Home can mean so much. Sometimes it means…be still.
"It is sad…very sad. The reality is, the culture of the majority is primarily based on fear and control. It was fear and the need to harness control that led to the gross inhumane treatment of African Americans during slavery, it was fear and the need for control that created wicked barbaric forms of punishment for any who sought their freedom, it was fear and the need for control that weaved an insidious system of institutionalized racism in America, and it was fear and the need for control that developed a justice system that is broken - tipped in favor of the majority in a land that still permits in its books a document that indicates a particular race of people to be 3/5 human; THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE. Now fear, access, and control are being unmasked through these incidences reflecting the abuse of power ….. ’ Shot dead - music was too high……shot dead - appears suspicious ;in the wrong neighborhood……shot dead although 35 ft away from cop with hands in air…..now shot dead because one mistakes a sandwich for a gun.’ Where does this end? When will this stop? What will be the price AND the cost? Oh America …"Mene, Tekel Tekel". Indeed, these are the best of times (He reigns) and the worst of times (His shaking and judgments re sure)."
Nerissa Jackson, MY MOTHER
Knowing that God trusts me more than I can trust Him allows me to BE.
I remember being in college and thanking God for trusting me with friends and influence…to which He responded, “Why are you surprised that I trust you with people and influence? I already trusted you with myself.”
Father of all, Lover of all, Creator of all trusts us with HIMSELF! How wild?! Live from that. Trusting yourself, truly, can only come from knowing this; knowing Him! It’s not about your trust, it’s about His.
We’re called to wrap our arms around those we can’t wrap our minds around.
God doesn’t need defenders. He wants representers.
You know, Jesus rebuked the enemy a long time ago.
Live in response to THAT.
Jesus never referenced “crowds”…He referenced people. He never found reverence for a stage but for the Father. If anything becomes about the position rather than God and His people…it has derailed.
Focus on the invitation. Not the frustration.