Get Dressed!

Life is too short, to wear boring clothes!– anonymous

This past weekend we celebrated my pastor’s 10th anniversary and Friday we had a banquet in his honor. We had so much fun and we finished it off Sunday night which I was so extremely blessed by the whole weekend. I have not stopped growing since being in this ministry and every service, event, outreach I grow more it pushes me to pursue God, seek His face, seek His word! I couldn’t ask for a better fertile ground to be planted in going on four years as a member. However the dress code for Friday night was formal, the featured image was my formal dress. Just like the banquet having a dress code, so does God. God has a requirement for our lives that He wants us to live by. God knows we are not perfect people but if we allow Him to help, He will dress us up according to HIS righteousness. Let’s be intentional about living for Christ.

I don’t sleep a lot, I have always been the type to stay up and read a five hundred page book until the very end, wake and go to school tired the next day, but at least I finished the book, right (lol). Now it’s when I get something in my head that I just can’t get out, I am learning to ask God to just show me, reveal  to me whatever needs to be revealed so I can at least mull it over in my head while I sleep. In my personal studies, I have taken out the time, to just ask God to help me overcome unbelief, teach me to believe in His every word. It’s one of those things that I know is standing in the way for miracles and the supernatural power of God to not only work in my life, but help me change others lives as well.Sunday night I was so pumped up and was reading a visionary leadership book and the author states that ‘Jesus saw everything as being alive and she asked how would your walk be if you saw everything as being alive! I was like wow!! My whole life would change, so I said Lord take me where ever, do whatever you have to do but I know it is time for me to go out. His reply was, ‘Get Dressed!’ I literally got dressed, it was two o’clock in the morning, missed the harvest moon and everything, but I believe when I took an action to actually get dress and go outside again, I walked into something more.  When Jesus went to Cana of Galilee to a wedding He was invited to, He had no intention of doing a miracle, He was there to enjoy a celebration of a bride and groom. Even Jesus had a moment, that He was like why is this any of my concern? I do believe that’s why God tells us not to despise small beginnings but nevertheless once Mary told the servants to do whatever Jesus told them to do. Jesus didn’t fight it but just did it. God’s timing is always perfect and God is always to receive glory for all things but guess what in versus 11 of John 2 says this, “This beginning of signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory; and His disciples believed in Him. That was an open door for everything He would do and still does.

God has been telling me there is no room for doubt and that I am only to believe! That’s a huge leap of faith, that’s knowing who I am in Christ. It requires me to know who God is, give heed to His voice only and read His Word so I can know what He requests of me. I have a lot of military friends, family, classmates and when it is time for training they have to put on the requirement; boots, hats, uniform, even the correct t-shirts and shorts, belts, and rank. Seems like a lot doesn’t it but you know we are part of God’s army and we have been commanded to take off our civilian clothes (the flesh, carnal things), and put on the holy uniform.

In Ephesians it reads like this 6:10-13 Finally my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual host of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.(NKJV) 

So let’s get dressed! I have only begun to see what is in store for my life. Put on the word so that we can be presented to Christ without spot of wrinkle, so we can be holy and without blemish! (Ephesians 5:25-27) 1 Peter 1:15-16,”but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.” 

We are getting ready for the greatest event in history and if you are like people in my town, homecoming is a big event, we all get dressed up even if we aren’t going to the game, we are all dressed up and ready, showing off our best! The greatest event in History is the return of the King. Jesus Christ! Get dressed, the Bible has the perfect attire in mind and the Holy Spirit will have you sharp as a tack!

I remember watching Cinderella as a young child and she had nothing to wear, but her fairy godmother came and gave her the best dress in the house, along with one-of- a kind shoes that fit her just right.

We have a great Father, who sits high but looks low, He has given us the Holy Spirit to not only comfort us but tell us things to come, to teach us, lead us and guide us into all righteousness and truth. He will show you how to get dressed!

