My Eulogy

The last time I saw Ronald was slightly over a year ago at an interview we had both been shortlisted for. I went to school with him and he certainly did graduate with a bachelors better than mine. The last time I spoke to him was on August 17th 2017. He had prior to that asked me to share with him a book I was reading – “The Alchemist”. Ronnie has been taken down by Cancer and he lies on the bed adjacent to the bathrooms in the STC Cancer ward. What started as a simple back ache has certainly humbled him and left him very distressed. That’s what sickness does; it can turn the strongest into a child and make him feel like “the grasshopper will be a burden. (Eccles. 12:5) It can unnerve the boldest and make them tremble at the fall of pin. Sickness can make the wisest of us so shallow. Sickness can take away all your dignity and shame at the same time and that’s what happened to Ronald as I saw him lay there, helpless being supported by a couple of brothers, his mother and Grandma. One could question if he got the opportunity to achieve his personal legend. (Read the Alchemist, you’ll get the point).

***UPDATE AFTER SPEAKING TO HIS BROTHER AT THE VIGIL. Turns out His health started failing in August. It’s been a journey of very painfully months.

Sickness is not preventable by anything a man can do. No doubt doctors, science and technology may find a way to prolong someone’s health and life but it is only a matter of time before they are taken down again. Even Grace, God’s good grace doesn’t lift a man above its reach on this side of heaven. Young or Old, Rich or Poor, Learned or unlearned, sickness discriminates no one and it is only a matter of time before it is at your door for you or for someone dear and close by. This drives me to the goal of this article. I intend it for those who are in perfect health now, especially the young Christians (Although older readers may find it insightful too.) This is also targeted to those who don’t pay attention to the diligent study the grand book as often as they’d like (that’s if they even have the latter) and those who find it hard to pray.

06:36 AM, 23rd October. I receive a call. Ronald is no more.
I started writing this last night, round about 10PM right after visiting Ronald and that is how far I got. I am trying so hard to simply use my words to pass on what I intend to but I find that I always lean to JC Ryle’s teaching on sickness because I haven’t found anyone who has driven it home better than he did. (Actually, you could just skip this read now and google “JC RYLE on Sickness and you will even learn so much more)

In John 11:3 we read of the response of Martha and Mary in regard to their brother’s sickness. They said “Lord, the one you love is sick” That message was short and simple yet it carries very fundamental truths we will dissect.

Mark in the first place, the child like faith of these two sisters. We know from scripture that they had different personalities and temperaments yet on this subject they both agreed and turned to the Lord Jesus in their hour of need as an infant clings to a mother. Christ’s help was their first thought in the day of trouble. He was the refuge for which they fled in the hour of need. Blessed are they that do likewise.
One at this point may Question, “Why Did God create a perfect world and let sickness prevail in it?” There is nothing perfect about this world today. When God created it, it was perfect, then something happened. Sin entered the world and death with it. Sickness, pain, frustration and all the corruption we see is a result to the fall of man and as long as we are on this side of heaven, it’s only a matter of time till sickness is at your door or at the door of your loved one. Question, whom will you turn to when it strikes? I challenge you not to find rest until you attend to that question. Thinking about it will not hasten it’s coming any sooner than it’s supposed to but may give you some wisdom when it finally comes.

In the second place, mark the simple humility of their language about Lazarus. They said of him “The one who you love”. They did not say, the one who loves you, who serves you, nor the one who believes in you but the one whom you love. They recognized a simple truth that is often forgotten today. They knew that Christ’s love for us is the true ground of expectation and true foundation of hope and not the other way round. How many times have you thought or heard people expecting God to carry out some act of providence because of something they have done for instance, their generosity, tithing, goodness etc Blessed again are those who come to Christ recognizing that even the best of their works are but filthy rags before him. To look inward toward our love for Christ is very unsatisfying: to look outward to Christ’s love for us is peaceful. What will be said of you when that adversary which must strike strikes? Will you be the one referred to as “the one whom you love”? Will you think of yourself and find consolation in the fact the Jesus loves you? I pray, you attend to this matter too till you can say like the great hymnist “Simply to thy cross I cling”

