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EVANGELIST WHATSAPP

Me, You and majority of our friends are quite possibly millennials. Or you came slightly before the new millennium. Am sure you’ve heard of the notion that the internet has made the world a global village. And In Acts 1:8 We are charged to be witnesses not only to the villages of Samaria, Judah and Jerusalem but also to the ends of this global village. Internet made it easy for us through media, social media…… You know what am talking about.
Am not able, am neither an evangelist nor a missioner! These are the excuses we use to post a string of memes and feelings on our status. But guess what!? We have been given power through the Holy Spirit. Paul, possibly the greatest author of all time, considering the Bible so the best selling book was such a great influencer cause of The Spirit. I know you didn’t meet Paul so let us consider the Spirit filled influencers using media in our era. Steven Furtick of Elevation Church posts sermons almost daily, The Late Myles Munroe, satrted a YouTube Channel Wisdom for Dominion with a world wide reach. And our very own CITAM church Online one of the top Christian influencers in media. This is done on large scale. You have a reach of over 200 contacts. That means you have the ability to influence them to the ways of Christ! Think about that!
Hebrews 12:1 shows that we are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses, with our social media reach and all. With that stated, be careful not to shame the body of Christ by what you post. When the word states that we should observe our Salvation with fear and trembling, that also counts for your social media presence. Therefore let what you post or comment not bring shame to the body of Christ. Let it be found blameless. Let your accounts be agents to spread the word! Let your content be a replica of your Christ like nature.
Let JESUS trend….

WHY CHASTITY?

Why wait to have sex? it’s a question that hits minds whenever we think of chastity. Sex is everywhere. I mean who doesn’t have sex? Show me a single virgin in this world. Those are the ideologies that are used to justify the reasons why sex is not bad and why we should continue to indulge in the vice!! Jina

Sex is a gift to human kind, He never restricted us from doing it, but are we doing it at the right time? 1st Thessalonians 4:3 depicts God’s desire for us to abstain from all forms of sexual immorality and commands for sanctification.

This Chastity week’s main verse is 1 Corinthians 6:18 that mainly depicts self love since Paul states that sexual sin is the one transgression that we commit against our bodies. Chastity is a pearl, a precious and valuable jewel that most people trample over ever so consistently. Everywhere we turn the world is pulling us away from the ideals of God therefore mastering the virtue of chastity becomes so hard. The ‘hookup’ and ‘shack up’ scene is most campuses is an indication of this. The beauty of chastity and sexual relationships is being eliminated.

People fornicate in the name of ‘cementing their love’. It leads to a tormenting cycle of sex, breakup, pain, sex, breakup, pain all in the name of love. And even if the cycle is not complete and you end up married, chances that the marriage will work are very narrow.

But there is hope for all of us, pure or impure, virgin or not,we all face the struggles of conforming to our flesh as Paul states in Ephesians 2. Let’s start with the single people. L. Alder states that: chasing a person doesn’t give you or build value in you. Value is earned by chasing morality and practicing dignity. Value is a very attractive quality, its going to be a bonus on your application.

For those “walioonekaniwa” a Godly and lasting relationship is built on a foundation of true friendship, affection and companionship. Hope you noted that sex is not part of the foundation. John Paul II said that only chaste women and men are capable of true love. Victor de Riqueti, a famous mentor, “the most chaste woman” and if I may add “may be most voluptuous, if he or she truly loves”

Not all hope is lost for those who may have fallen to the natural desires of the flesh, you are not broken beyond repair. Maybe that’s why I will not use just use any particular author for you. I choose my favorite author of all time. In His book titled the Bible, in 1st John 1:9, He states that He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. The only condition He gives is that you need to confess your sins. See, there is still assured hope, it lies in your hands.

#chastity_is_beauty

#nangoja_harusi

#there_is_hope

Donna Babra Kanana

Prayer And Fasting

THE DOS AND DONTS OF FASTING
As we get to our prayer and fasting week which will run from 27th January – 31st January 2020, it is paramount that we as believers understand the importance of fasting as well as the right way of doing it as so many of us have got the wrong idea of fasting.
One may wonder, if God has generously created food ‘to be gratefully shared in by those who believe and know the truth’ (1 Timothy 4:3), what possible reason could there be then for abstinence. You see, far too often the focus of prayer and fasting is usually based on abstaining from food, instead of us being able to take our eyes off the things of this world and focus our thoughts on God. We therefore need to take a moment and determine as best as we can, what the Bible says about fasting.
Prayer and fasting is defined as voluntarily going without food in order to focus on prayer and fellowship with God. Prayer and fasting often go hand in hand, but this is not always the case because you can pray without fasting and fast without prayer. It is when these two activities are combined and dedicated to God’s glory that they reach their full effectiveness.
That being said, the following are points we should remember while deciding to engage in prayer and fasting;


