Every day of my life is a story of God’s faithfulness. Without Him, I am not, every time I pen down my thoughts and inspiration it draws hope to the hopeless.
When we put thoughts into writing we put weight on our aspirations. Most times human being is very forgetful, we tend to forget things that happened and how God made them possible.
I love writing random inspirations of stories God through me. I see God all over, in the details. Waking up is a sheer miracle, making it to work and back is only God. Incidences happen and I see the hand of God in and through me.
My everyday engagement is all about God, I seek to inspire and give hope to broken-hearted. It is from this backdrop that I decided to write my experiences with God.
We live in a very uncertain world, the busyness of life has denied us a chance to see God at work. We only believe God is at work when we drive, own a house, get an ideal job, yet God is doing little million deeds every day.
My prayer and hope are that through my writings lives will be changed, we will learn to appreciate the little things that happen and above all perspectives change.
A grateful heart unlocks greatness and when one is grateful there is no room for complaint. We live in days where the complaint is the order of the day, I look to a day where a human being will appreciate life.
We put our gaze on wrong things, we miss on God while He has been with us. We trust humans more than we trust God. We think all we have is out of hard work.
Well, if a soul or two are encouraged we are on the right track. We got to do this by all means. In the future, it will encourage and save a soul.
Technology and human life cannot be separated; society has a cyclical co-dependence on technology. On daily basis we use technology, depend on it in our daily life, our needs and demands for technology grows on daily basis.
Human beings use technology for their travels, communications, learning, and doing business. Technology has simplified the way we do things. In ancient days people would have to walk for long distances in order to access services or to deliver an important piece of information. We have evolved overtime, nowadays we can travel easily, we don’t need to travel to deliver a message and also cash transfer is very easy by touch of a button.
However, technology brings about various concerns. Technology by its self is not harmful to the society, but the way society uses technology to achieve their goals is what results into negative impacts of technology on the society. Humans use energy to process products in factories, run cars, light homes and also run technological machines like computers, the only way we can do this without affecting the environment and society negatively is by shifting from exhaustible energy sources to renewable and inexhaustible sources like Solar / Wind energy.
In the twentieth century life has been absolutely simplified, things that used to be an uphill task and would take days to be completed now it takes hours to be completed. We have application that are installed in laptops and phones that perform major tasks.
Global village it is! The world has been brought right before our eyes. We are able to relate with people in different continents without travelling. Businesses has been moved to online, services are also offered online. We buy and sell goods from all over the world.
In the wake of the pandemic technology has enabled work to continue despite the distance. People have embarked into online engagements, have meetings online, close deals at the confines of their living room.
However, human beings are social being. Technology on the other hand has made people robots. Online engagement has replaced physical touch. People spend countless hours on face time rather than hanging out over cup of coffee or icecream.
Once social being have become strangers to each other. People spend most of their time behind computers, behind wheels or operating a machine robbing, off depth in relationship and family times.
We achieve alot in terms of production and connections. We make alot of money, but we are losing the identity. Children are being brought up by remotely.😥😥 The backlash of this is already being felt. We have unruly children.
Our heritage, the ingenuity, our authenticity has been robbed of. We are picking on other cultures and embracing them as better than ours.
Our stories are being told by strangers, the beauty and magical effect of our culture is losing meaning as we gravitate to borrowed trends. What was once a vice nowadays is embraced as development.
We have enslaved our ability to be creative and think beyond. With all the positive impact technology is robbing us of what matters most as a society.
We may need to take moderation on consumption of the content on social media.. We got to pull up our sock and put on shockers and reminders of what matters most. Yes we are greatly benefiting in terms of economic growth, advancement, effective utilisation of resources that are endowed in our beautiful nation.
It will be wrong for me to assume that technology is a much needed radical change that our nation needs. But I will be ignorant to assume that all is rosy. We need some moderation we need to step up as we leverage technology we will be careful not to erode all that we have built for centuries..
With the help of God and our joining hands we will manage to make use of technology effectively to build and ehance our heritage, conserve our environment and all natural resources that God has given us.
Reflections today… Did you know Christmas season presents us with open opportunities to share the gospel of Jesus Christ?
