Hey…so, you may be there wondering what this hashtag is all about. Well it’s all about sth special! For sure…
I’ll post more on it in the near future. Stay tuned!
Hey…so, you may be there wondering what this hashtag is all about. Well it’s all about sth special! For sure…
I’ll post more on it in the near future. Stay tuned!
This goes out to that chap who is looking for purpose in life. To that lady who says, I have tried it all and yet I don’t find satisfaction in what I do. To that person who says, I can’t bear putting up with pain, I do pray; am I not heard? To that boy who seemingly has trusted in the advice of friends, but the consequences are his to bear. To that girl who compromised and made a decision that adversely changed the course of her life, far from what she had wanted. You don’t know what lies ahead. You feel unsure about putting your trust on anyone else. Guilt, condemnation, insults and stigma may have reduced you to a pile of fear and failure. It may not be adequately described by what’s been said above… but you know what, my Friend here has sth to say about it. And He had already said it
He says, For I know the plans I have for you (Jer 29:11) for you without purpose.
Psalm 63:5 says I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods. Why? Because I have seen Him and beheld His power. I know that I will be satisfied. Nehemiah 9:9 says that He saw the suffering of the Israelites and heard their cry at the Red sea. Proverbs 3:5-6 tells me to put my trust wholly in God and acknowledge Him, then shall my paths be straight. Nehemiah 9:17 says He is forgiving, gracious, slow to anger and abounding in Love. He will not desert me. He adds in Isaiah 46:10 that I need only be still and know that He is God.
He is assured of what’s ahead of you. Despite the fact that you made the mistake, His Grace post-extends any sin you’ll ever commit. He forgives and restores. You only need to believe.
What next after believing?
Move on… move on away from the guilt. Carry on away from condemnation. (Rom 8:1). Move on into Love (Rom 8:38-39). Move on into Grace (Hebrews 4:16).
He wants you to forget that past you were from, and move into the new being you are, who lives a new life.( 2 Cor 5:17)
Move on… I compel you. He compels you!
1st month went down on April 9th,
119 more to go…
Still trusting, still believing, still moving
#Latepost #lastday #Thankful #milestone #lastteenyear
It’s the eve of my birthday
I might as well post my last childhood-life post.
18 years of age, wow! Glory be to God for all these years!
18 is the transition age from the kid-zone into the final year of teenhood. Finally…😂 I can now smell that 19th one💨 👃
But, it doesn’t mean I am done with maturing…Na-ah. He maintains me🙏. I still have a long way to go, but I trust in Him to see me through. My way to growing up, it’s long. My way to being mature, it’s humongous🙆. My pathway to Perfection, it’s so big that I haven’t found a unit of measurement that can accurately equate it. It’s like trying to look for a ruler with the measurement for “Infinity” on it.
…But, God is worthy of my trust. He’s infinite anyway, only He can mend an infinite gap…a gap sponsored by Sin, but under new management, Jesus Christ. He, the Way to the Father, is all I need🙌. His Spirit guides me in this walk that needs faith to make it to the end. I am fulfilled and satisfied only in God. Only in Him, I move, breathe and have my being (Acts 17:28)
I am thankful. I thank Him for the lives impacted through me and the ones that inspire me…for the souls that impact my life even without knowing I exist and for those who I have had the pleasure of interacting with for but a while. I praise God for the good He has been and has done unto me…and for the victories through the storms He has calmed for me 🐳🌊 and battles He has conquered for me…and still praise Him for the ones up ahead. For He knows the plans He has for me…(Jeremiah 29:11) Therefore, I am calm and still…for the King is at work on this pot, shaping it’s destiny as He knows best. Coz He is the Ultimate Best.😎😍😎
I also thank Him for always lifting me up from the mire and marshy dirt I have been falling into time and again, quicksand that I have been struggling in and slowly sinking in:o…yet, He never let me drown. He never gave up on my constant nagging. God never left me in the dark holes I kept jumping into consistently. He always pulled me out, cleaned me up and presented me as Holy and Righteous before Himself😮. What kind of love is this?
