It Is Well…

When God’s people come together remotely, to lift up their voices in such assurance, it is so powerful! In our darkest hours as clouds of fear envelope our country, people are uniting together in heart and voice to sing, “It is well, it is well with my soul.” As each person sang alone in the isolation of their home, and it was brought together into a beautiful chorus as one, may God stir and revive our hearts individually, then bring us together in revival as a nation! – Sue Thomas

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PRAY TOMORROW!

cross-before-two-hemispheresCHRISTIANS TO UNITE AGAINST COVID-19

A world day of prayer is called on Sunday 22 March at 12 noon local time.
All Christians are asked to pray at home from 12 noon to 1pm, covering the globe in 24 hours. Pray for:
1. The stop of the spread of the virus
2. The recovery of those already infected
3. Peace for the families who lost loved ones
4. Restoration of the economies of the world
5. Wisdom for the governments who have to manage the outbreak.
6. Pray also for our government to make wise decisions etc.
Never before has there been a reason to call ALL Christians around the world to a global day of prayer against a threat that affects the entire world.
Please let everyone know.
Let’s blanket the world in prayer. And not only tomorrow but keep praying every moment as you think about this whole thing!

He Will Hold Me Fast

As a profoundly deaf woman, I have learned that God has given every one of His living creatures a voice to give Him adoration and praise.  This is especially true in singing out our faith.

During these uncertain and fear filled times,  I’m hanging on to the truths in words to this hymn…He Will Hold Me Fast.

May this song also bring you much comfort and peace in our current turbulent world.

When I fear my faith will fail
Christ will hold me fast
When the tempter would prevail
He will hold me fast
I could never keep my hold
Through life’s fearful path
For my love is often cold
He must hold me fast

Chorus:
He will hold me fast
He will hold me fast
For my Savior loves me so
He will hold me fast

Those He saves are His delight
Christ will hold me fast
Precious in His holy sight
He will hold me fast
He’ll not let my soul be lost
His promises shall last
Bought by Him at such a cost
He will hold me fast

CHORUS

For my life He bled and died
Christ will hold me fast
Justice has been satisfied
He will hold me fast
Raised with Him to endless life
He will hold me fast
Till our faith is turned to sight
When he comes at last

CHORUS”

ORIGINAL WORDS VV 1-2 BY ADA HABERSHON NEW WORDS AND MUSIC BY MATT MERKER©2013 GETTY MUSIC PUBLISHING (BMI) / MATT MERKER MUSIC (BMI) (ADMIN BY MUSICSERVICES.ORG)

 

I Can Face Tomorrow

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Because He Lives I can face tomorrow, because He Lives all fear is gone, because I know He holds the future…

Today we face many uncertainties regarding our tomorrows. The out break of the world virus not only brings the uncertainty of our health but the uncertainty of our financial securities as stocks drop like the many casualties of people sickening with the virus.

My heart breaks as we had to postpone our very first EPIC Women’s Conference in South Carolina the 4th of April. Now more than ever, we must truly learn how to pray and come before the Great I Am.

Draw near to God, and he will draw, near to you. Cleanse your hands,you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

James 4:8 ESV

How should we pray? Have you listened? How is God telling you to pray?  We are in a place where we have no control. We are told to isolate ourselves and stay away from the masses to protect ourselves. Is this not a God ordained time to be totally “shut up” with God and escape to His loving arms and Divine protection?

We here at Sue Thomas Ministries had so very much planned and invested financially for this spring with the women’s conference, and a major fundraiser with Steve and Annie Chapman with 7,000 people to help build our commercial septic system for WaterBrooks. Instead, our plans, our ways, are not His ways or His plans. Instead He has laid the world low and essentially stopped us in our shoes. The world as we have known it soon might just be a different kind of place. The uncertainties of tomorrow just might affect us today, maybe just maybe, we might begin to…


Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners and purify yourhearts, you double-minded.

James 4:8 ESV

Maybe this is God’s way of getting our attention at last when everything else has failed.

We pray for you and the days of Uncertainties. May He protect your life as you run into the Arms of our loving Father for there is no greater protection. Stay away from the masses of people and pray!!

We can indeed face tomorrow as we come before Him and seek His Face.

Sue and Deb

Two Faithful Women of WaterBrooks.

 

 

 

Something Old…Something New

12770It will be 19 years in February since I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and I marvel at the hand of God in sustaining me through every day of these years. Now after 19 years, that is indeed, old!

I have lived with something much older than my multiple sclerosis and that has been a weight issue. Sure, I was a champion skater in my younger years with a lean muscular little body but the older I became the weight began to gain! Yes, this is an even older issue.
The last two years have been challenging, to say the least, after suffering a stroke and then heart issues that warranted a heart pacemaker.  My bod was simply wearing out with all the years of extra weight that I was carrying and I was facing a crossroads… but…was it already too late for me to take the drastic step with the old issue of my weight?
The weight issue had become so drastic that at my all time high of 350 pounds I was a prime candidate for weight reduction surgery but I have always had a strong sense to not alter the body that God had so awesomely and wonderfully created that I knew that I could not take this route.
I was left staring at a plain and simple truth.  I was addicted to food and I had to find the strength to go through the withdrawal symptoms and to totally die to the self and deny all those carbs that were killing me.
It was not going to be an overnight quick fix but a major life changing event that would affect every single day of my life.
I knew that I could not do it but I knew that God could! I knew I would need be to in daily communication with Him for strength and to follow His leading and simply let go of my own ways and and desires and deny myself and giving God the chance to work in this area of my life.
Isaiah 43:19 became my Scripture verse for this mission in which I took much strength and courage to see each second of each day through…

Isaiah 43:19-21 King James Version (KJV)

19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the dessert.

Yes, this New Year I am seeing the fruits of  that seed planted and buried.  By totally relying on God and being faithful to His nudges and leading, I have lost almost 140 pounds during this slow daily journey.

But it has been slow and not an overnight sensation. People ask, “how have you done it!?” My response is simple, “I kept my mouth shut and I prayed!” Yes, there was more to it, I gave up carbs and sugar and ate protein with much fish, little red meat and lots of salad with a lot of Prayer, Thanksgiving and Praise!

I marvel at the Hand of God bringing me to this new thing and just in time for my 70th birthday the end of May! The number 7 is known as completion and today by the grace of God I will have completed this mission and be a new leaner healthier me to continue my race for His Glory.

Jesus is the Victor as I could never have done this on my own as I love pasta and bread and potatoes too much, I simply had to let go and let God! Keeping my eyes upon Him with every urge and temptation has made all the difference for me.

Yes, something old, and something new is all about our journey into the Presence of the Lord. Whatever God is leading you to, give to Him every second and it shall come to pass.

May you be strengthened and encouraged as you begin a new thing. Remember, not you but Jesus in everything! Jesus is Victor in all and everything!!

Blessings on your journey,

Sue Thomas, FBI

(F)irm (B) eliever (I)n CHRIST

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