Mark lastly, the touching circumstances which these sisters reveal “the one you love is sick”. Sickness is no sign that God is displeased with you and neither is it a sign that you have fallen short of his favor, mercy and grace. Lazarus was converted, believing and loved by God yet this didn’t keep sickness away. Sickness, as ironic as it may sound is meant to bless us in one way or other. I use the world “bless” advisedly because sickness is one of the weak points of God’s government. Skeptical minds love to dwell on “Can God be a God of love and let pain and death thrive? Can He be merciful and permit disease? Such is the reasoning which often comes across the heart of man. I do however reason that this is too simple and shallow a way to think of this issue. We might as well doubt the presence of a creator because of all the hurricanes and earthquakes that disturb the world. We constantly, in this life submit ourselves to pain and present loss for the sake of future gain – The seed is thrown in the ground and rots but we sow in hope for a future. The boy is taken to school in the midst of tears in hope for wisdom for the future. I ask that we will apply those principles to the kingdom of God too. This world is not our home; we are just pilgrims. God allows sickness and disease not because He loves to vex man but because He desires to benefit man’s heart, soul and mind for eternity. I have known the sorrow and pain that sickness entails. I lost my father on Christmas day when I was six, in the last couple weeks climaxing to this sad story, a dear friend’s mother was brutally murdered and another, one of the sweetest women I have known is battling cancer in India where she’s being treated (Two days ago she was in the ICU). But I cannot regard it as an unmixed evil. I see in it a wise permission of God. I see in it a useful provision to check the ravages of sin and the devil among men’s souls. It is quite a blessing as well as a curse. It is a rough school master, I grant. But it is a real friend to a man’s soul and I will show you how briefly.

In the first place, sickness helps remind men of death. I mentioned earlier that this world is not our home but how many times do you even think of death. Most of us, which is quite unfortunate live as if we are not going to die. We are immortals, we unconsciously think. We make plans, follow business, politics and pleasure as if this earth were our eternal home. Like the rich fool, we live as if we have a long lease at life. Sickness sometimes goes far to dispel these illusions. It awakens us from day dreaming and reminds us that we have to die as well as to live. This is certainly a blessing.

Secondly, anything which makes a man think seriously of God, his own soul and the world to come is certainly a blessing. Most of us, in the days of health and partying can never entertain those thoughts. We find them troublesome and disagreeable. Now sickness in ourselves and in others too has a wonderful way of putting things in perspective.
Sickness humbles and helps soften people’s hearts. It is a great teacher of wisdom. Naturally we are proud. Even the poorest among us are often times affected by this vice. We think ourselves better than others. We live in this world with no consideration of where we are going to spend eternity. It exposes the hollowness of what the world calls “good” and teaches us to hold material things with a loose hand. A businessman learns that money is not everything and a woman learns that costly clothing, makeup and slaying won’t comfort you in a sick room. In the sight of a coffin and the grave and those equal inches down, it’s not easy to be proud.

Finally, the greatest blessing one can derive from sickness is knowing the true state of their faith. I read a few days ago that it is easy speak of contentment when you have things going your way but it’s hard to practice it when your world is crumbing. In the same way, sickness is one of the greatest test of our faith today. The Apostles in the bible and Christians in some parts of the world have persecution on every side to serve as a test. But for me and you who might never have a sword to our throat, we have sickness for this very cause. We see many holy hands lifted in smooth waters of health only to turn out to be utterly useless on the rough waves of a sick bed. Surely anything that makes us find out the real character of our faith is a good thing.
So we shouldn’t look at sickness only as a curse. All things work together for the good of them that love the Lord. For you are Christ’s and Christ is God’s (1Cor 3:22-23) I pray that when sickness comes, we can we be able to say “This is my father’s doing, it must be well”.

Now that we have got this out of the way, let me share some practical applications on how we can best ready ourselves for that time and also how we can tend to our loved ones who have been taken down. I should be sorry to leave this subject of sickness with saying something practical on this subject.

In the first place, we must deliberately and habitually live prepared to meet God and sickness enhances this. The question for you and me is “ARE YOU READY TO MEET GOD?” Do not rest until you have a definite “Yes!!” as an answer. You are only ready to meet God, when your sin is forgiven, your heart renewed and taught to delight in the will of God. Only the blood of Jesus can wash you as white as snow and His righteousness alone can make you acceptable in the sight of God. All this being attained by Faith. Question is, “Where is your faith?”

