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Without God?

“The average person in the world today, without faith and without God and without hope, is engaged in a desperate personal search and struggle throughout his lifetime. He does not really know what he is doing here. He does not know where he is going.”

– AW Tozer

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Tozer on Justice!

“A simpler and more familiar solution for the problem of how God can be just and still justify the unjust is found in the Christian doctrine of redemption. It is that, through the
work of Christ in atonement, justice is not violated but satisfied when God spares a sinner. Redemptive theology teaches that mercy does not become effective toward a
man until justice has done its work. The just penalty for sin was exacted when Christ our Substitute died for us on the cross. However unpleasant this may sound to the ear of
the natural man, it has ever been sweet to the ear of faith. Millions have been morally and spiritually transformed by this message, have lived lives of great moral power, and died at last peacefully trusting in it.”

A.W Tozer

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Always Remembered While Remembering!

Originally posted on Claudine Karangwa‘s blog.

While Remembering you Loved ones

We feel the hard tragedy you passed through before dying

We Feel Your Loss and the Void you left we will never fill

We Feel your absence while you are gone

We Feel your Silence in this noisy Life We Live

We miss those memories we shared with you Treasures

We miss your Voices Whispering that Life is Hope and Courage

We miss your precious advices you would tell us to comfort us

We miss the Strength you had for us to be Strong everyday

We Long for the Love and Compassion you’ve always Showed us

While Remembering you Loved ones

We Strive hard to make you Proud wherever We are

We Work hard to be Champions and Successful

We Smile to be Strong and Happy in every situation

We Look Forward for the Bright Future We are not giving up

We Study hard to fulfill all those dreams you had you’ve never achieved

We Love too Deep to Spread the Love all over the World

We Forgive to Reconcile but to never Forget our History

We Push too hard as the Struggle Continues

We will always remember you while remembering

Dedicated to Our Loved ones we lost during genocide perpetrated against Tutsi in 1994

#Kwibuka24

Courtesy of Claudime karangwa!

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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:

https://wp.me/p1usVS-1ml

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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.

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Ambassadors of Christ

Actions speak louder than words. People won’t believe us when we talk about Christ’s good news if our lives don’t match all we say. The way we live our everyday life matters.

Matthew 5:13-16 KJV
Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

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Understanding of Theology vs Intimacy

“I refuse to allow my relationship with God to be limited by my understanding of theology.”
~ A.W Tozer
So true, many have a relationship with “theology” but not the Living God. Head knowledge is great but if we don’t actually have the JESUS that we are learning about in seminary then what good does that do? It puffs us up with knowledge but we will have zero power to actually live holy or walk in God’s power becuase all we have is the “letter” and not the “LIFE”.
“You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me, But you WON’T COME TO ME that you may have life.” (John 5:39)
~ Blaze Martyr

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Strange Ideas In The Church!

In these days when all kinds of strange ideas are being heralded as helping the Church accomplish her task, it may be necessary to remind ourselves that:

The purpose of Christ’s Church is not to promote the Church (or worse A Church), but rather the LORD of the Church.

The goal of Christians is certainly not to exalt “Christianity” but to extol Christ.
Gospel preaching is not meant to magnify the skill of the preacher, but to proclaim the glory, wisdom and mercy of the Saviour.

And the ONLY seed available that grows into eternal life is the word of God, as found within the pages of the Bible.

Much error results with confusion on these issues; for if we misinterpret our role or our goal; pragmatism, proselytism and professionalism and will dull the sword of our evangelism.