Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.
John 8:36 NKJV
Buju Banton the Jamaican Dancehall artist is widely loved amongst reggae lovers around the world. His unique Dj vocals, rough on the outside, yet smooth on the inside, and even with saying that you really can’t define Buju’s God given talent. Though without doubt he is as we all are, children of God and created to fulfil the will of God for our lives. Whether we choose to follow through we have free will, but we are all apart of the family of God.
On the 8th December 2018 Buju Banton will be a free man and for some they’ll be thoughts on how he got through his process.
1.Where is Buju Banton at creatively?
2.What steps has Buju taken to maintain his creative drive, despite the restrictions that comes with imprisonment?
3.What will Buju’s song writing be based upon now and in the future?
4.What is Buju’s philosophy, now that he as had time to reflect on his journey in life so far?
Only Buju can answer these questions, though we can look at the life of Joseph.
Joseph was a man who was wrongly imprisoned, and you couldn’t fault him, if after his release he did not adjust to life positively. However Joseph was a man with the favour of God upon his life. Whether he was in or out of prison, he was prosperous in all his ways. (Gen 39:2-4,21-23)
Joseph was promoted to the minister of finance upon his release, God gave him the gift of interpreting dreams, which enabled him to see the famine Egypt would face in times to come. So even though man disregarded Joseph, he was well regarded in the eyes of God.
In contrast Buju Banton’s reason for imprisonment may not mirror or in anyway hold any similarities to Joseph. However we know that God is not a respector of persons, and is not partial to those he chooses to bless. (Acts 10:34)
We all await with anticipation to see Buju Banton, and where his mind is at now time as passed.
We do hope Buju will take the opportunity to have postive impact on Jamaica, by his words and actions. We want to see him breaking new grounds, where one comes through victoriously even in the face of adversity. Jamaica will most welcome a role model leading by example.
And we will be praying for Buju, as the word of God encourages us to do so with all diligence.
First of all, then, I urge that petitions (specific requests), prayers, intercessions (prayers for others) and thanksgivings be offered on behalf of all people, for kings and all who are in [positions of] high authority, so that we may live a peaceful and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. This [kind of praying] is good and acceptable and pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who wishes all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge and recognition of the [divine] truth.
1 Timothy 2:1-4 AMP