Forgiveness

  1. Matthew 18:20-21
    Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.

The new year is here with us and I believe most of us are making resolutions and definitely praying for a prosperous year. The Word I was given by the Lord is, ‘the year of new beginnings.

This morning I have been instructed to write on forgiveness. The scripture above gives us the one and only remedy for those who sin against us. FORGIVE Them.
Forgiveness is unconditional and therefore do NOT hold people in unforgiveness!
If you desire to see God’s fullness in your life, and thereafter His Kingdom, forgive all those who sin against you wholesale.

I see many promises on every kind of prosperity on social media and even in Church. They tell you all you need to do is say Amen or type in Amen in agreement.
Well, I hate to burst your bubble but, you are going nowhere without letting go of people, unconditionally!

Galatians 6:7 (NLT)
Don’t be misled–you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant.

May the Lord enable us to forgive those who trespass against us, as He also forgives us in Jesus’ Mighty Name! Amen

Release all the burdens of 2017 or longer unto Him and watch Him guide you through life as you rest in Him to His glory!

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John 17:20-26

20“I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word; 21that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me. 22“The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; 23I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me. 24“Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given Me, be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory which You have given Me, for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.

25“O righteous Father, although the world has not known You, yet I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me; 26and I have made Your name known to them, and will make it known, so that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.”

It is clear that God desires relationship with us. He promised to continue to make Himself known to us and hence we are invited to continue to seek Him to more deeply understand His goodness!

May He enable you!

 

Trust

~ Isaiah 55:9 ~ “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

This morning the above scripture reminded me of the frailty of our anxieties.  I made reservations for travel for our two daughters and myself to travel upcountry in advance, because i like particular sitting areas on the bus.

Come last evening, one of my daughters became unwell. I then considered taking our son with us but my daughter told me he was not really up to it, so i would be ruining his holiday.

This morning we get to the bus just under five minutes to departure. As i rush to the door after overseeing the loading of our baggage, a gentleman comes beside me and interrupts the security guard with an urgent question. “Is this bus full?” The guard answers in the affirmative and i tell him i have an extra ticket if he is interested. Turns out he even likes the seat i have to offer and pays me for it.

The amazing thing is that, as the bus takes off, i realize that we have at least three vacant seats! How faithful is God? I did not stress about loosing my 1500shs, which of course is non refundable at such short notice. But the Lord had noted down and refunded me. He also cared about this man’s sitting preference and so blinded the bus conductor to the fact that they had vacant seats they could sell to him directly. I truly love how God works perfectly when we allow Him by trusting and obeying Him.

My prayer is for you to trust and obey Him the remainder of this year and be amazed at how accurately He will direct your paths, in Jesus’ name i pray. Amen! 

Sensitivity

This morning i was on a matatu to town. The driver decided to avoid the jam by taking the Southern bypass. As expected, he was not the only one that made that decision. 
So by the time we got onto that highway, there were many other matatus, aside from the regular traffic rattling down that road in high speed with their trademark booming music.

The road borders the Nairobi National park and so soon, we passed six Giraffes grazing. They were not in the least perturbed by the loud matatu exhaust noises, nor the deafening music. I noted with interest their concentration on the activity they were undertaking. 

We soon passed a herd of gazelles and the same scenario was replicated. 
I remembered the wild animals documentaries i have watched. I knew that if a predator was to approach this herd, they would notice it from a long distance away.
Does it mean that animals are by nature very smart? Why do they concentrate on what matters and remain sensitive to their environment and eminent danger?

Why do majority of human beings spend so much time and energy on things that do not matter, and live almost completely oblivious of what ideally should be of greatest importance to them?
We are never sensitive to our Spirit Man, yet we are created to live by His instructions and guidance every single day for us to be able to live a fulfilled life.

My prayer is for God to quicken me in everything, to help me ignore anything that is not necessary and help me in battles that are necessary and to increase my sensitivity to the Holy Spirit Man in me, in the Mighty name of Jesus.

Service

‘Will you have the leberpastate? ” No thanks mum. “Of course you will eat it. It’s healthy for you!” She concludes, serving me with a slice.

What is the use of saying no. Like any caring mum or grandma, she will feed you and care for you the best way she knows how.

i came fully prepared to care for mum.  To Serve her to the best of my knowledge thanks to my long experience.

But alas! I was pleasantly surprised at the loving care and concern am receiving from her. This is extremely humbling to me considering that mum is ninety years young!

So it is true, what you give out, so shall you receive. Love and you shall be loved back. Serve and you shall be served.

Matthew 7:12

So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets

Mutter! Time to stroke your limbs!

All glory be to God!

 

 

Understand Gods will for you

Be very careful then, how you live-not as unwise but as wise. Making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore, do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. Ephesians 5:15-17

This scripture reminds me of the numerous mistakes i have made in my life. Especially in very important decisions such as what business to do for a living, how to invest when i can. I have lived this long without realizing that perfect life instructions are in the Bible.

Ephesians clearly tells us that, unless you seek Gods will in your life, everything you do will be uphill. We can only succeed if we are living according to His purpose for us. Hence we should seek first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness, then, only then shall everything else be added unto us! The beauty about this is that, it becomes easy when you seek Him. He does all the work, as long as you obey Him!

Soon after i got married, i met a friend who told me her boyfriend had just bought two plots for her worth over 20m. This was at a time when i was desperately struggling in a business i had made my husband raise capital for, despite him having made it very clear to me that, he did not have money, and so his priority was to ensure the childrens welfare and education. I was desperate because i felt that i was too late in having my own home. And according to my plan, i needed to work real hard to build us a home within a year. I even thought i should have asked God for my husband to be rich. See, now i was wishing for someone else’s life. And dont we just like doing that! Wishing for other peoples lifestyles, homes, husbands. The list is endless. The grass always seems to be greener on the other side.
We need to understand that His grace is sufficient for us as long as we live in His purpose for us.

The following day, i got the revelation in my spirit of one of the most famous scripture, seek ye first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness…
And now i trully know that, however much you labour and gather, as long as you are not operating in His will for you, you are working in vain. Ideally, you are foolish. No wonder some people work so hard for years, save up, even build homes, and loose all in a day. Either through getting conned or loosing property to fire etc. i have personally lost money through conning and much more in business.
Thankfully i now know, that its up to me to walk in His will, be wise and not foolish. Otherwise i labour in vain.

Father God, please mould me afresh, and lead me to walk in your will for me, step by step as i obey You!

I salute a wonderful Man!

A Salute to a wonderful Man

Happy anniversary my Omwami. 

I will forever be grateful to God for giving you to me.

Omwami means king in my language. The reason i fondly call you thus is because, aside from deserving it, you first elevated me into a queen, this automatically turned you into a king.

Thank you for being such a wonderful husband, an awesome father and a great friend. You have continually demonstrated to  me what unconditional love is. I have understood God’s love for me through you and for this am very thankful to you.
You are the face of patience, humility, simplicity and kindness.

No wonder you got along very well with my special uncle who has recently gone to sleep. I thank God daily for bringing you into my life. It was a Divine Connection! I love, respect and admire you. Now you understand why i always tell you God loves me excessively. ( He chose a very special man for me despite my shortcomings)

Whenever you cross my mind, i smile… This means am constantly smiling because you are always on my mind.

Thank you for being my Spiritual Father. these past years have seen me develop into the woman God created me to be, thank you for obeying God and allowing Him to use you to reveal me to me.

You have excelled in your appointment by God to care for me.

I salute you, mein Liebe, WJD
You are the love of my life!