The Father

{John 14:9} Jesus answered, “For a long time I have been with you all; yet you do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. Why, then, do you say, ‘Show us the Father’?

Whoever has seen me has seen the Father.

Who is the Father? The Creator, Adonai, Elshaddai, the Spirit, King of Kings, Lord of Lords. There are many definitions to the Father. But I am loving this particular one….”whoever has seen me has seen the Father.”

The Father is God. The Father sent His son Jesus Christ on earth that we could meet Him – He allowed us to meet Him through Jesus Christ! How awesome!๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€ How wonderful!

It’s so sad that this beautiful answer is always missed – That the Father is the Son – they are one!

Let’s look at Jesus while on earth to give us a few answers about the Father.

1). He is Compassionate

{Matthew 14:15-16}

As evening approached, the disciples came to him and said, โ€œThis is a remote place, and itโ€™s already getting late. Send the crowds away , so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food.โ€ Jesus replied, โ€œ They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.โ€

2). He is full of mercy
{John 8:1-11}

4 โ€œTeacher,โ€ they said to Jesus, โ€œthis woman was caught in the act of adultery. The law of Moses says to stone her. What do you say?โ€

9 When the accusers heard this, they slipped away one by one, beginning with the oldest, until only Jesus was left in the middle of the crowd with the woman. Then Jesus stood up again and said to the woman, โ€œWhere are your accusers? Didnโ€™t even one of them condemn you?โ€
โ€œNo, Lord,โ€ she said. And Jesus said, “Neither do I. Go and sin no more.”

3). He has power over sin and He forgives sin and sets us free from it. ๐Ÿ˜€

{Luke 5:20-21}

When Jesus saw their faith, he said, โ€œFriend, your sins are forgiven.โ€ The Pharisees and the teachers of the law began thinking to themselves, โ€œWho is this fellow who speaks blasphemy? Who can forgive sins but God alone?โ€

4). He is a friend

{John 11:1-44}

A man named Lazarus was sick. He lived in Bethany with his sisters, Mary and Martha.

This is the Mary who later poured the expensive perfume on the Lordโ€™s feet and wiped them with her hair.[a] Her brother, Lazarus, was sick. So the two sisters sent a message to Jesus telling him, “Lord, your dear friend is very sick.”

5) He has power over demons

{Mark 5:6-8;18-20}

When he saw Jesus from a distance, he ran and fell on his knees in front of him. He shouted at the top of his voice, โ€œWhat do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? In Godโ€™s name donโ€™t torture me!โ€ For Jesus had said to him, โ€œCome out of this man, you impure spirit!……..18 As Jesus was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon possessed begged to go with him. Jesus did not let him, but said, “Go home to your own people and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.” So the man went away and began to tell in the Decapolis[b] how much Jesus had done for him. And all the people were amazed.

6). He is very understanding hence he doesn’t judge as man does.
He knows our pain, our anguish, our tears, our struggles and guess what he understands it’s all! Our past – he knows. Our mistakes – he sees, knows and he still chooses to love and lead us towards the path of righteousness and restoration if we corporate with him like Zaccheaus the tax collector did.

{Luke 19:5-10}

When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.”ย So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly.

All the people saw this and began to mutter, “He has gone to be the guest of a sinner.”

Who is God the Father? The answer lies in who is Jesus Christ. Have you met Jesus? If so, the you have met the Father.

Christ thy kingdom come…

#Abba Father
#papa
#b.f.f
#in praise of the father

Light

There is a light at the end of every tunnel….a statement that is currently helping me a lot. This tunnel is not the artificial tunnel built by engineers – nope. These are tunnels we find ourselves in because of one reason or the other.

There are tunnels called rejection
There are tunnels called poverty
There are tunnels called sickness
There are tunnels called witchcraft
There are tunnels called addictions
There are tunnels called curses
There are tunnels calledย  depression

Tunnels can be many and they are different, but I thank the Lord Jesus because no matter how long, dark or cold that tunnel is; there is always light at the end of each tunnel. This is not the sun’s light or KPLC light. It is a light that doesn’t fade away, a light that is bright yet cool, peaceful, powerful, warm and welcoming. This light is called Jesus Christ. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

A light that came to the world to save us from darkness that wanted to finish us.

