SUGA to preserve your life!

The key to  making SUGA work is to trust God at His word. You have to repeat his word back to him.

Simply Understand God is Able to………….?  What has God helped you transition through?

Put a little SUGA on that transition and watch God move on your behalf.

Much Love,

SuGa

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And Such Were Some of You

1 Corinthians 6: 10-11 – Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. AND SUCH WERE SOME OF YOU: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

Compassion makes the world go round.

At some point in our lives, we’ve all exhibited behaviors that we are not proud of. We all have certain skeletons tucked away in our closets that we hope and pray no one ever finds out about. Before we took that faithful leap to trust God at his word and to accept his gift of eternal life, we had a colorful past.

As the next generation comes up and experiences some of the “uglies” of life, it’s our duty to have compassion, to share our experiences and to profess how Jesus saved us from a life a sin.

Compassion is necessary.

I sit here today communicating a word of encouragement for others but there have been many low points in my life when I needed to be on the receiving end of an encouraging word.

Yes, I often fall short of God’s glory but his word reassures me that I am washed, justified and sanctified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God. God loves me enough to forgive me and so shall I extend this same Grace to the next one.

Yes, I am a sinner and such were some of you. Use your testimony to save someone, not to judge or tear down.

Compassion goes a long way.

So as the good book says; God is able to keep you from falling and to present you as faultless. If he can do it for you, he can do it for the next person. If God forgets a thing, we don’t have the right to remember it.

Show compassion to one another and remember that once upon a time….”such were some of you.”

Much Love,

SuGa

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“Intimidated By My Treasure”

Many of us start each year making resolutions and setting lofty goals that we never complete. I personally have made some of the same resolutions since 2011 and I still haven’t completed them to my satisfaction.

This year I am challenging myself to do things differently. My goal is to stop being intimidated by my treasure and to start being the best version of me that I can possibly be.

I am determined to stop delaying my destiny, to stop sabotaging my success and to stop settling for less than God’s hand-picked best for me and my family. It’s time to stop being afraid of the treasures that God has blessed me with and to maximize every opportunity. You may or may not know that your treasure is your gift, purpose, calling or ministry. To discover your treasure, ask yourself, “What’s that one special thing that I do, in my very own special way that positively affects others. What makes it a treasure is that it is your unique gift. Someone else may do the exact same thing, but they can’t do it with the same flare that you have. Maybe it’s your ability to listen intently, it could be that you’re musically gifted, or that you have a great eye for fashion. Whatever it is, it’s yours!
I challenge you in 2015 to stop being intimidated by your treasure. Stop dumbing it down, stop getting sidetracked and stop making excuses! There are songs to sing, books to write, businesses to develop and so much more. God will always make room for your gift. All you have to do is put forth the effort.

Psalm 3:5-6 says Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

Trust that God had great things in mind for you whenever he gifted you your treasure. How will you use it impact this world?

SuGa

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#IfTheySpeakForMe

Remember to get out and vote on Tuesday, November 4th! Let your voice be heard or be prepared to let others speak for you!

Click the link below to watch a video illustration of what it means to allow others to speak on your behalf.

If They Speak For Me

#IfTheySpeakForMe will the issues that are important to me be addressed?

 

Blessings,

SuGa