Look at it this way, we are all in Christmas mood, organisations are breaking for Christmas, promotions are taking place, big discounts on products, families are coming together, the list goes on and on.
We are all bugged, some are following motions, some have no idea the meaning of the season, and some know the reason for the season, know your position.
We are all alert to the season, we are planning for it in one way or another. Some will be home with our families some will visit folks in the village, some will go for long the awaited vacation. But wait a minute, how are you preparing to share the reason for the season. For all who are believers this is a harvest season, time to win souls, time to share with your loved ones the love of God.
I want to challenge all of us to take time to know people you are spending Christmas with, whether they know the reason for the season. Inquire to know why they are doing it the way they are doing it. Engage in conversation that rotate around Christmas and why it is important that Jesus was born.
Interest them to understand the reason Christ was born to us, what it means to us thousand years down the line. Be well versed with the message of the birth of Christ. Be resourceful this season, answer those pertinent question that will be asked.. Take time to equip yourself in presenting Christ to someone, in a very simple way, yet cause someone to see why they need Christ as there personal saviour.
Seek to spend Christmas with a different perspective, cease the moment and incarnate the love of God to those you love.. #Gospelofunashamed
So today in church, pastor asked if we love ourselves. Definately we do. Then he went ahead to say love your neighbour as you love yourself.
Well, when it comes to loving self its very easy, but when it comes to loving others as you do to self, not a walk in the park.
You know, if you do not love yourself then you do not know how to love others. We learn love from the author Himself Jesus Christ. He is the only one who loves us with all our frailty.
When we receive His love that we do not deserve, then we know what love looks like. That way we extend the same love to those around us.
If we know how to receive the unconditional love, we learn loving self and have a taste of unadulterated kind of love. . Christ loves us even when we are hard to love, that teaches us to diffuse the same to those around us.
Are you a good neighbour? What kind of a person do those around you say? Are you known for loving unreservedly? Are you known for being a kind person? Do you help those in need around?
My challenge this week, may I be known to be the carrier of grace and extra love to the least of the people around me.
On being a good steward of those that God brings my way. Believe, Belong, becoming, and be fearless, bringing the most waited change in the world at large.
I look forward, to offer solution, be empathetic, compassionate, love my neighbour as I love myself. #fearlessmentality
On this day my neighbours kid decided to crush on my house and watch cartoon. I was in the bathroom doing laundry. In the past few months the kids have made it a habit to run to my house for anything once the help serves food. All they want is to eat from my house.
But this day was special in a way. I just handed them the remote and made myself busy washing. Just in time to hang my clothes, the young one who is three jumped out of the door asking to help. Well, not washing but to carry my pegs.
Me Grace why would I turn down the offer? Off he leads me to the hanging lines. He sits down on a very strategic position to be handing me one peg at a time.
I couldnt help but reminisce on what was running in his small head. He seemed excited, every time I stole glance on him, the smile on his face was infectious and that of a fulfilled heart. He would randomly burst into laughter as he was arranging the( pegs)to look like a gun.
It was breathtaking watching this young lad having a blast. Then I thought, we the adult we find it really had to come through for each other. Especially when we are not making something out of it.
How most times before we do something we weigh many options. It feels like a waste of time after all am not helping just doing the least of thing, for Christ sake is just pegs.🤷 nothing of essence.
He blessed my heart, he chalenged me as well. Most times we feel like the only time we can do a thing is on big things not on the least of things.
For a moment I want to be a baby when I grow up. I want to carry the least of things for people around me because I care and love genuinely. I want to be the one who can run and get a glass of water effortlessly for people around.
I want the innocence of a child, one minute I chase them from my house with a stick and say you are not my friend, and in a few they are back like nothing happened. True story! Which happens more often than not. They crush my house, jump all over, disorganise every piece, I chase them. At the door they say Aunt Grace you are not my friend. After an hour they are back with a bang.
Amazing, who does that? Even a signal you are not wanted is enough to bring tension and strive. Oh how my heart desires to go back to the innocence of a baby and love genuinely no strings attached or expectation.
To love on others freely deeds that are genuine, coming through in the smallest not waiting for events. Ministry of presence and the sweetest snuggles that warm heart of everyone around you.
