|Isaiah 1:18..Though your sins are like|
scarlet, they shall be white as snow..
Straddling the fence between worldly living and holy living is what Sister Tubbs calls living in the pink...just a tinge of Jesus' blood characterizes our life...we're not completely low-down and heathenish, we just slip in and out of sin periodically! We show up for church every Sunday, but hide out in the corners and the balcony because we don't want anyone to smell the weed and liquor that still lingers after clubbing the night before! (That's living in the pink!)
Don't get me wrong...I know what it means to live in the pink! Denying my faith for a season of fleshly pleasure...but as my Mama used to say..."When you know better you do better!" 2015 should be a time to do better --DON'T THINK PINK...THINK RED...THE COLOR OF CHRIST'S PRECIOUS BLOOD (Hebrews 9:22) Without it Where would we be?
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Pretty convicting isn't it? I've met this wonderful author and dialogued with her a bit about her incredible insightful look into "church life" ion many urban black communities! All the sisters I know who have had a chance to read it say the same things..."These scenarios are so REAL!...I can relate to more than one of these stories!...We've got to do THIS one!!!
This is the kind of study that I pray will bring authenticity back to the church and bridge the generation gap between Old and New School Saints. It is an opportunity to look back (in a wholesome way) at our past, celebrate the present, and joyfully look forward to our future!
No longer do we have to walk through life with the stain of sin splattered on Christ's robe of righteousness! (Ephesians 4:22-26). No longer once we've tasted victory of the flesh need we feel condemned (Romans 8:1).
It's time to yank the masks off all those Super Saints and talk about some real needs in the church! As Sis. Pinky (a character in the book) says: "Don't let your past be your shame..turn it around and make it your testimony!"
UNTIL NEXT TIME...
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