Isaiah 61:1

The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, Because the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to captives and freedom to prisoners;

A light that is sometimes misunderstood. When it came to the world it was judged, rejected, hated and was to be shut down completely. But what the world didn’t know is that this light cannot be shut, this light cannot be destroyed. It came to stay ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

This light proved to us that it is not like other lights(gods)that soon disappear, worse yet enslave us and for the rest of our lives if we are not careful. This light is special. It is strong. It’s the real deal. It cannot be polluted. It cannot be corrupted. It is for everyone. The rich and the poor. The men and women. It is for everyoneย and has come to shine to everyone – revealing truth along the way, saving and setting captive free and it is here to stay!!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

It has come to reveal truth – “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.โ€ John 8:32.

It has come to light our paths and has come to save and set us free – Isaiah 53:5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.

John 8:36 –ย  So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

I pray we meet this light called Jesus Christ in our tunnels or dungeons. For when we do: We meet freedom. We meet truth. We meet joy. We meet strength. We meet peace that surpasses human understanding. We meet all we ever needed and so much more.๐Ÿ˜€ Amen

Christ thy kingdom come

#Hispassion
#Hisdeath
#Hisresurrection

God bless you

Jesus loves you

From this statement does life begin.

From this statement do we get the strength to become who we are and called to be.

From this statement are we able to conquer and become victorious.

From this statement do we find joy.

From this statement do we find peace – peace that surpasses human understanding.

From this statement do we find purpose.

From this statement do we find the reason to be alive๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

From this statement do we find the reason, strength and energy to love ourselves.

From this statement stems life, hope, breathe and power to become.

Freedom and victoryย are found in this statement.

Do you know this statement? Have you ever heard ๐Ÿ‘‚of it? Seen ๐Ÿ‘€ it? Read ๐Ÿ“–about it? If you have, then you should be free from fear, lust, lies, name it; you should be free from bondage.

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A bondage that makes us want to give up.

We should be free from the bondage of fear.

We should be free from a bondage called sin.

We should be free from a bondage called lies and manipulation.

We should be free from bondage called addiction.

We should be free. Love came to save and set us free from hell on earth. Love died on the cross, shed blood so that we could be free.

Why are we not free then? Why do we sometimes want to give up? To quit? Why is discouragement taking over us?

Maybe because we don’t know this statement and if we did, maybe we just don’t believe it. Some think it’s a lie, it’s a fuss, a feel good motivational statement. Well, it’s not. It’s not a lie, it’s not a fuss and it’s not a by the way feel good, motivational statement. It’s the truth and we shall know the truth, and the truth shall set us free. {John 8:32}Alleluia๐Ÿ™Œ

Jesus loves you and me – a truth and a fact that is well explained on the crossย and in His word.

1 John 4:10 – This is what love is: it is not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the means by which our sins are forgiven.

Don’t allow a lie to manipulate you into a life less than what was passed to you on the cross.

You are fearfully and wonderfully made.

You are a conquer in Jesus name and through His powerful blood.

You have every reason to be alive, happy and peaceful because you deserve it and Jesus who is love, power & might conquered that it could be so. Halleluiyah๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

You are powerful, you are peaceful, you are fearfully and wonderfully made, you are alive and it’s awesome to be alive.

Jesus fought for my life and he fought for your life.

He did it out of love. He did it intentionally. Why? So that we may enjoy this gift called life that He gave us.

Thank you Jesus for the gift of life๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

He fought for this gift so that we may enjoy it, that we may enjoy the gifting, talents, blessings, relationships, families, friendships, jobs, careers etecetraย that come with life!

Now, if He, Jesus went through the pains of humiliation, torture, rejection for the sake of us – His children to have life in full measure according to His will and graces, then why do we let Him down by giving up on ourselves, giving up on our salvation. Why do we believe lies of the devil?

After all that was done for our salvation, then it is a pity for anyone to want to give up in life and on God’s salvation.

Don’t give up in life. If someone died that you could have it, then it means that person knows the value of the gift you have and He needs us to not only enjoy it but to also take care of it.

Don’t give up, don’t quit, don’t want to die! Jesus loves us. He loves you and me {personally}just the way we are and He has a way out of every situation na hakuna jambo ngumu kwake.

John 14:6 – Jesus said to him, โ€œI am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

John 6:37 – Everyone whom my Father gives me will come to me. I will never turn away anyone who comes to me. Read – I will not reject anyone who comes to me.

There is nothing new under the sun; Ecclesiastes 1:9 – What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.

and this too shall come to pass, whatever it is(difficulty, pain, anxieties, anguish, worries, depression, hopelessness, disease…shall come pass. Hold on, just hold to faith and to hope. He’s got your back and He who loves us to bits to the point of death actually

Romans 5:8 – But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

and He will see us through anything so that we can have life in abundance{John10:10b}. That we can enjoy this gift called life that has given to each and everyone of us.