What more would I ask? Adulting is a rollercoaster, the adrenaline that no one prepared us. We keep opening can of worms as we navigate, when you think you out of the woods something happens and you doubt yourself.
If someone prepared me for adulting I’d forever be 6 just 6. That will be good enough. A thought that I am the parent who needs to bring order and give direction to a chaotic world. I want to curl up and be six all over again.
I don’t what more growing up am waiting for, but of now I want to be a child when I grow up no worries and be at rest coz God got my back.
To the man who swept my heart away and I could not hide but take him to my parents,Happy birthday!
To the man who made me believe in true love unreservedly ,happy birthday! To the man who made me see heaven on earth, happy birthday. To the man who sobbed when I was on that surgery table, happy birthday!
Life made sense when you were around, you were this radiant, bubbly guy to hang around! To the man who stretched my love for God and his word, happy birthday! You were a perfect example of an angel, you touched, impacted, and soon left.
If love was a person, then you are that person. Today I relish our moments together, my story is not complete without you in it. The person I have become directly or indirectly is influenced by what we shared.
Today you’d be turning 38, your legacy has outlived you. Even in death you inspire me to live for God. I work towards seeing you. Its a matter of time and I join you the other side. I loved you in life and even in death I still do love you.
Continue resting in perfect peace sweetheart. Is it possible to update you on what is happening this side? Alot has changed I keep imagining how it would be with you around.😍😍
I remember you and celebrate that you lived a full life and you finished the race. Its on me to finish well and join you. That I have to keep on my journey of salvation and never loose the gaze of the prize set before me.
When that day happens and God allows me to walk down the aisle, I have this confidence you laid a foundation on believing in love. You are a gem that I continue celebrating.
Honestly I miss our times together. I have no regret of days we shared just wish they were a little longer. I can write a book on how it feels. Its a pause not a fulstop coz I will be back soon. Sleep well Pumpkin and happy birthday in heaven where angels live.
A new show is live! Well, I have to celebrate smal and big wins. Last Sat at 7am I was all awake. Like how on earth was I awake at that time. That would shock my mum to even comprehend.
You see, am not a morning person I catch my sweetest nap after 6am. Am ashamed already, Grace you are lazy bear! Well, I see it differently I am more energetic at 2-5am and those hours am so productive.
At a thought of the conversation that I had committed to, my sleepy eyes, I had figure out double esspresso just to stay woke.
I digressed and missed the story of the day. Your girl, yaani this girl was considered to seat and have a conversation that is to be released out there. I was quite tensed, I took on the challenge and showed up..
Dress up and show up, the rest will fit in. And surely it really did fit in and here we are. Its live on all podcast platform! 😍 Its a beginning I am not sure what this experience will birth.
Most importantly God with me, I can only be the limit. This is to more opportunities that are ordained of God. Can we do this? This will be a reminder of how it all began. Just know I hate listening to my voice over.
But do I say. Let me have the honours to introduce to our fun packed conversation.
Is it possible to build a friendship with someone of the opposite gender and have it stop at that?
In today’s episode we are talking about male-female friendships. Why they seem to be an issue, how we navigate them, our experiences with our male friends- the good, the awkward and the funny, as well as the different boundaries we set to ensure that these friendships work.
🎧Listen in using link below or wherever podcasts are streamed.
When I first saw the sermon series for the month of September, I will say it was fascinating and thought provoking. I didn’t know what lay ahead. You see, we are in a season where vaccinate has become a common word in the current day. All thanks to covid 19 for putting new words in our interactions. We are having similar terms the whole world, even the people in the deep village resonate with the same. What a way to unite the world!
We live in very interesting time, all that can be shaken has been shaken! In the wake of the pandemic, our livelihood has been robbed of us. Our businesses closed, we lost jobs, hefty paycuts, lost loved one’s, spent on hospital bills, the list goes on. This has exposed our finances. If you want to cause chaos this season, ask someone for money. This is an uphill task,well, the marginal propensity to spend is at its lowest, we want to keep the little cash we have.
