Daily Devotion : Hosea 3 MSG

Hosea 3The Message

In Time They’ll Come Back

Then God ordered me, “Start all over: Love your wife again,
    your wife who’s in bed with her latest boyfriend, your cheating wife.
Love her the way I, God, love the Israelite people,
    even as they flirt and party with every god that takes their fancy.”

2-3 I did it. I paid good money to get her back.
    It cost me the price of a slave.
Then I told her, “From now on you’re living with me.
    No more whoring, no more sleeping around.
    You’re living with me and I’m living with you.”

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4-5 The people of Israel are going to live a long time
    stripped of security and protection,
without religion and comfort,
    godless and prayerless.
But in time they’ll come back, these Israelites,
    come back looking for their God and their David-King.
They’ll come back chastened to reverence
    before God and his good gifts, ready for the End of the story of his love.

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Combating Natural Hair Racism  

Combating Natural Hair Racism  

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.  

Prayer  

Father, help me to simply focus on you. In Jesus Name, Amen.   
 

Love Mixed With Faith,  

Apostle Diamond S. Chessier  

Reference Scriptures:  

Ezekiel 2:5-7  

Habakkuk 2:1-10 

Psalms 27:10 

Ephesians 6:4  

Galatians 5:19-21 

Time Stamp: April 12, 2022  

Copyright – Precious-Diamond Chessier  

VERSE OF THE DAY

Esther 10 New Living Translation (NLT)

The Greatness of Xerxes and Mordecai

10 King Xerxes imposed a tribute throughout his empire, even to the distant coastlands. His great achievements and the full account of the greatness of Mordecai, whom the king had promoted, are recorded in The Book of the History of the Kings of Media and Persia. Mordecai the Jew became the prime minister, with authority next to that of King Xerxes himself. He was very great among the Jews, who held him in high esteem, because he continued to work for the good of his people and to speak up for the welfare of all their descendants.

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