God is Intentional

God is intentional and consequently rejoices over our victories.

God is intentional is his blessings us.

God is intentional in his love for us.

God is intentional in his allowing breakthrough (s) in our lives and he is intentional in his allowing victory to come our way.

In Joshua chapter 1:3 – God told his servant Joshua that, “I will give you every place you step foot in just like I did with my servant Moses.” From the scripture, it is evident that Abba was intentional in His wanting to give victory. He had a clear intent to make Joshua and the children of Israel victorious hence prosperous and successful.

It is interesting to meet a children of God in the kingdom of God, who do not know that Yahweh the great I am, is a very intentional God๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

He is intentional in blessing us and that’s why he creates ways that will make us prosperous.

He constantly made a way for his servants Joshua, Moses, King Jehoshaphat in 2 chroncles 20:20-30, King Cyrus in Isaiah 45:1-6 and many other great men and women in the Bible, he made a way for them because his intent was victory, his intent was break through, his intent was freedom for his children, his intent was to bless them and make them prosperous again and again, his intent is that we, his children, can understand that He loves us very much even through the victories/ breakthroughs he allows to come our way – so don’t give up on Him.

His intent is also for the sake of His Holy name to be exalted and for the sake of His glory to be revealed to many and dumb found many!

Consequently, because of his good intent he rejoices over our victories.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

He rejoices and it brings him much joy๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ˜„ to see us victorious in all areas where he want us to be victorious in!

He rejoices when we are victorious over sin, temptations, weakness, power of darkness. He rejoices when we are successful, Jesus actually rejoices! And in case you forget, or feel like you want to give up or you feel left alone and abandoned then look at the cross, remember the man – Jesus who died for you and me to receive salvation and further able to connect to the Father in heaven and may this give us strength to continue in our life journeys, increase our faith and love for him and further enable us to rejoice over his powerful intentional love for us.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

Christ thy kingdom come๐ŸŒธ

Faith

Luke 8:43-48

45 Jesus asked, โ€œWho touched me?โ€

Everyone denied it, and Peter said, โ€œMaster, the people are all around you and crowding in on you.โ€

46 But Jesus said, โ€œSomeone touched me, for I knew it when power went out of me.โ€

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In the multitude of people someone touched Jesus and Jesus could tell. It is not out daily, weekly mass routine that touch Jesus, it the daily or weekly attendance of mass with in Faith that we will meet the presence and power of Jesus which infact touch the heart of Jesus.{Hebrews 11:2}

Faith releases power – and Jesus said, “power has gone from me”
We want miracles and blessings – true but it is Faith that will allow the power of God to manifest and work in our lives and the current situations that need his attention.

Faith unlocks blessings – The lady who bled for 12 years need healing badly and she got it!{Luke 8:47} which in turn was a great blessing to her . For in truth her status change immediately! She was known not to mingle with people because of her embarrassing situation but her healing/ breakthrough became a big blessing that changed her status – it changed her life- from rejected to accepted! from forgotten to known and recognized.

Faith in the Lord’s doing will unlock powerful life changing blessing – alleluia!

I tend to think her financial status changed too for she had spent all her money on doctors{Luke 8:43}now at least she could start saving…!

Jesus is not concerned about a multitude of people or gathering as he is concerned with a multitude that believes in him๐Ÿ˜Š.

He is not concerned with the many rosaries we pray rather the many we pray in Faith, believing that his love , power and providence will come through for us! Alleluia!

It is not our attendance of daily, weekly mass service or fellowships and retreats that touch him, rather it is our the attendance of them in Faith that enable us to meet His presence , love and power hence move him to action and we receive our much needed breakthroughs and blessings! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป Helloooo!

It is not our daily routines in prayer that touch him. No, rather it is our prayer life in Faith that touch Jesus Christ – Hebrews 11:2

Knock the door of his heart – please do – always do – never stop knocking – but knock in Faith and you will be amazed.

Faith is like a brigde
to our wants and needs, to our hearts desire through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amina๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

Mark 2:2-5 (NIV)

2 They gathered in such large numbers that there was no room left, not even outside the door, and he preached the word to them. 3 Some men came, bringing to him a paralyzed man, carried by four of them. 4 Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus by digging through it and then lowered the mat the man was lying on. 5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralyzed man, โ€œSon, your sins are forgiven.โ€

The above โ˜๐Ÿปscripture reminds me that there are things only God can do. Who can forgive sins, set us free from bondages of sin and give us peace? Only Jesus Christ son of the living God.

