Faith Friday: Faith To Go Back

aa_tubman_subj_mFaith Fridays are all about providing a visual to strengthen your faith. Some times we just need to witness the awesome moves of God in someone else’s life to remind us that He is real and can still perform miracles in our own lives! If we just believe, anything is possible with God!

In honor of Black History Month, we felt compelled to share with you a video about a Black woman who had such heart and faith to not only seek her freedom from slavery, but to return to the South and help other slaves escape and be free also.  According to ChristianHistory.net, Harriet Tubman made 19 trips to the South and helped deliver at least 300 slaves (Harriet Tubman: The “Moses” of Her people, 2008).  Her devotion towards helping other black slaves become free and admittedly having never lost a “passenger” along the journey helped her become known as the “Black Moses”.  As you know, God also called Moses to lead the Israelites out of captivity centuries before Harriet would lead Blacks to freedom from the South.

Harriet was a woman of faith.  She saw with her very eyes the mistreatment of other slaves as well as experienced it herself.  At a young age, she suffered an injury to her head and lifelong complications after her master picked up a heavy object attempting to hit another slave but missed and hit her instead.  No matter how much tragedy some people face, they are determined to persevere and overcome.  They are determined to not let anything hold them back and they don’t bear victim mentalities.  They become victors.  Harriet Tubman was determined to be free and in 1849 escaped to freedom.

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
    I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. (Psalm32:8 NIV)

Despite the fear, the doubt, the dangers, the monetary rewards for her capture, and the possibility of being betrayed or even captured, Harriet Tubman trusted God to see her through each mission.  She had faith that the outcome would be freedom for other slaves too.  It was said that Harriet Tubman was devoted to listening and trusting in the voice of God; she only proceeded as He led (ChristianHistory.net).

Ladies, today I EMPOWER you to walk in faith like Harriet Tubman.  Learn to hear and trust His voice by saturating in His Word.  Allow Him to strengthen and use you to go into the world to lead others to freedom from whatever it is that is enslaving them.  

Please watch this video in honor of Black History Month about Harriet Tubman:

Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad

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