Monday, November 09, 2009

The Testimony of Tobias A. Omollo at Prince of Peace Ministries-Kisumu

My life at Prince of Peace Ministries in Kisumu is summarized very well with the words of David in Psalm 41.
1Blessed is he who has regard for the weak; the Lord delivers him in times of trouble.
2The Lord will protect him and preserve his life; he will bless him in the land and not surrender him to the desire of his foes.
3The Lord will sustain him on his sickbed and restore him from his bed of illness (August/September 2008 when I was on oxygen 24/7 for three weeks at Nairobi Hospital)
4I said, "O Lord, have mercy on me; heal me, for I have sinned against you."
5My enemies say of me in malice. "When will he die and his name perish?"
6Whenever one comes to see me, he speaks falsely, while his heart gathers slander; then he goes out and spreads it abroad.
7All my enemies whisper together against me; they imagine the worst for me, saying,
8"A vile disease has beset him; he will never get up from the place he lies."
9Even my close friend, whom I trusted, he who shared my bread, has lifted up his heel against me.
10But you, O Lord, have mercy on me; raise me up that I may repay them (vegeance belongs to God and not me).
11I know that you are pleased with me, for my enemy does not triumph over me.
12In my integrity you uphold me and set me in you presence forever.
13Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel (WORLD) from everlasting to everlasting. Amen and Amen

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Power In The Word of God

Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might for the devil is a liar. Choose to have what you say, “I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go throw yourself into the sea and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it and it will be yours. And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive your sins.” Matt. 11:23-25

Speak words that carry faith and produce life, “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it, will eat its fruit.” Proverbs 18:21

Bring forth good things out of the deposit of your heart, “…for out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks.” Matt. 12:34

Give voice to the word of God by declaring loudly the word of God of healing, “Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits-who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,” Psalm 103:2-3

Speak the word of God into your heart and let your spirit diligently search to cause your desire to come to pass, “This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.” I John 5:3-

Therefore, decree with me that any attack that comes from the enemy that touches my life is defeated completely and has no power or authority in my life through the name of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Amen and Amen.

Healing Belongs To You and Me

Believe this message and it will work out for you in your life.

Isaiah 53:4-5, “Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgression, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him and by his wounds we are healed.”

Matthew 8:16-17, “When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick. This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: ‘He took up our infirmities and carried our diseases.”

I Peter 2:24, “He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sin and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.”

Because I believe in the forgiveness of my sins, I also believe in my total healing to because forgiveness of my sins and my healing all came as one package on the same Cross at Calvary when Jesus Christ was crucified and I declare total healing in the mighty name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Amen and Amen.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Consecration of Bishop Nixon A. Dingili

On July 19th, 2009, the Free Methodist Church of Kenya had a maiden step with the consecration of Rev. Nixon A. Dingili as her first Bishop. The Consecration Service was held at Karinde Church which is the Kenyan Free Methodist Church Headquarters with the leadership of Rev. Dr. Bishop Elie Buconyori who is the Bishop of The Burundi General Conference and the Vice President of the World Conference of the Free Methodist Church. He was assisted by Bishop Samuel Kainamura of the Rwanda General Conference.

Dr. Elie Buconyori shared from Ephesians 2:11-22 and Mark 7:31-37 and shared about the Mission of the Free Methodist Church which in brief is ‘All people deserve to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ’.

From the Sermon, the following were emphasized;

Ø Sin destroyed the unity of creation though God created people to live in harmony with each other and to worship Him.

Ø The destroyed unity as a result of sin has been restored by Jesus Christ at His Cross where all Jews, Gentiles, Circumcised, Uncircumcised, educated and uneducated all become Christians. At the Cross of Jesus, peace prevails between God and people and people and people.

Ø The Church of Jesus Christ with Christ as her leader should be talking on behalf of those who cannot talk like orphans, widows, street children etc because when Christ becomes part of our lives as Christians in the Church, then the Church can harvest the consequences of peace amongst the communities.

Let’s keep on praying for Bishop Nixon Dingili as he shepherds the Free Methodist Church of Kenya.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

24th Graduation Ceremony at NEGST (Africa International University)

On the 4th of July 2009, Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology (Africa International University), on its 24th Graduation ceremony, a total of 105 students graduated with Masters Degree, Post Graduate Diplomas, Diplomas and Certificates after completing their studies. The graduands were from the following countries; Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria, Sudan, Uganda, Benin Republic, U.S.A., Ethiopia, Burundi, South Korea, Rwanda and United Kingdom.

