As I was thinking about how I wanted to word this post, I thought about the video that has been circulating on the Internet with a cute little girl reciting Maya Angelou’s Poem “Hey Black Child.” A link this video: Click here.
The more I read, study, and apply the word to my life, I found myself asking the question “Who am I?” Before I would describe myself as a wife, mother of 2 handsome boys, beautiful, and intelligent. As God began to open my spiritual eyes, this question took on an entirely different meaning. His response was simply, “I am!” Every time I pray, I ask God to use me however he sees fit, because I am his willing vessel. Once you have a true encounter with God, you change. You don’t want to go back to that “struggle” lifestyle that you had before. The more I learn, the more my faith has grown.
Hebrews 11:1 “Faith is assurance of things hoped for”
When you go back and study the chosen people of God, the Israelites, time and time again you will see how they fell short of his glory by turning their backs on God. Allowing others to influence them and eventually they forget who they are. This made me want a deeper understanding of who I really am. If you read the book of Deuteronomy chapters 27-29. God made it very clear of his expectations of his people. Because we are a rebellious people, we have brought generational cursing on ourselves. God never intended for his people to be weak-minded. He intended for us to be leaders and not followers.
Deuteronomy 28:9-10 “The Lord shall establish thee a holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the Lord thy God, and walk in his ways, ALL PEOPLE OF THE EARTH SHALL SEE THAT THOU ART CALLED BY THE NAME OF THE LORD, AND THEY SHALL BE AFRAID OF THEE.”
God lives within us, so when he says I am, we have all the power we need within us to make mountains move. Before my spiritual eyes were awakened, I thought about mountains as real, physical, rocky mountains literally. But, he means we have the power to speak to any weapon that is formed against us and tell IT SHALL NOT PROSPER. Romans 8:31 “If God is for us, who can ever be against us?” He has given us all power and authority over this Earth. If you think about it, If everyone had this mentality, and we all ban together, think of how powerful we would be. All these materialistic things we are chasing after, does not matter. You will not be able to take any of that with you when you die, so why are we making those our idols? Why are we so envious of what others have? God has already promised us if we seek him first that he will supply our every need and he will give us the desires of our heart. Matthew 6:33 “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” So why are you still struggling? That unhappy feeling that you have, that is God wanting to fill you up with his power. Rise up oh Holy Nation, Rise up because it is time.
We have the power to speak life over any dead situation. We have the power to open doors that weren’t even there to open. Why?? Because 1 John 4:4 tells us “Greater is he that is in you, than he is in the world!” Knowledge is power. Time to fall on our face and get in his word because we are running out of time. “Wherefore, as I live, saith the Lord God; Surely, because thou hast defiled my sactuary with all thy detestable things, and with all thine abominations, therefore will I also diminish thee, neither shall mine eye spare, neither will I have any pity” -Ezekiel 5:11
So, hey black child, do you know do you really, really know… “Who am I?”
I am set above all other nations. I am Royalty. I am a queen in God’s kingdom. I am a part of a holy nation. I am starting a legacy. I am a generational curse breaker. I am liberated. I am powerful. I am unshaken. I am living on God’s promises. I am born again. I am set free. I am brand new. I am the God that dwells within me. I am….