I went back to my office. I sat down. Then people came running into my office asking me what did I do to her. I said nothing. I said I would pray for her to change her wicked ways. They said the woman was admitted into the emergency room screaming and seizuring.
That made me think. I got really scared. Up until this point I never saw a direct correlation between silent protest for justice, and the power of prayer. I was humbled by it.
From that day forward I promised to watch my words.
And to be careful about my prayers, God listens.
I knew that God sees me, hears me and does take action when it comes to me.
I know he does that for me and he does that and more for you.
Today, I am more mature in my walk as a Christian. I wouldn't walk up to someone and tell them I am praying for them. I would just pray silently for God to intervene in the situation, take away my anger and for the best outcome to happen. And then I show up, without stress, worry or concern and let God handle the rest. People have seen other people yell and scream at me and me not raise my voice. React. I hear them out. Then I patiently respond and remain professional. People ask me don't I feel weak? Don't I get angry? Don't I want to punch the person in the face? And I say to them, I am not in charge of this situation, God is. God has never failed me and he will avenge me in this situation. And you will see it. And sure as my legal maiden name is Charmaine Day justice comes to pass.
So if you find yourself in the midst of a situation where someone is attacking you, don't think that there isn't power in prayer. Your prayer is the most powerful weapon that you can evoke. Its power reaches beyond this situation and sometimes generations in terms of outcomes. You are not a victim but victorious.
On another note of silent protest, I am boycotting the NFL by not watching any football games or sports commentary on football because the NFL owners have not hired Colin Kaepernick because of his silent protest against police brutality and racism. I realized that right now I am witnessing a man who took a righteous stand be persecuted as a result. That's not right. I will continue to boycott until Colin Kaepernick is gainfully employed as a quarterback in the NFL.
I am praying for Colin's protest against police brutality and racism to bring changes in America.
Colin Kaepernick is our generations Muhammad Ali.
There is power in prayer.
There is power in silent protest.
I wrote this in September 2017. Three years later Colin still is unemployed by the NFL and I am still boycotting the NFL. Colin Kaepernick has become a symbol and leader for ending racism and police brutality. Today, May 2020 we are in the middle of a pandemic and the one thing occurring is more and more police brutality against African Americans. George Floyd lost his life. And that was the straw that broke our collective backs.
Feelings of anger, rage, anxiety, and a deep exhaustion that this exists is felt by all. Riots, national guard, curfews on top of being told to stay home to stay healthy.
You may wonder what can I do? Pray. Be non-violent. Use the power of your vote and where you choose to spend your money, time and resources to make changes occur. Be the change you want to see occur. Use the power of prayer, vote and personal choice to influence this crisis. Spend on purpose with a purpose. Vote for people who will make change occur and will fight to end systematic racism.
If you know an institution is racist, like the NFL, boycott them. Don't spend your money with them. Don't watch their programs. Vote. Pray. Use your mind to fight this fight. In all things remember God is in control. Pray to him.
After 3 years, I still believe there is power in silent protest. I still believe in the power of prayer and personal choice to make change occur.
My prayer for today is that you and your family remain healthy, safe, and come to a place of peace in the midst of this crisis in the name of Jesus Christ according to Luke 1:37 "for with God nothing shall be impossible!" Amen
Until next time, take care of yourself and stay special!!!
Sincerely your pastor,
Pastor, Unlimited Help Online Ministry