Uncomfortable image, I know. It makes me want to cover her up. I cry for her. What has you enslaved? Eating disorders enslaved me. Need for control and attention did also. Sexual abuse tried to hold me down. Religion nearly won. Fear was my biggest
In my neighbor’s home, slavery exists.
My hometown funds slavery's power to rule us under the guise of entertainment and materialism. It should be exposed.
Our capital of Auckland (we may be Middle Earth, but there are NO
ORKS IN AUCKLAND), has engrained like mold a system of slavery strong enough to dim the lights of complacent Christians. We cannot let it remain this way.
In our world, we have such corruption that the most literal form of slavery is larger than it
ever has been in history. We can fight it!
Doing your part, to advertise your stand against the chains that bind, can be as easy as adding a link to your Facebook page, or Tweeting your position in the birdsong of social media. Alternatively, you might
compose a poem and read it to your youth group or church. You might enjoy selling biscuits and donating the funds to an antislavery campaign.
I have written a book. It just happens to be where my passion is, and God seems to have given His approval.
Talking about slavery at work, or to your children at home, will open ears and eyes to the dark power that is raping our neighbors, our countrymen and our minds.
Be a part of stopping it.
Be a word that when joined to nouns of hope,
adjectives describing how limitless hope is, and verbs that announce the work this ‘limitless hope’ is capable of – that a statement is formed by your specific group strong enough to break the power with the One Power that
is very much stronger. And let conjunctions join you and interjections add emotion – phew!
There is a Word that works in us. “Not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word
of God, which also effectively works in you who believe. (1 Thessalonians 2:13).
A WORKING word. Active. Productive. In YOU. A word of truth. The truth is, no one has to stay enslaved.
Use whatever skills you have and
God will bring them to the right people. Become a stain of red, oozing determinedly through your society to bring awkward awareness and a sense of justice and deep understanding regarding all the forms of slavery we can be freed from. Stain the minds of everyone
who know you, with a dye they cannot wash away in consumerisms sea of distraction.
Pray. Get your face to the floor and plead with God to place a hunger in you that burns for what is in His heart. Do this often.
Think about what enslaves YOU,
and then what it would be like to live free.
Become for a moment, a stolen girl ripped away from her village with fears beating fiercely in her mind. Travel with her through hunger, beatings, rape, isolation and pain of every kind. Watch her watch nearby
neighbors dying with no hope, no clue. Be the hand that holds out her freedom.
Freedom can come from you.
God watches us, our innocence stripping away; world’s anxieties drummed strongly in our mind. He travels through our hungers, the
rape of our soul; He feels every pain like it was never only mine. A freer’s hand reaches out, powerfully with the key. We can unlock the chains inside us, and then our life will truly be!'
I am not sure how that came to be almost poetic, but
please let your word read something meaningful in the book of life. There are so many great words and languages to choose from.
Jesus wants us set free NOW, so we can be used to set others free.