Miriam Suggs

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A Declaration!

I cannot contain this word, the longer I sit here and even though I did notify one person of it, I do not believe this is just for one or two ears or else I would be sleep right now.

Praying about other matters, the Holy Spirit took over. I pray outside usually and it was too me the loudest I have ever been when speaking in tongues. Like I told the other individual I am surprised my neighbors did not call the police. The word of the Lord given to me, is something worth sharing.

Greater is coming! The King is coming back soon! First there will be a great shaking of the earth. There will be a great persecution of the church but keep pushing forward! There is no room for doubt, there is no room for doubt, there is no room for doubt. People will proclaim there must be a God. Family, friends, doubters will come to Him who sits on the throne, there is no room for doubt. The King is coming soon, there is no room for doubt.( Revival like no other.)  There is no one like Him and there will never be. There is no room for doubt. There will be a snatching away.

God is certainly good all the time. I went outside to pray about one thing and it went to a whole different level. I finally have some peace about going to sleep as well. Keep fighting the good fight of Faith. We have already won!!!

Blow the trumpet in Zion, And sound an alarm in My holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble; For the day of the Lord is coming, For it is at hand:
Joel 2:1 NKJV

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No Title, No Problem

We are called by God to know Him, this is your first calling -unknown author

Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

Recently my church had a graduate class with a lot of wonderful people from seminary. I enjoyed looking at the pictures and I had this great idea, I should go to seminary. I prayed about it but I didn’t and haven’t felt led to go at this point. In the last three years I really thought I should go, then my pastor anointed me last July to minister. Yes I was shocked but at the same time because God has already told me I was to preach and teach. I hadn’t discussed that much with anyone because it wasn’t something I wanted to do. This year was the most I had ever surrendered so much of my life, in the past almost two months is the most I have surrendered all of me. Three years ago until now is a lot of time to run from the Lord. I was running full speed into Satan whooping my tail, now I know how Jonah felt.

I have felt led to serve within but more also serve outside the for walls. The people that need the most help are actually outside the four walls. I like the way Jesus puts it in Matthew 9:12-13, …”those who are well have no need of a physician but those who are sick. But go and learn what this means; I desire mercy and not sacrifice.” For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”

My mother and I use to attend a Wednesday night service at another church when I was younger. They had a mission planned one summer going to Mexico and I really wanted to go; I wanted to experience going on a mission. I asked my mom for a few weeks and of course she said no and that discouraged me from asking again. After that when I would see Joyce Meyers missions in India I would long for that. My heart was all about third world countries, helping others in need. I remember as little girl, I saw a lady digging in the trash for food and clothes and I wanted to help her so bad. We weren’t rich but we had more than her. It was the same reason I was in nursing school, worked in customer service, and worked as a nursing assistant. I love to help people live a better life. It is where my heart is but I always felt I had to be a little higher to get something done. I had dreams of going to Paris, France; Brazil, Mexico, Israel and when I told my aunt about me being in different places in my dreams. She said have you ever thought about being a missionary. I laughed because I had thought about it a whole lot.

My pastor mentioned once about getting inspiration from a movie. Let’s just say I did, watching a movie called Queen on Netflix, it is a Bollywood movie about an Indian girl who was broken-hearten because her fiance broke off the engagement days before the wedding and it was really embarrassing for her but she asked her parents could she go on the honeymoon anyway by herself. Moving along she went to Paris and then Russia but she discovered something that she was strong, smarter and independent. She made friends by herself and discovered that people just liked her for who she was. I was inspired to travel, to see the world, and be a light. The Holy Spirit gently placed this on my heart. “I have given you a desire for all nations and languages.”

