YOU ARE THE SALT & LIGHT

Mat 5:13
“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor,
how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to
be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.

Mat 5:16
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good
works and glorify your Father in heaven.
Jesus called us the salt and light of the earth.
These are two interesting descriptions, I decided to look further at
some of the functions of each and explain

The functions of Salt

To give taste & flavour 
As one who gives flavour & taste one needs to remain relevant in
this ever changing culture, Christ followers need to remain
consistent & dynamic all at the same time.

To preserve
As relevance is important preserving the good & the important things
is just as important, as salt preserves and keeps fresh. Christ’s followers
need to keep fresh and preserve the good aspects of our culture.

To sterilize or kill germs
In case of a wound salt is used to clean the wound this is unpleasant and can
sting but it needs to be done in order to heal a wound. As Christ’s followers
we need to know when to clean the wounds in our culture even when its
unpleasant and give it a chance to heal.

The functions of Light

To expose or illuminate
Light is used to bring out what is hidden, light is necessary in order
to see what is around. As Christians we are to be the light, to be able to
bring out what is hidden and light the world around us for the glory of God.

To direct & guide
When in a journey light is needed to guide in dark places so that
one can reach their destination. As Christians we are to be the light that
gives direction like a light house in the ocean and guide many to safety in the Lord.

To penetrate
Light in the form of a laser can penetrate without causing much harm to the body.
Like the laser treatment for eyes the use of light to operate is said to be a
revolution and healing is faster for the body. As Christians our light should
penetrate the sick parts of our world to remove the blindness and help heal it
faster without causing much harm.

This is a high calling that only God can give you the strength to fulfill.
Be the salt & Light where you are located.

Nyakio

 

IN THE BEGINNING

In the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the word was God that’s what John in the bible says. We are told that God formed the world by His words and He made man in the bible in Genesis. In the same way He formed the world with His words, He can form your world by His word. It is everlasting, ever powerful when applied and it is sharper than a two edged sword that cuts the bone and the marrow. His word is the one thing that never changes & the one thing that He guarantees to perform when spoken. He is the God who is the beginning and the the end, yet He has no end nor does He have a beginning and He does not live in the confines of time, He is infinite.

Amazing God He is and it is only in Him we can live and be fully fulfilled even in this world that is not perfect as He would have wanted but He was gracious to have a plan that would redeem us in the end. Truly God is the Master planner and gracious Lover of us all.

As the year begins let us begin with Him as our Master planner and gracious Lover who will be with us throughout this next season and get ready to be amazed at the journey that He will take us through.

As a Master planner He thinks ahead and goes before, preparing the way I will go even before I get there. I just have to trust Him, obey Him, believe in Him and follow His lead.

I know He will lead & guide me to what is good for me and He will direct my paths and make what is crooked straight; with Him I will always have a new start everyday not just every year, for His mercies are new every morning & He is faithful even when I’m not; not that I want to be unfaithful, but when I am I know He is gracious and loving.

Its a new day, a new year, a new season may His word be the compass and the builder of my life & yours.
Have a Happy new year.

Nyakio

What Money Cant Buy

There’re numerous things that money can buy
We are told money Answers Everything
Ecc 10:19 A feast is made for laughter,
And wine makes merry;
But money answers everything.

But there’s something that money can’t buy
Somethings that we need to earn and can’t
buy our way to get them.

You need to earn respect:
It’s not about a title because respect is not about
entitlement. Its about your character

You need to earn Honour:
You may come from an influential family
but that doesn’t guarantee you honour
It’s about your character

We are told that a good name is precious
Pro 22:1 A good name is to be chosen rather
than great riches, Loving favor rather
than silver and gold.

Choose what you will earn &
how you will earn it.
Character is the currency of exchange for
Respect & Honour
With them comes a good name.

Nyakio

Raise your voice in Worship

The earth is the Lords & all that’s in it, the sun & moon shine all day.
The trees swing and sway as the wind blows its unknown way.
The rivers flow the oceans & seas rise and fall.
The birds sing His sweet melody all in worship of Him.
Let us raise our voice in praise of the great I Am & worship
Him who made & formed the earth whose breath,
we breathe & life we live, praise Him He is worthy of
our worship, rest in His presence.

He knows, hears and answers. You are worth more than
the sparrow, you were bought at a very high price
you are a precious rare jewel.

Nyakio

KENYA LITERALLY DYING FROM CORRUPTION

Kenya is a nation currently at war and we are blaming the infamous Alshabab for all the madness and insecurity that we are facing. Like our President and others mentioned at a recent prayer breakfast, we need to reflect on ourselves. We need to take a good look at the man in the mirror like Micheal Jackson said. Corruption has embodied itself, it has evolved and is now literally killing us in the form of Alshabab. We are dying because we are corrupt and have allowed corruption to thrive among us, now we are insecure, afraid wondering why what is happening?

If we do not root out this corruption we are going to die, like a cancer we allowed corruption to become malignant and now it is an over grown cancer that is killing us slow but sure. The medical way of dealing with cancer is very harsh and hard. Many who have gone through it, can tell you its a process, a long painful, tedious & uncertain journey; but many have taken it and have conquered and come through victorious, while others have not.

