LET US GO TO THE LORD IN PRAYER

Father, I come before you in the name of your son, Jesus Christ. Lord, you know all things. They are all before you like an open book. Who can hide their heart from your presence and your eye? The deeds of the most clever men are exposed before you. Your omniscience knows know bounds - and if it were not for grace, I would be of all men most terrified. But there is grace, abounding and glorious, poured out upon the weakest of men, and abounding to your glory.
Father, I praise you and I worship you; I thank you for all that you are and all that have done. There is no one like you in Heavens and on the Earth or under the earth. You are the King and there is no other. You are Savior and you share your glory with no one. Father, this day you know me and my great need of grace. Why am I here except that you called the weakest among men, the most ignoble among brothers, and that by your grace, often times, the lesser teaches the greater? That is always my case and I praise you. I worship you. Father, help us today, to the wind with eloquence, to hell with brilliant intellect, Father. Let the truth go forward. Let me be changed that the state of your church be more glorious. I pray for grace upon grace and mercy upon mercy for myself and for those who hear. Help us, Oh God, and we will be helped; and we will boast in that help in Jesus' Name. AMEN!!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

ARE YOU A LEADER OR A BOSS?

 A BOSS                                                B                                                              A LEADER
                                                               E
Knows everything                                 A                           A leader admits his mistakes
Tells people what to do                         L                        A leader shows how to do things
He/she criticizes                                    E                                   A leader gives advice
Talks fast and gives orders                    A                                 A leader gives direction
Demands respects                                   D                      A leader earns and deserves respect
                                                                 E                                              
Rules with threats not law                        R                                A leader shows human kindness
Depends on hearsay                                                                     A leader investigates
Says "I"                                                    N                                          A leader says "We"
Places blames on others                           O                         A leader fixes problems
                                                                   T                                              collaboratively
He/she commands                                    A                                       A leader asks
Pushes people                                          B                                     A leader inspires people
Uses people                                               O                          A leader develops people
                                                                  S 
                                                                 S
Many of us today we are confusing ourselves by not really knowing who we are. we need to take time and gauge ourselves if really we are leaders or bosses.
Bosses are the people who know everything and they are not ready to admit when they are doing wrong. They are above the law and they can't listen to those who are  under them. They believe that they are the overall in everything and therefore don't need to be reminded.
On the order side we have leaders who take the responsibilities, delegates duties to its members and they partner with those they work with to deliver the most important and excellent work. Before a leader acts, he or she takes time to ask first so that he or she can deliver the best together with the team.
      My question to you my dear friend, coworker in the kingdom, are you a leader or a boss? Most people today around the globe and especially here in Kenya, all want to be bosses but not leaders. I have seen men and women of God who are supposed to be great leaders and to lead with examples have turned to be bosses, commanding others to serve them instead of them serving others like our Lord Jesus Christ. Instead of being served, He served others.
     People are fighting for power not that they want  to serve others but they want to be served as bosses and hence treat those serving them in cruelty. Church leaders instead of serving the society, the society is serving them. Politicians instead of serving those who voted them into power they have turned against them and creating boundaries by tribalism lines drawn in peoples mind. What they are doing is multiplying  corruption, I have seen men and women of God who can bring a change in this country by not compromising the message of the cross turning to the way of lying, in the name that we will bring change once we are in the government hence they have failed to unite the body of Christ. What they are going to do is to multiply corruption, May God have mercy on them. " Bishop Pastor Politicians "
GOD BLESS KENYA
   

Thursday, December 8, 2016

KINGDOM PRINCIPLE: RESPECT THE AUTHORITY.GOOD OR BAD

Let
every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Disrespecting authorities is disrespecting God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the authority and the ordinance of God,and those who resists the authority will bring judgement on themselves. For rulers are not terrors to good work but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? then do what is right and good,and you will have praise from the same. For he is God's minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God's minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil. Therefore you must be subjects, not only because of wrath but also for conscience sake.

For you to make an impact you must know that God is in control first. This will help you not to fight the ordained authority. Instead of fighting leadership learn to lead where you are. You do not need to be CEO to lead effectively. And you can learn to make an impact through your leadership even if  you report to someone who is not a good leader.

