Repost: @bennyajohnson ”Don’t believe the broken #media. The vast majority of the people on this #earth are just decent #men and #women who love their families and want to be safe. This is the only story from #Israel I need you to hear - a very #Israeli story about The #PromiseLand.”
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Dear burning ones, ⠀⠀
Fear is deceptive. It will lead you to fight false battles to protect you from facing the real ones.
The REAL YOU. The one you’ve been doubting all these years. Maybe you bought the lie hook line and sinker. Just like me?
After speaking in Tyler, TX two weeks ago I was sitting on my bed in Hampton Inn journaling over the previous night when I wrote words in ink. ⠀⠀
“You’re afraid of who you are.”
You’re afraid of the fire inside you. Your voice. The wild in you. Daughter, look up at me. I made you THIS way. It hurts me to watch you believe voices that tell you otherwise. ⠀⠀
You aren’t saying a complete yes to your sacred assignment little one. You’re not only a little one anymore, my love.
You’re a warrior. My misfit warrior. You are running from her. Have been for a long time. You know it takes you down a path many don’t or won’t go. And your afraid.
Last night you felt more at home than you ever have. ⠀⠀
You’ve fought battle after battle deeply feeling your “misfittedness” but that’s exactly the way my hands made you. My voice speaking you to live. ⠀⠀
You’ve bought the lies you can’t speak like them. That you didn’t look like them. You don’t sound like them. You don’t know how to make an outline. You don’t even want to use one. You ramble. Don’t speak in straight lines. You’re too old. It’s too late.
To much. To little. All of those are fears. All of those are lies. It’s insecurity. And man pleasing. Let me turn you around daughter? Come home to who I made you? It feels too late but it’s right on time. My time. ⠀⠀
You have my permission to own who you are. ⠀⠀
Little one, You’ve always had it. I’ve been waiting for you to catch it. See? Can you feel how deeply loved you are?
I’ve loved our adventure so far. I’ve loved watching you search me out. Watching you follow breadcrumbs. Holding you through the loss, disappointment and hurts. ⠀⠀
Sitting on a bed in a Tyler, TX Hampton Inn hotel I ate God’s breadcrumb of who I am. I stepped inside the fire within and it’s transforming everything. Inside and outside. ⠀⠀
A little backstory in comments🍞
I drew this earlier today with my niece & nephew sitting next to me...There’s not a thing I wouldn’t do for them. My own father broke his body for 30+ years as an electrician so his son could live out his dreams. I heard this man Oscar crossed a country and spent 2 months in a holding center to come here. I won’t pretend to be smarter than the next man and claim I have answers, but I do know life is special...No matter how old you are, whether it’s 1 week or 100 years...It doesn’t matter where you’re geographically located, it doesn’t matter what disability one may have, what color their skin is or what they believe...No matter what, people have the right to live. This man and his daughter aren’t just another statistic and even though I can’t get the image of them in the water out of my head, I hope this drawing will stick in yours and remember that this man did everything in his power to give his daughter a better life...I don’t know what my future holds, I honestly don’t...But if I had to carry my niece and nephew across a country so they could have a better life I would in a heartbeat... #nochildrenincages#mexico#unitedstates#life#family#art#digitalart#sketch#doodle#wacom#wakethegiant#riseup#sketchbook#immigration#promiseland#mexican#elsalvador
Caleb means “Dog” in Hebrew. Have you ever seen a dog eat meat? That’s the one time you wouldn’t wanna mess with it! They hold onto that piece of bone so tight, that even if you were it’s master, it won’t let you have it!
Caleb lived upto his name, when he adamantly held onto the promise of conquering the promise land, even when all the people (except Joshua) wanted to turn back to Egypt when faced with Giant sized problems! (See Num 13:26-33)
He said, “Let’s go up and take the land - now. We can do it.” (V30)
The result was he was one of the only 2 (3 including Joseph’ bones) who entered the promise land!
Like Caleb let’s hold on to what God said and never let go! - Samuel Anand
I had the pleasure of reviewing Blinded By The Light for @backstreetsmag in April. I hadn’t posted it but I’ve been getting asked if i like the movie or have seen it. Here’s my review as best as i can screen grab for IG. Spoiler alert: i said it was great. One update i said #PromiseLand was from the broadway show but it was actually from a solo performance at Lincoln memorial. So fake news on me for that. #blindedbythelightmovie @gurinder.chadha #estreetradio#springsteen@sarfrazmanzoor
Happy birthday to the General of the #UNIA of the #RedBlackGreen#MarcusGarvey to Unite over 1M of Black men and women in America . His vision and voice was of truth and justice for our people. Who stood in the face of the leaders of the KKK and has raised millions of dollars for the #BLACKSTARLINER to divine freedom as #Moses leading the Israelites to the #promiseland. Thanks for your leadership #KingMarcusGarvey resting in Mt Zion til his troops find their way home. #history#knowledgeispower
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Happy birthday to the General of the #UNIA of the #RedBlackGreen#MarcusGarvey to Unite over 1M of Black men and women in America. His vision and voice was of truth and justice for our people. Who stood in the face of the leaders of the KKK and has raised millions of dollars for the #BLACKSTARLINER to divine freedom as #Moses leading the Israelites to the #promiseland. Thanks for your leadership #KingMarcusGarvey resting in Mt Zion til his troops find their way home. #history#knowledgeispower
God gave Abraham a promise - that his descendants, though they would be enslaved in Egypt, will be delivered by his mighty hand and blessed through it all with the Promise land!
Joseph believed this promise 275 years later and asked the people of Israel to take his bones with them when they leave Egypt and enter the promise land. (Read Gen 50:25)
This promise was fulfilled but only 350 years later!
However, neither Joseph nor the people of Israel gave up on the promise God gave so long ago!
In the same way every promise God gave us has a long lifespan! So we must never loose Hope! Remember he is a promise keeping God! He is not a man that he should lie! - Pastor Samuel Anand
Yes! Instead of crying in the wilderness shout for joy that this journey God is leading you through is to prepare for your promise land! The Israelites were focusing on the wilderness and being ungrateful. Instead what they should of been was relieved that even though they are In the wilderness they are not held captive anymore. This too shall pass and the promise land is near you just have to keep the faith and not walk by sight or fright!💕