We are called to Christ, that is your ultimate calling, mission, and purpose. Our second mission is to be a reflection of Christ and walk in His love. You don’t need a billboard title for that or a seat in the house to make a difference. So making a difference in the Name of Christ is the real title because He gets all the glory regardless. One of the sweet ladies I hang with at church was calling me Minister Miriam I just laughed and said, I’m just Miriam. The dreams, talents, gifts that God has placed on the inside of me to help others will make room for me. I know one day God is going to say okay, it’s time to go to seminary, Miriam. Right now, He is taking me on a different route and I’m just following Him. Miriam is unique enough for me and I am glad to just serve God and others.

You can reach where others can’t,you are important just as you are! Live this life for Christ with intent and all your heart. Revival ended last night and Pastor Bridget Hilliard said something that has pushed me into overflow for the things of God. “Don’t chock, if God tells you to do something, do it! Don’t chock because on the other side of that chocking moment there is a supernatural response.” Take the leap of faith, if God is pressing you to do something in your life to change the world around you, jump! Allow Him to lead you, guide you in how He wants it done so that He can receive all the Glory.

Genesis 12:2 I will make you a great nation; I will bless you. And make your name great; and you shall be a blessing. 

Miriam Suggs

Building Blocks

Feeding on Christ by the nourishing milk in the Word of God is not only for growing in life, it is also for building up. -Witness Lee

Sitting in Barnes & Noble Sunday afternoon, my son and goddaughter were building something with the Lego blocks. I just took a picture then a title came. God uses things we don’t think would even make a difference; I was just playing with the features on my phone. (lol). I’ve been having writers block of some sort and trying to stay on one subject at a time was not happening. I prayed about it and you know what the answer was, “write about anything and I will make sense of it,  write it in your journal.” I’m thinking “really Lord?”. I knew what He was referring too but everything I was writing about made no sense and writing in my journal was a sure way for me not to tear it out in frustration and try to start over. God knows us a lot better than we know ourselves, because I eventually stopped writing and went to bed. Now I’m here again and He pressed on me to write again and guess what I was lead to a scripture but not much else. I’ll just trust Him to continue to give me what to say as I type a long.

1 Corinthians 3:16-18 NKJV

Nevertheless when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.

Because I am not working at the moment, I have been able to spend a whole lot of time with God. It doesn’t mean I sit and do nothing but read all day, but I can focus solely on Him when my son is at school and when my parents leave. I am learning a lot about myself while learning so much about Him. I can see my weaknesses and I can lay them at his feet because where I am weak He is strong. Everything I am learning, is teaching me to be more successful in every other area in my life. My eyes are being opened and all for good reason. In 2 Kings 6:17, Elisha asked God to open his servants eyes to see what he saw. This road that I am on has not been easy, I can say that and I have cried a million tears, but I am grateful. My life is changing as God opens my eyes to see things I had never seen before. I couldn’t see that I wasn’t trusting Him in every part of my life, that my heart was hardened by my past, or that I was still trying to do things on my own. I don’t suggest that you go quit your job. I do suggest you rearrange your schedule around God.

It’s like being really born again, all over again. You start to see life from a God perspective when you start laying down everything at His feet and getting rid of that ‘I can do this by myself’ spirit. When children get to a certain stage they have the ‘I can do it’ syndrome. They want to do everything, even if they really need help, ‘they can do it.’ That stage with my son was very frustrating because it meant wasted time, wasted juice, cereal, chips, water, and lots of broken dishes. He learned quick and asks for more help, more often. I am getting to the point where I am asking for more help more often from God. From the simplest things to the major things in life. It’s a habit worth forming because at times I am very clueless on what I am suppose to be doing in life. My best way to avoid being frustrated is ask God to show me what I am missing.

So building blocks for us start with making God our foundation in all areas of life. I trusted God in one area of my life and not other areas. It’s like building part of your house with bricks and parts with mud. If it rains you are just going to have half of a house and then spend wasted time on rebuilding it. I’m still being built, when I see a weakness I don’t just patch it up I go to the Master builder and ask Him what do I need to do to be up to code so I can pass inspection.

Ephesians 2:19-22

Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit. 

-Miriam Suggs