Monday Morning Inspiration

Monday Morning Inspiration

Good Morning My Beautiful Sisters.
I hope your day is off to an amazing start and that all is well with you and your families. Length alert ladies, but it is mostly due to scriptures and a quote.

Please pardon me for the delay in getting this week’s message to you. I was not feeling well but I had a message that I found on a t-shirt that I knew that I must share. Yes, you read it right, on a t-shirt.

Not only is this month Black History Month, it is also the month that we celebrate love. As I began to pray and think about both, I was reminded that many fought and interceded for minorities(for us) because they loved their people. They wanted us to have the equality and the rights that we deserved. The fighters include our ancestors and so many well-known civil rights activists who came before us.

I would venture to say that our generation is doing the same thing and while life for us is so much better, there is still much to be done. There is still so much to fight for. Yes, the fight looks different and it is somewhat easier because we can fight with our education. We can fight with our status. We can fight with our businesses. We can fight with our dollars. We can fight because we are needed in the workplace to give the appearance of diversity and inclusion. We can use our education, our status, our businesses, our dollars, and the color of our skin to make a difference in the lives of those coming behind us.

Let’s make our ancestors proud and follow the path they left or us. They gave their lives and set the stage, so certainly we can accomplish much more from where we are today.

We can Dream Like Martin, Inspire Like Obama, Fight Like Malcolm, Challenge Like Rosa, Write Like Maya, Build Like Madam CJ, Speak Like Frederick, Think Like Garvey, Educate Like W.E.B. Believe Like Thurgood, Lead Like Harriet, Love Like Jesus

I had to throw in love like Jesus. It was not on the t-shirt but it should be our hearts. So, my sisters, let’s continue to dream, inspire, fight, challenge, write, build, speak, think, educate, believe, lead and love.

Today’s Scriptures:
Hebrews 12:14
“14 Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness, no one will see the Lord.”

James 2:1-8
“1 My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism.
2 Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in filthy old clothes also comes in.
3 If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, “Here’s a good seat for you,” but say to the poor man, “You stand there” or “Sit on the floor by my feet,”
4 have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?
5 Listen, my dear brothers and sisters: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him?
6 But you have dishonored the poor. Is it not the rich who are exploiting you? Are they not the ones who are dragging you into court?
7 Are they not the ones who are blaspheming the noble name of him to whom you belong?
8 If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right. ”

A very fitting quote from Dr. Alveda King about her ancestors:
“But they believed, therefore we can believe. And I tell people all the time, it used to be in every generation, the Bible says teach this to your children and your children’s children. And teach it in every generation. I even wrote a poem for generations to come and have drawn pictures about it. However, along with teaching it in every generation — and I’m still doing that with grandchildren now — we have to reteach truths every decade. If you wait three decades, that’s 30 years, and you go back and you try to ask people, do you remember when, they don’t remember when. So, these truths now must be taught and demonstrated in every decade.”

Enjoy “We All Bleed The Same” performed by Mandisa featuring TobyMac and Kirk Franklin.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEzCQBwQkdA
Mandisa ft. TobyMac, Kirk Franklin – Bleed The Same (Official Lyric Video)
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Enjoy “Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around” performed by Howard’s Gospel Choir.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYP5LGLxhLY
Howard Gospel Choir – Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around
The Alexandria Harmonizers Gospel Show at Schlesinger Auditorium
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Have an amazing day my sisters! Love you all!

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