Truth be told even before the pandemic, our finances, and things surrounding us were wanting. When we talk about any project, matters finance, the most quick fix is borrowing. In our day, the most selling products are tied to loan, buying on credit rather than cash, our banks advertise of cheap loans,are they even cheap? We have quick online apps that give quick loans to any one without security required.
What has this turned us into? We have become a borrowing lot. When we think business, car, land, not forgetting our government, roads are constructed on debt. A case in point, if you want to send money, it’s of necessity to ask if one has debt on their mobile money. This doesn’t sound real.
The only reason people save is to get loans, such is a bad mentality and wrong reasons to save. A case in point a guy would save in many saccos so that they can borrow multiple times.Borrowing is our way to success. There is unwritten rule that your way up to success is through borrowing.
What indebtedness has done to us: 1. Debt courses stress, you are not rested because debts are all over. End up switching off the phone. 2. Destroy relationships you work for the other person. We have a saying that says giving debt is the last death to a friendship, when you owe someone when they call, to say hi they won’t pick. The Friendship fizzles like that. 3. Great embarrassment, the debt collectors are merciless . The shame of having your property and electronics auctioned at a throw away price. This happens in presence of people who didn’t even know you had a debt. 4. Debts and loans keeps us away from following God. Employers tie us by giving us loan. When the call of God is on us,we fear how they will survive after leaving a job . We can’t leave our jobs in fear of how we will service our loans.
Assumption that borrowing is the fast way to make it. There is a notion of faking it till we make it.We are an impatient generation. We want instant things. Proverbs 13:7,11 There is one who makes himself rich, yet has nothing; And one who makes himself poor, yet has great riches. Wealth gained by dishonesty will be diminished, But he who gathers by labor will increase. Process,process,it is a tough thing to go through
We seem to know what tomorrow will be; I will keep my job,I will be healthy, we have become presumptuous. It is at this point that the reality of bank is not your friend seems to dawn on us. We are so sure about our tomorrow without trusting God for it. When our jobs,health take a detour we are clueless how to navigate, we end up in debt. Rarely do we trust God for provision in totality. We think its only by borrowing that we can fix our issues.
Knowledge that we cannot get the blessing by violating God laws . When we ask for loans rarely do we enquire from the Lord. Most times we pray for it to be approved. At times we engage in things that are not in line with what God has asked of us, and when we hit a gridlock we come back asking where God was, when things crumbled Proverbs 19:3 The foolishness of a man twists his way, And his heart frets against the Lord.
Rarely do we fully trust God to provide our needs. Most times we doubt God’s providence, we ask but we go ahead to fix. Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.
We are suspicious of God; we like to be in control, I want to know how it is going to turn out. We want to know how the end will be. Proverbs 10:22 The blessing of the Lord makes one rich, And He adds no sorrow with it. The writer of the song sang and said; Oh what peace we often forfeit oh what needless pain we bear all because we do not carry everything thing to God in prayer.
Debt is a contentment problem: I Timothy 6:6-10 Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. The Good Confession
Resolve in matters debt; Make a spiritual decision debt will not an option for me. Debt is not inevitable. Resolve that I will not borrow again and trust God for all my needs undoubtedly that he will provide. 2. Believe that everything you have comes from the Lord Jireh is enough God. In every circumstances II Chronicles 16:9 For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him. In this you have done foolishly; therefore from now on you shall have wars.” 3. Confess my sin, choose to release those who wronged me especially those who made ms
me get into debt. Psalms 37:14 The wicked have drawn the sword And have bent their bow, To cast down the poor and needy, To slay those who are of upright conduct. 4. Practice gratitude daily. How did I see or miss God in the course of the day. Have a gratitude jar and I will know how many things worked out on a bad day. 5. Stop comparing myself with others. Comparison is the thief of joy. People are living a lie and what they show on the outside is just show off. Especially in current days of social media and celebrities who are parading all they have everyday a new thing, they don’t even repeat clothes. Proverbs 13:7 There is one who makes himself rich, yet has nothing; And one who makes himself poor, yet has great riches.
6. Help other people it may not financially but also in terms of acts of service. Most times we are limited in the name of we don’t have money. Prayer is also something we can give it out to people.