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ There are things only God can do . We might be giving up in prayer or opportunities of seeking God to handle our issues or we might be giving up on our faith in God only to discover that there are things only God can do. There are doors only God can open. And faith in him will get us to those doors. Some can even say that the devil can give us what we want – true and so can Jesus Christ. Jesus can give us both what we want and need however, He focuses on the needs for they are of great importance to God, you and the kingdom of God. Further, that which is of Jesus is a blessing and it is permanent while that which is of the devil is a curse is a problem – A great pain actually {John 10:10b}.

๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸฝThe above scripture of the paralytic man and the woman who bled for 12yrs and the raising of Jairus daughter go to show us or remind us of great/immense power of God. Our faith can be attacked and weakned when for some reason we ‘think’ that Jesus is not powerful enough to handle our issue(s). God is very powerful more powerful than our problems infact, more that the power of sin, tempation and pride. God is powerful. Mercy masika reminds us of Jesus power and authority when she sings ” huyu Yesu si hadithi na sio sanamu- mwambie” in her song Huyu Yesu.

๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸฝRemember what the Lord has done for you and your faith will rise. The Lord, God must have done something significant in your lives that leaves an imprint of Himself in your heart. E.g the Israelites, He did many things for them – He parted the Red Sea, provided food from heaven. Which was not bad, white meat(quail) and manna – not bad. He made water come out of a rock! All these were ways for God to reveal himself to his children and build their faith in Him.

I am sure the Lord God has done something(s) that make us stand in awe(utmost respect, reverence of Him). Remember those things and Thank him that He came through that time you needed Him and even now as you pray for him to manifest, he will just don’t give up on your faith rather let it grow to a level that helps you get closer to him gets those blessings (your heart’s desire).

๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸฝRead the scriptures too, see what the Lord God did both in the Old and new testament to increase and build on faith. The Lord God of Moses, Abraham, Sarah, Hannah, Jacob, Esther is the same God who is manifest and present even now.

๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸฝPray. If and when you feel it’s lacking ask for it in prayer. Make it a prayer intention. Faith is actually a gift of the Spirit – one that we should desire to have. {1Corinthians 12:9}. The scripture says ask and you will receive – Matt 7:7 and futher it written – you don’t have because you do not ask -James 4:2

Finally, the Lord God is good and His love endures forever. Hold on to your Faith. If He said he will, then head will for He is not man to lie.

Again it will be sad to let go when in fact our constant pursuing of him is in the long run ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ it was growing your spiritual muscle and getting us what we need.

๐ŸŒธChrist thy kingdom come๐ŸŒธ

God is good. God bless you.

Words Part I

A word is a combination of letters in written or spoken form that we use to express ourselves. We communicate through words. We were born and found words being used for they are an integral part of the human life and if so, it goes to show that words are both powerful and important.

Words are powerful.

In the beginning when God was creating the universe, he used words – let there be the sun, plant of all kind and they all came into being through words apart from the human being. He didn’t speak us into being, he moulded us and breathed his life into us – that feels awesome!

Further, in the old testament we see God instructing his servants to use words as a means for his power to move and perform miracles that we his children need. Joshua spoke to the sun to a stand still and it did! ๐Ÿ‘‰ Joshua 10:12-14 – ‘On that day the Lord gave the Amorites over to Israel, Joshua said to the Lord in the presence of Israel: “Sun stand still over Gibeon, and you moon, over the Valley of Aijalon.โ€So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, till the nation avenged itself on it enemies as it is written in the Book of Jashar. The sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day. There has never been a day like it before or since, a day when the Lord listened to a human being. Surely the Lord was fightingfor Israel!’

Prophets in the Bible were told to convey God’s messages to the people. Those words became a channel through which God’s power could move and bring hope to the exiled.

In the New testament, Jesus, the Son of God, used word a lot. He spoke of the kingdom of God through parables:-

Parable of the shower -Mk 4:1-20 Mustard seed – Mk 4:30-32. the Tenants – Mark 12:1-11. The Faithful servant – Matthew 13:33-37. The Lost Sheep – Matthew 18:13-14.

He performed miracles through words ๐Ÿ‘‰John 11:43-44 – where He raised Lazarus from the dead. Mark 1:21-28 – Jesus commands unclean spirits to come out through words! Words that have power…!