The Bible characters will help us to deal with all manner of excuses we give when we dodge our responsibilities. Remember that excuses give birth to irresponsibility.
1. JOSEPH made an impact through his leadership even though he was reporting to a bad leader king Pharaoh.
2. DANIEL made an impact while serving under three different autocrats kings; Nebuchadnezzar, Belshazzar and Darius. Working with three different despotism rulers is not an easy task. It needs a man who fears the Lord and respects His authority.
3. MORDECAI served as gate keeper first then vice president under King Xerxes who ruled over 127 provinces, from India to Ethiopia. Xerxes was the most Tyranny King who ever lived. Other historical sources portray Xerxes as a dangerously impulse King.When a bridge he had ordered built was destroyed in a storm, he commanded that the sea receive 300 lashes, and then had the bridge builders beheaded. When one of his loyal subjects contributed a huge sum toward a military expedition, Xerxes was so enraptured that he returned the money, along with a handsome gift of his own. But when the same man asked Xerxes to let just one of his sons go free from the draft,Xerxes ,enraged, ordered the son cut into two and the army march between the pieces.

If Mordecai managed to serve faithfully under Xerxes, such a wild man, then there is no one to give excuses not to respect the authority whether good or bad. All these Bible characters had a common thing, which is commitment; commitment is combination of 5Ds, Determination,Dedication, Diligence, Devotion and Discipline. These guys loved where God placed them, they owned the cause and they knew the kingdom principle of obeying the authorities.

My heart's desire and my prayer to God for all the people, is that they may love their local churches, work hard where they are working, and mind their dwelling place where they are planted.Whether you are a Pastor, a church staff member, an employee or employer, a leader in business or a volunteer leading behind the scenes, I want to encourage you to fully engage yourself to blossom where you are planted and lead where you are. 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

POLITICS MATTERS

   Politics matters. Politics is a noble cause.Those  words were repeated severally by the treasurer of Britain's Labour Party during the party's conference in Manchester in September 2006.

   As I continued taking in those words, I kept thinking, "If only we could really believe that here in Kenya!"

You
see, our brand of politics here is quite intriguing. It goes something like this: Right is wrong if you are the one doing it, and wrong is right if I am doing it. In other words, ours is politics that is devoid of principle. I will demand that you get punished for your wrongs, but when it gets to my turn to be punished for the same wrongs, I claim that I am being persecuted because of my political convictions. And, strange as it might be, I will rally a good number of law makers to defend me and even get lawyers among them to represent me in a court of law to argue my innocence. And of course, I can always count on the support of my community against any charges leveled against me, because any accusation against me is an accusation against my people.

And don't we feel privileged when our political leaders talk of our people in reference to our ethnic group?Whether it's about ethnic clashes, or discrimination in development projects, or selective sackings - we count it an honour to be called our people by our political leaders. This is a card they wield so effectively, they have in this 21st  century succeeded in stirring in us ethnic animosity, so we relate with each other largely in terms of the ethnic groups we belong to.

I had a lot of hope that the Christian vote would give our nation a brand new start in next year's elections.But if the wave we are seeing is a valid indication of the way voting patterns will be, then ethnicity will rule the day. It will still be, as it has been in the past, a contest between ethnic groups. Over 80% of those who will vote to renew the contract of the government in power today will do so to protect their government. By the same token, over 80% of those who will vote for  an alternative leadership will do so because the current one is not their government. The understanding of being part of the government, or not belonging to the government is determined by whether or not people from our ethnic bloc are key players in the running of government. This is a crying shame for us. But more than shame, it is tragic. I say so this circus that we call politics is likely to keep us playing our ethnic games at the expense of developing our lives. Strange, isn't it, that we don't seem to realize those who set us up against each other are the same ones who close ranks when it comes to voting themselves perks that communicate the message that we should not deceive ourselves that we are in the same league with them?

Not too long ago, a friend of mine (a politician, and he is in the race) told me: Christians in this country are the majority, but they are the minority. That might sound like it is a paradox, but it isn't. In terms of numbers, we definitely hold a clear majority. But in terms of influence, we are the minority. We have spiritual power - you could even say more than one country needs - but economic power, and political power; that we have left to others to order for us.

Some months from now, we will be trooping to the ballot box. Shall we judge our leaders on the basis of merit, or on ethnicity?

Whether you cast your vote for or against the current government, shall it be on the basis of what you think is best for your country now and in generation to come, or shall you do so for your tribe's sake?

Politics matters. Politics is a noble cause. Make a wise choice. God bless Kenya.