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Pray The Same For Me

Hebrews 11:3 By Faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.

Dear God,

Help me to see greater. Help me to understand that all things are working together for my good. Lord, you said that grace and mercy follow me all the days of my life, so I’m asking you to help me envision this. Lord, sometimes I get weak and I lose focus, I forget the promises that you’ve made to me and then I begin to worry. Help me not to worry. Help me to truly believe you at your word. Command my heart to be open to understand the ways in which you are working in my life. Father help me to trust that you have me in the palm of your hand. Honestly Lord, I get tired of trying to figure things out on my own. Help me to accept your reassurance that “it is well with my soul.”

Lord I ask that my mind, body and spirit come into complete agreement with every word that you have ever spoken over me. Help me to embrace these blessings and to allow  your peace to correct all of my misunderstanding.

In this very moment, I am releasing all my cares, concerns and burdens to you and I accept your help. Lord I trust you.

In Jesus name. Amen

Much Love,

SuGa

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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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Because He Lives!

Matthew 28:5-The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here, he has risen, just as he said.

If Jesus had not risen from the grave, we would be doomed to a life of darkness, sin, inequity and death. If Jesus still lay in the tomb, there would be no hope for humanity and no pardon for sin. Jesus could have stayed in his tomb and not even bothered to give this sin-sick world another thought….But He Rose!

Because Jesus rose from the grave, we have power over death, darkness and sin. Because Jesus rose, as believers in him and his ministry, we have been positioned to rise above the enemy. Because Jesus rose, we have full confidence that grace and mercy chase after us!

The Word of God says…Jesus is able to keep us from falling and to present us before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy! In the tomb, there is no glory, no presence and no joy, only darkness.  In Jesus, there is love, forgiveness of sin and miracles forever more!

Jesus rose for me and for you, celebrate him on this Holy Easter Day!

“Because he lives, I can face tomorrow”

“Because he lives, all fear is gone”

“Because I know, he holds the future”

“And life is worth the living, just because he lives”

~Happy Easter, Happy Resurrection…May God continue to Bless you and Keep you~

SuGa

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Crown Him Lord!

John 19: 2 The soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head. They clothed him in a purple robe and went up to him again and again, saying, “Hail, king of the Jews!” And they struck him in the face.

With this, Pilate handed Jesus over to the crowd and they shouted…crucify him! Jesus was led away to be crucified on a hill called Golgotha (Calvary). As he hang on the cross, he bore all of our sins. All the deception, all the hate, all the murder, all the lies, any such horrific thing that you could ever imagine, Jesus bore them all. He stood in the gap for me and for you and he did it out of love. He knew that we did not posses the power to save ourselves from a life and an eternity of hell, so he did it for us!

As the hours passed by and scripture was fulfilled, Jesus gave up his spirit. He finished the work that God had purposed him to accomplish. He saved all of humanity! He reconciled a lost creation back to the creator.

Family, on this day..we celebrate the life, the legacy, the sacrifice and the love of Jesus. This day which is so loving called Good Friday or Preparation day, is a day to remember. On the mission field Jesus touched the lives of many people and many witnessed the love and mercy that he showed. Jesus took the time to minister to people at their place in life. He went to the cities, to the wilderness, to the well and to houses of those who were hurting and in need. Those who believed and had faith were healed and those who rejected his word were given over to their own beliefs and desires.

Jesus gives us all free choice and freewill, it’s up to you!

If you are reading this post and have yet to declare Jesus as Lord of your life, you can pray this simple prayer and have full confidence that he hears your plea:

Dear God, I know that my sin has separated me from you. Thank you that Jesus Christ died in my place. I ask Jesus to forgive my sin and to come into my life. Please begin to direct my life. Thank you for giving me eternal life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.   For reference read Romans 3:23-26

Remember your sin can never out weigh the love of God! He made you, He knows you, He loves you, He sustains you and he wants to spend eternity with you!

~My God, My King, My All and All…My Keeper, My God, My All and All~

SuGa

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Happy World Poetry Day!!

Inspired by: Jeremiah 20:9 But if I say, “I will not mention him or speak anymore in his name, “his word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in indeed, I cannot.

“FIRE”

This gift you have given me, I cannot take for granted

Years of molding and shaping me, on fertile soil it was planted

Your whispers are so sweet and fill my heart with inspiration

One mention of your sovereign name and I get motivation

With my journal wide open and my pencil in hand

I’m unclear of what to write but my spirit understands

Your Word is deep and its lessons are limitless

I’m nurturing my gift and will pursue it with vigilance

I have a need to share your Word with creative expression

I have a need to share your joy and bring a little bit of Heaven

To a hurting world and a starving generation

To spread peace and love across this great nation

As I dictate the thoughts that you bring to my mind

I am amazed at your love and wonder why you’re so kind

When I was down in sin you lifted my head

I will brag about your goodness and your gospel I will spread

Lord I thank you and with a full voice I say

I celebrate you and glorify your love on World Poetry Day!

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Women’s History Month

Women’s  History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress  passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim  the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.”  Throughout  the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a  week in March as “Women’s History Week.”  In 1987 after being  petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L.  100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History  Month.”

Celebrate the women in your life or better yet…women celebrate for yourself!   Perfect time to repost this poem….

Recognize, Inspired by:

Genesis Chapter 29:17 Leah had weak eyes, but Rachel had a lovely figure and was beautiful.

A Poem for Leah

Recognize

Do you not know? Have you not heard?

God is the final word.

And his lasting decree spoken over me

A woman of radiance, love and beauty

Established by the power released from His right hand

Unlocked potential to achieve more than most can

For my reach is far greater than many have seen

Secure in myself with high self-esteem

My worth holds more value than rubies or gems

Talented and confident, liberated from within

Community is important, I encourage those in need

To live a better life and my advice I pray they heed

Live up to your potential and never settle for less than best

Show up for every challenge and deliver nothing less

Offer all you have to give and your dreams will be fulfilled

Build your life on God’s foundation and your future will be sealed

Accept the blessing of His promise and make an oath to live His way

Grasp the beauty in each moment and always seize the day!