Have you heard many people say that words are powerful? Yes? Well because it’s power has been felt and words are known to not only to affect an individual but society at large. Example of word quotes ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡

โœ“ “Be mindful when it comes to your words. A string of some that don’t mean much to you, may stick with someone else for a lifetime.” -Rachel Wolchin

โœ“ “Words are free. It’s how you use them that may cost you.” -KushandWizdom

โœ“ Be careful with your words. Once they are said, they can be only forgiven, not forgotten.” -Unknown

โœ“ “Be careful what you say. You can say something hurtful in ten seconds, but ten years later, the wounds are still there.” -Joel Osteen

If words are powerful and are channels/doors through which good news or evil flows then there is a need to be careful how we speak.

Proverbs 18:21 – death and life are in the power of the tongue and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. Meaning we have to be careful how we speak. Some 2 guides which I hope will help us apply the brakes before we utter a word(s) also help us get the best out of our words.

1). Self -control. Apply self control. We do not have a Spirit of timidity but the Spirit of power, love and self control. It is possible that we can or have found ourselves uttering words out of control. E.g when and especially when we are angry and hurt, we can find ourselves speaking carelessly without control and even insult someone and then be like,”Aki I didn’t mean it.” I don’t know what happened.” I am sorry I said that, I was not in my right mind.” It happens. But sometimes the damage is so bad making us live in regret for along time before we eventually forgive ourselves and move on from that bad situation and be free from guilt. To avoid this we need to be conscious of ourselves most times if not at all times and apply brakes when needed to avoid regrets. You might be thinking, “As for me, I just can’t, for I find myself slipping and I speak carelessly.” Well don’t worry for we have the Spirit of Self Control. Pray for the Spirit help you in this area. He can quell and fire. He can quell anger, and foolishness – he can remove.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ But you could also be thinking, why should I control myself? ‘Others around me don’t control themselves, actually they seem to not care’ and, ‘what if someone hurts me with their words?’ ‘I’m I not to put them in their position and show them that I am not be messed around with?’

Remember fools mess with fools. Entertain the actions and words of a fool and soon you will be speaking like one. Sometimes it’s just enough or rather best to just keep quiet and let it go. With time the careless talkers around you will move away and find someone else who gives them attention and entertains their careless talk. If we don’t apply this control in the way we speak or even choose company wisely, then one day we might find ourselves without control(wisdom) in our speech. This can get us into regret situations or worse yet soon people may start avoiding your conversations because people don’t talk like empty, careless talk.

โœ“ “Don’t mix bad words with your bad mood. You’ll have many opportunities to change a mood, but you’ll never get the opportunity to replace the words you spoke.” -Unknown

2). Authority – John 14:12 – Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.

Jeremiah 1:9 – I have given you authority to uproot, to pull down, to destroy, to over throw, to build and to plant.

We need the authority to speak blessings and breakthroughs into our lives and this authority comes from Jesus Christ. He is the only one who can set captives free. He is the only one who can heal and bring restoration. He puts destinies in check and moving in the direction he wants. We as man have authority to subdue the Earth as written in Genesis 1:28 but we don’t have authority over the rulers of the earth and he who comes to steal, kill and to destroy{John 10:10a} and if we are going to be victorious and successful at achieving our goals and living out our heart’s desire then we need to be smart and use our words to usher victory into our lives through authority that comes from Jesus Christ. Is Jesus the Lord over your life? Do you have a relationship with him? If so, then you have authority. Please exercise it.

Things that influence our talk/speech:-

1). Things we watch.

2). Things we listen to.

3). The books we read.

4). The people we hang around – birds of feather flock together.

It’s now upon us to decide and choose the path that will help us and be of benefit.

Christ the kingdom come.

God bless you.

Words Part II

“Our tongues are like matches, our ears are like trees, our words are like sparks on dry summer leaves, it doesn’t take much for the flames to rise and turn a soul into a forest fire.” These are words from the song, ‘Forest Fire’ by Josh Wilson. The song highlights the power of words and how words can affect a person.

Words are powerful whether written or spoken. They have the power to bind someone to negative power or set them free. They have power to alter one’s thoughts from positive to negative from weak to strong. Words can invite blessings or curses into our lives. They can invite goodness or evil into our lives hence it’s important to watch what we allow to dwell in our hearts. We also need to watch how we speak for words have power to open doors of goodness, blessings or evil into people’s lives

We have a responsibility to speak well, with courtesy and wisdom. But what if we are on the receiving end? What if we have met, been around or even lived with those whose words have become doors that allow negative power into our lives?

The thing is we have responsibility to be a brother’s keeper, but not everyone does that. We will or have met people who are insensitive, who lack wisdom, lack control and love in their speech and so their words will hurt, belittle, embarrass and make people feel awkward.

What happens when we meet such people or have heard words that wound us or even changed our thinking from strong to weak, from positive to negative? Answer, refuse to be controlled. Refused to allow those words to have an impact on you. Refuse to be partisan to those words. To be partisan is to be part and parcel of something.

