“Notable People leave their legacy in what they have courageously accomplished, and what they said.
No one can be equal to their grand entrance upon their stage of life, or their impact upon the world.”
Book Excerpt from: Heroes Of The Heart Book Of Quotes by Joan Jessalyn Cox
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a deep desire to follow Jesus, he ask Jesus help to lead his people to a victorious march for freedom from civil oppression and emotional bondage.
“God is not interested merely in the freedom of black men, and brown men, and yellow men; God is interested in the freedom of the whole human race.” Dr. Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King’s calling for his mission in life was so strong that it took priority over everything else in his life. He dedicated every ounce of strength he had to serve his God, his country, and his people of color, to motivate them to stand up with a peaceful march for freedom for all people who were and are oppressed.
“Use me, God. Show me how to take who I am, who I want to be, and what I can do, and use it for a purpose greater than myself.” Martin Luther King
Dr. Martin Luther King wanted to lead the civil liberties march in a peaceful way, a way approved of God because of his great love for Jesus Christ. He always knew his Christian citizenship was excellent because of his love for the Bible and Jesus Christ, but he grieved that his people of color were still oppressed, and not being recognized for their own merit.
Dr. King motivated all people to see the “big picture” of his future vision for a better relationship between the races, all being accepted on their own self-worth.
“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”…I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” Dr. Martin Luther King
Dr. Martin Luther King set a high moral standard by showing how to protest old forbidding ways of racial prejudice, by peaceful ways. His leadership of victory marches to protest the ever prevalent bias between the races, became the guiding light for all peaceful protests to follow.
Dr. Martin Luther King had a deep desire to lead people to Jesus Christ, to help people to find that inner peace that only comes from Jesus Christ dwelling in their heart and soul by his precious words of truth dwelling in their heart.
“One day we will learn that the heart can never be totally right if the head is totally wrong. Only through the bringing together of head and heart—intelligence and goodness—shall man rise to a fulfillment of his true nature.” Dr. Martin Luther King
He was so effective in his mission by combining his preaching the gospel, and telling people that they can peacefully present their cause by standing up and peacefully marching.
He told them they could, with Christian kindness, make a greater impression on people with the truth, and protesting in peaceful ways, show their passionate need for change.
Dr. King’s well-known messages touched the hearts of people who had grown up with despair because of their own lack of hope through being treated so badly most of their life.
Dr. King would not live long enough to see that over many, many years his dream for better relationships between the races could and would happen among some of the peacemakers. His short life reaped great rewards over a long period of time.
Bias between the races would always be evident in those whose evil knows no race but works in violence against all people. He was assassinated when he was only 39 years old; he was murdered in 1968.
Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated while on the balcony of his hotel room, in Memphis, Tennessee. His last words spoken were to his long-time friend and musician Ben Branch, “Ben, make sure you play ‘Take My Hand, Precious Lord’ in the meeting tonight. Play it real pretty.”
Moments later, Martin Luther King would stand before the Lord Jesus Christ, feeling free at last from the oppressions of the world.
“Not everybody can be famous but everybody can be great because greatness is determined by service. You only need a heart full of grace and a soul generated by love.” Dr. Martin Luther King
Christians remember his dynamic sermons no matter their race because he touched the heart of all people with his messages.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his life for what he believed in, primarily his love for Jesus Christ, his love for his people and his love for his country. Dr. King didn’t get to see all the good he did, but it is a legacy of his heart-felt love given to set his people free from oppression done in his own unique way.
Dr. King’s legacy lives on within every person who feels free, and not in bondage to others. He was and is remembered as a noble person whose unique way of standing up for truth has affected millions of lives and continues to affect all who know the only way to have a protest that will work for your cause is to do it peacefully.
Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. comes through his compassionate love for God’s truth, and through the ministry of a mighty man whose love for his people brought them out of the bondage of prejudice. He promoted peace above all else.
Victory marches for protest are still the courageous way to promote change peacefully. All this happened because of the deep moving of the Holy Spirit that caused a man to be loyal to his cause to help his people with his Christian example of good leadership for peace, forgiveness, and bold desire for freedom. His noble movement for change existed by Dr. King standing up for what’s right, serving and loving one another by showing the way to march to victory in a peaceful march.
Dr. Martin Luther King is known for his leadership, his profound love of Jesus Christ and his most inner urgent need to help his people out of their moral, emotional, and spiritual oppression. He was a gift from God Almighty to teach all people how to protest in a peaceful way, and get their message across to their opponents without breaking the laws of God or man.
Joan Jessalyn Cox writes about Dr. Martin Luther King in her new book.
Heroes Of The Heart Book Of Quotes: Christian Heritage Honored in Heroes
Coming soon announcement at: https://www.joanjessalyncox.com
Please follow Dr. Martin Luther King’s example as an honorable, honest, and trustworthy leader who taught Americans a gloriously peaceful way to protest any wrong perpetrated against all citizens of America.
Honesty and justice springs from truth, and truth is revealed to set you free, from the entanglement of lawlessness.
Pray sincerely for Jesus Christ to guide your footsteps down the paths you choose and choose those paths wisely.
Your friend in service to Jesus Christ, Joan Jessalyn Cox