Alleluia..Amen.

God is good, all the time. And all the time, God is good.

Christ thy kingdom come.

God loves you ย and God bless you.

Vindu Vichangenjanga(vichenganga)

IMG_20190807_104159The skies today. I compare today and how it was yesterday. Today it’s cloudy and cold. Yesterday it was a clear blue sky and quite hot. It reminds me that nothing remains the same.

Today it will be hot and unbearable; tomorrow it will be cool and peaceful๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŒด๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ.

Today things will work out, tomorrow they might not or vice versa

Today you are sick, tomorrow you’re healthy and strong.

Today you meet rejection and tomorrow you meet favour and blessings.

Yaani, nothing remains the same. Seasons come and go.

Vindu vichangenjanga – meaning things, circumstances, situations, people, events do change. Nothing is permanent but God and His love ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

I remember there was a time, I used to struggle financially, so much so mpaka 20/- ya kushona kiatu sikuwa nayo.๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿฝ Around that time I struggled to get rent and food to eat. There were times I ate bananas and strong tea as lunch, at times I ate donuts and strong tea for supper and the same for breakfast the next day๐Ÿ˜”. I was employed, yes, but my salo was so little that I couldn’t even settle debts๐Ÿ˜ข. I remember times when I used to cry๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ญ because of my pathetic situation na kuzidisha I could get acidity(build up of acid in the stomach) coz of stress and the doctor insists, “you need to eat well” and I wonder, “na pesa gani” because I didn’t have money for proper food. Waah!! God is good๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘I tell you because that devil was defeated on the cross and now I walk in victory. Alleluia๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

God is good that I never gave up on Him, I never gave up on hope and I never gave up on faith. At that time, I still used to pray big prayers among and tell Jesus, “I pray for the day I will eat proper food๐Ÿ›๐Ÿฒand have money for the next day, “I pray to have money to make my hair and buy new clothes because the ones I had; had started to fade in colour and became monotonous. I kept the hope alive or rather Jesus my strength kept the hope alive for me until I crossed to the other side of the valley!!!
Now, I have money to buy good food, pay rent, buy clothes, pay bills and life continues….

Lives, situations, events and circumstances do change and they do change to our favour and unto the glory of the Father because that is what He wills for us. To have a full life of abundance. Of hope. Of peace and security. Of freedom and victory. If He didn’t want that, then why does He forgive and break power of sin, why did He send His son to suffer and become a curse for our sake and then be glorified to become our salvation and victory. If He didn’t will our freedom and prosperity then it means we call Him a liar when He says that, He is love(1john 4:8).

God is loveโค and everything He does is out of love. He created my life and your life out of love. He also has control over our lives meaning – He has the final say on condition that we surrender our lives to Him.

Vindu vichangenjanga; some vitake time while others vichange pap! And I believe we have all an experience(s) of both cases. Whether it takes time to change or change comes pap! He still remains to be God of miracles, powerful and provider and He knows why He answers prayers the way He does and at the time๐Ÿ“… that He does.

For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength. {1Corinthians 1:25}

Our part, I believe, after we have done what is required of us, is to trust and obey and believe He is working for our good. Remember God is love and He loves people ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

He does good and works out of love for those who honour Him. {Psalms 103:11}

In the mean time, as we wait for our lives and situations to change for the better – the future that we hope for{Jeremiah 29:11}. I would say, savour the moment! Relish every moment of your season and time. In your anguish, anxiety, pain, difficulty, confusion, sickness e.t.c so is there aย  grace (a power, a strength) to see ๐Ÿ‘€ you through it. Relish the moment or in other words enjoy your season, learn as much as you can from it, get as close as you can this power, might and love called Jesus Christ, son of the living God, allow yourself to grow spiritually, mentally and emotionally sometimes even physically.

Because it will not always be like this. It will not always be tears of sorrow, sadness, gloom, hardship, starvation…nope! It will soon come to an end and when it does we shall glorify God together with you over the victory๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ

However, it will be sad when a season ends and we didn’t learn or grow as much as we ought to have in that season for the new morning(blessings) that have come our way.

God bless you and God keep you. Amina.

Enjoy your evening and may you meet God’s love and joy as you go about your evening and life in general.

God loves people

God loves people more than anything. God loves people more than anything. More than anything He wants them to know that He’ll never let them go because God loves people more than anything….and the song continues.