In Kenya we have political parties like Narc Kenya, Jubilee, ODM etecetra. If you choose to be a politician via Jubilee then it means you accept to be party to it’s terms and conditions. If the party colour is red, then you have to wear red whether you like it or you don’t. If they contribute a certain amount for registration or renewal of it, then you also have to contribute. The little or big things you accept to do make you party to them.

Same with words. If someone; a loved one or a foe speaks words that are full of negativity and we agree to those words, then we will become party to those words hence controlled them.

How do we agree to negative words? By believing that those words speak facts about us and our lives while in actual sense they could just be but opinions!

I have come across a lot of negative words since childhood. I used to get teased alot and I would get words like:- “You have big ears like an elephant, you have big feet like a boy and girls are not meant to have big feet, you are too skinny.” and a lot more This happened most of my primary school and being in the same school for 14 years meant same bullies, same insensitive words. This made me sensitive about my appearance because I only heard the negative and not positive words about my physique, abilities or talents. This made me inferior and I thought all other girls were beautiful apart from me. I wore baggy clothes so that I could hide my ‘skinny’ self. And because I didn’t find myself beautiful, I also thought my abilities or talents were not worth much either. I always hid myself and when around boys, often I would be silent and allow my girl friends whom I saw as beautiful to speak around boys because I didn’t think I was ‘pretty enough’ to be noticed by boys.

As I grow older, I still meet people who are insensitive and lack wisdom in their speech. This goes to show lack of manners and sensitivity in speech is everywhere and with people of all ages. And so what do we do?

Refuse to be partisan to careless words directed to us that are full of bitterness, arrogance, pride, ignorance. We don’t have to accept them. They don’t have to find a home in our hearts.

In the Bible it is written: that a farmer had seeds of which some fell on the street, in the thorny bushes, others on the rocks while others on fertile ground. Those that fell on thorny bushes, choked hence couldn’t produce any plant while those that fell on fertile ground grew and produced forth plant and fruit. And so I choose to be a thorny bush to negative and careless words directed at me. Those words are like seeds which I hope choke with time hence their effect will not have an impact on my mental and emotional health. I, however, choose to become fertile to positive, kind words full of wisdom and power and hence they find a place to grow consequently having an impact on my mental, emotional and spiritual health.

Another way to deal with negative words is to counter them with powerful words from the Bible or another source which has positive energy. For me my power words come from the Bible. Example of a scripture that helps me overcome and be free from the grip of careless, insensitive words that opened a door to inferiority was the word of God in Genesis 1:31 – “He(God) looked at all He had created and it was pleasing.” This scripture is my freedom from lies for I have met truth in them that says I am pleasing๐ŸŒบ ๐Ÿต๏ธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒน. I had met boys who said I was pretty but my mind was too manipulated with all the negative words I had grown hearing about my physical appearance that I didn’t believe anyone who said I am beautiful. Genesis 1:31 and Psalms 139:13-14 broke the power of lies and set me free to love and appreciate myself.๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿค— So, every time I feel my self esteem is attacked, I read and meditate on those words hence allowing the positive vibe and the power of the Spirit behind those words have an impact on me.๐Ÿ˜Š

Refuse to be party to negative words further, make an effort or a conscious decision to be around positive people who will build us and open doors of goodness and blessings through their words.

Proverbs 26:2- A curse you don’t deserve is like a bird flying without anywhere to land. So, in prayer declare that words full of negative power and curses are like birds flying without anywhere to land. May they not land in our lives and may the negative power that is wanting to operate through those words not do so in Jesus name!

Words are powerful and when carefully selected, they become doors that allow healing, breakthrough and blessings to flow to us or allow pain, hurt and manipulation to met us. We can either decide to bless, curse and harm people with our words further we have the freedom to choose which words to keep in our hearts and which ones to throw out into the gabbage bin, as gabbage they are! and move on. God bless you.

Jesus Loves

Luke 23:34(NIV)

Jesus said, Father, forgive them for they known what they are doing.” And they divided up his clothes casting lots.

To me thisโ˜๐Ÿปโ˜๐Ÿป is love. If someone can say those words knowing very well that people deliberately conspired/wanted to kill and destroy his life and actually did achieve their mission!! But he forgave them anyway and prayed that the wrath of God will not fall on them then that is love.

Jesus loves; he really does and to date it still pours out. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š Thank you Jesus.

