Two days ago, My dear sister, kim Petitt shared her personal experience as a mother raising a Black son in the 21st Century. Please read her short post HERE. We can’t trust our governments to protect our children. They are failing every child regardless of race. While some local churches are speaking up through the One Race Movement, others have chosen to be silent. Silence speaks louder than words in this case. To be quiet when people are killed for their skin color is to be a part of the problem, a facilitator. This has been going on since the days of Martin Luther King Jr. and I believe the silence of the church inspired this quote:
“ In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. “
Those who are silent ignorantly believe that they will not be affected. That’s a lie. A child who is denied access to good education, whose parents are killed or unjustly jailed, and economically affected by racial injustice may become a criminal tomorrow. They or someone they love dearly may someday have an encounter with that criminal created by racial injustice. It will be too late. Everyone should keep this in mind.
The spirit of racism is a spirit of bondage. The racist is in bondage to fear, he or she fears the potential of others to rule. The racist lives in fear and torment that another is more powerful and will take his or her place. The fear the racist feels is unfortunately being transferred. We cannot let that continue.
While we wait and fight for change, we can do the following and not allow fear to consume us:
Enforce victory over fear by resisting fear and trusting God: God hasn’t given us the spirit of bondage to fear. On that basis, we must resist the spirit of fear. Once we give in to fear, we have given the enemy a place in our lives and he can use fear to control the outcome of events. When fear creeps in, rebuke it and say these out loud: “My household belongs to Jesus”, “I am no longer a slave to fear, I am a child of God”, “The enemy can’t take me out, he cannot destroy my seed”, “If God be for me, who can be against me”. Enforce your victory by renewing your mind with God’s word and making positive confessions from God’s word.
We must learn to trust God to take care of our children. The God we serve is omnipresent, omniscient, and omnipotent. We can depend on Him. I know bad things happen to good people but that’s not what God has asked us to focus on. God said we should trust and put our hope in Him and we will not be ashamed (Psalm 25:3). Let’s focus on that.
Teach children about the kingdom of God and their royal identity: When we discuss racial injustice and racism with our children, it is also very important to let them know they belong to God’s kingdom and this makes them peculiar, royal, unique, powerful, unstoppable, and a threat to the enemy (1 Peter 2:9). Let them know that the devil is very scared of them and God lives in them, so they should not live in fear.
Support non-violent groups advocating racial justice: Groups such as the One Race Movement and Live Free USA advocate racial equality in communities. They empower individuals to influence policy change and implement non-violent strategies for addressing racial injustice. This will help you pray more strategically.
Pray: Talk to God about your fears and ask Him to help you. Release those angels and God’s favor upon your children. Pray for your communities. Pray for the racists, that they will experience the love of Jesus. The truth is that it takes God’s grace and love to transform the racist mind. Pray that racists will come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior, that they will receive a new heart. Pray that justice will prevail as racist laws, agendas, and policies are exposed.
As for me and my house, we will not live in fear. We will pray for our communities, cities, and nations. We are not helpless. Hope and freedom is in Christ, Jesus.
I love you with the love of Christ.
Thank you for reading.
Amen! As for me and my house, we will not bow into fear.
Such powerful advice and encouragement. Definitely saving this post for re reading.
God bless you sis for writing this post and thank God for His wisdom
Thank you for reading and commenting. God bless you sis. We have victory over everything that seeks to destroy us and our children! 🙏
So sad that children experience racism and also so sad that adults experience it.
God expresses his artistry through the diversity in his creation. Just as flowers look different and yet are all beautiful, so it is with people. We may look different but are beautiful creations of God.
Amen! Thank you for your empathy and comment. There are no Jews or gentiles, black or white, color or not colored in Jesus. We may look different but we all bleed red, we were beautiful creations and we all need Jesus. Thank you big brother!♥️♥️♥️♥️
Such a sad truth that racism does exists. As a mum myself I want to protect my son from ever experiencing something like that.
A very thought provoking post. Blessings to you.
Thank you for the comment. We can trust God to protect our children ♥️
I am sharing your post little sister
Thank you big brother for sharing and using your platform to promote racial justice for the protection of families. God bless you! ♥️ Your voice and empathy will not be forgotten!
Glad to do so 🙂
amen Temi 🙂 As a mom of girls, I had no idea of the trials young black men encountered until my friend, who is a mom of only boys shared with me 🙂 I was shocked! and very disappointed. Of course I’ve had reason to realize that girls are not exempted either from this racial divide. Love your post, my friend. Thanks for speaking up; may the Lord bless you
Amen. Thank you for the insightful comment. ♥️
Brilliant post! Thank you for sharing.
Thank you ♥️
It’s so sad that children go through racism😢. Thanks for sharing this powerful post. It is very helpful. And as parents we need to always pray for our children and make them know that they belong to the kingdom of heaven.
It is heartbreaking. Children are losing their parents and some are being victimized. Yeah! We need to empower our children and those in our sphere of influence.
Thank you for the reminder to not allow fear to rule in my household. Racism is a subject that my husband and I have talked about more heavily because of our son.
Thank you for the comment. I am glad you found this post useful. ❤️
Sighs. May God really help our world today. And we get to see that we are all One body in Him.
I remember a movie I watched and the coach had to tell the boys he was coaching that “We only have one race, which is the human race – no white or black”.
Thanks for sharing this sis. 💗
I like the One Race concept! God help us🙏
Love is fearlessness and Fear is lovelessness .
Reblogged this on Christian Mommas and commented:
In light of the racial tension in the United States and the giant of fear weighing on the hearts of African-American mothers, it is important to reblog this post. Mothers, we have a role to play in the fight against racism. Since racism is learned, we need to teach our children to treat everyone with love and respect regardless of their race. Quit sowing seeds of hate and racial bias in your home. Let’s do a heart-check and ask God to rid us of pride and the sin of racism.
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