25 September, 2011

From a friend, with love

Well, sometimes it takes a song lyric

Othertimes it takes a good friend

To remind you of who you are amidst the storms

Well for me, this is God's avenue of getting His message home

For my Daddy loves me beyond how my mind can fathom

This time He used both

In the midst of my times with me,myself and I

I got to remind myself 3 things:

  • Bev, be careful not to keep learning lessons all your life
A very good friend of mine, whom i respect very much, reminded me that life is a learning field. Each day has its own wisdom, but not each day are we meant to keep learning and re-learning the lessons of life. There's time for everything under the sky.

  • Bev, know your strength
We crash down but we never die. It is vital for one to know the strength of their anchor to last through their storms. for how else will we sail our ship across the waters, wade through the waters and conquer what lies ahead of us?

  • Know your power
Your power is your key to this life. I am not talking about money, position or godfathers. I am talking about God! Our wisdom is foolishness before Him, He who knew us before we were formed in our mother's womb. God is our power!!! I was young, now I am old(well not literally but advanced abit :-) ] but I have never seen the righteous forsaken nor their kids begging for food. Know your God!!!

Have a lovely Sunday my friends...I hope you too have learnt something.
Bless you.

21 September, 2011

Run to the Waters

Have you ever wanted to sail off the harbour but just wouldn't?

Ever wanted to take up that new job but your thinking 'what if you don't live up to their expectation?'

What about taking that step to commit to something but fear creeps in?

Easier to hold on than to let go, don't you think?

Easily getting used to our comfort zone

Change is not easy, this much I know

I love my comfy corner that does not do me any good

Risk is how life is lived and enjoyed

I mean how else has Kenya's rich history been made

It is through courageous men and women who chose to run in to the waters

To forget their comfy zones

Forget their regular cup of tea

And venture out

God reminded me about Jesus and Walking on water. Mt 14:22-36

"Jesus made the disciples go ahead of Him.He later joined them in the evening. well How? is the question. the scriptures record that Jesus began walking on water towards the disciples and the disciples were terrified. Peter, then challenged Christ and said really!!!if its You then tell me to come to You"

Peter dared to venture into the waters. Then Christ said COME

Step #1 is to start your Journey. Don't be afraid. Just Go. Go into the waters. the shallow and the deep alike. the still and the stormy ones. Courage is doing what you are afraid to do. Martin Luther said that we must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.

Do not fear, For the Lord is with you. God is calling us to the waters for He is there too. He cannot call you where He is not found!!! Trust Him and walk to Him.

Fear not for you will not be put to shame!!! the Lord does not play hide and seek with His children. Tricks are of the devil. He has a good plan for you when He calls you out to the waters.

Step #2 Eyes on the Prize
Peter walked on water until he saw the wind and began being afraid. The Bible says that PETER BEGAN TO SINK THEREAFTER. and he cried out to the Lord.

The lesson here is to fix our eyes upon Christ while we are in the waters. He is our rock and helper. All other ground is sinking sand my friends. David said, I was young and now I am old and I have never seen the righteous forsaken. When we focus on the enemy, our troubles become impossible. But when we focus on God, nothing is impossible. Don't give the enemy any talk time or airtime. He is not worth our focus at any given time. Have faith in He who holds your world and watch Him form your world beautifully in a manner that no eye has seen nor any mind perceived.

Even when we begin to sink, call on God. he is ready and might to save us my friends.

This was my word for this week.

Bev will walk by faith In Christ Jesus
Bev will fix her eyes on her Saviour
Bev will not be afraid of the waters
Bev will not give any airtime or talk time to the Devil

Who is with me on this one??

Even when we have ventured and failed before, there is Hope
failure is not a death sentence

In the words of Mignon: People are made of flesh and blood and a miracle fibre called courage

And sometimes even to live is an act of courage on its own.

Can we now fearlessly conquer the remaining part of the week?

Oh Yeiyaaa!!!!!

11 September, 2011

Can you stand to be counted?

Sometimes I wonder if we live according to God's plan

Or does God try to work according to our plan?

Well, do the angels have a culture shock when they are sent for missions on earth

Does Christ get angry when He watches over us through the day and the night

What about Queen Esther?

Does she ever wonder where did women lose their morality and respect

Well, she understood how to earn favour with a king, not just any man

And to earn it rightfully on your knees not through the sheets

What about Moses??