His love is very mature. It’s not fickle. It can stand it’s ground and not be tossed aside or shaken by things like rejection, abandonment, sorrow……….name it. No, His love cannot be shaken. It’s firm and principled . I have come to learn that pains in life however crazy they may be, they are not meant to destroy us or our capacity to love, actually they refine our ability to love. They give the love in our hearts muscle ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป Rejection ni uchungu for real it’s painful, to be abandoned is also painful and so many other fires that attack love are painful, but if we perserver and make it through the fire, i.e we don’t give up on love and it’s works, then my friend our ability to love will move to another level called maturity. Our ability to love will be graced meaning it can bear much.

I also like that Jesus loves with abandon. He doesn’t care about people’s opinions when it comes to love. Remember He leaves the 99 in search of that 1 lost sheep{Luke 15:1-7}. When it comes to love, I feel, he gives himself away ๐Ÿ˜Š. He just loves and he loves freely. Do I love with abandon? Do we love with abandon? Do we abandon ourselves to the rules on love? That sounds crazy right? But you know what the ability to love this is not dependant on either me or you. It is dependant on the Jesus inside of us. So, now the question is? Do I have Jesus in me and does He indwell in me so that through Him I will have the ability and strength to love with abandon?

Jesus way of love is usually beyond human understanding and so are His actions when it comes to love.

Everything he does to us men, is mind boggling for we sometimes if not always fail to understand how He loves sinners and wrong doers whom we wish and sometimes pray๐Ÿ™ˆ that he can either remove or just punish severely๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

But he doesn’t because His love is not guided by man –His love is independent. It doesn’t seek permission to act and operate. It just moves like the wind – uncontrolled.

JESUS WE LOVE YOU and I like the FACT that you love us.
It’s good to know that YOU love us unconditionally and it is not because of anything we have done that makes us deserve your love. Nope! You just love us. And Jesus we love you right back. ๐Ÿ˜˜

Jesus loves, He really does. And it pours out like the rains ๐ŸŒง giving life and hope where there is dryness. It shines bright and strong like the sun โ˜€ dispelling all darkness. Alleluia!!

It is every day, every minute and it is for all whether we acknowledge it or we do not; It still pours out and it still shines๐Ÿ˜Š

The Lord is my Shepherd I shall not want. The Lord is my everything and so I have everything – I shall not want.

Christ thy kingdom come.

I pray we feel this love, know it and connect to it. It’s in those points of connection do we truly have everything we need. Alleluia๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

God loves you.

So will I

“If you left the grave behind you so will I. ” words from a song titled, ‘So will I’ by Brooke Lingertwood of Hill Song worship group and they give me a lot hope and encouragement.

There are two things that stand out from that statement:-

1). I am encouraged to know that, just as Jesus was triumphant over death so will I be triumphant over hardships and troubles of this world for He whom I look up to is victorious! John 16:33 states that in the world we will have many troubles but we should not be troubled instead have peace for He overcame and is victorious and so through Him we are victorious!

2). We have to want be free; if we are going to be free. We have to desire to leave the grave for the Lord works powerfully through a will that is willing to be free.

Take for example someone who wants to forget the shame of always being number last in class; that person will obviously have heard countless times that anyone can be successful and can be the top of the class if they desire to. The trick is though, he/she has got to want success; to get it! The heart and mind have got to want freedom from shame, ridicule, stagnation and backwardness so as to be free! Nothing comes handed down on a silver platter especially not something called victory hence success.

In my life, I have seen God get me out of the grave(s).

One of the graves was an addiction to pornography. I, unfortunately, watched pornography at the age of 11 years. My best friend’s father came with a porn tape in the house and hid it behind one of the sofa’s. His children became curious to know what was hidden and so the next day they waited for him to leave the house and when we visited them we found porn being watched. We didn’t watch it for long because it was disgusting to our hearts at the time but the harm was already done for I stayed with those images in my head/heart. As I grew older, while in high school and part of my university years I would crave for porn images because the more I watched and thought about them, the more I liked how they made me feel good. I thank God very much that I never masturbated nor tried out what I watched with men. However, my mind was reduced to the slavery of thinking about and wanting more pornographic material. To date; I consider it a miracle that I passed my K.C.P.E (final exams in primary school) for porn images would mess up my concentration. Fast forward and I met Jesus and His saving grace through the Vincentian Ministries here in Kenya. Jesus saved me from addiction to porn and now my mind is free – 7 years now! I am free to do awesome, powerful things like to write articles which inspire others in many other ways and moreso to know Christ.