This unexplainable Love that I always tear about when I sit and think of😪…a love that even when you spit at His face, mock Him, insult Him as He stares at you with eyes that are red from blood on His face trickling in, place a crown of thorns on Him, watch Him shout in pain, place that heavy thick wooden cross on His flesh-lashed weary back, whip Him to hurry up with His carrying of that very cross…still, a love that even when you show little sympathy and direct to Him assistance through a stranger from a different land, strip His clothes from Him, nail nails through His hands and feet, set His cross up in mockery for all the world to see…even, though you do all this in sin, His love still covers that. It already did. Girl, He took lashes for your lashes, He took nails for your nails. Boy, He endured all that material (metal nails, animal skin lashes, wooden cross)all over His bare skin in pain so that you embrace all His material (Peace, Joy, Kindness, Faithfulness, Humility…Etc) all over your bare heart in love . It is like I keep on taking Him through all this again and again each and every time when I sin, but He says His love for me is unfailing.(Isaiah 54:10) Thank you God, for always Loving me :roll:❤😌
The D-Day draws nigh. I am happy that you are reading this:D and I hope you are laying expectations for what God has in store for you. Even though you can’t see anything good in front of you, just pray🙏, be expectant🙋 and praise God🙌, believing in faith that that which He says He will do, He will do. He loves His people. God loves you, daughter/son.
He is Love. It’s who you are. God is love. He is good. God is good!
See you next year, Loved one…
(Also, special Happy Birthday wishes to Joanne Kirimi and Tecklah… #BirthdayBabiesOfApril4thRule😂😎)
God is good!
Since I lastly posted, it’s been a while. It’s really been a good, long while…but, you know what? I’mma take my cup of tea, sneak it into my room (yes, sneaking…😂), close my door, relax, balance my way stably to the seat and place the cup on the table adjacent to the window-wall…probably, I also assume this thinker-grandfather pose (perfected by a certain Mr Van(…he ain’t as old though), with each right and left finger/thumb touching in mid-air as elbows find the armrest’s comfort…then, finally proceed to tell you a story.
November, the lovely month of November. Oh, how I loved how 2016 brought it forth to me. It was the month I came to know of the return of a friend I had met earlier in the year, but who had gone silent for a spiritual journey and search for purpose…She remained out of connection for several months, crucial especially when the attention you wanna drive is meant to go up!
I had grown to admire the sheer strength in this small lady’s choice of words…both in person, as she spoke about God, His Kingdom; but also in whatever media one used to reach her. Her status and bio profile held one aback in thought of what really inspired this lady to come up with such a thing as this? Deep lady she was. Her words needed some time of reflection and an understanding based from revelation and knowledge of the Bible. His Wisdom was at work in her through this vivid manner. No wonder her passion for books wasn’t any mediocre one. I started to admire this in her.
I wouldn’t understand what really made me like her: that she had a deep reverence for the very God I have loved and cherished for all my life (basically at the moment, all my life = all my childhood life), or that she was stunningly, amazingly, supercalifragilisticexpialidociously beautiful. (…and all the brothers said Aaamen!) Probably too, it was a balance of both truths. I restrained my feelings towards her for all the months that I was fresh into the Kings Connect Ministry ,earlier that year, since I didn’t really want to compromise what God had in store for me in these so-much-blessed Bible studies and teachings, all because I couldn’t stop thinking of a certain pretty lady. It wasn’t until this particular month that I felt convicted to spark it off. The first time I texted her and told her, “I love you”…her reply wasn’t reeeally all that accommodating. It was that smiley face that just smiles with the eyes closed…It even has no dimples to show for happiness. It’s just simply a smile smiley. (Ladies, please take notes📒)
Brothers, I never gave up! I went on, telling her of Christ’s great love…Read 1 John 4 for the first time as I stumbled upon verses relating to this, then carefully wove them into the convo we were having online. Yes… I’d almost say, my happiest moments were when I’d see “last seen at…” promoted to “online”. Better yet, when just immediately afterwards, the “typing”followed. #OldWhatsappVersionRocked😎
When she finally replied, “I love you” back, one day, I sat down and put on my 2 thinking caps…one for each section of the brain, coz this was gonna be a mega thought-train. I thought, Ati yaani Mimi? Mie nikapendwa na sura-mzuri, mcha-Mola kama huyu. Mimi?