The theme of the graduation was ‘Truth and its Transforming Power’ from John 8:32 and the Guest Speaker was Professor John Mbiti whose graduation Address was, “‘You will know the Truth, and the Truth will make you free’ (John 8:32) Towards a Christian University in Africa and its Mission in Society’”.

The speaker was giving an explanation on what is truth? And from the Address, several aspects of truth were given;

· Truth doesn’t fade

· Truth is gigantic and enormous

· Truth is powerful and invincible

· Truth gives direction and orientation

· Truth confronts individuals with burning questions

· Truth sets people free to know themselves and others as it travels slowly and steadily and it is possible for the elements of truth to remain dormant before they come out

· Truth provides shades and shelter without discrimination and it is accessible to and available at all times

· Truth is higher, deeper and broader as it contains abundant waters that quench thirst

· Truth is life giving, sustaining and self propagating as it doesn’t attack, kill or steal but instead gives rest, security and peace.

· Truth is enduring and lasting as it has eternal dimensions

Absolute truth is in and from God and cannot be uprooted by the devil neither can it be altered nor polluted by falsehood.

St. Augustine said, “Our hearts are restless until we find rest in God.”

As believers in Jesus Christ, we already know the truth as it is clearly stated in the Bible, John 14:6, “Jesus answered; I am the Truth, the Way and the Life….” May we take our time as believers in Jesus Christ to continue sharing the Good News to all as we participate in the Great Commission as stated in Matthew 28:19-20, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of age.”

Monday, June 29, 2009

God is at Work 24/7

Nothing is great in the beginning stages of when God first starts working in a man's life. That man's prayers will be elementary. His efforts will be clumsy and uncoordinated. His whole sense of walking with God will be spent in the shallows. But if that man refuses to give up or if he refuses to give in, if his desire and determination and his sense of purpose will capture his emotions, then God will work with his life.

It takes time, persistence, and desire. These elements become the fuel for revivals, energy for relationship with God, and absolute authority in the Kingdom of God.

There are endless ways by which God shapes the soul of a man.

· For some all it takes is a look, as with Zacchaeus.

· For some all it takes is for them to be blinded by light, as with Paul.

· For some it takes a midnight confrontation, as with Nicodemus.

· For some it takes a noonday conversation, as with the women at the well.

The only growth worth investing in is that which grows slowly. Great men are made in stages. Not overnight.

Adapted from

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Get Up and Continue Walking

In our daily lives as believers, we are encountered with so many things that we sometimes end up questioning what is really happening.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 says, “Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up. Again, if two lie together, then they have heat; but how can one be warm alone? And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.”

In our walk with the Lord, we are not alone and on so many times or days, we find that we bogged up with everyday down and these downs can be easily overcome when we continue seeking and trusting upon the Lord.

These everyday down that we overcome with the help of the Lord Jesus Christ, they help us to be fully equipped and others too to face the challenges and setbacks that might come our way while still waiting upon the Second Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

As believers, we ought also to realize under the conviction of the Holy Spirit that our failures in the past do not and will not define our future and should make all believers in Christ Jesus to look forward and fully trust upon the Lord to be able to achieve the life objectives that they did set and when an individual stumbles or fall, the stumbling or the falling does not make sense in the literal physical life or in the spiritual to remain down but ought to stand up and continue for the fall is not the end of your Christian walk with the lord.

As believers in Jesus Christ, we ought to pray that the Lord will bring those who will be willing to correct us in love and still be willing to take an extra mile with us.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Is It Wrong To Be Convinced/Convicted By The Holy Spirit?

According to The Complete Christian Dictionary For Home, School and Office, the term ‘convinced’ means ‘to be persuaded or to persuade someone else that something is true; to cause someone to believe.’

For example, ‘I am convinced that neither life nor death...nor any powers...nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.’ (Romans 8:38-39)

According to the New International Bible Dictionary, the term ‘conviction’ is defined as,‘the first stage of repentance, experienced when in some way the evil nature of sin has been brought home to the penitent, and it has been proved to him that he is guilty of it.’

