Here's healing. If you fall off your bike and scrape your knee, you don't bandage the wound before cleaning it. You instead deal with the impurities. Why? You do this so that you can promote greater purity, despite the harm.
(Brace with me, this is a long one. However, I pray that the end and the learning are both worth your time.)
On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, thousands of attendees gathered in Freedom Plaza to participate in the Save America March.” Per the President, the march was designed for “patriots” to stand against the fraudulent results of the “stolen” 2020 Presidential election.
"JAY-Z recorded a song entitled "Most Kingz." During this song, he's quoted as saying, "people look at you strange, and say 'you changed,' as if you worked that hard to stay the same."
If you were a hip-hop enthusiast in the year 2019, then you certainly knew, DaBaby.
DaBaby, born Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, is 28 years of age.
"However, it's essential that we humbly acknowledge the words within James 1:20 which says, "For human anger does not accomplish God's righteousness."(CSB)."
Fact: everybody gets angry. By accurate definition, the word 'anger' is defined as "a strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure, or hostility." Wikipedia takes anger to a higher mark by adding that "the emotion anger, also known as wrath or rage, is an intense emotional state. It involves a strong uncomfortable and hostile response to a perceived provocation, hurt, or threat."
“Lord, if there is any reason why I shouldn’t have this conversation, I pray you’ll make it clear. And if I should, I pray you’ll guide my mouth."
So, I’ve been thinking (uh oh) on a subject that I’m not quite sure I’m fully convinced of. In other words, even as of this writing, I’m not 100% sure of exactly where I stand on this issue. However, I’m confident that as I progress further in this writing, I’ll work things out via my prayerfully guided and Spirit-led, typed expression (just a complex way of saying, “Jesus, take the wheel”).
So, with that all of that great pressure on my back, let’s get started.
"However, as I consider the political landscape of our nation, I believe that this race (and races like it) will only cause the American divide to get worse."
However, there is a growing notion, that if your past and sadly, even present experiences within America are the opposite of grand... If you, with full knowledge of that truth, begin to express your discontent with YOUR American experience; there is a growing number of people that would then label you as being un-American.
God told me in His Word that “…My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways," declares the LORD.” (cf. Isaiah 55:18 / NIV)
It’s that cringe feeling of knowing that you allowed an issue to take that much control of you. It’s knowing that you lost sight of who you were and more importantly, “Who’s” you were.
Kevin D. Jones, Sr.