Monthly Archives: April 2018

What If The World Had No Rules?

As I watched the evening traffic of Nairobi inhabitants and automobiles, I contemplated on a discussion I had with some of my colleagues on how mankind would behave on a universe with no laws to abide by. I pondered through the conclusion that without a doubt, it would be a place of chaos. I mean there is already so much confusion and disorder as it is, even with all countries’ long-standing laws, to imagine such a scenario was truly horrifying!

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Since God is truly our Creator, is it possible that He did not know the full extent of our mischief? What would make Him create beings that deliberately look to bring disaster upon themselves and those around them? That, despite knowing our days and having them written down before the formation in our mothers’ wombs, He is still compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. Who does that???

I mean, what is the use of having people that you refer to as your children and they do not even pick up your calls to hear from you? What is the need of having children who go out of their way to prove that you do not exist as their parent? Why would any parent want to have children who seek to physically destroy the beautiful home the parent took time and effort to build?

There is a trend going round in the social media circles aimed at pointing out what parents need to correct as per “children’s’ perspectives. I wonder what the parents think of these children in the first place. If parents chose otherwise, would they be in existence today to speak as they do? How does God view all of us whether parents or children, men and women, boys and girls…cause we are all His creation, His Children?

I do not purport to have the complete answers to any of the questions raised above. My observations, however, include that of a mother going back to the labour ward despite previous delivery pains. That of God allowing more and more of such occurrences in this world despite the fighting amongst ourselves and daily devious seeking for worldly power.

If any of us was given a minute to sit on God’s throne, would you have the patience to tolerate any of us? If neighbour to neighbour, family to family, country to country, we detest each other so? What if you had the power to destroy the whole world at the sound of your voice? How much more would you be capable of?

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It is definitely a reality that it is a daily struggle to love each other whether, parent to child, between spouses, amongst coworkers, neighbouring countries and in all continents. But what is the ultimate solution to this problem?

Well, the answer is simple. Love your Creator and He will be the guide to loving everyone else. He is willing to be your guide and even create a clean heart in you, if only you let Him. This is one of my greatest inner motives and no matter how many times I fail in the greatest of all commandments, there I boldly go back to Him for help. Remembering that He knows me better than I know myself and He has utmost good thoughts towards me.

This love shouldn’t be based on the Victory that He guarantees to His children as discussed in the previous post, but rather on the basis of who He is, The Great I am…our Heavenly Father. He deserves all praise, honor and glory. He deserves all our worship and we need to let Him in so that He can reveal His true self to us…The King of Kings and Lord of Lords!!

God bless. See you next week Friday! πŸ™‚πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‡

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What You Need To Know About A True Life of Purpose!

In my lifetime, I have read quite a number of people’s stories. Heard others speak of theirs. Some of joy and happiness, others of pain and struggle. Some of hope for the future, others of utter desperation.

And so this month, I finished reading the first of four books of the Healing Ruby Series by Jennifer Westall. She is an author of Christian fiction who capitalises on this gift to explore her journey of faith whilst sharing it with the world.

Ruby is a very young girl who comes to find out that she has a healing gift. Her parents, Abner and Elizabeth Graves seemed to have been aware of it given that Ruby’s uncle, Asa and the aunt of her grandmother, Sarah had a similar gift.

I would like to appreciate the author’s detail of Ruby’s inner thoughts and struggles. In addition to her persistence and courage in pursuing God’s will. I love most how she quotes Bible verses in the midst of difficult circumstances especially during the doubtful ones.

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Despite all the obstacles life brought her way, she managed to embrace the light of her destiny. In my opinion, some were truly the Devil’s work to discourage her. Others were experiences meant to mature her faith. One such moment was when Abner Graves, her father died despite her fervent prayers for healing.

And indeed afterwards,through prayer and faith that Matthew (whose sister Mary was a friend and schoolmate to Ruby) was healed of Tuberculosis that had already killed his cousin and aunt. It was also through prayer and faith that Hannah’s excessive bleeding stopped after child birth. I must note that friendship with Hannah, a woman of black descent was very much frowned upon. Ruby, however still maintained it despite the was cost she had to pay when she was seriously beaten up as a warning.

This book for me, is a real representation of a true Christian’s life. The life of a person who has the heart and willingness to follow God’s directives and pursue their purpose on earth. Such an individual’s journey will never be a bed of roses.

  • Theirs will be a journey of sacrifice. A journey of pain and struggles. A journey of tears. A journey of disappointments. A journey of battles. Even sometimes a journey of loneliness. You know why? Because such a person is light in the midst of darkness. And this darkness will put in every effort to turn off this light.
  • But it is not all gloom and doom, there is definitely hope, my brothers and sisters. It is also a journey of VICTORY!! Can I hear some ululation please?πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ•ΊπŸ•ΊπŸ•Ί.
  • Victory from our Creator, our Heavenly Father! He is God of Abraham, God of Jacob, God of Isaac and God of David. He is the Great I am and our Redeemer. He is the Kings of Kings and Lord of Lords. He is the Great Fortress and Refuge for all those who put their trust in Him!
  • He is an Omnipresent and Omnipotent God. This means He is both all-present/infinite/boundless and all-powerful/almighty/supreme. He is matchless in power and worth. He creates and was not created. He is the Alpha and Omega!
  • Just because the devil, the ancient serpent, had some influence on some angels and made them leave heaven with him, it will not change the fact that he can never rise to the level of his creator, our Jehovah!

I have tried to shorten this post for those who had a longer read with no pictures in the previous one (last week Friday) πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‡πŸ€£πŸ˜‰ So, in conclusion, if at all you forget everything else, then for the sake of pursuing a life of purpose in God’s will please remember this.

Isaiah 40-28-31. Have you not known? Have you not heard?The Lord is the everlasting God,the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary;his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint,and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary,and young men shall fall exhausted;but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;they shall mount up with wings like eagles;they shall run and not be weary;they shall walk and not faint.

Be blessed! See you next week Friday!!πŸ˜‡

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