The goodness of God motivates Shana Gudger to write uplifting poetry and perform her lyrics at venues throughout Los Angeles.
Gudger’s goal is to “heal, inspire and educate” others about the power of the Lord.
“I always believed my gifts were meant to help someone to identify pain, release pain and to move forward in life,” she said.
“As I have grown as a person, fell down, got back up, fell down and am getting back up again, God has taken me to His Word to use my gifts to help the person who has some questions within themselves that need answers. My poetry is about God, but it is also about life and everyone has to deal with that,” explained Gudger.
Her attraction to writing began as a youngster when Gudger noticed she wrote many letters to God.
“I guess I had questions I needed to ask Him or something I needed to discuss with Him, so I wrote letters to Him. As I grew older, I continued to write because I found that I enjoyed it and it seemed to come naturally. Also winning a poetry contest in the sixth grade inspired me to continue,” she recalled.
Although currently her schedule is full with work and attending school to become an esthetician, Gudger still finds time to let God guides her to write encouraging prose.
“I don’t pick the topics [I write about], the topics pick me. My poetry comes from inside me and when whatever has to be said and feels it cannot live in me anymore, it decides to come out,” she noted.
“The poetry sits me down and says, ‘Write me.’ It is God inspired, a gift from God. God is writing and I’m being the conduit.
“With that being said the topics that come to me often that I write about are God, my purpose in life, fear, love, pain and transformation.”
Gudger, who earned a Bachelor’s degree at the University of the District of Columbia, also hosts ‘In the Room Spoken Word’ on the second Sunday on every month at 3014 West 54th Street, Suite 11 in Los Angeles.
Inviting the public to attend, she shared, “I believe anyone would enjoy my poetry because it comes from the Creator. Non-believers may not get it, but they will eventually because it will reach their spirit.
“God said in Romans 14:11, ‘For it is written, as I live, says the Lord, every knee will bow to Me and every tongue will confess to God.’”
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'He Loved Me' By Shana Gudger
God You loved me
I didn’t understand
I didn’t feel your presence
I couldn’t feel your hand
Though I didn’t know why
I didn’t understand you were my
Comforter, provider, lover, my friend
My lawyer, my husband, on whom I could depend
With a presence so great
I couldn’t and didn’t see it
In my everyday state
I kept looking at the problems
Not at You
Forgetting who You are
And all that You do
Oh how You loved me
Even when I didn’t love myself
You kept on loving
Until I could step
Up into the greatness
You destined me to be
That You first loved me
The revelation has come
And I am forever blessed
Knowing You are the One
Who helps me withstand the test
It has finally sank in
That Your love is the best gift
I ever got from a friend