She matched the perfect picture of a ‘dream wife’. Lengthy conversations did we have of marriages…especially since, her elder sister had just recently gotten married in such a beautiful wedding (I admit, it was on point) We even shared pics on this. I’d convicted myself in my heart that, “I have found the one whom my soul loves” (SoS 3:4)
The Word says that: Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain. Psalm 127:1 (NIV)
On February 4th 2017, I experienced a heartbreaker situation that hadn’t come about in all my life in such proportions. I, though never able to physically meet her up and speak in person with during these few months, loved her. I pictured it all in my head: we’d have to start over from the very basic friends, get to know each other’s company, probably even hang out once in a few months, bring up the story of liking her in like a year’s time, start dating and get to know each other, visit her family atleast once etc…Maaan, I don’t even plan for overnight sleepovers like this😂🙆. But, she was bold enough to break the news to me when it came to her. She told me she didn’t want to be in the way of what God has in store…His Great Purpose…for me in this life, therefore, she was led to leave the relationship. Shattered! She said she still loved me. Angry, confused, infuriated, confused, enraged… but still confused! It was the most emotional time in my life…I sought remedy in silence, giving life the old heave-ho, just green-walling her with endless messages of how sorry I was in case I had done something wrong to her…That, I could still fix it and that I still loved her.
That was the problem. I hadn’t done something wrong to her, but to the More Significant Other, I had sinned.I led myself into believing that I could do anything to bring up or mend this relationship. Well, truth is; I couldn’t! Not even with the volumes upon volumes of Valentine’s Special editions of Drum and Love magazines vomiting out of my shelf. Not even with the wisdom of the king who ably counted a thousand women as his own…Yes, not even if I was King Lemuel himself, at the ear-reach of his mother’s inspired utterance. Still, I couldn’t! Because, that would be my own will…
(Oops! My tea is over. I now should be winding up…Rather not I, but His Word inspired through me to you!)
God has plans. Jeremiah 29:11. If you don’t know it, or happen to have slipped up a word of it off Memory Lane, read it now. Reflect on those words
He has a Will, which is the Promises in His Word. He regards His Word high above even His Name. His plans for you are precious to Him. God does not want you to get anything less than the standard set by His promises in His Word…and to ensure that, He won’t settle for anything less for you, not even your will.
That’s how perfect a God He is. He will place standards to the ultimate minimum of Himself (John 1:1). Anything below that is deemed unworthy (of being effected into His Will for you). He is that much intentional for your life, that’s why Travis Greene couldn’t get that tune off his mind.
You know, when God led me to this revelation… after things had cooled off in my life, weeks later…I started receiving a peace that couldn’t be fully defined in the range of vocabulary I have come to know all my life. It was amazingly sweet… and, funny enough, I haven’t started explaining it yet! God had it all in control even before we met and still has it in control even as I text this next sentence. He loves me with an unconditional love that covered, covers, and will cover all yearnings for satisfaction that I ever have. I mean, He keeps on loving me, even Jonny Mac knows it, with a love so deep… despite my flaws, despite desiring anything/anybody else more than Him, despite wanting more of I more than what His good, pleasing & perfect Will has in store for me.
