All posts tagged: justice

Day #20: I am an Instrument of Reconciliation

Where there is hatred, let me bring love. Where there is racism, let me bring justice. Where there is discrimination, let me bring equality. Where there is division, let me build a bridge. Where there are lies, let me bring truth. Where there is bitterness, let me bring forgiveness. Where there is confusion, let me bring light. It wouldn’t be much of a shocker, if I were to tell you that we live in a fallen world. It is quite obvious. Racial tension has not only divided our country profoundly, it has lead to the death of too many good men, both citizens and law enforcement on our streets. For example: Freddie Gray, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Walter Scott, Philando Castile, and many others gun down by the very people commissioned to protect them. Scott Leslie Bashioum Justin Martin, Anthony “Tony” Beminio and many others Policemen and women ambushed and killed by the very people they did their best to protect on a daily basis. This must stop! The 2016 elections, as we all know …

Micah’s Declarations

Don’t spend your day singing the blues? My oldest daughter stepped into the car on her way to school the other day, singing her blues: “I am having a bad day.” I had to tell her that sometimes we have to remind ourselves; speak to those negative FEELINGS that are shouting at us in ALL CAPS the things God says about us. I promise, it won’t be long until things come into alignment with the Word of God. Let Micah’s declarations become your confession: I’m filled with power, I’m filled with the Spirit of the Lord, I’m filled with justice I’m filled with might I’m filled with boldness Micah 3:8

Praying For the Red, White and Blue

July 4th 2015 May God continue to bless America 2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. Lord, we seek your face. Let your ear be attentive and your eyes open, to hear the prayer of your servant that I now pray before you day and night for these United States. Lord, we turn from our wicked ways. Let your grace abound toward us and let your mercy overtake us as you forgive us our sins. Lord, heal our land racism, hate, perversion, greed, and apathy. Sent a mighty revival of truth and salvation. Awaken us so that we can take this gospel to the ends of the earth. In Jesus’ Name… Amen!

What does it mean to really love God?

And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. Matthew 22:37-39 But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth. 1 John 3:17, 18 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome …

7 Things It’s impossible for God to do

We so often hear and talk about the power and sovereignty of God, and about the things He is able or capable to do, but do you know that there are some things God cannot do? Before you think I am about to write something heretical, these things as you imagined are things that are inconsistent with his character and incompatible with his nature. For example: It is impossible for God to lie I am sure you have met, either in your family or among your friends, people who are not trustworthy when it comes to what they say. They promise you that they will do something, but never deliver on their promises. God is not like that – He means what he says and says what he means. The scripture says it is impossible for him to lie. What that means is that you can depend on his every word and trust in his promises. It is impossible for God to be unfaithful It is his nature to be faithful. 2 Timothy 2:13 says, …

let there be light

Originally posted on shift:
“You will be remembered. Stay strong Boston.” … It’s been nearly two weeks since the bombing at the Boston Marathon. Nearly two weeks since two alleged terrorists killed three people and injured 264 others at one of the world’s oldest and most beloved annual events. Nearly two weeks since chaos erupted and an entire city was shut down to find the imposters. Nearly two weeks, and I have yet to say a word. I haven’t mentioned Boston. Why? Is it because I am heartless? Am I too busy writing articles to concern myself with the plight of marathoners far, far away? Too busy talking to birds and making up poems about the night sky to worry about things like death and destruction? Too busy pondering life to take stock of what’s happening in it? Or is it . . . something else? Injured child in Syria On the same day as the Boston marathon, eleven Americans were murdered by guns. Two days later, a fertilizer plant in Texas exploded, killing 14.…

A Savior is Foretold

Christmas has always been about God fulfilling his promises to his people. Just like it was two thousand years ago so it is again this year. There are four promises according to this passage that God wants to release upon us this christmas. Jeremiah 33:14-16 Parallel Translation: The Promise of Justice The Promise of Righteousness The Promise of Salvation The Promise of Well-being he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. In those days Judah will be saved, and Jerusalem will dwell securely… God always keeps his promises, and as he did in time past to direct the future (Jeremiah 33:1-5), heal the land (Jeremiah 33:6-13), and fulfill the Davidic covenant (Jeremiah 33:14-26), so will he fulfill all his promises toward you at christmas. May this message create in you an expectation for great things this Christmas.

What is the chief end of man?

WESTMINSTER SHORTER CATECHISM Q. 1. What is the chief end of man? A. Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever. Psalm 86; Isaiah 60:21; Romans 11:36; 1 Corinthians 6:20; 10:31 Q. 2. What rule hath God given to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy him? A. The Word of God, which is contained in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments,is the only rule to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy him. Psalm 16:5-11; Psalm 144:15; Luke 2:10; Philippians 4:4 Q. 3. What do the Scriptures principally teach? A. The Scriptures principally teach, what man is to believe concerning God, and what duty God requires of man. Matthew 19:4-5; 1 Corinthians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2Peter 3:2, 15-16 Q. 4. What is God? A. God is a Spirit, infinite, eternal, and unchangeable, in his being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth. Deuteronomy 4:2; Isaiah 8:20; John 20:30-31; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 John 1:4 Q. 5. Are there more Gods than one? A. There is …

Too hot for him to handle

A few years ago one of best friends lived in Accra, Ghana. He got his monthly pay check one beautiful Friday just before he left work. His first stop was at a local bank where he cashed his check than sped to the local market to get supplies for the weekend. After walking around for a few minutes, he reached into his pocket to retrieve his wallet. To his surprise, it was gone together with every penny he had to his name. He didn’t know that someone had picked his pocket and lifted his wallet. He sat down in disbelief wondering how he was going to get through the month. Well, being a godly, praying man of God, he bowed his head and said a prayer. After the amen was said, my friend decided to stay seated for a few more minutes, as he braced himself for a few difficult days ahead. All of a sudden, a young man showed up with my friend’s wallet in his hand . The young man shaking and sweating, …