Social Responsibility

September 3rd, 2013

Social Responsibility

August 5th, 2010

HEY BLACK AMERICA. WANT CHANGE? LET’S DO

SOMETHING DIFFERENT.  REPENT!!!

       Albert Einstein once said “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”.  Such is the case of Black America. We desire change, yet on some fronts it continues to allude us.

     We want change in our circumstances; change in our finances; change in our health; change in our jobs; and change in our credit scores. We want more income, but grumble when we have to tithe or support the church. We want perfect health, yet throughout the day we intake all sorts of addictive products and substances in our bodies, both legal and illegal.  We want our wayward husband to stop being wayward, but yet take every opportunity to disrespect his manhood and call him everything except a child of God. We want our women to treat us like “Kings”, yet we demean and treat them like “Ws”.

     We want our boys and girls to get an education, yet we are too busy to participate in and model the learning process.  We want our young girls to act like little ladies, yet we dress them up at 6, 7 and 8 years of age in provocative clothing like they are going to the “club.”  We want our young men to respect womanhood, yet we encourage them to show women their “A” by their pants hanging to the ground. We want crime to be eradicated in our neighborhoods, yet we buy stolen goods every day. Oh no? Can you say bootleg!!!

     We want racism toward us as a people to be abolished, yet each day we practice racism against each other just because a person is not from our same tribe (hood).  Then we further this nonsense of racism against our own by insisting that the light skin (house Negro) is better than the dark skin (field Negro). We want the “N” word removed from everyone else’s vocabulary, (except ours), yet when we use it, it becomes a term of endearment. Insanity!!!

      We want God to provide that new house or that new car; to provide that faithful husband or respectful wife; to provide food on the table or that better paying job…or a job; and to provide happiness and enjoyment in “this” life; yet we willfully disobey God and do that which He asks us not to do. We rob; we steal; we murder; we fornicate and commit adultery; we lie and we back-bite; and then when we finally get a job we won’t work.  Our list goes on and on.   We have become a sinful people. And yet we are constantly seeking God’s blessings.  Bless me….Bless us…and then we wonder why our prayers go unanswered!!!

      Again if you want real change in your life, in your family, in your community, in your world….do something different.  REPENT!!!  Stop the madness!!!  As a people let’s repent of our willful sin (evil ways). We all know what we are doing wrong.  We all know what we should be doing. Confess it, repent of it, and then turn away from it.  

     If your way is not working out for you, try this recipe or prescription for change.  It reads as follows:  

     “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray, confess their sins, turn from their wicked ways then I will hear from Heaven forgive their sins and heal their land.” This prescription for change is found in scripture at II Chronicles 7v14.

      So let’s stop our insanity.  Let’s do something different, as individuals and collectively as an African American people.  Repent.  And then let’s walk in obedience with our God, who delivered us from slavery and who brought us to the mountain top. 

      I am not the author of this recipe or this prescription; but the One who is, our Holy God, promises that you will be satisfied with the results.  By the way, the scripture states that as we seek His face, and humble ourselves then He will Hear from Heaven, forgive us of our sin and get this…heal our land  i.e. CHANGE!!!  But first, He’s got to HEAR us and I submit to you, with our dirty hands, that ain’t HAPPENING!!!  Only then can we anticipate and expect a different result… that change that we desire!!! 

      For more information on how to enact this change in your life, visit our website @ 2nd Chronicles 7v14.Org. 

      Black America lets regain our senses and turn our Communities right side up. T/t/y/l.

bro.grant                                                                                                                                                               2nd Chronicles 7v14 Family

Togetherness

July 25th, 2010

The concept of racial harmony is one that has perplexed the great thinkers of this and other generations. Why are some races able to cohesively exist, build the great societies of past and leave legacies while others are destined to internal strife and class and gender warfare. This is a question I am not nearly competent to answer.  I can however offer a theory that was offered to me by someone far more learned than I. He called it race vs. tribe. It goes like this.  For a white person to help another white person you need only be another white person; for a black person to help another black man you must be not only black but belong to his particular sub group or “tribe” or hood thus creating instant gangs, and class warfare. It is a concept I would love to hear your comment on.

 
Donn Kizzee
2nd Chronicles 7v14 Ministeries Family

Success What is it

July 24th, 2010

A reporter recently asked basketball great Michael Jordan his opinion of the Lebron James saga. His response was thought provoking. He said and I am paraphrasing “when I played we measured our success by playing against and beating the best not by playing with them.”

