How to forgive. All about forgiveness

You know how you can forgive someone but then they keep doing the same things to hurt you over and over again? Just how do you deal with that? And then you develop this bitterness toward them and you think it’s kind of justified because even if you forgive them one more time, they are just going to hurt you again. Because it’s not a case where simple forgiveness will work. Because you feel that for forgiveness to work, the aggressor has to change and stop deliberately hurting you. He/she must ask for forgiveness and prove they mean it by not repeating the offensive behaviour. If they do not do this then they do not deserve to be forgiven. Or let’s say you forgive them. Sincerely from the heart. And you let it go for real. Then one day they Read more

What Does Faith look like? What does it mean to have faith?

“I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” [Mark 9:24] This has been my prayer, no, it has been the cry that has consumed my entire being for the past 9 months. The cry that has been constantly in my mind, heart and on my lips and it had been getting increasingly desperate as the days went on by. Some major family issues coupled with my dad’s health situation had steadily began to weigh on my faith. All I wanted was for my dad to get better, to help him get better and when I saw that it wasn’t happening, I’d be like “God, why aren’t you with me on this? Kwani you don’t care?” I had taken my role as caregiver too personally and literally, that I began to feel like it’s my job to get my dad better. Read more

Lessons from Luke (I)

Luke 1: 5-13  Zechariah and his wife Elizabeth had waited for many years to have a son. But Elizabeth was barren and they were now too old to even expect a miracle. But when the angel of the Lord appeared to him, he said to Zechariah: “…your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son…” An old man with an old wife who was barren, was still trusting God for a son! That is the kind of faith that moves mountains. No matter what, never give up on God because nothing is impossible with Him. 7:11-15 Jesus went about doing good as was His custom and entered this town called Nain. He encountered a widow on her way to bury her only son. Untold Pain. Devastation. No Hope. Jesus felt it all and his heart went out to Read more

A serious business…

….continued from the previous post Being a Christian is a serious business. Christ demands our all because we agreed to his terms and conditions when we signed the dotted line and gave our lives to Him. We have to do what the Word of God tells us to do. The right thing. Loving, forgiving, doing good even to those who don’t seem to deserve it. We do it more for our sake because obedience is the proof that we are children of the light and not darkness. So let us shame the darkness and its fruit and just do it. Don’t wait for a light-bulb moment when you will get it. You cannot afford passiveness because then you waste a lot of time. Just do it! Force it if necessary because otherwise it will take forever.  You may wait for inspiration to Read more

Christianity 101

…”Iron sharpens iron…” Proverbs 27:17 There is one particular “iron” which God has used to sharpen me a lot over the years. His name is Kevo my eldest nephew. He’s been on my case lately about some stuff…see I’m the kind of person who believes in “confessing sins one to another..” I willingly expose my sins and faults instead of covering them because I know that is a way of getting the help I need. So I have done this with him and in the process ended up painting a picture of myself as one who is forever struggling to practise the basics of Christianity a.k.a a fake. See, by trying to be real I found myself highlighting the areas which I’m struggling in because I didn’t want to be tooting my own horn. And this was beginning to piss him off. Read more