An example of such is in Psalm 51, where David realizing he had sinned against God, is overwhelmed with sorrow for his transgression and cries out to God for forgiveness and cleansing. An example in the New Testament is found in John 16:7-11, where Jesus says that when the Holy Spirit comes, ‘he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment. Here the word ‘reprove’ (NIV ‘convict’) means ‘convince’ (so RSV) or ‘prove guilty.’

The thought is that the Holy Spirit addresses the heart of the guilty and shows how inadequate ordinary standards of righteousness are.

In my walk as a believer in Christ Jesus, I have come to a point where I am left wondering with how we as believers behave. I would like us to share about some two instances. The first instance is about a young man who was in his mid twenties. He refused to compromised his faith in Christ and accept teachings that were not right and were literally out of the scriptures that the church he was fellowshipping in were starting to be engaged in and even the Bishop of the Church was welcoming. The young man refused the teachings and was willing even to be taken to the Bishop of the church. When word reached the Bishop, the young man who was in college was sent out of the church and because he was being sponsored by the church, his scholarship too was cancelled immediately. The Lord was faithful and provided for his school fees until he graduated from the College with a bachelors Degree. During the time when he was sent away from the church and scholarship stopped, other believers were coming to him and telling him, ‘why couldn’t you just keep quiet and then let the church continue paying for your fees and then after graduating, you can now leave the church?’ The young man wondered how believers who truly knew the teachings were wrong would tell him that. He kept on trusting upon the lord and the Lord saw him through. In brief, I can say that this young Christian man was convinced and persuaded in the truth found in the Bible.

The second instance is about a man who was in his late thirties. This man sinned and the Holy Spirit convicted him and he went out and confessed of his sins to his family, relatives and even ministry partners that he used to work with. When the ministry partners heard of the sin he had committed, they forced him to say it before the congregation where they used to go to church. After doing all that was expected of him, the young man was shown the door and told not to fellowship in that particular church but look for another church to be going to. He eventually left the church. After he had left the church, false accusations started coming concerning him and was wondering why the Holy Spirit convicted him and the step that he took to confess his sins to other believers. In the same church during these difficult moments for this man, there are other believers who were also wondering why he shared this with the church leadership and they even told him that he was stupid.

These two instances can leave one wondering what is right to be done in their Christian walk with the Lord. I would like us to ask ourselves the following questions;

a. Should we stand for the truth of the Bible no matter the cost and the repercussions of standing for it or not?

b. When convicted of sin by the Holy Spirit, should we only confess it to God and let it be our own ‘skeleton in our closets’ not known even to our spouses, relatives, mentors, pastors etc or should we be willing to be vulnerable and allow God to minister His healing in our lives.

I believe as a Christian the answer is with us in the Holy Bible and let us remember that the Holy Spirit addresses the heart of the guilty and shows how inadequate ordinary standards of righteousness are.

Friday, June 12, 2009

The Wounded Healer

A quotation by Henri Nouwen from The Wounded Healer comes to mind:

"[We must] enter ourselves first of all into the center of our existence and become familiar with the complexities of our inner lives. As soon as we feel at home in our own house, discover the dark corners as well as the light spots, the closed doors as well as the drafty rooms, our confusion will evaporate, our anxiety will diminish, and we will become capable of creative work. The key word here is articulation. Those who can articulate the movements of their inner life, who can give names to their varied experiences, need no longer be victims of themselves, but are able slowly and consistently to remove the obstacles that prevent the spirit from entering. They are able to create space for Him whose heart is greater than theirs, whose eyes see more than theirs, and whose hands can heal more than theirs. This articulation, I believe, is the basis for spiritual leadership of the future, because only they who are able to articulate their own experiences can offer themselves to others as a source of clarification."

Monday, June 08, 2009

A Higher Calling

Are there times when you feel like switching off your mobile phone because you do not want to receive a call from your Pastor, Business partner or any other person, or when the phone rings and you see the name on the screen you don’t want to pick up the phone and talk to him or her. You just let the phone ring until it disconnects ant the person on the other side gives up.


There are times that I have done that in my own life even as a Pastor especially when I feel pressed or very low in my spirits and just needs to take a rest from nearly everything. When sharing about the ‘HIGHER CALLING’, I am not sharing about a call from Safaricom, Zain, Orange, Telkom Wireless, Vodacom, MTN or any other because after being in possession of the gadget for almost a decade, I have come to realize that there are times when call from these Companies do not go through or fail because their servers are jammed or they may be having some technical problems.