Another grave was unforgiveness. For the longest time in my life I had issues with forgiving. I could hold a grudge and not let go. I used to admire my brother for it was easy for him to forgive. To date he doesn’t hold grudges. To me that is a beautiful, happy and peaceful life for I know how crazy and tiresome it is to hold grudges. I struggled with forgiving myself, my parents, friends and pretty much anyone who hurt my feelings. I remember it was hardest to forgive my mum. I used to find her unfair for she used to beat me up especially when it my brother’s fault, she would blame me for things I didn’t do. Like one time, I remember, she blamed for stealing her shoes and selling them and it the house help who did it! besides around that time I was too young to hack such! Sometimes, I felt she didn’t like it when my dad favoured me over my brothers which to be honest is not anything a child has control over!

I grew up with feelings of rejection na kuonewa hence bitterness and with time, anger towards my mum started to build up for I felt that all of it was unfair. I wanted to challenge her and speak my mind, but I also feared her very much so I didn’t. Over time, the bitterness grew and I discovered it denied me a lot of peace and denied our relationship strength and growth. It was like there was a rift between us, no depth in our love and a lack of easiness in loving especially on my end. I always felt like I had to win my mum’s affection. I didn’t like it and I hated those bitter and angry feelings and so I prayed a lot for deliverance hence freedom. I harbored those feelings for quite some time meaning the bitterness and anger were deeply rooted but, I declared now that the Lord is powerful and faithful for I was set free!! I prayed and moreso through the Novena of the Precious Blood; not for 9 days, but for 2 months until this bitterness left me. It wasn’t easy and I felt like giving up but the desire to be free was too strong and God saw the persistence and faith for I did eventually receive my freedom. The pain is gone, the bitterness is gone and I was able to open up to my mum – she listened, she understood me and she even apologized!!!! The relationship that the devil was trying to destroy was restored back to former glory – it’s even better๐Ÿ˜. It grows stronger because we can now talk with my mum for hours on phone something we never used to do. I usually can’t wait to go and visit her and just be with her and talk for more hours๐Ÿ˜Š.

The above are examples of how Jesus got me out of graves that devil had dug and put me in. The reason I say the devil dug, is because the devil can and does create situations that allow us to enter a grave without our knowledge. He can create situations in families, between friends, in church even in non -spiritual groups where enmity, strife, hate, bitterness will grow and then he pushes us to the grave.

Psalms 121:1-2 I will look to the mountain and where will my help come from? My help will come from the Lord who made the heaven and the earth.

Jesus Christ is our sure help in all situations:- the bad, crazy, worse…. He is the way out. He is the way out of a painful, shameful, backward, traumatic past to a new life like Zacchaeus, the sinful woman, the adulterous woman. He is the way to achieving our heart’s desire!

Do you want to leave a grave(s) maybe one called addiction, bitterness, unforgiveness, rejection, poverty, sickness, pride, witchcraft, demonic oppression and possession? Answer, you can.

How?

I) You have to want out.

II) Pray and ask Jesus to set you free.

For he came for the lost, he came to love the rejected, the abandoned and abused. He came to give hope where there is little or none. He came to set the captives free. Luke 4:18. Believe this and you are on your way to freedom, and a permanent one sealed with His powerful blood. Alleluia.

God has the power to raise us out of any grave whether it’s a 6ft or 100ft deep. Irregardless of how long we have stayed there; he is able. There’s nothing new of difficult for God as is written in Ecclesiastes 1:9, that there is nothing new under the sun. It’s just a matter of being humble, cry out for help and believe and trust that He will do it and sure enough He will.

I am not saying that it will be easy, I am, however, saying that persistence and focus pays off and Jesus is mighty to save. Alleluia! And when you feel like giving up; remember that you are not alone, many – very many people experience difficulties that you would not want to experience so, cheer up and push forward until you receive victory. Also know that the chance to see another day means – try again and long as you’ve got breath, you’ve got another chance to choose and fight for freedom and with God on out side, we are sure to be victorious!

God loves you and God bless you.

Psalms 27:13-14 I know that I will live to see the LORD’s goodness in this present life. Trust in the LORD. Have faith, do not despair. Trust in the LORD.

Victory

Since the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of God suffers violence, and violent men take it by force. Matthew 11:12(NKJV) –ย  a scripture that I have been meditating on recently and has been such a blessing.ย  I hope it blesses you too.ย  Let me say what led me to the scripture was in response to praying for a friend, and it became clear that the lackย of victory in some areas of his life were because of lackย violence in his life.

Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart -Psalms 37:4ย  further it’s written inย  Matthew 6:33 – But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Which is true but it’s also true that nothing comes on a silver platter – meaning nothing especially those that are of value come easy. We need to work hard to achieve them.