DOs
Have in mind that prayer and fasting is not a way of manipulating God into doing what we desire. Rather it is simply forcing ourselves to focus and rely on God for the strength, provision and wisdom that we need.
While fasting, constantly pray and read the Bible.
During this period remember to do good to others.
Remember to stay hydrated by drinking either water or herbal tea. The body can survive without food for days but not without water. Dehydration happens quickly causing fatigue and ultimately organ failure and death.
Lastly as Dr. Bill Bright – founder of Campus Crusade for Christ put it, God loves us and is not displeased with us when we do not fast.
DON’Ts
To be seen fasting not a sin but fasting to be seen is. (read Matthew 6:16) godly fasting is motivated by a heart for God and not by human admiration.
Fasting is not something you do for God but is instead an appeal of total dependency on God. Therefore do not do it as an act of willpower but a declaration of weakness.
Do not fast so as to make a statement that food or other things are bad, rather do it with the intention of knowing that God is better.
May the Lord bless us and help us as we begin our prayer and fasting week.


Magdalene Kamau & Joseph Gaithuma.

CHANGE YOUR MIND, IT’S “VALENTINES”

The world is morally dark: changing and lowering its moral standards so often that the whole area of God honouring standards of conduct when two fall in love can be quite difficult to discern.
Paul spoke of such a generation as those whose hearts are darkened and though claiming to be wise, they became fools.(Rom 1:21-22). Man’s morals are built on the shifting sands of public opinion rather than the unchanging rock of the Bible.
The sphere of romantic relationships has become one of the most stark examples of the sorrow and corruption resulting from a spirit similar to that spoken of in the book of Judges”… every man did that which was right in his own eyes” (Judges 21:25)
It’s indeed bleak for a couple seeking to fully enjoy the excitement and wonder of romance in a way that not only gives deep pleasure, but also glorifies God who created the human heart and affections, who said ” it isn’t good that the man should be alone”, and He gave him Eve a meet companion to fill and satisfy Adam’s heart.
Undoubtedly, the loving God has outlined His will in romantic relationships in the wonderful, divine and unchanging precious word. We may open the word assured that it contains all the divine guidance required in the existing world of romance. The word is the true gateway to healthy romantic relationships.

LESSONS FROM GENESIS 2:15-25: GENESIS OF ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS.

a) Personal Relationship with Jesus Christ.
Before being taken by anyone else, be taken by God first. God took the man and placed him in the Garden of Aden not only to take care of it but also that he might fellowship with man during the cool of the day. IN THE BEGINNING GOD…(Gen1) let it always be the beginning.

b) God saw the need for the Man first.
Before man could see the need for a mate, God saw it first and said,”..it isn’t good for the man to be alone” (Gen 2:18). Does the Lord know your need? Don’t move before God moves you. It’s like telling a person to wait for you then you come running past him.

c) God made man aware of his need.
“..God brought them to man to see what he would name them:”( v 19). When man was naming them he realised to every animal there was a Mr. and Mrs. i.e. Mr. and Mrs. Giraffe, Mr. and Mrs. Frog etc. but for him there was no Mrs. Adam. “…but for him no suitable helper was found.” (v 20).                                              
 All that was God’s plan to kindle man’s interests. It’s while you are serving God that He makes you aware of your need for a mate, when you align yourself in the purpose of God. When you become busy for God He becomes busy for you.
d
) Man went to sleep: Rest that God may work.
After Adam realised the need for a mate he didn’t try to make things happen, instead he slept. Probably this is the biggest mistake young people are making today, trying to work out things.
I imagine if Adam had tried to make things happen, he would have ended up with a gorilla or a chimpanzee because they are the only animals closest to man though a little bit hairy he would have thought.
 Many people are ending up with the wrong mates ‘gorillas’ because of trying to make things happen. Be at rest everything shall fall into order. Give it time; time is like the refiner’s fire. Love is patient.

