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Dear bloggers!

Brothers and sisters,

I need to ask you a favor.

I am part of a Community of Pentecostal students at Kibogora Polytechnic and we are in a desperate need of a keyboard (a musical instrument). We’ve been contributing and collecting money from October last year from members and friends of our community but we haven’t found enough money to purchase one. We hold services on Sundays, and have regular prayer meetings during the weekdays. An electronic keyboard would help us in our worship/services and the Choir and the Worship Team need it most, as we have no other musical instrument. Along with your prayers, please consider making a donation and anything you give, no matter how small, will make a big difference in helping us get a keyboard. Please, leave us an email at mugishacharlesn@gmail.com

Thank you, May God bless you abundantly!

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The Nineteenth Day!

The nineteenth day

Is it not a shameful and cursed boldness that the poor man who only deserves in all things to be crossed, dares to imagine that he will first apply himself seriously to the service of God, when God the Lord shall grant him this or that which he would gladly possess? How so? Though the Lord should never give us what we wish, yet we are still equally obliged to do that which He requires. Therefore, Lord! grant that I may in the first place practise what Thou requirest, knowing that this is the readiest way to obtain what I would gladly have.

Redeeming The Time!

William Teellinck

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Contentment!

Contentment celebrates grace. The contented heart is satisfied with the Giver and is therefore freed from craving the next gift.

~ Paul David Tripp

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Tozer On Spiritual Growth!

The causes of retarded growth are many. It would not be accurate to ascribe the trouble to one single fault. One there is, however, which is so universal that it may easily be the main cause: failure to give time to the cultivation of the knowledge of God.

~ A.W. Tozer

Christianity, Disciple, Sermons

Spiritual Holiday!

“You no more need a holiday from spiritual concentration than your heart needs a holiday from beating. You cannot have a moral holiday and remain moral, nor can you have a spiritual holiday and remain spiritual. God wants you to be entirely His, and this means that you have to watch to keep yourself fit. It takes a tremendous amount of time. Some of us expect to “clear the numberless ascensions” in about two minutes.”

Oswald Chambers

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Adulting and Hard Things

One of my favorite Jesus girls, Lisa Whittle posted something today that had me smacking my desk at work and nodding a big “uhh huh… yes ma’am” out loud. (I was on a distracted Instagram break… I know nobody ever does that.)

“Here’s what I’ve realized. People can do hard things without God. But we can’t do hard things without God and be truly ok. Eventually everything will crack and crumble.”

Isn’t that the truth. I’ve seen this little saying all over the place, maybe you have too:

“We can do hard things.”

True? Sometimes. I imagine this to be some kind of rally cry response to that other popular t-shirt catch phrase “Adulting is hard”.

Being a grown up is hard. It requires us to do crappy, difficult things at times. We can do it alone or with Jesus, it’s our choice…. Continue reading on the link below:

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The Discipline Of Spiritual Tenacity!

“Be still, and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10

Tenacity is more than endurance, it is endurance combined with the absolute certainty that what we are looking for is going to transpire. Tenacity is more than hanging on, which may be but the weakness of being too afraid to fal off. Tenacity is the supreme effort of a man refusing to believe that his hero is going to be conquered. The greatest fear a man has is not that he wil be damned, but that Jesus Christ wil be worsted, that the things He stood for – love and justice and forgiveness and kindness among men – wil not win out in the end; the things He stands for look like wil -o’-the-wisps. Then comes the cal to spiritual tenacity, not to hang on and do nothing, but to work deliberately on the certainty that God is not going to be worsted.

If our hopes are being disappointed just now, it means that they are being purified. There is nothing noble the human mind has ever hoped for or dreamed of that wil not be fulfil ed. One of the greatest strains in life is the strain of waiting for God. “Because thou hast kept the word of my patience.”

Remain spiritually tenacious.

Oswald Chambers

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A rewarding career!

I feel very much led to share with you one case that tremendously
blessed me. It delighted my heart, and I won’t forget it. On one afternoon, I and a few other student interns were in the ER in a district hospital in a remote area and a quiet young adult, in his mid twenties, got in the room
with his mom.

They were brought to the hospital in the ambulance but we hadn’t noticed that. The doctor was away so we went to pick up a patient’s file to fill in all the information and take the vital signs. By the time I came back where I left him on a bed, I found out that he has climbed and was standing on the bed. By asking him a question, it dawned on me that he had psychosis (a mental disease), he was saying irrelevant things, he mentioned some stuff pertaining to God and misquoted bible verses and it was very much difficult to collaborate with him. Fortunately, I got most of the information from his mom.

We called the doctor who was away in another department and he prescribed some drugs in this patient’s file. This young man wouldn’t stay in one position for a minute. Through lots of efforts, I succeeded to administer two drugs, one intramuscularly and another via IV line. At this point, he calmed down. I began having a conversation with his mom and she was open enough to tell me everything.

The young man was a member of a choir and a faithful Christian in a Pentecostal church. That very day, the young man was admitted in the Internal medicine ward to be hospitalized (spending some time in a hospital because the doctors need to track down the progress of the patient). After working two weeks in the ER, I moved to work two weeks
in the Internal medicine and was able to see him every morning. Most of the time, he was always very weak and couldn’t respond or talk to me but I would always encourage his mom and made sure I addressed her concerns. His health kept improving progressively day after day. He was sober but very weak because of psychotic drugs he took every morning. I encouraged him using bible verses, and as his mom was by his side, he got inspired.

In our final days, we had an evaluation practical exam and had lots of reports to give. I was the leader of our team of student nurses. So I rarely went into the wards to see patients. One afternoon, as I was passing through the halls of the hospital I saw him sitting on a bench with a small mobile phone listening to gospel songs, he smiled and was excited to see me, as I approached he stood and we hugged. And he was very oriented, sober and eager to tell me that he was doing very well and told me all the things that happened to him before he came to hospital. I was very surprised to see him totally sane and was very much elated to be his friend. We talked for a while and told me that he wanted to go back home, and wanted his mom to take a rest as she did everything for him whilst they were at hospital. Deep inside, my heart was saying “Thank you Lord for your amazing work”. I just got a small glimpse at how rewarding and joyful it came be to work for the Lord in such a way.