Keyย  things to note:-

*Violence is allowed

*Brace yourself

*Be prepared to win

Priscilla Shirer once preached and said, “God allows the violence.” And I concur. I believe He allows this violence or this attitude of fighting for blessings so that we can know the value of blessings and not take them for granted instead we should fight for them so that they are not attacked or stolen from us by the devil.

Who or what suffersย  violence? According to the scriptures, it’s the kingdom of God does and everything in it.

Who is in the kingdom of God? You and I who are God’s children through His son Jesus Christ{Galatians 3:26}.

Now, if we are in the kingdom of God and we do that which pertains the kingdom which is spreading it’s power around us, then we will meet violence. The peace, joys, breakthrough, love, unity, togetherness we want and desire, always suffer violence so that they are not able to stand or hold together and do the works they are purposed to do. We also suffer violence so that we can fail in doing the works of the Father. So that we can have miserable lives, give up, quit even want to die without achieving our purposes{living out life in full as we ought to}.

People who suffered violence in the Bible:

  1. Mary and Joseph – when Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under – Matthew 2:16. The devil introduced violence to the family of Jesus through Herod but luckily they fled to Egypt and stayed there until the King died.
  2. David the King suffered violence through Saul. 1 Samuel chapter 18,19,20 speaks of David’s success in battles andย  victories and how and Saul became jealous and wanted to kill David.
  3. ย Joseph suffered violence through his brothers who because of jealousy wanted to kill him but instead sold him as a slave to merchants.ย  Genesis 37:18-28
  4. Uriah – Bathsheba’s husband was murdered in battle however it was a planned murder because David wanted his blessing(Bathsheba) and so the devil used David to bring violence into his life which actually finished him.

Violence is real and is expected but we are assured of victory. However, victory does not come by accident.

Grace Mwai a gospel artiste in Kenya sings in her song titled Kirathimo,”I want a blessing from you Lord that will change my life.”

Blessings do change people’s lives.

How so, a few examples ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡

  • Employment – eliminates poverty and allows the economy of a country to grow.
  • Marriage – Status change from single to getting a partner. God said man is the head and woman is a helper and doesn’t the scripture also say that, He who finds a wife, finds a good thing{Proverbs 18:22}. Someone who we can confide in, share ideas and grow and even have children with!
  • Education is another blessing for it eliminates illiteracy in people and in a country. Helps us to blend in with others, opens doors for us through careers which also translates to financial independence!
  • Friendships – that no man in an island is true because alone we cannot handle the challenges of life for they can easily weigh us down. Even in the joys of life we need people to share them with. Friends from God are a blessing. Some act as connectors to propel us to next level in life – jobs, spouses, mentor ship. Moral support through counsel and prayers.ย  I have a friend whom I value because she helped me grow in ministry. She somehow understood my challenges in ministry, she did not judge me but, took me in, mentored me, prayed for me, challenged me to growth in ministry. I remember she used to say, “Grace you have potential.” And now through constant mentor ship and love I am not scared to stand and minister the love of God through praise. I thank God for bringing someone along to way to help me through.

Blessings change our lives like Grace Mwai says in her song, ‘Kirathimo.’ and because they do, they therefore meet violence. She, further says that, we need to fight for our blessings and hold on to them because of the mere fact that they will change our lives for the better. And who doesn’t want that? Who doesn’t want life to change for the better?

What blessings do you have? Can you count them? Are you grateful for them? Are there blessings you wish they can your way in future? And what are you doing about it? What are you doing to achieve your blessings? Are you positioned for them?

Blessings; peace, joy, success, stability are fought ruthlessly and our ignorance does not calm the storms.

ย Matthew 11:12ย  reminds us to be alert and prepared because we are coming of harvest and if we are not ready then we risk losing it all in the battle.

Be prepared for your blessing.

If a blessing comes to change our lives then it means we need to be prepared for it so that it is not attacked and worse yet to the point of death.

Jesus taught us to be prepared. He fasted for 40 days and nights in preparation for the battle ahead that may arise against our blessings. His mission and goal was to win our souls back from the devil to the Father. Now, that was not going to be easy and if you noticed form scripture reading, Jesus faces a lot of challenges to the point of death. Jesus knew that to achieve his goals would not be easy and so He came prepared. I believe the fast graced him for the ministry(mission)ahead. It allowed the Spirit in Him to be strong and the flesh to be weak. This is what fasting does to us humans, it allows the Spirit of God to be strong in us while the power of the flesh becomes weak.ย  Jesus was able to attain victory over His blessings and one way is that He came prepared. In the bible it is written that He would often go to lonely places to pray and I think it was for the mission ahead.