Secondly we should live preparing ourselves to bear sickness patiently. It’s only times like this when I actually think about sickness. I know that I must die but I am always clouded with the idea that I will live to 70, enjoy the company of my wife, watch her grow in beauty, have so many children and finally die in my sleep. A brief internet research suggests that only 12.5% of people die in their sleep. So you might take months and years without falling ill then one day a zit might put you down forever. At that point, all our plans will be broken off and purposes disappointed so that we can endure long hours and nights of weariness and pain. We shouldn’t be surprised if peevishness and impatience are brought out by sickness. How then, can we learn to bear sickness patiently when our turn comes? We must lay up stores of grace in times of health. We must seek the sanctifying influence of the holy spirit over our unruly tempers when we are healthy. You and I have trouble and sorrow before us—it needs no prophetic eye to see that. What is to sustain us in the days of trouble which are so many. We won’t find any consolation like the word of God. You and I, in all probability might lie for months in a sick bed. Heavy days, weary nights an aching body and an enfeebled mind may make life a burden. Nothing is likely to sustain us during that time like the word of God. You and I have death to look forward to. There will be friends to be left, home to be given up, the grave to be visited and an unknown world to be visited and at last judgement. What will sustain and comfort us when our last moments are drawing close? Nothing but the word of God. Now how do we prepare? Let us fill our minds with passages of scripture while we are well and strong that we may have a sure help when we are sick and have no strength to read so that we are able to say “I have hope because thus and thus is written and for that reason I am not afraid of death”

Lastly before I conclude, let us make it habitual to feel with and help the sick. Sickness is never very far away from us. Could be a neighbor, a friend or even just a random visit to the hospital. Wherever sickness is, it’s a call to duty. Yesterday the news that Ronnie was sick came to me in the evening. I asked a friend who had shared where I could Ronnie but she didn’t know and hoped to send me the details today. Which I was okay with, but a nudge pushed me to go to mulago and look for him. By God’s grace one of his brothers recognized me and took me where he was. I think I would have been more crashed if I had procrastinated. The duty we have to those who are sick is now. A timely financial assistance in some cases, a friendly visit in others, a mere expression of sympathy may do a vast good. These are the sort of things which bring men together and promote unity. These are the good works to which every professing Christian should be ready. In a world full of sickness and disease, we ought to “bear one another’s burdens” and “be kind to one another” Gal 6:2; Eph 4:32. These little acts are among the ways we imitate Christ. It’s said he went about doing good to the sick and the sorrowful..Acts10:38. These are acts which he attaches great importance and it’s no surprise that in the description of judgement He says “When I was sick, you visited me” Matt 25:36

As I close, I pray you ponder on all the questions I have asked here. I pray you think about the state of your soul and not rest until you know that you belong to God. Sickness is coming, when, only God can tell, but will you be ready???

Please pray for Ronald’s family. His 5 brothers, 2 sisters, mother and father.

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Twenty Fifteen

Being mindful that I can only accomplish these by the Grace of God!!

I resolve:

  • To read the bible, which is the inspired word of God like I truly know the meaning of the word inspired. To read it day and night and meditate and think upon it.
  • To memorize Psalm 139 and many other scriptures weekly
  • To read more than 12 good books. Yes Good books

A holy man

A holy man will strive to be like our Lord Jesus Christ. He will not only live the life of faith in Him, and draw from Him all his daily peace and strength, but he will also labor to have the mind that was in Him, and to be conformed to His image (Rom. 8:29). It will be his aim to bear with and forgive others, even as Christ forgave us; to be unselfish, even as Christ pleased not Himself; to walk in love, even as Christ loved us; to be lowly-minded and humble, even as Christ made himself of no reputation and humbled himself. He will remember that Christ was a faithful witness for the truth; that He came not to do his own will; that it was His meat and drink to do his Father’s will; that He would continually deny Himself in order to minister to others; that He was meek and patient under undeserved insults; that He thought more of Godly poor men than of kings; that He was full of love and compassion to sinners; that He was bold and uncompromising in denouncing sin; that He sought not the praise of men, when He might have had it; that He went about doing Good; that He was separate from worldly people; that He continued instant in prayer; that He would not let even His nearest relations stand in His way when God’s work was to be done.

These things a holy man will try to remember. By them he will endeavor to shape his course of life. He will lay to heart the saying of John: “Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did” (1 John 2:6), and saying of Peter, that “Christ … suffered for us, leaving us an a example that you should follow His steps” (1 Peter 2:21).

