I know that whatever God does, It shall be forever.
Hey Guys..Trachena here. Just as quick update to let you know that Pink Love Ministries has been taking on all the outreaches that Surrender40 had been doing for years. It's been 6 months since I've posted anything about Surrender40, but many changes have happened in the seen and unseen. Yet there is still more to come.
On Christmas Eve 2008 at Calvary Kendall God had spoke to my heart and gave me the name Surrender40 and said "feed my sheep". As many of you know since that time it's been all about Jesus and serving others in Love. One thing I never could fully answer to everyone that would asked me, "What does "Surrender40" mean? Over the years I've thought what it could mean, I've asked, I've prayed, but it wasn't until last year I heard someone speak on the meaning of the number 40. After that I did some research and sought God and He showed and confirmed the reasons to me. Although there are many reasons, it's about times of testing. We all will have those times, we don't have to be homeless, sick in a hospital or even in prison. We can simply be overwhelmed by all the things that life throws at us. God showed me in recent days through another that regardless of our circumstances we must surrender to really live out the life God has called us to. His plans are best. His Love fails not. His ways are perfect. I am thankful for the all God has done over the last 9.5 years. I want to personally thank everyone who stepped up and was the hands and feet of Jesus in helping. Many lives have been touched for His glory. I'm so overwhelmed with gratitude.
The final chapter of Surrender40 will soon come to an end and a new name and vision will be birthed. He makes all things beautiful in His time. I will come to you again by the end of the year. In the meantime, Pink Love will continue reaching out in whatever areas God calls.
In closing, wherever you find yourself today in confinement or just hangin out with your bunky, my prayer is that you would surrender to Jesus. It is only in Jesus you will find Freedom, Love, Peace, Joy and complete fullness in your life.
I love you guys and I'm thankful for you.
You are treasured and Loved beyond any words I could express.
Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Light..seek Him always.
Sending a special message of Love and comfort to all who have lost their Mom.
The above picture is my Mom.
She died suddenly on September 16, 2002 from cancer.
I share this to say I understand the pain.
I miss my Mom all the time.
God is with you and He knows the pain and He will comfort you during this time.
There are many things we don't understand that God does. I still don't know why my Mom died suddenly with no warning. But as we place our trust in God in everything He does we will find the strength to continue on. Since my Mom died almost 16 years ago I have really learned that your life matters to God. We might not understand everything He does or doesn't do,
but we can trust in the fact that He Loves us.
I personally believe that even through death we must be intentional in all we do.
Tomorrow isn't promised, Today is all we have and because of my experience with losing my Mom I can say it's very important to tell people and show them that you Love them.
Your life matters to God and He Loves you.
So I send this message to anyone who has experienced death of a Love one to let you know that you are not forgotten. He is with you even if you think He isn't.
God Loves you so much that He only created one of you,
so that makes you way special.
May God give you great comfort during Mother's Day and beyond
that no matter what you face He is with you and you are incredibly Loved by Him.
For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother's womb.
I will praise You, for I and fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well. - Psalm 139;13-14
Happy Spring & Happy April from Epcot.
You Are Valuable.
You Are Treasured.
You Are Beautiful.
You Are Worthy.
You Are His Masterpiece.
You Are Loved.
Through the ups and downs of life we can forget just how much we truly are Loved by God. Things in our lives might not be what we want yet, but in the quietness of His Love you will have peace to continue on and strength to endure even through the tears.
He will work everything out for your good as you trust in Him.
Don't ever quit.
He is able.
He is faithful.
Remember your worth is determined what God says in His Word.
Jesus replied, "You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand." - John 13.7
If I take a look back on my personal life since 6.3.17 which I use that date because that was the point God grabbed me to use me, yet at the same time woke me to myself I sit in amazement. If someone would of told me everything that would happen to me since then I would laugh. I say that because a lot of times we put God in a box. We carve out the way we think things should be, yet in God's relentless pursuit He comes to our rescues even if we don't think we need a rescue. I started a prayer room in September 2015 because I wanted to go deeper with God. I was struggling in my prayer life, mostly because I wasn't seeing God answer my prayers and I was very discouraged. When you've prayed over and over day after day year after year and nothing changes you get discouraged. Yet it never kept me from pursuing even harder The Lord, because I Love Him so much. I wanted to share with you guys about some of the things I struggle with to give you hope that God hasn't forgotten you. And how I feel that at times. On 8.31.17 God gave me a very powerful word. It literally broke me inside and made me cry right in BJ's where He spoke it to me. From that point (almost) I made a decision not to let go of the Word He gave me. The almost was entailed in fact, by many attempts to do away with it, fast it away, ignore it, everything because really I was being me, being very hard on myself, trying to figure it all out and the why instead of just receiving His Word and letting Him work it all out. I realized I didn't want to be a Jonah in rebellion to God, so I finally totally surrendered a couple months later.
