Its been a while since I’ve written. So much has been going on in my life that I am incredibly proud of. My first Live event will be held in NYC this Saturday. The #BRAVESpeaks Conference! (You can purchase Tickets Here) I am super blessed and honored that God would choose me for such a time as this to speak into the lives of the people that will attend.
With all the excitement of the reality of this taking place, I am far from excited. I feel the need to make a statement in relation to my event and the current events that have taken place. #BRAVESpeaks is an outlet in more cases than one. It will be an opportunity for 5 women to speak their truth,share their stories to inspire and encourage others.
B.R.A.V.E. stands for Bold Resilient Authentic Victorious Empowered. That is the essence of who my people are. We are people that have endured and REFUSE to give up No Matter What! In the past two days the most horrific crime has occurred and I am beside myself in horror of the reality and state of this country. I am also torn because I have family and dear friends in the police force who I KNOW value human life. With that truth that I hold and feel a loyalty to I cannot help but wonder where is the value of human life for those people (because they cannot be officers) who Decide that it’s okay to: Manhandle, aggressively Slam on concrete,put their body parts on, and SHOOT to kill another human just like them?! I am befuddled at this reality.
Furthermore I am honestly concerned for our community, the BLACK community that has neglected the very thing that holds us together because they have accepted the ideal of being “Woke”. Yes I said it! Whether you subscribe to the notion that Christianity, God is a white man that can’t be trusted, I Need you to TRULY Wake Up! The truth is this is why we are in the state we are in today, we have FAILED to trust God! When we did, Our community Thrived, Evolved and was able to fight injustices because we Called on The LORD! We came together to Pray, To Fast, To Seek God’s face and the enemies of those that were killing us had NO Choice but to Cease! They DID NOT Stand a chance.
I remember a moment when Bernice King (Dr. King’s ) daughter came to Christian Cultural Center and she preached. At the end she told us a story that I will Never forget. She said their was a moment when the police force werr killing black men so much that the community was fed up. They protested and they came in the middle of the street , the whole squad guns drawn, dogs and all. The community stood together side by side and made a wall. The police drew their guns ready to shoot and the community dropped to their knees, right there in the STREET and began to pray. The police were furious and as they began to pull the triggers NOTHING CAME OUT! The Prayers of Our People STOPPED THEM! They Prayed to a God that is Real, Alive and WILL Fight on OUR Behalf if we trust Him. People ask what is missing from our society, our community, our people ? I will tell you, we wanna be “Woke” instead of WAKE UP to the Truth that We Need God, We NEED Prayer to return to our communities, our schools, we need meetings in our homes, shut-ins in our churches, revivals! This matter is our SIGN , telling us God is Missing!!!
People talk about retaliation but how can you retaliate without a plan? A strategy? God is the plan and He will and can give us that IF we Humble ourselves and recognize, We Need Him! Without Him we will continue to fight aimlessly, beating our chest and throwing fire in the air with no direction.
“If my people who are called by my name shall HUMBLE themselves and PRAY, Seek My Face, Turn from their Wicked Ways, THEN will I hear from heaven, forgive their sin and Heal Their Land”
2 Chronicles 7:14
“For the Kingdom suffers violent but the violent take it by force” Matthew 11:12
“For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be earthquakes in various places, and there will be famines and troubles. These are the beginnings of sorrows.” Matthew 13:8
” Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.”Matt 13:30-31
We Need God to Help Us, To Deal with This, To Stop This! He Hates Injustice and Values Human Life!
Or will you continue to desire to be “Woke” and let the enemy of this world distract you with rhetoric and things that “sound” good to keep you from recognizing The One who can step in and declare “Peace Be Still”?
Or haven’t you Enough Yet…
Eric Garner Alton Sterling Sandra Bland Tamir Rice Trayvon Martin (There’s So Many More! #AlwaysSayTheirNames)