I don’t mean hope. I mean pray like you believe God will do it. Pray according to scripture. Remember you can’t pray curses and blessings from the same heart. If you want to spend your energy cursing someone then you need to go back to 1 and start again.
It is the hardest thing to do. It is the thing needed most. This week let us love where it is easy and even where it is hard.
113th and Cottage Grove
In September we will celebrate Street Art. Chicago is loaded with amazing work around the city. This work is on a building at the corner of 63rd and Cottage Grove.
In this month we will celebrate our history. Our affirmations will remind us from where we came.
There are lots of things I love about African Americans, but one of the dearests is that we grieve as a collective. 2020 has been a year of loss.
We have lost a way of life and doing things. We have lost lots of people, the last count was 183,045. We lost Kobe Bryant. We lost Chadwick Boseman. We lost heroes.
I love seeing what other people are thinking and feeling. I find comfort in their words. I love seeing other people’s stories that confirm what type of man we are mourning. That my love is not misplaced.
This morning Albert Tate, senior pastor at Made For Fellowship, said in the collective laughter and tears flow from the same place. This is a safe place for our tears. I don’t grieve this loss alone.
More so, it is the loss of another African American man. God must need them desperately. I can’t wait to hear the story of why.
I also hold onto the truth that God doesn’t take something away from you unless, he has something else for you. My people have experienced a lot, but I believe we will gain more than we have ever imagined.
The old folks used to say Are you yet holding on? (You need to ask someone black how to respond and do it;)
But you control your reaction to it. Dance. Ending this month’s videos with movement.
if we want to get anything done. Commit to it. Whatever your goal, commit to it.
Philippians 4:7 says the peace of God will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. This week lets take on this attribute and watch it change the world.
Is it peace? If so what does it look like? What does it sound like? We all have to find our own rhythm. What does your peace look like? Is it slow and smooth?