God uses His Divine power to get our attention and it will affect the faith of others. Although God's Word to me hasn't be fulfilled all together, many things have happened thus far and I know that I know that I know it will be fulfilled because He said it. My life is in His hands and He can do what He wants, it's the safest place to be. It is always the safest place for you too.
Today if God has given you a word, hold on to it and never let it go. Sometimes we have to walk through very fearful situations to reach the door that He will open. But during that time it's important to keep your mind on things above and to continue to renew you mind in His Word. The enemy will try and come against your mind, so you need to be in His word completely trusting in Him each step of the way. We might feel fear but we don't succumb. There have been many times in the past that I let fear get the best of me and didn't walk through doors God gave me. It caused many consequences for choosing fear over faith. Since those times of the past, with complete surrender to God, I've walked into fearful situations from courtrooms to places far away and came out totally free. Please know this, fear is a liar! God Loves you and will never ever put fear on you, but will give you the power of Love and a sound mind.
Remember, that God Loves you with an everlasting kind of Love and no matter what He will Love you. You are incredibly special to Him, you must be He only created one of you. Be encouraged today that God will make all things work out for your good, because He is good and that is a beautiful thing!
I say over and over again everyday I Love You God.
In that hour Jesus rejoiced in the Spirit and said, I thank You Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and revealed them to babes. Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in Your sight. - Luke 10.21 I Love this! These things are revealed to babes! That is beyond beautiful. Love it! You are beautiful Jesus, you are the most beautiful, the most glorious. In the summer of 2017 God revealed some things to me. I was really struggling in some areas of my heart and was really upset with myself. I mean really upset with myself. It was like God sent me on an assignment and then I got my heart involved. Yet when I cried out the Lord told me that He had put those things in my heart. I cried more. After that God began to change my heart completely and tell me more things to come. I am so thankful. I have many dreams, a heart full of God and I am ready to step into my God-given purposes. I am overwhelmed by His Love and kindness. Today, if you find yourself troubled by things that God might have changed in your heart for the better, just embrace it. God is control of everything that goes on in our lives. Even if it's really hard, continue to press into what God has given you. Don't give up. God will never leave you, He is with you and He will never guide you wrong. God created you with a uniqueness and He knows very well what you need. He Loves you. As some of you begin your journey into the free world take those God-given things and really plug into all that God has for you. Don't waste a minute pursue everything He has given you. Life is too short to sit by and watch your life pass you by. May God give you all the desires in your heart and make all your plans succeed more than you could ever imagine. Beautiful you. Blessed you. Beloved you. You got this! God's got you! The power of The Cross has set you free.
The goal I pursue is the prize of God's upward call in Christ Jesus. - Philippians 3.14 As I sat down to write out all my goals that I like to obtain in this New Year, I reflected back on years prior. I keep every year of things I set out to do, so referencing back helps me to see where I am out. As I looked through the last 5 years, Loving God and Loving others was always on the top. It still is for this New Year. So I say to you what is your goal or goals for 2018? Whatever goals you've made for the New Year, let me suggest to you putting God at the top of that list. Let this be your year of a Fresh Start with the Lord. God first in everything. I've learned that whatever you do first is most powerful in your life. In Genesis 1v1 it says In the beginning "God" created the heavens and the earth. Which clearly means God made it known He is to be first. I know this might be hard for you, but keep it simple. When you wake up in the morning, before you do anything start with 5 minutes by thanking Him for waking you up. If you have access to music than play a worship song and just sing to Him. The next 5 minutes you can pray which is simply talking to Him. And the last 5 minutes you can read a chapter of the Bible. This is just a suggestion for you to get on a path to put Him first. As you develop a discipline because you Love Him you will find that your time with Him will grow. Let your First Love be Jesus this New Year. Let Him use you in anyway He so desires. He knows what is best for you. I prayerfully and bountifully thank God for you all. May your 2018 be filled with freshness of the Living waters that only Jesus can give. He is crazy in Love with you and wants to do incredible things in and through your life. He has so much for you, I promise! You are worth respecting, knowing and more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows. Step out into a fresh start of all the beautiful things God wants to give you and that is promised to you in His word. It's a beautiful thing. Life is a gift. Give it to the Giver of Life.