The ‘HIGHER CALLING’, am sharing with us about is that from above. A calling that is not only available to those who can afford to buy a mobile phone and the airtime but a calling that is free and for all of us who are alive.


I Thessalonians 4:3-8, ‘It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control his own body in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the heathen, who do not know God; and that in this matter no one should wrong his brother or take advantage of him. The Lord will punish men for all such sins, as we have already told you and warned you. For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life. Therefore, he who rejects this instruction does not reject man but God, who gives you his Holy Spirit.’


God is calling us today as His sons and daughters to be;

Ø  Sanctified

Ø  Avoid sexual immorality

Ø  Learn to control our bodies

Ø  Live holy lives


Though as believers we are aware of the calling and the standards that God has set for us as his sons and daughters we still find ourselves not meeting the standards and we really feel very bad when we realize that there are things that makes us fail. It is high time believers need to be wise and alert in our Christian walk with the Lord Jesus Christ and be aware of the schemes that the enemy (devil) uses to make us unholy.

i.                    Fear. II Timothy 1:7, ‘For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self discipline.’

ii.                  Loneliness. II Timothy 4:16, ‘At my first defense, no one came to my support, but everyone deserted me.... But the Lord came to my side and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all Gentiles might hear it. And I was delivered from the lion’s mouth. ’

iii.                Money/Greed. I Timothy 6:9,10, ‘People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with griefs.’

iv.                Immorality. I Timothy 5:1,2, ‘Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father. Treat younger men as brothers, older women as mothers and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity.’

v.                  Bitterness. Ephesians 4:31-32, ‘Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.’


May the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you now and forever more.


Sunday, May 31, 2009

Why I Live

Deuteronomy 6:5 “And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and might.”

 Deuteronomy 10:12-13 “And now Israel, what does the Lord your God require from you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways and love Him, and to serve the Lord with all your heart and with all your soul and to keep the Lord’s commandments and His statutes which I am commanding you today for your good?”

 Deuteronomy 11:1 “You shall therefore love the Lord your God, and always keep His charge, His statutes, His ordinances and His commandments.”

 Your love for earthly relations such as that between you and your pastor, between you and your brother, between you and your sister, between you and your workmates and the list is endless should be low as compared to your love for God.


Luke 14:26 “If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.”

 John 21:15-17

Vs 15 “So when they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon son of John, do you love me more than these? He said to Him, Yes Lord; you know that I love you. He said to him, Tend my lambs.

Vs 16 “He said to him again a second time, Simon son of John, do you love me. He said to Him, Yes Lord. You know that I love you. He said to him, Shepherd my sheep.

Vs 17 “He said to him the third time, Simon son of John, do you love me? Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, Do you love me. And he said to Him. Lord you know all things; you know that I love You. Jesus said to him, Tend my sheep”.


It has been said that “You can do without loving but when you love, you will do it automatically”

The evidences that show that you love Jesus are;                                                  

a.       Service. I Peter 1:12 “It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves, but you, in these things which now have been announced to you through those who preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven-things into which angels long to look. I John 3:18, “Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth

b.      Second evidence is Surrender. John 21:18 “ Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were younger, you used to gird yourself, and walk wherever you wished; but when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will gird you, and bring you where you do not wish to go.” Peter surrendered to Christ Jesus and History has it clear that he refused to be crucified the same way Christ was. He was crucified upside down. His head down while his legs up.

c.       The third evidence to your love for Christ Jesus is submission. John 21:19 “Now this He said signifying by what kind of death he would glorify God. And when He had spoken this He said to him, Follow Me”


Valleys in a Christian's Life

Have you ever thought as a Christian that there are valleys that each and every Christian encounters in his/her life? These valleys are from the Bible and I thought of sharing with those who might have an opportunity to visit this blog.

-                           The first Valley is the Valley of Elah where we have to conquer our emotional, physical and spiritual ‘Goliaths’ who their main goal is to enslave and conquer Christians. In this valley, there is war and there is no substitute for war. You are either victorious or defeated.

-                           The second Valley is the ‘Valley of shadow of Death’. Psalm 23:4. In this Valley, as Christians we should not allow fears to take control of our lives for the Lord is always with us and it is in this Valley that as Christians we get disciplined by our Father who really loves us.  Read more on what the Jewish shepherds used to do with their rods and staffs while taking care of their sheep and you will see how correction brings comfort in the Valley of the shadow of death.

