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Q&A Challenge

Hello beautiful people,

I was challenged by a brother in the Lord to answer the following questions and post them here. It is my first time to do a Q&A. I’m indeed an introvert and won’t write much.

1. If you died tonight, where would you go, and why?

Heaven, because I have the Son. (1 John 5:12)

2. Who is your favorite person in history (apart from Jesus because he’s the best!)?

Benjamin Solomon Carson.

3. Where’s your favorite place you’ve been on holiday?

I don’t usually go on holidays, but Bujumbura (Burundi) is my fave place I’ve been.

4. What’s the best dream you’ve had?

I dream almost every night. Some dreams are simply sweet and joyous. Some are terrible. The ones I like are those that predict something that will happen to me, my peers, or communities that I’m involved in in the future. I’ve seen many fulfilled, and patiently wait for the fulfilment of others.

5. What’s you’re favorite blog (apart from mine or yours!)?

Honestly, I’m not sure I have one. I change my likes constantly. I have liked different bloggers in different times but I’m deeply enamoured with Franklin Graham posts.

6. Who’s your favorite musician?

Don Moen.

7. What’s your favourite book?

That’s simple. The Bible!

8. What’s your earliest memory?

I remember my family and I living in an extremely dirty place in a refugee camp. I was three.

9. What’s your biggest ambition?

Working in a hospital as a doctor.

10. What are you most grateful for?

My salvation!

Thank you brother Rob!

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Psalm 27

Psalm 27:7–14.

Hear my voice when I call, LORD; be merciful to me and answer me.

My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, LORD, I will seek.

Do not hide your face from me, do not turn your servant away in anger; you have been my helper. Do not reject me or forsake me, God my Savior.

Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me.

Teach me your way, LORD; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors.

Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes, for false witnesses rise up against me, spouting malicious accusations.

I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.

Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.

Amen

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Success in Life!

You’re going to hunger for some success in life. May you hunger for the complete success of the gospel in your heart.

You and I don’t live by instinct. We are value-oriented, goal-oriented, purpose-oriented, and importance-oriented human beings. We are constantly rating everything in our lives. We all have things that are important to us and things that are not, things that mean a lot to us and things that mean very little. We willingly make sacrifices for one thing and refuse to sacrifice for another. We grieve the loss of one thing and celebrate the loss of another. We love what another person hates and we see as a treasure something that another person thinks is trash. We look at something and see beauty while the person next to us sees no beauty in it at all. Some things are so important to us that they shape the decisions that we make and the actions that we take. Some things command the allegiance of our hearts, while other things barely get our attention.

In the center of this value system is our definition of success. No rational human being wants to be a failure. No one wants to think that he has wasted his life. No one wants to think that in the end she will look back and realize that she invested in things that just didn’t matter. Everyone wants to think that his or her life is or will be successful. But what is success? Is it judged by the size of your house, the prominence of your friends, the success of your career, the power of your position, the size of the pile of your possessions, the perfection of your physical beauty, the breadth of your knowledge, or the list of your achievements? The problem with all of these things is that they quickly pass away, and because they do, if you have lived for these things, you will eventually come up empty.

Contrast that view of success with the success of God’s work in and through you. God offers you things of supreme value (his forgiveness, his presence, welcome into his kingdom, a clean conscience, and a pure heart). These things will never pass away. They are the eternally valuable gifts of divine grace. This leaves you with this question: “What do I really want in life: the success of God’s agenda of grace or the fulfillment of my catalog of desires?” At the end of the day, what do you long for: for God’s grace to do its work or for more of the stuff that this physical created world has to offer? Be honest. What kind of success are you hooking your heart to and how is it shaping the decisions you make and the actions you take?

For further study and encouragement: Matthew 6:25–34

Courtesy of Paul Tripp David

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Break!

Hello beautiful readers,

I am eternally gratefully to God for the enormous impact blogging has brought to my life. Blogging helps me in all dimensions which is a great thing. Many times I receive encouragement from brothers and sisters in the Lord in a genuine way. Occasionally, I pick up sermon illustrations from articles or blog posts (which makes the process of sermon preparation a bit easier) since most people who appear in my reader are active Christian bloggers whose writing focus on Christian topics. I also have health veterans in my reader who are constantly sharing updates on a variety of health topics – which I can easily read and share with my peers.

Of all the activities in the blogging community, I cherish the friendships I have made with great men and women of God, people I would not have otherwise been able to know.

In late August, we started exams in College. I am currently doing my final year of Nursing school. My next months are going to be super busy months starting from September as I have clinical placements. I thought I would let you guys know that I wouldn’t be reading or sharing or writing blog posts. I may do that occasionally on special occasions. I tried to share a few stuff almost every month, I am not sure if I will be able to keep that pace in this period. Like I said, I have a two-month clinical placement from September to November and a six-month clinical placement in a Referral Hospital that will start from early January next year plus a licensing exam in July or August 2019 with small breaks between these busy periods. So, I am looking forward to spending ample time taking care of patients in hospitals and reading for the last exam. I will miss you guys!

I covet your prayers above all. Happy blogging y’all. God bless you and keep you!

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Psalm 24

Psalm 24:7-10

[7]Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

[8] Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.

[9] Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

[10] Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.

Amen. Hope y’all have a blessed day in the Lord!

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Need to be Filled with Joy!

The DNA of joy is thankfulness. Have you noticed that entitled, complaining people don’t happen to be very joyful?

“I wish I always carried it with me. I wished it always shaped the way I look at life. I wish it directed my desires. I wish it was the natural inclination of my heart. I wish remembering your boundless grace would silence my grumbling. I wish my worship of you, my trust of you, my rest in you would drive away all complaint. If my heart is ever going to be freed of grumbling and ruled by gratitude, I need your grace: grace to remember, grace to see, grace that produces a heart of humble joy.”

Psalm 107 for further reading!

Paul David Tripp