Talk Is Cheap!

As I am scrolling through my newsfeed, I see funny posts,  motivational posts, deep personal posts, Scripture quotes but the predominant posts are all about U.S police brutality against black men, women and children.
Video clips showing absolute barberic, disgusting, appalling behaviour by police .

What, however I find even more disturbing is when I read comments people post under these videos, such as:”Only in America” or “stop playing the race card”(fellow black brother) or “why was he there to start with”.

If you are under the erroneous assumption that this only happens in the U.S I recommend you to start researching, reading and engaging more with your community as you will soon discover that this is happening in other parts of the world too.

If you’re of the opinion this isn’t about race, sorry to say, you’re part of the problem.  Do your research, look at the statics, think about ratio black people to white people. Think about the prison population, what’s the ratio again with regards to race but also what’s the ratio with regards to the criminal offence committed, the reason for incarceration.

As to why someone was in a certain place at a certain time, is down to Freedom of movement, free will, choice.

Now, for me personally, it’s disturbing my mind and emotions, making me feel restless , I know a call to  action is banging ferociously at door of my mind but what IS the right action, what will bring about the positive change!

I believe a new movement : GBE is on the right track.
Be part of positive, progressive black movement. Invest your time, your talents and gifts in your community and be part of the solution. We can break the cycle of oppression and abuse. After all, the dwarf can not withstand the giant! Join GBE.  Click on the link http://www.globalblackenterprises.com/signup_volunteers/Natasha.Noordzij.1074

#GBELONDON #blackunity #positiveblacklegacy #nomoredepravation #blackandexcellence #raiseaspirations #blackenterprises #BlackOwned #wemoveasone
#timeforactionisnow #protectourrace #unitedwestand #blacklivesmatter

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The Time Is Now, The Place Is Here!

Last week Saturday around this time I was sitting at the Holiday Inn Westfield, having a delicious breakfast with new friends I made, Rene Byrd and Cecilia Marquis. It was a prelude of the amazing lessons we we’re about to learn from our hosts Camilita Nuttall and Allan Sealy.
For me personally, it set of a series of events in my life during this whole week.
Some, which I experienced initially as painful but after further examination and careful consideration, were absolutely amazing. (I will elaborate on that another time).
As I said in my previous post, one of the things which was said, which leaped out for me, was to let go, interesting enough,  a few days previously, I wrote on my Facebook that, I have decided to let go and just do a free fall, whatever happens, happens.
And boy oh boy, little did I know how that statement was going to shake my world!  🙂
The other thing which I have been battling with for a long time is, merging my “science mind” with my “believers mind”.
It’s been a long standing internal conflict. Until, last Saturday, the way Allan Sealy, explained certain things from a biblical perspective but based on a scientific evidence, is just amazing.
All through Saturday and the rest of the week, two scriptures, keep coming up in my mind:

Deuteronomy 4:23-25New International Version (NIV)

23 Be careful not to forget the covenant of the Lord your God that he made with you; do not make for yourselves an idol in the form of anything the Lord your God has forbidden. 24 For the Lord your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.

25 After you have had children and grandchildren and have lived in the land a long time—if you then become corrupt and make any kind of idol, doing evil in the eyes of the Lord your God and arousing his anger,

I reckon certain events which have taken place are the Most High way of telling me he’s having none of it. Meaning, He won’t allow me to replace Him with an idol, in my case, a guy, yes you’ve read that correctly. For about 6 months,  this man became my god. I accepted all that came out of his mouth, until last Saturday, he (or rather God) dethroned himself.

Matthew 24:22New International Version (NIV)

22 “If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.

Surely we have noticed that the days appear to be so much shorter. I mean we’re already in July, it seems like Christmas was yesterday right?

I smile thinking about this, I know I am part of God’s chosen people but I haven’t really behaved like one for a very long time and I have suffered the consequences.  I can no longer afford to do that because I have 3 amazing children who are solely depending on me to get it right!

Time to pick up my sword and shield to fight not just for my future but those of my precious, prince and 2 princesses!