When the Israelites worshiped false gods while he was up the mountain

He got angry when he descended and broke the tablets of the commandments

Well, if Moses came now what will he say of our state of lawlessness and arrogance towards our maker

I am just wondering

We are full of ourselves

We have become our own makers
WE have forgotten what it means to be in awe and full of respect to God

We have ignored the value of self respect, respect for others and self sacrifice

It is a tooth for a tooth, an eye for an eye

It is my right to have another woman’s husband

It is normal to be sexually active by the age of 12yrs

It is fashionable to be 24 and have 3kids to your name

It is legal by unwritten standards to live off someones wealth

It is morally right for a man to shift gears and multitask a circle of lovers

That is our world

Does God get angry with us from His throne

Well, some would say nope!!!For He still blesses us and favours us

The thing with my Father in Heaven is that He is a gentleman

He gives me the power to choose

He has given His law

We all know what God says of sexual sins, of adultery, of idolatry, of stealing, of lying and what not

I mean with a Bible made up of 66 books

God covered all facets of life

Yet this is the generation that says ‘praise the Lord on Sunday after sleeping with a married man??!!!

The generation that believes that not even God knows how much libido we have yet He is the creator??!!!

The generation that strives out of selfishly acquired wealth

The one that would rather party all weekend but not even dare educate that orphan who struggles to get his education

The generation that believes marriages  don’t work yet God the creator instituted it

The generation that believes it is wiser than its creator yet a child cannot be wiser than his parents!!!!

This is my generation!!!

But I refuse to be cliché

I refuse to live by the book, the book of the world

So help me God

If anyone lacks wisdom let him ask of God, the scriptures record this

Lord I pray that you may grant me wisdom to choose my path

Grant me strength for my anchor to withstand the strong winds of the enemy

Help me Lord to me a REMNANT!!!

For this is my generation,

But this is not my path!!!!

I choose to have God’s mindset

I choose to know what captures your heart God

I choose to be different

I hope you too can stand up and be counted

Stand up for your creator and make Him proud

For if we can put our best foot forward for worldy acclamations

How much more effort can we put to be ISO heaven certified???

What will it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his life in the end?

*Think about it. Its not easy but its workable to be in this 21st century and still be counted as a bond servant of Christ like Paul the apostle!!
Be blessed.

Dear Love,

Dear Love, 

My days are longer without you

Its all misty and windy

My life is cold and grey

There are days I just want to lay in my bed

Switch off my phone

Disconnect my Internet because I might be tempted to tweet or Face Book

Warm my self with my warm duvet

Cry myself to sleep

Perhaps I will wake up in another world or at least a different timezone

For to me you've never been grey

My memory is as fresh as yesterday

For you are my angel

Still my love

For you mastered the music of my heart

Made me your queen

Treated me with honor

Loved me faithfully

Held me tenderly

My love

Your presence has never left

As fresh as daisies as the English men would say

As precious as gold are our memories

When it rains

I see you for you loved the smell of rain on dry soil

Sometimes I think the world makes it harder for me to forget you

I wake up with your favourite tune on the local station

I am reminded of when you left every year

I see loved ones walking hand in hand everyday love

Well, Fridays and Sundays are more depressing for me

I spend my time lining up for a Double M with my earphones in my ears

And sometimes love, its too painful that I look to the heavens and I shed a tear

I see kids going to Sunday school and I wish we would have had ours

I attend my friends' weddings..

Well love, I see you everywhere

I know it will take some time for you to fade in my life, in my head, in my heart, in my everything

Guess what love!!!

I still compose messages to you and save them as drafts.

It was too early for you to leave love

But God knows why

So I wont get tired of visiting your resting place every year

Dropping you flowers every year

Asking God to take good care of you till we meet again

You were the perfect example of love

You were love,

A gem to me

Highly cherished love

Rest well my love

Till we meet again

God has His ways

He knows why you left too soon

I miss you love.

Rest in Peace Love!!!

With love,

Your love 

06 September, 2011

A Beautiful Mess

Today is one of those days that your fingers type the melody in your heart

One of those days that I wish I had the melodious voices

In that case I will make a hit song instead of writing a blog :-)

In the doh reh mi fah.