Happy is he who has learned to make Christ his ‘all’, both for salvation and example! Much time would be saved, and much sin prevented, if men would oftener ask themselves the question: “What would Christ have said and done, and done if He were in my place?”

Truth Must be Defined and Safeguarded

Truth must be defined and safeguarded, otherwise people will walk off into error. So, if we object to doctrine, it is not surprising if we do not see things clearly, it is not surprising if we are unhappy and miserable. There is nothing that so clears a man’s spiritual sight as the apprehension and understanding of the doctrines of the Bible…
It is important that we should take the doctrines of Scripture in their right order. If you take the doctrine of regeneration before the doctrine of the atonement you will be in trouble. If you are interested in the rebirth and having new life, before you are clear about your standing with God, you will go wrong and you will eventually be miserable. The same applies to taking sanctification before justification. The doctrines must be taken in their right order. In other words, we can sum up all this by saying that the great cause of the condition (Spiritual Depression) which we are considering is a refusal to think things right through.
It is the fatal danger of wanting to enjoy something before you really grasp it and possess it. It is men and women who refuse to think things right through, and who do not want to learn, and who become unteachable for various reasons—often self-protection—these are the people who generally become victims of this spiritual confusion, this lack of clarity, this seeing and not seeing at the same time.

Justification By Christ Alone

Do you believe that from the standpoint of salvation and justification with God that all our customary distinctions are abolished at a stroke and that what determines whether we are sinners or not is not what we have done, but our relationship to God? I say, therefore, that this is the test, that you acknowledge readily and say clearly that you look to Christ and to Christ alone and to nothing and no one else, that you stop looking at particular sins and particular people. Look at nothing and nobody but look entirely to Christ and say:

My hope is built on nothing less

Than Jesus blood and righteousness,

I dare not trust my sweetest frame,

But wholly lean on Jesus Name.

On Christ the solid Rock I stand,

 All other ground is sinking sand.

You must so believe that as to be able to go further and say with holy boldness:

The terrors of law and of God

With me can have nothing to do,

My Saviour’s obedience and blood

Hide all my transgressions from view.

Would you like to be rid of this spiritual depression? The first thing you have to do is to say farewell now once and for ever to your past. Realize that it has been covered and blotted out in Christ. Never look back at your sins again. Say:

It is finished, it is covered by the Blood of Christ

That is your first step. Take that and finish with yourself and all this talk about goodness, and look to the Lord Jesus Christ. It is only then that true happiness and joy are possible for you. What you need is not to make resolutions to live a better life, to start fasting and sweating and praying. No! You just begin to say:

I rest my faith on Him alone
Who died for my transgressions to atone.

Take that first step and you will find that immediately you will begin to experience a joy and a release that you have never known in your life before. “Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the Law.” Blessed be the Name of God for such a wondrous salvation for desperate sinners.

Do you think you Deserve Heaven

The essential point is, that the way to know yourself a sinner is not to compare yourself with other people; it is to come face to face with the Law of God. Well, what is God’s Law ? Thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal? ‘I have never done that,
therefore I am not a sinner.’ But, my friend, that is not the Law of God in its entirety. Would you like to know what the Law
of God is ? Here it is—’Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul and with all thy mind and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself’ (Mark 12. 30, 31). Forget all about drunkards and their like, forget all the people you read about in the press at the present time. Here is the test for you and me: Are you loving God with all your being ? If you are not, you are a sinner. That is the test. ‘All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.’

Spiritual Depression

As we face the modern world with all its trouble and turmoil and with all its difficulties and sadness, nothing is more important than that we who call ourselves Christian, and who claim the Name of Christ, should be representing our faith in such a way before others, as to give them the impression that here is the solution, and here the answer. In
a world where everything has gone so sadly astray, we should be standing out as men and women apart, people characterized by a fundamental joy and certainty in spite of conditions, in spite of adversity. Now that, I think you will agree, is the picture which is given of God’s people everywhere in the Scriptures, whether it is the Old Testament or the New. Those men of God stood out in that way, and, whatever their circumstances and conditions, they seemed to possess a secret which enabled them to live triumphantly and to be more than conquerors.