Esther came prepared to be queen. She didn’t go to a losing battle, she actually prepared to win. She was prepared to be presented before the King. She didn’t just appear and magically expect her beauty to help her she, among other ladies had to prepare for 3 months before meeting the King. Her level of preparedness plus favour from God is what helped her stand out from the rest and become queen {Esther 2:5-18}.

The devil will violently attack us whether we are ignorant or knowledgeable, naive or experienced. He will do it to to prevent the kingdom of God from moving forth. You see when we are successful in achieving our hearts desires which are according to God’s will then the kingdom of God spreads of which the devil doesn’t like. He doesn’t like us to be happy, he doesn’t like us to be at peace and he doesn’t like our success at all.

I consider us blessed to know this scripture – Matthew 11:12. It also gives me strength to know that I am not the only one under the sun who meets hardships, all who are in the kingdom of God do, and if God allows a violence then he has provision for it. We are graced for this life. We are graced to do his will. We are graced to live out our purposes unto his glory. We are graced to be victorious. Alleluia!

In conclusion

1). Be prepared and be alert. I think it’s the worse thing to go about life and we seem not prepared for blessings/ opportunities. It’s sad. It does happen, it has happened to me and it’s painful. Let’s be alert and prepared.

2). Be focused – Lack of focus in life is enough for devil to attack a blessing. The devil thrives in confusion. If we are focused and determined to be successful in a particular area then chances are we will get it – what the mind conceives it achieves๐Ÿ‘

3). Be self aware – Awareness of our lives, our ambitions and goals and what it takes to get out heart’s desire goes a long way in understanding the level of preparedness or violence we need to put up. Take forย  example:- Two people who want to scale the ladder of education. Both want to achieve a doctorate in their field of choice(heart’s desire). One person named Lucy comes from a family where the highest level is form four. Another named Carol and in their family the least level of education is a grandaunt. Now, Lucy’s battle will be harder than Carol’s.ย  Lucy will have to deal with lack of motivation and mentors from within the family because they might not see the essence of climbing up the ladder of academics.ย  In some families they suffer addictions to alcohol and drugs. Someone from such a family will meet a tough battle in trying to get out of such an addiction. The violence towards freedom from addictions will be tough because you will be alone in this fight so you risk emotional hurt, being abandoned in the fight towards freedom because the innermost circle(family) is not helping instead it’s like you are being pulled down – case in point Joseph attacked by his brothers.

We can be violently attacked and not know it and hence do nothing about it. I remember sometime back, the Spirit of God would nudge me to pray for marriage but I would be hesitant and be like, “Jesus, I am not ready for marriage but if you want me to get married fine.” And that and would be the end of that but on other matters I would pray aggressively pray until I got a breakthrough. With time though, I, came to learn that my hesitation in this area of marriage was because I feared marriages. I thank God for my parents and I love them to bits but to be honest my dad’s weakness made me fear marriages. The thought of me and a man(husband)in the same house was very scary. My fear was that the man might want to harm and deny me the freedom to be myself and so for me the idea of marriage was not so appetizing. I thank the Lord that many years down the line, He has healed me and I am slowly but surely coming out of a manipulation that men are bad/beasts. They are good and human just like me but the understanding of this faces a lot of attacks but I know I will see the end of this. I have come from far and I don’t believe God has brought me this far to live me!!!

It’s possible that you could be experiencing traumas in your life, maybe a past that is painful and it makes you shudder at the thought of pushing past it and realizing a dream. Whatever it is, may the Spirit of God shed more light on the matter and direct your path towards victory. Amen!

Awareness of your life, your goals and aspirations and what is required to get them can also enable one to know what kind of battle is ahead. But not matter what the ‘goliaths’ we face, we give God the glory because He already won the battle on the cross and now through Him; we are victorious.

Victory is ours through Jesus Christ.

Joshua was told be strong and courageous{Joshua 1:7,9}. And that every where you step I shall give to you{Joshua 1:3}. Joshua was skilled, true. But, he became victorious because God made him so. Sarah had all it took to be someone’s wife, but it took the hand of God for her to be married to Tobias{Tobit chapter 7&8}. Hannah had all she needed to be a mother for she was of good health and had a husband, but it took the hand of God to bear children. We could have all it takes to be successful but it takes hand of God to make us victorious!

So let’s be humble and walk with God, let’s invite him in all our plans for His wisdom, direction, and even when it gets tough we are assured of victory{John 16:33}.

“I have told you these things, that you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

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.