It’s been a month since she left. God has a good plan why this happened; now I can sense this stronger than ever. I personally thank Him for using her to minister to my life in a very unlikely way…through a break-up. My relationship with the Holy Spirit has grown and I have been challenged each and every day to rise to an expectation of His Will being effectual in my life. Laura Karwirwa once said that “…It will take you to be soaked in the Word of God to hear His voice…”
Maybe, that’s what it took me. Read His Word. Know His Will concerning your life, and know that He loves you. Well, I know that God loves me…because it is His Nature. It is who He is. He is Love. He is Good. God is good!
I don’t know what to do…oh no, things are now messed up… why did I choose this?…what a wretch I am!…I’m just a lowlife wasting away!…why am I suffering?…it’s not my fault, it’s yours…I don’t get it…what did I do wrong?
…at the end of the matter, it has come down to this…
…you are at the brim…at the end of the rope…at the end of the plank on your toes…
…what do you do?
You’re fed up…you are pained…you have been accused… maybe you know what you chose is for both your and her/his good, but she/he won’t hear any of it…or you just can’t relate from where your workmate being harsh on you, this particular morning, is coming…or maybe you are angry with yourself because you did something so embarrassing, you don’t know how to make up for it, for your reputation’s sake …
Number 1, you’re a go-getter…nope, it ain’t a mistake…I didn’t mistakenly include you…yes….yeeeess, You! So, giving up for you is out of the question.
Number 2, you are burdened. Admit it! Even if you don’t, issorait… that’s a fact written on your face…to prove that, walk into your clique with that nether-placed mood of yours…see if you won’t be spotted out and approached on something that is disturbing you. You need to dump that garbage somewhere…coz it’s starting to stink…and at some point, even you won’t be able to stand it yourself.
Number 3, you are not immune. You are not some astronaut suit, that’s able to keep (comfy,sweet,joyous) oxygen-deficient conditions at bay. No! You are human…man as you are, you love beds and ladies (don’t think too far) coz of one thing…whilst next to them, you are yourself…you let out your feelings…you can be affected. Lady-boss as you are, breaking down oft occurs, and you need a shoulder to lean on…
Is there really a remedy for something as hopeless as pain…a pain so torturing, one would easily opt to die rather than see the end of it…a life-long pain?
I, in the midst of my pain…(some struggles up there being relative to my own life…)…sought for some soothing ointment on my battered skin. What I found was even better than Deep-Heat on muscle-cramps…better than sb else scratching that pimple on your back that you can’t reach…
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV)
“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” Matthew 11:28-30 MSG
The promise of Peace and calm-mind came into mind as I read this…a rejuvenation of focus into life…a new spring of joy, for there is hope…there indeed is hope! Hope that I need not overwork my mind late into the night, thinking of how that recent tweet about me from her speaks ill of me…that I only need to Rest! Coz that is all there is to “learn” from Him, Jesus Christ!
Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him. Psalm 62:5 (NIV)
Tarry in the cause that He is Victorious…as one of my always-on-loop favourite songs puts it,
He “wears the Victor’s Crown“…He overcame all there is to overcome…
He is the Prince of Peace! I mean, this guy got chills…like, no body got chills like this guy…He was literally with so many options of denying His mission on earth (in simple, giving up) and eventually averting the pain He was to endure…but nooo way, He maintained His peace, remained silent even up to death… He just took up the Ultimate Pain for You…that you may gain the Ultimate Peace for all trouble there is to be.
When He said, It is finished! , He was talking about You….yeah, You! …your problems, your troubles, your lack of peace… He summed it up and called it the finished works of Christ at the Cross in His Best-seller Book, The Word of God!
You need not be worried…you need not be dismayed.
Learn from Him. JESUS got you…He wants you to rest…to take up His light burden of carrying your cross daily and following Him.
Yeah, that you gotta do…
Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. Luke 9:23 (NIV)
Are you ready to take this Medicine for your Pain?
Yes! You are…
The question is,
Are you willing?