SPIRITUAL DEPRESSION. Its Causes and its Cure

The ultimate cause of all spiritual depression is unbelief. For if it were not for unbelief even the devil could do nothing. It is because we listen to the devil instead of listening to God that we go down before him and fall before his attacks. That is why this psalmist keeps on saying to himself: Hope thou in God for I shall yet praise Him…. He reminds himself of God. Why? Because he was depressed and had forgotten God, so that his faith and his belief in God and in God’s power, and in his relationship to God, were not what they ought to be. We can indeed sum it all up by saying that the final and ultimate cause is just sheer unbelief.
What about the treatment in general?
Very briefly at this point, the first thing we have to learn is what the Psalmist learned-we must learn to take ourselves in hand. This man was not content just to lie down and commiserate with himself. He does something about it,he takes himself in hand.

Have you realized that most of your unhappiness in life is due to the fact that you are listening to yourself instead of talking to yourself? Take those thoughts that come to you the moment you wake up in the morning. You have not originated them,but they start talking to you,they bring back the problems of yesterday,etc. Somebody is talking. Who is talking to you? Yourself is talking to you.

Now this man’s treatment was this; instead of allowing this self to talk to him, he starts talking to himself. ‘Why art thou cast down, Oh my soul?’ he asks.
The main art in the manner of spiritual living is to know how to handle yourself. You have to take yourself in hand, you have to address yourself, preach to yourself, question yourself.  You must say to your soul: ‘Why art thou cast down’- what business have you to be disquieted? You must turn on yourself, up braid yourself, condemn yourself, exhort yourself, and say to yourself: ‘Hope thou in God‘-instead of muttering in this depressed, unhappy way.
And then you must go on to remind yourself of God, Who God is, and what God is and what God has done, and what God has pledged Himself to do.Then having done that, end on this great note: defy yourself, and defy other people, and defy the devil and the whole world, and say with this man: ‘I shall yet praise Him for the help of His countenance, who is also the health of my countenance and my God.
The essence of this matter is to understand that this self of ours, this other man within us, has got to be handled. Do not listen to him; turn on him; speak to him; condemn him; up braid him; exhort him; encourage him; remind him of what you know, instead of listening placidly to him and allowing him to drag you down and depress you.For that is what he will always do if you allow him to be in control. The devil takes hold of self and uses it in order to depress us. We must stand up as this man did and say: ‘Why art thou cast down? Why art thou disquieted within me?‘ Stop being so! ‘Hope thou in God , for I shall yet praise Him for the help of His countenance,‘ He,’who is the health of my countenance and my God.
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I am Comfortable!!

I am Comfortable!!

 

Are you Comfortable?

How Comfortable?

 

I am seating here pretending to be so busy while the
maid goes about everything, I can see that she is so exhausted, trying to
finish her assignments. She picks up the plate that I just used to eat before
bring me a cold glass of water. And I surely could lend her a hand but I am Comfortable.
Plus I am tired, I’ve had a long day too!! I am the king of excuses. She asks
me for just 1k so she could buy tomatoes for the food I am to eat but I refuse
to give it to her simply because I need to have enough on me as I go to see my
girlfriend plus I do not really like the way she cooks, how ungrateful.
Speaking of my girlfriend, I know that all she desires of me is tender, loving,
care and for me to make her feel like the queen that she really is. The kind
she hardly gets because we seldom meet. She expect me to take initiative and do
the small things like calling to check on her but here I am letting my ego grab
the best of me, plus wasn’t it me who called yesterday and the day before? “If
she doesn’t call I won’t” I mean, I am Comfortable!! I can’t believe I
process my thoughts like this. She has always been there for me, reached out to
me even when my family shut me out and couldn’t help me in my desperate times
of need and further more loved me for me and I can’t even get myself to go over
make her feel appreciated because I am Comfortable!!

My mother needs me to carry out some errands for her
in town but I have the latest episode of the big bang theory to watch and perhaps,
I missed the previous one and so, being the king of excuses, I lie to her that
I have a headache so I can chill and remain Comfortable.

 

I was walking to church the other day head high
because there were so many beggars on the street, one of them had the guts to
come say hello and hardly had he popped the question than I said to Him “GO AND
WORK” and I walked on thinking to myself “Why give my money to such a one who
is just going to spend it buying drugs or alcohol. Go someplace where there are
people in the same predicament you are, you do not make me feel safe.” And now there
is this Christian Brother who knows I like to help people and because of that,
He thinks I will only assist if he comes to the stipple. Man!! Seriously, I am
trying to be Comfortable.