e) The miracle happens.
When you allow God to be at work the miracle certainly happens.”..This is now the bone of bones and the flesh of my flesh;”(v 23). What a joy Adam experienced after finding the right one. The miracle doesn’t happen when you just see a female or a male but when you find a woman or a man who is the bone of your bones, one taken out of you.
There are three important things to note. Man was created in the image of God thus God being triune, man is also a triune: Spirit, Soul and Body.
i) Spirit – This is the faculty of faith, hope and reverence to God. Are you both accountable to God? What is the level of commitment to God between the two? What are the interests between the two?
ii) Soul – This is the sphere of affection and emotions of a man. Is there any affection between the two of you? i.e. Are you soulmates?
iii) Body – This is the outer circle touching the material world through the five senses. There must be a romantic spark between the two.
Adam got so exited because he saw a person who perfectly fitted him, in spirit
, soul
and body
. THE ORDER IS VERY IMPORTANT. It can only be 3/3 not 2/3 or 1/3 or else  it will never work. DON’T START WITH THE BODY AND END WITH THE SPIRIT INSTEAD DO THE VISE VERSA. The scripture would later say, Whoever finds a good wife i.e. 3/3 finds a good thing, I believe  the vise versa is true.

f) Call it A Match Made in Heaven.
” for this reason a man will leave his father and mother to be united to his wife..( v 24). The inevitable happens after God initiates a plan for a romantic relationship, for His glory is in the climax. He became the witness in the wedding at the Garden of Eden.
 This should be the end product of all, God-glorifying romantic relationships.
Will God be a witness in your “I do” day? Will you be having any regrets? Will you still look into the eyes of your “to be” spouse when that legendary question is asked “Any objections to this marriage?” Will you give an honest smile or will you cast down your face? What about your heart? Will your heartbeat still tick with the normal wall clock?
 
GOOD LUCK, BARAKA. 💓
By
John Gikang’a Wairimu
0727717014

Darkness Within

The lights though turned off aren’t helping him slip to sleep,
He shuts his eyes but barely gets to sleep,
He can’t stop thinking of the darkness without,
But the one within frightens him throughout,
He stares hard at the ceiling though he can’t make out a single thing,
In that darkness he sees what his life is all about,
Nothing, all dark, all blank, no shapes, no faces, nothing,
Tears well up in his eyes, his heart throbs,
He sobs, he moans, he groans, he mourns some more,
He grieves over his own life; he can’t take it anymore,
This goes on all night and soon dawn kicks in with a ray of light,
He rises, disappointed he didn’t end up dead,
And dehydrated from all the tears shed,
He takes a shower to refresh his body, wishes the same could be done for his tired mind,
He gets dressed and along with clothes puts on a smile, the same old smile,
The smile that everyone assumes means ’everything is fine’,
He then swallows his pills, which by-the-way, are hard pills to swallow,
When that’s done, he is ready for the day.

CHANGE YOUR MIND, IT’S “VALENTINES”

The world is morally dark: changing and lowering its moral standards so often that the whole area of God honouring standards of conduct when two fall in love can be quite difficult to discern.

Paul spoke of such a generation as those whose hearts are darkened and though claiming to be wise, they became fools.(Rom 1:21-22). Man’s morals are built on the shifting sands of public opinion rather than the unchanging rock of the Bible.

The sphere of romantic relationships has become one of the most stark examples of the sorrow and corruption resulting from a spirit similar to that spoken of in the book of Judges”… every man did that which was right in his own eyes” (Judges 21:25)

It’s indeed bleak for a couple seeking to fully enjoy the excitement and wonder of romance in a way that not only gives deep pleasure, but also glorifies God who created the human heart and affections, who said ” it isn’t good that the man should be alone”, and He gave him Eve a meet companion to fill and satisfy Adam’s heart.

Undoubtedly, the loving God has outlined His will in romantic relationships in the wonderful, divine and unchanging precious word. We may open the word assured that it contains all the divine guidance required in the existing world of romance. The word is the true gateway to healthy romantic relationships.

LESSONS FROM GENESIS 2:15-25: GENESIS OF ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS.

a) Personal Relationship with Jesus Christ.

Before being taken by anyone else, be taken by God first. God took the man and placed him in the Garden of Aden not only to take care of it but also that he might fellowship with man during the cool of the day. IN THE BEGINNING GOD…(Gen1) let it always be the beginning.

b) God saw the need for the Man first.

Before man could see the need for a mate, God saw it first and said,”..it isn’t good for the man to be alone” (Gen 2:18). Does the Lord know your need? Don’t move before God moves you. It’s like telling a person to wait for you then you come running past him.

c) God made man aware of his need.

“..God brought them to man to see what he would name them:”( v 19). When man was naming them he realised to every animal there was a Mr. and Mrs. i.e. Mr. and Mrs. Giraffe, Mr. and Mrs. Frog etc. but for him there was no Mrs. Adam. “…but for him no suitable helper was found.” (v 20).                                              

 All that was God’s plan to kindle man’s interests. It’s while you are serving God that He makes you aware of your need for a mate, when you align yourself in the purpose of God. When you become busy for God He becomes busy for you.

d) Man went to sleep: Rest that God may work.

