But in that coming day no weapon turned against you will succeed. You will silence every voice raised up to accuse you. These benefits are enjoyed by the servants of the LORD; their vindication will come from me. I, the LORD, have spoken! – Isaiah 54:17
Shopping While Being A Black Christian
Whew… This is a post I really kind of do not want to write because again… I am private. This is for my African American followers! So, as some of you know I am multi-cultural. My man made me take a DNA test because he did not believe I was fully black (he was right). I swore up and down I was all Black but apparently not. The test confirmed that I am Nigerian, Irish, British, Mayan, Argentine, Native American, Bolivian, and Peruvian among some other things.
Follow along as much as you can while I write this.
So I have natural hair (which is why he thought I was mixed because of my hair). My hair does this thing where it is like straight like white people but half-way thick like I am Black… Yeah. But anyways, I was praying and one day God begin to speak to me and he said “stop using the conditioner that you are using because it is racist”.
So, as I am praying, I am sooooo stunned. Because I’m like God, but I have been using it for years. Fastforward as I am doing some shopping, the Lord told me to look at a particular section and it was the “Ethnic” section and there it was … A horse shampoo in the “Ethnic section.” Then God told me to walk to the other “regular” section where typically people of Caucasian descent shop at. To my surprise all the minerals and things we as Black people need for our hair is in their shampoo… but not in ours… we get a horse for our hair products, and they get flowers and watermelon.
The reason I did not want to write this is because I do not tell people what I personally use because some people online are simply weird. But God wanted me to say this. There is no reason that black hair products should have animals on it such as monkeys and horses… But the others do not. I am going to put a picture to show the difference. We need to stop supporting these so-called beauty companies that compare black hair to animals.
Father, help me to simply focus on you. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Learn to do good; Seek justice, Reprove the ruthless, Defend the orphan, Plead for the widow. – Isaiah 1:17 NASB 1995
Breaking Free From Toxic Family Members
Truth be told a lot of people are involved with toxic family members. There are so many people who are bound by “family secrets” and “what happens in my house stays in my house”. Ultimately it produces a toxic environment for children, and it incubates generational curses.
Sad to say modern day churches are very ignorant to the trauma of these type of family environments. Understand that the enemy can use anything if someone gives the devil a foot hold (Ephesians 4:27). Yes, God does preach forgiveness, but he did not tell us believers to keep allowing abusive family members into our life.
Despite what people believe God does HATE things and he does HATE certain types of people. Don’t believe me? Look at the verse below.
King James Version
16 These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
Your Breakthrough Is Breaking OUT
You have to know when to let go of abusive and toxic family members. God tells us in His wonderful word that after you warn them, and they don’t change have nothing to do with them. Look and READ the verse below for yourself.
New International Version
10 Warn a divisive person once, and then warn them a second time. After that, have nothing to do with them. 11 You may be sure that such people are warped and sinful; they are self-condemned.
I Am Telling You Something That I Have Had To Do Myself
One I am not a hypocrite. Two I had to do this myself. My relatives by blood are some of the most ignorant and abusive people you would ever meet. There was a point in my life that I listened to someone tell me that I need to reconcile with them, and it was the worst mistake I could have ever made. The blessings that God had for me was bound up because I had the wrong people around me at that time. In that dark time in my life, I learned to always obey God. The Word of God tells us that the enemy disguises himself as an angel of light. Also, warning does come before destruction. When God sets you free from abusive family member you must let them go or they will destroy the destiny seeds that God has placed inside of you.
Father, help your people to see the truth in their toxic family. Give people courage to come out of abuse. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Love Mixed With Faith,
Apostle Diamond S. Chessier
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