The photo is credited to the owner, Xavier Horton. Using some of his photos for my Soul Searching blog in 2023 is an answered prayer, and I thank God for blessing us this way. As I looked at this photo, I received multiple downloads about our history and a series was birthed out of those downloads. To God be the glory!
Psalm 78: 1-4 NIV states, “My people, hear my teaching; listen to the words of my mouth. I will open my mouth with a parable; I will utter hidden things, things from of old—things we have heard and known,
things our ancestors have told us. We will NOT hide them from their descendants; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, His power, and the wonders He has done.”
As a nation under God, our legacy extends far beyond our founding fathers. Our legacy begins with the Father; therefore, we should not fear the past or dare to rewrite our history because He is our foundation, the Rock on which we stand. We are rooted in His love! During this series, we will research difficult times and complicated people in history; however, we will not be shaken by the trouble in our past because our focus will be on the OVERCOMER! When Jesus Christ prepared to send the twelve disciples out to spread the gospel, He said, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33 NIV). I’ve said it once and I will say it again. He overcame biases, such as stereotypes, prejudices, and discrimination on the cross! I declare and decree that we no longer walk in shame or live in fear of the past. Our trials in America will be our greatest testimonies. We will use them to testify to the next generation about the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord. Just think about it. Then, go to the Father and pray about it.
#Soul Searching with Our Father#
Coming Up Next: Part 1: Peter, the Prejudice One
Full disclosure! I did not intend for this series to be this long, and I’m not sure how long it will be at this point! Statistics tell me that our attention spans can range from 2 seconds to 20 minutes. Yikes! Someone just left the conversation already. Well, I had a choice to make. Yield to statistics or yield to our Father’s will. So, here we are! It’s week one and I was led to create a five day blog post about Peter. I titled it, Peter, The Prejudice One. Let’s get started…