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Erykah badu sermon this is pretty deep

Erykah Badu Sermon ( This is pretty deep :)

Sit Back And Enjoy!


Erykah badu sermon this is pretty deep

The AME church Women's Missionary Society had a Sister's Summit in February at Bethel AME, in San Diego. The Speaker was Pastor Joann Browning from Ebenezer AME in Fort Washington, Maryland. When she stepped to the podium to speak, she told the women of the need to let go of their baggage. (i.e., grown children still in the home, abusive husbands, etc.)


Erykah badu sermon this is pretty deep

Her speech referenced Erykah Badu's song "Bag Lady", and then she played the song in its entirety and was groovin' to it. (900 women in attendance) said the place was "On Fire!!!!".


Erykah badu sermon this is pretty deep

Reverend Joann then preached her sermon from the song.  Here's the gist of the sermon....

By now, we've all heard Erykah Badu's "Bag  Lady". This song is a prime example of the healing powers of music, lessons in lyrics, and a message in the music. It serves as a wake-up call to women everywhere. And none of us are exempt. From the very first verse to  fade out, the words resonate.


Bag lady you gon hurt your back draggin all them bags like that

"Bag Lady, you gon' hurt your back, draggin' all them Bags like that...."


Erykah badu sermon this is pretty deep

Sermon

Holding on to pain, hurt, anger, and disappointment manifests itself in our bodies. The end result runs the gamut from chronic illnesses to life threatening diseases. Sooner or later, our baggage causes our bodies to give out.


Erykah badu sermon this is pretty deep

"Bag Lady, you gon' miss your bus. You can't hurry up "cause you've got too much stuff..."


Erykah badu sermon this is pretty deep

Sermon

When we spend our time focusing on negative people and negative experiences, we end up missing opportunities and blocking our blessings. We can't see the future because we're too busy living in the past. Meanwhile our perpetrators go on living their lives; oblivious to the hurt they've caused.


Erykah badu sermon this is pretty deep

So why are we really hurting? "When they see you comin', {they just} Take off runnin...."


Erykah badu sermon this is pretty deep

Sermon

How many relationships have come together on crutches? Most women know they have no business getting involved when there are unresolved issues within. Still, due to fear of being alone, or of 'missing out' on a good man, we cover our wounds with tight hairdos, beautiful clothes, and a fake smile. For going ahead into an alliance with someone who has no idea we're still hurting over what that so-and-so did to us in 1995, or over the father that never came home.


Erykah badu sermon this is pretty deep

As time passes, the wounds get harder and harder to hide. When they're finally exposed, he's history! In the grand scheme of things, the only thing that is stopping us.... is...US!

True, we have no control over what others do or say to us, but we can control our reactions. And as for the baggage, it's nothing to be ashamed of. We all have issues. The shame is not in having baggage, it's KEEPING it.


Erykah badu sermon this is pretty deep

So to all my Bag Ladies, search yourself. Be honest. Ask yourself what's in your bag, then do whatever you gotta do.


Erykah badu sermon this is pretty deep

PRAY!


Erykah badu sermon this is pretty deep

CRY!


Erykah badu sermon this is pretty deep

SCREAM!


Erykah badu sermon this is pretty deep

GO TO CHURCH!


Erykah badu sermon this is pretty deep

GO TO THERAPY!


Erykah badu sermon this is pretty deep

Do whatever it takes!


Erykah badu sermon this is pretty deep

Just let it go! Let It go! Let it go! Staystrong.... Rock on! I am your Salvation; trust in Me and do not beafraid. I am your Strength and your Song. [Isaiah 12:2]


Erykah badu sermon this is pretty deep

If we recognize that GOD is in all of us, then we can start to treat ourselves and our brothers and sisters with respect.

We are quick to spot the devil in us, why not the DIVINE?


Erykah badu sermon this is pretty deep

PASS ON IF YOU WANT TO!

I JUST FOUND THIS INTERESTING!


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