Sometimes we need a little lift in life by taking a look at ourselves. Life can be challenging at times; however, even in the challenges take time to live, laugh and be thankful. There is always something to be thankful for. Smile today. Laugh today. Tell someone that you care. Feel the warmth. Embrace the sunshine. Receive the love.
Sunday, January 19, 2014
A Poem " Why do you hate me?" Do you even know? Anointed Gifts "Remembering Rev. Martin Luther King Jr." 2014
Why do you hate me so? Do you even know? What did I ever do to you? Is it because of the color of my skin? You never know I could be your kin.
Shame on you.
I paid what was due.
This is a diverse world we live in
Think about it, again, I could be your kin
Before you turn me away
Get on your knees and pray
You don’t know if you will live to see another day
It would be a shame if you died in your sleep
Without a chance for your soul to belong to God to keep
Then it would be too late
As you climbed the stair way to heaven’s Gate,
You hear a voice that whispers “You don’t belong up there.”
I gave you a chance to love, yet you choose a hatred stare
Your place is down below
Where all the Racists Go
Repentance would have saved your soul
You were told
Yet, you turn it away and chose to keep your hate instead
Now it’s too late because you are dead.
Hell isn’t a place you chose to be or so you thought
Yet, when you chose to walk in hatred, hell was what you
Jesus made it plain, the fruit of the spirit is love
Hatred/Racism is not a white dove that flies in from above
For anyone out there who finds themselves in a place where
they don’t like someone of the opposite race, it’s not too late to ask God for
help. Hatred is not of the Lord. Maybe someone of a different race or
nationality did something to hurt or offend you and you find yourself hating
all people of that background, when in essence they did nothing to you. It’s the same thing if a woman or man was
hurt by another woman or man and chooses to view all men and women the same
way, rather than getting to know each person on an individual level.
This world will end; it may be a while before it does. Yet our time on this earth will come to an
end. Where do you want to spend
eternity? God is not a God of
hatred. Satan on the other hand is a
deceiver. Ask yourself which God are you
serving? There is only one God and He is
not a God of hate in spite of what the world may dictate. If you are a person that is operating in
racism and hatred, that is not of God. John
3:16-17 “ For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son that who so ever believes in Him
should not perish but have everlasting life.” For God did not send His Son into the world to
condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”
Don’t go to your grave without taking steps to let go and
let God. I Peter 5:7 “Casting all your
care upon Him, for He cares for you.” Let’s
us walk in the fruits of the spirit.
Galatians 5:22-25 “But the fruit of the
Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. And those who are Christ’s have crucified the
flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one
God is a God of second chances. It isn't his desire for us to hate one another but rather to love as Christ loved us. Hatred can lead to other un holy actions such as violence, abuse and in many cases murder. Love on the other hand restores what hatred tears down. Loves unifies. Hatred divides.
I Corinthians 13-3-8 "And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned,[a] but have not love, it profits me nothing. Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up;does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails."
II 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."
By Rev. Dale Birdsong.
Jesus loves us so. Praise God for the many people who do operate and live their lives as Christ as called us to live in love desiring a better world. Truly this is a blessing. However, for the countless many others who still operate in a place of darkness, God sees and desires freedom for all His children. I praise God, that over the years He has blessed me to be surrounded by beautiful people that love Him. Lately I have witness such a rise of hatred and racism across this country and into outer parts of the world. My heart cries out to God for deliverence thanking Him for His mercy and Grace. It's a matter of choice. I pray that this piece will bless those who read it to know that God desires our heart. As we surrender to God; He is the only one that can truly set us free, even in those things we didn't know we needed to be free from. Read Psalms 139 & Psalms 24 when time permits. Be blessed my brothers and Sisters In Jesus name. Love, Dale.
Praise God for those freedom fighters such as Rev. Martin Luther King'.. May he rest in Peace.