Recently, I underwent something really discouraging…and I have to say, I am still up and walking because of the Lord’s faithfulness, His assured faithfulness…on that, you can bet. 😉
Low moments…they suck
They not only suck, they suck the life out of you…
One time in my long life, I was so downcast…nothing seemed to make sense…I shifted all blame to God and in my prayer, I brought out all my pain against Him, accusing Him of all the bad that was happening to me…(…sth then happened; I’ll tell you later…)
Your well-to-do friends want to go for extra large pizzas at some place in tao…You really were looking forward to it…and yes, they talk about how hard they hustle to get their dooh, but really it’s their monthly allowances from their parents…and you are there, knowing if you buy that pizza, you won’t have new clothes for another semester…so you have to opt out on this one.
Or…maybe, you discover this friend of yours you met recently and now seem to be bonding so well…
She jaza’z ur dm with these (😂) when you make a joke…you literally know they were your driest jokes ever, but she still drowns them surprisingly with her laughs…
…then, you realise she was apparently playing with you, at a level way far even below the BFF zone, and she says so plainly to you, “You are not my type!…I don’t want to be friends friends with you…you are just like that guy I inbox when I need to laugh”
Labda pia ni that high-ranking authority above you…
…he has been hot on your case all this while, wanting those documents done with by that near-deadline date… and the kind of pressure being piled up on you by him, coupled up with the pressure from other things you face in life, is just too much for you to bear for long.
(Nope, these aren’t personal experiences😂😂😂)
Be it what or what, such are the times you want to just go to your room and cry down and out and inside out, whatsoever’s bothering you…you wanna make sure all the tears leave via Exit 11…(crying is okay, ladies and gentlemen)
Well, in the words of my big sister (coz she is…not biologically, but in every other sane aspect)…you need to grow up. Keep it together, meehn.
Friends stab you in the front…and that’s what I’m trying to do. You need to grow out of that cocoon in which, things are painful and there is totally nothing you can do about it…you wanna stay there till it fades away. No. Stand up and don’t fall back down.
It is not easy, I can attest to that personally…but even in the mire of knee-deep anguish and pain, look out a bit far from yourself. Get out of that quicksand of “I’m in this…don’t feel like getting out coz it’s already paining me anyway“…and get on a bedrock…a firm, solid foundation of “I can’t cry over every situation I face…I need to rise up and get going.“…
One (includes you and me) may argue, “…but there are situations that are too depressing to handle in this manner”
I agree…such are there…
But in both situations, notice that both the quicksand and the bedrock are present…
In the former, the quicksand is easily gotten out of (situations that are not really heart wrenching)…in the latter, it is rather thick and murky…(yup, it is!)
Notice the Bedrock doesn’t change. In both, there is only one Firm, Solid solution…one final item to hold on to whilst your head is above the quicksand…and whilst your arms have the strength to grasp something…
What’s your instinct in such an occurrence?
Priority #1: Hold on to something that will ensure you don’t fall back deeper.
…Travis Cotrell says this in one of his pieces, “…this Cornerstone, this Solid ground, firm through the fiercest drought and storm…” (Adapted from “In Christ Alone” by Travis Cotrell)
Jesus Christ is the Bedrock!…the anchor for our hope…the One upon whom our faith is based …the Rock upon which us, the Church, stand…
He is able to pull you out, clean you up and dress you with robes white as snow. Even if in the midst of your troubles and persecution, you forsake Him, He will never forsake you…He is faithful until the very end…He can’t disown you, that would be disowning Himself, because you are His…Image, Likeness, Creation, Friend, Brother…
After my rather falsely-accusive prayer to God, He reached out to me…not in a way of “See, I told you so”…nope! He showed me Love. He made me realise how Great He had continued to be in my life and in the life of my family and friends. He, through His Word, highlighted His affection for me and how much He never gave up on me. I cried…yes, that was how much He touched me, an 18-year old…He wants to touch your heart pretty much too…and not just touch it, but inhabit it.