-                           The third valley is the Valley of Fears. I Samuel 30:4. This is the worst day of your life. The day when your nightmare becomes a reality. This is a time when trouble hits you so much that you feel as if the earth has come to an end. When trouble hits us so much as Christians, what do we do? Do we go ahead and weep or what do we do? Psalm 30:5 (b) ‘Weeping may last for the night, but a shout of joy comes in the morning.’ Romans 8:28, ‘And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.’ Ecclesiastes 3:4 (a) ‘A time to weep and a time to laugh.’

 God bless you richly.


Sunday, April 19, 2009

Spaceships will Never be Eagles

Jamie Buckingham of Melbourne, Florida shares about Spaceship Columbia in the book ‘Power for Living’ by saying that the spaceship was a magnificent scientific feat but its power to leave the earth and stay aloft was created by man.

Eagles because of their ability to find the thermals are able to stay aloft indefinitely, often without even moving their great wings. Spaceship Columbia was not an eagle and as a result it was destined to fall to the earth.

The problem with all of us is that we have a certain amount of natural power, but for some reason we do not have enough to make it all the way to the end. A few seem to get a good start, but even they fall to earth in the long run. And the rest of us never do even get off the launching pad. We just sit there and sputter. Sometimes we don’t even have enough power to do that, and the first little breeze that comes along topples us into the dust where we lay forgotten as though we never existed in the first place.

Recently a group of highly successful people, people who have risen to the top of their profession, were asked about their lives. These people are not hunks of metal, destined to come tumbling down sooner or later. They are like true eagles soaring the heights. When they were asked about the power that keeps them aloft, they all gave the same answer. God.

That’s right; they said their power for living came from a personal relationship with God. Unlike the spaceship Columbia, which was put aloft by man’s efforts, they all said they had tried man’s way and found it empty. But when they turned to God and allowed Him to control their lives, they began to soar.

“God?” you say. “Well, He might be able to help folks who already have made it. But what about me?”

Wait a minute. God is not just for the famous, or the rich, or those nice folks who dress up to go to church or the synagogue. God is for everyone. He loves those who are helpless. He loves the alcoholics, the drug addicts, those who have lost power and are tumbling end over end in space, headed for a sure crack-up (unless they burn out first on reentry). He loves the fellow who’s out of work, the homemaker caught in the web of adultery, the lonely teenager, the frustrated businessman. He loves you. And if you will let Him, He will not only direct your path, but will give you power to live.

Isaiah wrote about this long time ago when he said: “But those who wait on the Lord will find new strength. They will fly high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31)

Adapted from Power For Living by Jamie Buckingham

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Bishop Dingili and Bob Rogers Visits the Akellohs at NEGST

We praise the Lord for giving us another opportunity to be visited with Bishop Nixon Dingili and Bob Rogers at NEGST. These ministers of the Lord have been a blessing to us and we really cherish the friendship that started in the year 2000 to date.

It was a blessing to have these fellow ministers of the Word come and fellowship with us as a family.

Bishop Nixon Dingili (The 1st Bishop of FMCK)

Please join us in praising the Lord with the Free Methodist Church of Kenya in her historic step by electing her first Bishop Rev. Nixon A. Dingili. Bishop Dingili has been a pastor in Kericho, South Rift District Supt. and National Supt before the church gave him the responsibility of taking care of the Kenya General Conference. (Picture Left to Right; Rev. Patrick Musigali, Mrs. Susan Akelloh, Pastor Tobias Akelloh, Bishop Nixon Dingili and Rev. Neddy Dingili 9th March 2009)

Bishop Dingili is married to Rev. Neddy Dingili who is the Bible School Director of the Free Methodist Bible School in Kenya and the Lord has blessed them with two beatiful kids Leslie and Keslie.

Be lifting them up before the Lord as this task is not an easy one. May the good Lord grant him wisdom as he takes care of the flock

Sunday, March 22, 2009

In the name of 'privacy'

When God created man in His own image and likeness as clearly stated in the Scriptures and I believe in this as the origin of man, one of the reasons for this was for fellowship which was to be very intimate with Himself and I believe that He wants and desires that fellowship to continue in the world today with Him and with fellow human beings.