 That got me to thinking, what is the definition of success in the larger context. In athletics, especially on the collegiate level, the bar used to be not the number of Heisman candidates a program had, but the percentage of their athletes that left(graduated) with degrees. I venture to say without fear of contradiction, that this no longer true. I believe this to be no longer be true in society as well.

 A company’s predatory nature with regard to it’s competitors, determines it’s success, rather than for instance employee satisfaction. We measure personal success not by a relationship with our heavenly father but by the size of our house relative to our neighbor, and the number of cars in the garage.

 I wonder if success might not be better determined by getting on God’s page rather than on societies. Things to make you go hmmmmm.


Donn Kizzee
www.dreamstreetmediagroup.com

July 24th, 2010

Do Not Forfeit Victory
 
We are born into sin; corrupted mentally and physically over time. Stuck inside a slimy pit, but not to stay. With adverse circumstances and complex situations, there is hardly any concentration on the author of our faith and salvation. One may feel defeated, perplexed and in pain.  Yet, perseverance is more than a possibility it is a present reality. We may fall, but the race is about endurance. Trusting God is knowing he is and will always be in control!

Brian Sherrard
2nd Chronicles 7v14 Family

What is your Purpose?

July 13th, 2010

There is more to life than the stress of everyday life. More to life than following the lust of our eyes and heart, seeking to please ourselves. More to life than what tax bracket you are in and how prestigious your lifestyle may seem to be. More than selfish ambition, depression, disappointments, untimely loss of a loved one, diagnosis that challenges our health and faith, even more than the last breath we breathe.

Jesus Christ means more than anything and he is all we need. Patience can increase our faith if our hope lies in him. I pray we can show more gratitude and appreciation for what God has already done.  All things work together for good to them who are called according to his purpose. We all have a purpose but do not have lifestyles that are purpose driven.  What is your purpose?

Brian Sherrard

2nd Chronicles Family

God Is Faithful

July 5th, 2010

The season of summer is in full swing. When we find ourselves in the dry places of life mentally and spiritually, we become emotionally numb and can become self destructive. We as a people need to be more grateful and be aware that God saw fit to spare our lives, and give us another chance.  It is trials we have to go through. I know for myself that God is faithful when we refuse to give up on him  and when we feel like he may have forgotten. God is faithful even in our giving up on him.     
  
Brian Sherrard
2ndChronicles7v14
Family

Note to Self “Joy is a Choice or Attitude”

February 22nd, 2010

     I recently saw the following scribbled on a family members cabinet door.
     Tools God uses in changing us:

  1. His Word.
  2. His Holy Spirit.
  3. Our Circumstances.God disciplines those He loves in order to bring about a change of behavior or attitude.  We cannot control our circumstances as much as we may try to do so. God uses those circumstances, situations, difficulties, and heartaches to work out His purposes in our lives; to strenghten our faith.  Joy is a choice or a attitude that we get to choose and exhibit everyday!

Brothers and sisters lets make the right choice today.

bro grant

Finding Rest in God

February 19th, 2010

Hi friends.  A friend of mine shared this with me via e-mail on yesterday.  (author unknown to me.) I figured I would share it with you. What do you think? What about the Rest presented in Psalms 23? Feel free to comment, and invite others to do the same.  Thanks.

bro grant

February 17


Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be itated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.]—John 14:27

Concerning entering God’s rest I would like to say this: There is no such thing as “the rest of God” without opposition. To illustrate, let me share a story I once heard involving two artists who were asked to paint pictures of peace as they perceived it. One painted a quiet, still lake, far back in the mountains. The other painted a raging, rushing waterfall which had a birch tree leaning out over it with a bird resting in a nest on one of the branches.

 

Which one truly depicts peace? The second one does, because there is no such thing as peace without opposition. The first painting represents stagnation. The scene it sets forth may be serene; a person might be motivated to want to go there to recuperate. It may offer a pretty picture, but it does not depict “the rest of God.” Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you.” (John 14:27). His peace is a spiritual peace, and His rest is one that operates in the midst of the storm—not in its absence.

Jesus did not come to remove all opposition from our lives but rather to give us a different approach to the storms of life. We are to take His yoke upon us and learn of Him (See Matthew 11:29). That means that we are to learn His ways, to approach life in the same way He did. Jesus did not worry, and we do not have to worry either!

New on Board

February 16th, 2010

     I am excited to welcome Reverend Charles Richmond to the 2nd Chronicles Ministries family. Rev. Richmond is the Pastor of  Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church here in Houston, Texas.  Rev. Richmond will be a contributor to our daily and weekly blogs.  He is a true servant of our Lord and I look forward to working with him here at 2nd Chronicles Ministries.  Again, welcome Rev. Richmond.
bro. grant