God does love people more than anything and it’s the truth.
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John 3:16 New International Version (NIV)
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
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Romans 5:5-7New International Version (NIV)

5 And hope does not put us to shame, because Godโ€™s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

6 You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7 Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

God loves us and it’s a truth that the devil tries to steal away from us especially in difficult and painful times because during those moments it can be hard to focus on the love of God.

The reason could be because of the hurt and pain we get angry with God and we ask the question why? This question sometimes may not get an answer as fast as we expect and so we get more hurt, bitter, angry and worst case scenario we feel abandoned or forgotten by Jesus.

One can even feel like amechoka ๐Ÿ˜ฉ and want to give up because it could be the same vikwazo again, the same blocks again!! Sometimes, it feels like we have moved from one pain to another from one challenge to another๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ซ

Cases, scenarios, situations are different for every one. However, in all things Jesus is still Lord, He is still speaking and Hisย  loveย  is still pouring out to His people – me and you included

His love doesn’t stop pouring out when we find ourselves in the valley (psalms 23:4) of the shadow of death(in the valley of pain, confusion, sickness, failure, rejection e.t.c). No, on the contrary, and if you are careful to note, His love is quite strong during those difficult times. It’s in the valleys that we feel HIM more. Okay, the love of Jesus pours outย  to all of us and at all times but I feel depending on the challenge or the season we are facing at a particular time, then it pours out the more so that it can be sufficient to take us through the valley and on to the other side called green pastures( freedom, prosperity growth,…….)

How do we survive the valley and walk through it to the other side that Jesus wants us to be at?

1). Keep the hope alive.
Isaiah 41:10 – Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Isaiah 40:31

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.

2). Be positive
Proverbs 4:23 Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.

Romans 12:2 – Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what Godโ€™s will isโ€”his good, pleasing and perfect will.

I have learnt that when I’m down the best thing isย  to remain positive that my pain will soon be over and I will rejoice in His victory over my life and have such a big testimony at end. Harreruiyahhh!!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„

3). Pray and don’t stop prayingย ๐Ÿ™ and if you feel like umechoka, then stay where there is Jesus power. Listen to Jesus songs, go for mass and be ministered to. Let someone pray for you if possible. The Holy Spirit who is faithful, I believe will meet us at our point of need. When we move away from Jesus power, it becomes easy for the devil to attack and do a lot of damage but with Jesus on our side we will always emerge victorious. For he is THE ALPHA AND THE OMEGA, THE OMNIPOTENT, AND THE OMNIPRESENT. He is always in control, he is always a victor and HE always has the last laugh!! Meaning in Him we always have the last laugh๐Ÿ˜‚ alleluia!!!

4). Focus on the love of God – aย love that is in us and around us. It’s everywhere. The more we focus and concentrate on this love, the more we gain strength and are able to mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically resist the lies that the devil uses to make is feel abandoned, betrayed or even forgotten by our Father in heaven.

God loves you and God loves me and that’s fact that even nature knows too well…๐Ÿ˜Š The red sea had to part ways for the loved ones of God to pass lest their enemies attack them and destroy them{Exodus 14:16-30}

The ravens had to bring meat and bread every morning to God’s loved one(Elijah) while in the desert lest He die of hunger!! {1ย Kings 17:4-6ย }.

God loves you and me and we are His business as clearly stated in Isaiah 49:16ย – He loving says, “Jerusalem, I can never forget you! I have written(engraved) your name on the palm of my hands.”

As if to personally say, “I love you Grace Gitau.(—–put your name too——) and you are my priority, you are my business.” It feels good to know this right?

The devil and wicked people in our lives can and do try many tricks, to harm and discourage us, so as to pull us down. But Jesus protects us from this hence proving his love and faithfulness to us through victory in His powerful blood, levelling the mountains{Isaiah 45:2-3} in the way to our victory and if that’s not enough giving us authority through the Holy Spirit to step on the devil and attain much needed freedom and victory in life. And on top of that He sends His angels to fight, pray, interceded, protect even be our guide( Psalms 91:11-12 ). Now, if that is not love ama kujitolea for the sake of love…I don’t know what is.

God loves you and God loves me. I pray may we grasp this fact in Jesus name. May our eyes, heart and mind be opened up to this fact in Jesus name. May this fact give us peace that surpasses human understanding, may it be our reason to be joyful even in tribulations, may it be our continuity in life and our reason to fight and move on always towards a full life of hope, joy, freedom and victory ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™ŒAlleluia. Amina.

God is love and He loves you sana, sana tena sana. Have a good night and God bless you.