Freedom prayer Dear heavenly Father,thank you because you are the source of everything I am and everything I have,my gifts,talents and resources are all gifts from you. I confess that I mismanaged the resources that you have entrusted to me (1st John 1:8_9). I confess my impatience presumption and suspicion of You that has led me into debt. I have made assumptions about the future and taken matters into my own hands please forgive me.
I also in the same breath forgive all those whose actions have contributed to my financial predicament (Luke 11:14) Your desire for your children is that we shall one no one anything except love. (Romans13:9). Your word says that it is For freedom that Christ has set me free ,and that I should stand firm and not allow myself to be become a slave (Galatians 5:11).
Today I commit before you with your help that I will never again rely on debt to rescue me and that I will never again be a slave to debt (Poverbs 22:7) Your desire for your children is that we shall owe no one anything except love (Romans 13:8) your word says that it is For freedom that Christ has set me free , and that I should stand firm and not allow myself to become a slave (Galatians 5:11)
Today I commit before you with your help, that I will never again be a slave to debt (Proverbs 22:7) Upon this Confession O Lord, I now ask for your wisdom and supernatural resources for clearing any debts that have entangled me (Proverbs 6:5) . Help me as I begin the work of listing those who I owe money to and working out a repayment plan. I pray that I will find favour with my creditors and that you will give me the resolve and discipline to clear all debts.
As I take this step of faith, I praythat will miraculously supply all that I need according to your riches in glory through Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19) I break the curse of indebtedness and I pray for complete deliverance for my family in Jesus name. We shall not be a family of givers (Proverbs 37:21). We will not live as slaves but will enjoy the blessing of the Lord which brings wealth and adds no sorrow. (Proverbs 10:22)
May oil of my descendants be blessed financially and may we become a blessing to the nations (Genesis 12:3). I choose to count my blessing every day for your provision for me (1 Thessalonians 5:18) . Give me a spirit of gratitude instead of discouragement. I choose to trust in You give me a testimony that will become a blessing to many (Romans 8:28). And I promise to give You all the glory as Jehovah Jireh my provider
We are living in very uncertain days. So, yesterday evening I received a scare call from home. Well, my mum has been unwell, after a doctors visit we discover her saturation was low and her pressure was really alarming. Well, she had a new set of medication that was prescribed to her. Her first dose didn’t go well with her body. She was profusely sweating and quite uncomfortable as the day went by.
Currently mum is all alone at home with a guy who tends to our farm. For some weeks now, the transformer that feeds power to our home exploded, this means no power at home, as a result once in a while you can’t get mom on phone.
Yesterday was that day, as it is our norm, my siblings and I we call to check how her day was. It all began with our young sister, she called and no one responded. As a human being she is, the mind game played real trick on her.😚😚. She called all of us to ask who last spoke to mum.🤗
The drama began; the kind of panic that went around is unbearable, it was getting to 10pm and curfew time was shy of few minutes. How to navigate this was a real test.
One of my mothers daughter called a neighbour in the village to go check what was happening, the other daughter sneaked out of her house and called for a boda to pick her up heading home.
Mum was peacefully asleep and no cause for alarm. She had a knock at the door, scared and confused, it was the neighbour. She got so scared and thought someone was sick and she was needed to help. In a nick of time my sister landed. This brought more confusion to mum.😍
Just know, yesterday my heart almost stopped, may God grant us shocks to be able to handle things that will come our way. How it went down is very hilarious, story of its own.
Times are difficult and unpredictable, spend time with those you love. None is guaranteed of tomorrow verbalise what your people mean to you more oftenly. When we can still breath lets share more light moments and love more than hating.
Everytime I think about missions my heart leaps. It wells up with the many things that God keep teaching me as one whose primary role is mission. When God calls you to mission He does not give you the clear picture of what that will look like. The only assured thing is that He will lead you all the way. Do you know there so many things that we think we cant live without? Missions demystifies this very often. In the current days that we are living in, where technology has become a necessity, to be precise internet. How about network to make a call? Would you imagine such an enviroment? Well, that is not enough, how about being in a place where using a motorbike to travel may close many doors for evangelism? Or even people start avoiding you and you need them in your time there?