Dear God, if you’re listening, I have one single
request, make me less Comfortable. I do not want this
bullet proof vest. I act like I am trying my best but I am not even giving
half. I am broken and disassembled and I tremble at the thought of standing
before you and hearing You ask me about my life. About how I was too Comfortable
to minister to our maid, my precious girlfriend, a Christian brother in need or
even that beggar. Yet again, what will I do, what I am I going to say then when
You ask me why I never sat to talk with You except for when something was
broken and I was going through a very difficult time? And I used You like a
tool, turned you into a genie and Your word into a fortune cookie like I am
doing right now. Expecting You to do something when I’ve been too Comfortable
to even spend time with You. I have a new bible, one I have always dreamed of
having and it keeps inviting me but I refuse to RSVP because I am too Comfortable
reading one of those Christian clichés off Facebook or playing FIFA 14. It’s
always convicting me, it makes me feel like I should be doing something rather than
what I am currently doing. Who cares if what I am currently doing is nothing
because I am too Comfortable!!

 

But deep down I know You didn’t call me to a life of
comfort. I was bought by blood and pain so that through You, I may live a godly
life. Anyone who wants to live all out for Christ is in for a lot of trouble;
there’s no getting around it.

I claim to follow a Saviour who had no place to lay
His head yet I get bitter if I can’t sleep in my own bed. I am a lying
self-lover, loving life unless it leaves my comfort zone. I am a hot-headed hypocrite
hating he who has the audacity to hold me accountable for following the
footsteps I hear in my own head. I am as good as dead if I continue down this
path I am on toward a life of uncompromising comfort. I am really uncomfortable
with those who give 5% but Comfortable with me giving 10. I am Comfortable
with giving to compassion or any child care ministry but not with going down
the street to a family in need and showing them compassion. I am very Comfortable
with attending church on Sunday but not with serving on any other day. I am Comfortable
with interacting with those who speak fluent English and possibly went to cool
schools but not intermingling with others. I am Comfortable with being
around people who share the same beliefs I do but not being around those who
might have different views. I am very Comfortable to take a minute and
help another man but not if that man is in love with another man.

 

A Comfortable death, or a purposeful
life!!

YOU CHOSE

 

Are you Comfortable?

Yes I am Comfortable!

 

How Comfortable?

Very Too Comfortable!

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Prosperity Gospel

I do not know what you feel about the Prosperity Gospel-the health, wealth and prosperity Gospel but I’ll tell you what I feel about it; HATRED!!  It is not the GOSPEL

And it’s being export from America to Africa and Asian, selling a bills of goods to the poorest of the poor, “Believe This message, Your Pigs Won’t die!! Your wives won’t have miscarriages, and you’ll have rings on your fingers coats on your back” That’s coming out of America!! The People that ought to be giving their money, time and lives are instead selling a bunch of Crap called gospel.

And here is the reason it is so horrible; when was the last time that any American, African, Asian ever said “Jesus is all satisfying” because you drove a BMW?

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Never!! They’ll say  “Did Jesus gave you that, Yeah, Well I’ll take Jesus” That is Idolatry, that is not the Gospel. That is elevating gifts above the Giver.

I’ll tell you what makes Jesus look beautiful. For instance, you smash your car and your little girl goes fly outside your windshield

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and lands like dead on the street and you say, through the deepest possible pain, “GOD IS ENOUGH!! GOD IS ENOUGH!! HE IS GOOD!! He will take care of us, He will satisfy us, He will Get Us through this, He is our Treasure. Whom have I in heaven but You and on earth there is nothing that I desire beside You! My flesh, My heart, My little girl, My family, My job, My friends, My Spouse, Name it, May fail but You are the strength of my Heart and my Portion forever

That makes God look GLORIOUS!! As God, not as giver of Cars, Houses, Health or Safety. Oh How I pray that especially this season each and everyone of us will be purged of the health, wealth and prosperity Gospel and that the Christian Church would be marked by Suffering for Christ.

GOD IS MOST GLORIFIED IN US WHEN WE ARE MOST SATISFIED IN HIM IN THE MIDST OF LOSS,

NOT PROSPERITY.