In the name of ‘privacy and silence’, our contemporary society has come to a point where we have disconnected ourselves with one another, be alone and eventually being lonely which results into depression and desperation. What is the result of all this; drug abuse, low ethical standards in the community, high rate of suicide, shootings and killings in various learning institutions.

I have a conviction that it is time for us to start accepting to hear the ‘noise’ that comes from our neighbors and friends and reconnect back to enjoy the fellowship that comes from our Creator.

Success through Failure

While reading your Bible at least once every year as it is the custom of many Christians and is highly recommended to many other Christians worldwide, have you ever come to the passage of scripture in Genesis 9:20-23 where Noah became drunk and ended up being naked, how about the passage in Genesis 20:1-6 where Abraham lies to Abimelech about his wife Sarah and God nearly strikes the King dead. As if these examples are not enough, the Bible continues to give an account of Moses exalting himself and striking the Rock instead of talking to it as he has been instructed by God and this costed him the price of entering the Promised Land.(Numbers 20:7-13). How about Elijah’s murmurings in I Kings 19 after the contest with the false prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel? Have you also read in II Samuel 11 about David’s great ‘double sin’ of having a sexual affair with Uriah’s wife and also making Uriah be killed in the battle field? Or Jonah’s rebellious spirit for not wanting to go to Nineveh to deliver the message of the Lord and instead running to Tarshish which made the sailors and business people lost a lot of ‘money’ by throwing their goods into the sea? How about Peter’s denial of our Lord Jesus Christ on the night when He was about to be crucified on the Cross because of the sins of all humankind? How about the passage in Acts 15:36-41 where Paul not wanting to go to mission work with John Mark because he had earlier deserted them and as a result a sharp disagreement coming up between Paul and Barnabas and Barnabas taking John Mark and sailing with him to Cyprus while Paul takes Silas and goes through ‘Syria and Cilicia strengthening the churches.’?

These Bible characters are some of the noblest ones in the whole Bible and it is very rare in one’s Christian walk not to hear about their stories. As I was trying to reflect on them, I came to realize that they failed in their walk with the Lord in one way or another as the stories tell clearly but at the same time, they did not remain in the state of being failures but started again afresh and continued to serve the Lord.

Have you ever felt like being a failure in your walk with the Lord and thought that you have completely missed it out, I would like to encourage us all that we still have the potential of being successful through failing when we go back to the Lord with all our hearts and ask of Him to remould us again for ‘we are the clay and He is the potter.’

“You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-term failures.” Charles Noble.

“Success is that way just a little after the splat. It is not time yet to throw in the towel.” Unknown Guru

God bless you richly

Sunday, March 08, 2009

17th Spiritual Birthday

On March 8th 1992, I accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior. Today as I celebrate my 17th Spiritual birthday, I would like to share with you the story of the eagle which I have heard others share with me. I have been told that an eagle has a life span of between forty to seventy years. The first forty years are like normal but in order for it to get to seventy, then it has to be willing to take an extra step.
As it keeps maturing, its beak and claws start becoming weak as a result of the continuous growth and by the time it gets forty, it is not a good hunter as before when its beak and claws were strong. Due to this, the eagle takes a maiden trip to its nest where it first starts by hitting its long beak hard on the rock until it breaks and a new one starts growing. After the beak growing, it uses it to remove its long claws from its legs and after the growth of the claws and the new beak; it then uses them to pluck the thick feathers on its chest and wings in order for new ones to grow. After the eagle growing new beak, claws and feathers, it leaves its nest and comes back and it can come and live for the next thirty years being effective in its hunting skills until it reaches seventy.
As I celebrate this birthday today, it is my sincere prayer that I learn from the eagles and what they do in order for them to continue living until they reach their peak. I pray that God will help me remove the overgrown claws, overgrown beak and the thick feathers that make me become less effective in my walk with the Lord by confessing both known and unknown sins, read my Bible daily, fellowship with other believers and continue trusting the Lord to help me grow a new beak, claws and feathers.
May the peace of the Lord be with you always.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Prince of Peace Sanctuary in Kisumu

In November 2008, the Lord enabled the Prince of Peace ministries Church in Obunga slums to have it's roof completed. The contractor is currently doing the final touches on the walls of the Church building. We give all the glory to God for His faithfulness in providing the funds that were needed for the completion of this sanctuary. It is our prayer as a family that it will be used for the glory and honor of God