UJAMMA

PRAYER: Lord allow us to be all that you have called us to be. Help us to think of those who help us globally and bless their homes.

VERSE OF THE DAY: John 13:34-35

Thinking globally can sometimes be very difficult to think about despite of all of the goods and resources we receive here in America. We import and export from China to Bangladesh. Day 4 of Kwanzaa represents Ujamma which means Cooperative Economics. This means that we too must be a good resource and steward to those who depend on our resources, not just globally but right here at home.

Our own household should operate at a high level of excellence when we are interacting within our communities and within our homes. We should appreciate the things that we receive from other countries such as our cell phones, laptops, clothing, video games, etc. All of these were made by people who have to earn a living just like you and I do. Some in which put their hearts into their hard work.

So the question is how do we continue this on going tradition with the heart of Christ. We must first understand that the Great Commision is similar when saying Ujamma. We must see that Christ is global. His words have been spread all over and it has been shared through the power of love, hard work, and unity. In which our previous Kwanzaa days represent all of this.   

They are as follows: Day 1: Umoja (Unity), Day 2: Kujichagulia (Self-Determination), and Day 3: Ujima (Collective work and responsibility). All of these lead up to today, Day 4: Ujamma (Cooperative Economics). I encourage you to think about Christ and how His ministry globally has an impact on your life, your personal relationship with Him, and your engagement within your community. Pray for those who make all of the electronic gadgets and clothing for you in other countries and are often times underpaid. Pray that their households will be blessed on account of you engaging in Ujamma. Spread the love of Christ knowing that even your Ujamma prayer changes things.

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