Interesting! God has a sense of humor, who would have thought someone would leave the luxury that is in the city and choose to follow their passion to share the gospel to those who have not heard? Can you imagine a place where the nearest shop is 45 kilometers? You ask, how do those people survive? And I will say hang in their we explore this together.
At the beginning of March, three young , passionate, fresh graduate committed themselves to leave the usual path where after school you start the search for white color jobs. Instead they choose a road less traveled. A journey of courage, a journey of resilience, a journey of total dependence of God. A walk in path that is engulfed by many uncertainties. Well, one week into deployment security issues arise. Cattle raids becomes the order of the day, their retaliatory tendencies from the two communities. In the process a life is lost this causes rage, anger and bitterness. All signs of war are smelling! Apparently you only know one person, to make it even more hard you cannot make a simple call incase the war escalated.
Why would a good God allow such to happen when you are trying to find the footing? Is God in this or should they just pack and go back to the city and grow their career? Anytime I doubt God is at work, I look at the things that missionary are ready to give up for the sake of someone who is not their relative to hear the good news. As I look around the environment they are in, I see pure work of the good God. It is in the field that supernatural and miracles are all over. What to eat, how you are preserved even in heightened wars, how God gives you peace to still stay when everything around you seems not be working.
If nothing, the reason mission has no dull moment is because theirs no monotony, its unpredictable. You cannot pride in your ability. It is in this place that we learn total reliance, total surrender, total trust. Where else would you be in such a position? In our busyness of life we are congested and we miss on the great work that God is doing in our midst. God is speaking, He is looking for our attention, are we listening? No, I cry for my generation, we are clogged by so much in surroundings. Social media has taken preeminent, it carries our time, we are trying to fit in. Competition is high, fear of missing out on what is happening, fear of being left behind, you know. We wake and sleep on our phone. We cannot understand how someone in this era can take a day without internet?
Sad reality, we have reduced our lives to the gadget, corona virus did not do us good, rather it enhanced it and we all end up where people are in the same room yet they are isolated. Sad it is. Relationships are dying daily, people no longer know how to engage in real life. It is easier to chat than meet a person physically. People sharing a roof engage each other online. You learn of peoples life on social media. Well, mission gives you the physical touch. In the regions that we are actively involved, having the latest gadget will not be a good idea. In fact that gadget can chase someone from reaching you and engaging.
I am part of the people who feel like I would throw away my gadget and interact freely. We grow strangers by day even with people we ought to be closer by day. Those that are around us cannot feel our presence. Oh, I look for the day that we will be deliberate and intentional in connecting and create real relationship , where people will greet firmly, look into eyes and read the unspoken. The day where we will reconnect once again, deep and lengthy talks, a place where we get broken and vulnerable, where we offer a real shoulder, allow some one sob and assure them that its a matter of time and all will be well.
What led me to this, I covet and relish the moments that our missionaries in Ik community have. Ik community is a forgotten community in the Northern part of Uganda. It is right at the border of Kenya and Uganda, its a mountainous residing community. They have been disadvantaged in so many ways, the entire place they don’t have a school, a health facility. In fact they only have one boy who is able to communicate in English. Out of curiosity he embarked on a journey uphill and one day he landed in a camp in Kenya. Its during his stay there that he learnt English. He has been helpful to the people who visit the community. He translates to his people what is being said.
During our interactions we learn that there exist three different churches in Ik a Catholic church, Anglican and Assemblies of God all planted by the same person. How does that happen? Well, you heard it right, he realised the need to have all denominations catered for and he thought, why not have them all. He does not pastor them, but it shows you the need to have people on the ground who can relate with the community and meet their spiritual needs at all cost.
I love mobilising for mission, I love sharing the diverse exposure and how my perspective keep changing by day. Nothing makes my heart stop than finding a missed call from the 3 gentlemen in Ik, I know it may take weeks before they visit the network zone and at times they get there and the network decides today is not a good day to access those that you are looking for.
What am I saying, I see God at work all around. I see hope in areas that are termed cut out and forgotten. There is so much that is happening. Its a high time we partner in this and have someone get to hear the saving grace that Christ has freely given to us.. .
Its kairos time, the opportune time, the time is now not tomorrow we are in this together. For ways to partner and make this possible you can feel free to reach out to me.