He is Love…1 John 4 says Perfect Love casts out fear. So, where He (Love) inhabits, there is not fear, no sadness, no sorrow…
He values you… high above the majestic heavens…above the triumphant and mighty creatures of the earth…above the very messengers of heaven, Angels. You are His Special One…a price tag on you exceeds anything made then, now and ever to be made. His Love for you is everlasting…He calls you His, because on that final day, it will be a joy for Him…a long, anticipating groom, to be finally unveiling His everlasting Bride…You!
I even feel high in love as I write this…coz ze love is real.
You have no business being downput and angry with yourself for not achieving your new year resolutions…or for having wasted a great portion of your life in unworthy pursuits…
No, just rest…rest in the fact that His Love has covered that. It was covered at Calvary…
Remember you are encouraged…who am I kidding?…you are commanded to be strong and courageous, not to be terrified, not to be discouraged. (Joshua 1:8-9).
Seek God’s Will in what you pursue…pray and fast earnestly…read the Bible frequently…in so doing, you will avert the wiles of the Evil one, seeking to put your spirits down.
Trust God…He will take care of everything. 🙂
After a heart-melt shutdown (felt betrayed, just couldn’t take it any more…such kinda moments)Saem’s Blog: Sacrifice and Love, I resorted to sit down and write whatever came out of my heart…
#1 & #2 are my own separations after reading through
1. Words without Love (about sacrifice)
–Never fight a battle without wins…
-Prepare to lose, expect to win…but let there be a prize.
-Sacrifices…they are meant for things of worth.
-All people are of worth, only that some downplay theirs
2. Words with Love (about sacrifice)
You are chosen, you are a Son, justified by faith in Christ Jesus. You are more than a conquerer. You are strong and courageous…you are not terrified, you are not discouraged. Speak it out. Write it on the walls of your room, papers of your book, etch it in your heart. Believe it, have faith. You have the fullness of God within. The Lion of Judah is with you…when adversity comes, He defends those that are His fiercely, but a calm and gentle heart He is when pulling up and out of murky waters, one beat, dejected and worn-out soul. My soul longs for a refreshing; yes, there once was such an example of refreshing in my youth, when all that troubled me is “When will I get older? Are dreams real? I wanna go to heaven with mum and dad, then maybe come back and tell others how awesome it is…”
Life did not worry me, I was at peace… but with age, God, you have shown me how to be at Rest.
This refreshing is so great, it surpasses all my childhood aspirations…
I just wanna have you God,
You, my springwater…
…my Spring time leaves and fresh gust of wind…
…my every day fragrance of goodness,
Yes, maybe I have not been the best of friends to you, but you have taken me in like a kind houseowner, who took in a stranger during a heavy storm. You have not only seen to it that I’m OK, but have offered me the towel to dry off, a bathtub to freshen up, a hot cup of coffee to warm up, beside a fireplace…as you interact with me, inquiring on my life.
At this moment (an example of the many), you have talked and spoken and reached out to me in all these ways,
Yet I took the cup and shoved it into the fireplace, took the towel and wiped my muddy shoes,
Showed disrespect and contempt in every way, and every manner…
…yet you have called me thine. You say, “I am with you…You are mine…”
You have justified me beyond what I can comprehend, I am just confused…
But even in my confusion, you pick me up and tell me, “Do not be terrified, do not be discouraged…I am your God”
What is this?
What is this kind of mannerism I can’t put into simple words?
Yet, you have…you already did.
At the cross, when “it” was “finished”, you were giving us the answer. You.
You are that…that mannerism…
…you are Grace, you are Love.
That undeserved favour, that unyielding longing…
That’s what you have shown me, through the Perfect example…as you continually Perfect me to set an example to the believers…
…to the unbelievers, that they may yield to you, Love. To you, Grace.
I lack words,
I don’t know what to say…
I will say something,
It’s not really what I can just offer, but I pray it be acceptable…and that my face be not sad, as was Cain’s…
Thank you, Dad.
Thank you for it all…and for You.