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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