Using the Unusual

Amena Brown doesn’t always close her eyes and sway to music while in praise and worship at church. Sometimes she stands in front of the congregation and performs worshipful, hard-hitting “spoken-word poetry” to music. Brown, who also ministers her thought-provoking poetry to young adults at Fusion and Passion conferences across the country, says that everyone should let God use whatever gifts they have—not just the “popular” gifts usually used in church. “I’m always really big on encouraging young people to do what’s in your heart,” Brown told Charisma. “Do what you’re passionate about. You’re never too young or too old to start doing the passion that God put in your heart.”

An Inconvenient Savior

 

Jesus is no convenient savior
He is agitation to the prideful religious
He is the truth in love to the

 

Heart of a sinner

He did not call us to finding cotton-like

 

comfort in Christianity
He called us to live honestly,

 

turn over tables for justice,

love the unloved and unloving

In Jesus there is no comfort zone,

 

no playing it safe
There is feeling the tremble of fear and

 

 

letting it propel you to do His will
Holding His hand in the dark and letting 
Him lead you where you can’t see

 

-Amena Brown

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