In the G flats, the F sharps

I dont know whether this is workable in the G and F cleffs on the musical staffs

Then I would have a bridge and a reprise

Mercy and Fliqs pardon my musical ignorance

But I am sure you get my drift

Then the melody would make my words real and alive

For to me you are such a beautiful mess

The one I would love to pick yet drop

It feels like picking trash in cabinets

Diamonds in pebbles

And Lord this kind of hurts

Actually it does hurt

For my beautiful mess

Is beautifully messy

Messily beautiful

Not really sure

For this mess kinda heals

Then tears me apart

Brings a smile unto my face

Then steals my joy

Its in the actions

In the intentions

In the words

All such a beautiful mess

Standing at the T-junction of life Lord

Wondering what road sign You'll drop my way Lord

I want beautiful

Not messy

For right now,

I am a wounded beautiful disaster Lord!!!

05 September, 2011

Day One, Step one

Life is full of seasons

Even the Bible records that there is time for everything under the sun

there are seasons of summer and sunshine

That don't last a lifetime

As we need the winter seasons too

Then the spring and the autumn

Well, we need to enjoy the good the bad and the ugly

For through the rough times

We become stronger

Through the brokeness

We learn the value of money

Through the struggles

We learn to trust in the Most High

So my friends,

As we embark on this new month

Don't be afraid to take the first step in to your season 

For nothing happens by chance

God orders your steps through it all

So forge on with confidence

As God will be with you

Through the fire,

Through the waters,

Through the sunshine

Through the ordinary days

Trust Him

Enjoy your season

And learn all you can through it all

And you'll come forth as gold!!!

Isaiah 30:15 ''In repentance and rest is your salvation,in quietness and trust is your strength"

We loved you but...

We regret to announce the death of xxx who passed on xx/xx/xxxx after a brief short illness.

Friends and family are meeting at xxx everyday. the burial will be at his home in xxx

Well, this words sound familiar to most Kenyans...well,it is a funeral announcement.

On the 3rd of sept, yesterday, we got to lay to rest Mrs Sang mother to a good friend of mine.

While I watched the grave been covered with soil,

The children watching their mum go 6feet under,

Some trying to hold the tears within while others simply let them flow and form the tear tracks.

I asked myself questions.

Well, during such occasions we do not know whether to cry for the person leaving us or to be happy and celebrate the times we shared

This made me think:

How many of us assume the presence of our husbands??

How many ignore the value of their wives??

How many of us value our friends when time and distance become constraints??

Must absence make the heart grow fonder??

Must all we do be linked to :what do i benefit??

How many people crave for a mother, a father to enjoy the love of being brought up in a family set up??

How about a brother to joke with even do childish games with??

And a pal just to listen to you, somebody to enjoy a cup of coffee with??

Yet some do not get to form such memories due to the long arm of death

What Am I saying??

Enjoy the little angels in your lives.

Even when you think they are your little devils, God's steps are ordained

Cherish family and friendships while you still can

For time will come when you wish Bev was here to smile back

Or mum was here to hug me

Or my husband could have....

My brother would have....

Enjoy this lifetime with the people in your timeline.

Before the time comes when we get to say

We loved you but......!!!!!

May God rest mum Catherine in peace for through her burial i got a wake up call.

God bless Bett and his family for showing me what family is all about!!!

God bless the Chirchirs for displaying true friendship

God bless Fliqs, Benja,Tito,Dan nd Marto for reminding me the value of holding each other

God bless CPR class nd friends who stuck with Dennoe thru this thin phase of life


Lets cherich the relations we have NOW while we still have the breath of life.

God bless 

Worry not!!!!

Good Afternoon!!!

"Have I not commanded you?  Be strong and courageous.  Do not be terrified; do not be   

discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever  you go." Joshua1:9

My word for the week is Be Strong...Worry not!!!

Being strong is not an option, it is a command from our Father.

Jesus warned us not to worry...we should be like birds of the air, care free.

''For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or     

what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food,

and the body more than clothing? "Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor

reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth

much more than they?who of you by being worried can add a single hour to to his life?'' Mt 6:25

Worry is not worship!!!

Worry robs us of the power to worship as it diverts our focus from God to our situation.

Worry glorifies the problem and minimizes the value,power and potential of a solution.

It minimizes the power of God in our lives

So my friends, do not get distracted by the devil's tactic of bringing fear upon us. 

The King,Jesus is more important than the problem before us.

God has not given us a Spirit of fear His word records that. Fear is not of God therefore

This week I want to ignore the enemy and worship the King through my trials and temptations.

For if I learn to worship while the enemy sits across from me at the same table

If I learn to pay such close attention to the King of Kings that I forget about the enemy staring at my face

Then I get to win!!!!!

So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself.

Each day has enough trouble of its own. Mt6.34

Peace be upon you my friends....not peace as the world gives...

but peace that surpasses all human understanding.