After Adam realised the need for a mate he didn’t try to make things happen, instead he slept. Probably this is the biggest mistake young people are making today, trying to work out things.

I imagine if Adam had tried to make things happen, he would have ended up with a gorilla or a chimpanzee because they are the only animals closest to man though a little bit hairy he would have thought.

 Many people are ending up with the wrong mates ‘gorillas’ because of trying to make things happen. Be at rest everything shall fall into order. Give it time; time is like the refiner’s fire. Love is patient.

e) The miracle happens.

When you allow God to be at work the miracle certainly happens.”..This is now the bone of bones and the flesh of my flesh;”(v 23). What a joy Adam experienced after finding the right one. The miracle doesn’t happen when you just see a female or a male but when you find a woman or a man who is the bone of your bones, one taken out of you.

There are three important things to note. Man was created in the image of God thus God being triune, man is also a triune: Spirit, Soul and Body.

i) Spirit – This is the faculty of faith, hope and reverence to God. Are you both accountable to God? What is the level of commitment to God between the two? What are the interests between the two?

ii) Soul – This is the sphere of affection and emotions of a man. Is there any affection between the two of you? i.e. Are you soulmates?

iii) Body – This is the outer circle touching the material world through the five senses. There must be a romantic spark between the two.

Adam got so exited because he saw a person who perfectly fitted him, in spirit, soul and body. THE ORDER IS VERY IMPORTANT. It can only be 3/3 not 2/3 or 1/3 or else  it will never work. DON’T START WITH THE BODY AND END WITH THE SPIRIT INSTEAD DO THE VISE VERSA. The scripture would later say, Whoever finds a good wife i.e. 3/3 finds a good thing, I believe  the vise versa is true.

f) Call it A Match Made in Heaven.

” for this reason a man will leave his father and mother to be united to his wife..( v 24). The inevitable happens after God initiates a plan for a romantic relationship, for His glory is in the climax. He became the witness in the wedding at the Garden of Eden.

 This should be the end product of all, God-glorifying romantic relationships.

Will God be a witness in your “I do” day? Will you be having any regrets? Will you still look into the eyes of your “to be” spouse when that legendary question is asked “Any objections to this marriage?” Will you give an honest smile or will you cast down your face? What about your heart? Will your heartbeat still tick with the normal wall clock?

GOOD LUCK, BARAKA. 💓

By

John Gikang’a Wairimu

0727717014

How to Handle Breakups

Depression  after breakups.

Break ups are never easy. Breaking up with a loved one who might be struggling with a psychiatric disorder can be downright painful. Nevertheless, there comes a time in every relationship when it is necessary to evaluate ones options and make “difficult choices”. No one wants to be accused of abandoning a loved one at their greatest time of need. This is not a reason for one to remain in a relationship with no conceivable future, out of a sense of duty or guilt. Sometimes the best option is to leave for the sake ones own mental health. Before it gets to this, be sure you’ve done all you can to salvage the relationship. Otherwise, you may be consumed by guilt or self-doubt, wondering if you did all you could do for your partner and your relationship.

The breakup of a relationship, or a marriage, can be a traumatic event and is cited as a trigger for depression. While it may be painful to say goodbye, keep in mind that breaking up can have positive results too. Research shows that keeping a journal, in which you express your feelings about your breakup, may help turn a potentially negative experience into a positive one.

“Is there anything I can do to help?” Is a magical question.

Sometimes people have a difficult time asking for help- they are either not comfortable with it, consider themselves independent, or simply don’t know how to ask without appearing selfish or needy. Whether or not someone takes you up on your offer, simply asking if you can help, is a supportive gesture to show that the person that you care. Helping others is not only a great way to build friendships and improve relationships, it can also improve a person’s day, project, or experience beyond measure. Never feel bad if someone declines your offer to help. Some people may misunderstand the good intention or the thoughts behind a supportive gesture. Helping people is awesome!

Finally, if you’ve tried everything and your relationship seems hopeless, or worse — toxic — it may be time to walk away. Try to make your partner understand that you still care. Wish them the best, let them know that you need a break for your own sake.It’s probably not a good idea to make any major life changes at this time though. This is not the time to suddenly change your job, or move to another city or town. Give yourself some time to adjust to this new state of being before embarking on another big change in your life. In other words, take care of yourself.

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