As a nation we need to get on to the path of recovery and although it is difficult by the grace of God we can make it through. We need to deal with corruption like cancer and root it out. Although its painful its necessary; cancer has a way of recurring if not dealt with properly. We cannot give up or give in we need to stand strong and remove this thing that is killing our loved ones. I strongly believe that if we deal with corruption at all levels, from the lowest to the highest; Alsahab, insecurity and all other issues we are having will fade away.

Our corruptness is not only in government so stop pointing that finger at them; remember when you point one finger at them the other three point back at you. To do business in Kenya its the norm to give facilitation fees, ‘agency comm’, buy lunch, strike a deal etc there’re many names for taking a bribe other than just calling it what it is a bribe. Because of this we are now insecure and afraid; we want to be productive but a goat and a hyena cannot dwell in one house. What can we do, What can I do?

Isa 33:14-15  The sinners in Zion are afraid; Fearfulness has seized the hypocrites:“Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? Who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?”He who walks righteously and speaks uprightly,He who despises the gain of oppressions,Who gestures with his hands, refusing bribes,Who stops his ears from hearing of bloodshed, And shuts his eyes from seeing evil: (Know that the Lord is a devouring fire)

Kenyan are you ready and willing to weed out this cancer, however uncomfortable and painful it may be?

Our fathers fought colonization we now need to fight corruption,
yes we are at war & as much as Alshabab are involved, we really are
at war with corruption.

Kenyan just know your life and that of the next generation depends
on what you choose to do now.

Nyakio 

EACH DAY

Each day count the blessings given to you by God.
Eyes to admire His wonders, a nose to enjoy
the wonderful scents of nature, a heart to love,
hands to hug your loved ones, a smile to
brighten someones day and so much more.

What’s even more amazing to know is that
He sent us His only son to the world for
the good of mankind.

This is the day that the Lord has made
let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Celebrate each day as it passes by & remember to thank
the Lord for the blessings you have received so far.
Have a lovely day.

Nyakio

My cry for Kenya’s – Perversity

The Definition of the word perverse is below. From Dictionary.com
perverse -adjective
1.Willfully determined or disposed to go counter to what is expected or desired;contrary.
2.Characterized by or proceeding from such a determination or disposition:a perverse mood.
3.Wayward or cantankerous. 4.Persistent or obstinate in what is wrong.
5.Turned away from or rejecting what is right,good, or proper; wicked or corrupt.

This is a strong word, but it is for a strong reason.
After our  hearing and watching our honorable leaders
implicated in rape & corruption, the striping of women
such like events in Kenya, on our media & social media.
My heart sinks and cries I’m  at a loss of words.
How, why, what is going on, I don’t know how to respond or react.
I mean really how does one deal with such.

Kenya has generally been known as a peaceful nation with very
hospitable people. Then smack in your face this perversity.
So I ask myself what is going on,why all this madness.
Some say its poverty, others unemployment, and such like things.
First I think Kenyans we imitate without questioning and this is dangerous.
We copy what others are doing, without a second thought if its good for us.
And in so doing, I say we have become a perverse people.
We tolerate and almost celebrate waywardness, what is wrong & corrupt
& this has become a cancer that’s now malignant.
We are wicked, corrupt and reject what is good,
right, proper and in order. We need to change our ways
Our tolerance is good to a certain extent but we cannot tolerate
perversity in whatever form it presents itself.

Then I asked why are we like so? What is causing this
perversity to emanate and emerge?
What we see is just evidence of what we have inside of us.
Is society crying out or reaching out for help?
Where did we go wrong that we have become such?
How do we reroute ourselves and head in the right way?

Being perverted is not just sexual as many may think.
Being perverted is being against what is good,
right, proper and in order. That sums up how we live.

Kenyans we are so against order and what is right
like the plague, hence we carry a curse.

Here is what Solomon tells us about perversity
Pro 11:19-20 – As righteousness leads to life, So he who pursues
evil pursues it to his own death. Those who are of a perverse heart
are an abomination to the LORD.

Pro 14:2 – He who walks in his uprightness fears the LORD,
But he who is perverse in his ways despises God.

So what happens to those who are perverse, what does God do to such?
Deu 32:20 – And He said: I will hide My face from them,I will see what their end will be,
For they are a perverse generation,Children in whom is no faith.
Deu 32:23 – I will heap disasters on them; I will spend My arrows on them.
Deu 32:25 – The sword shall destroy outside;There shall be terror within
For the young man and virgin,The nursing child with the man of gray hairs.

I think we can see all these happening to us as we speak.
We are terrified within, fearful and feeling hopeless.

My answer to all this, the fear of God is what we need.
As Solomon the wisest man who lived says;

Pro 29:25 – The fear of man brings a snare,
But whoever trusts in the LORD shall be safe.

Ecc 12:13- Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter:
Fear God, and keep his commandments:
for this is the whole duty of man.

Oh Lord help us to Change our ways and
Help us to stop idolizing men, politics,
money and material things. Lord help us to
fear your wrath and Holiness.
In Jesus name I pray Amen

Nyakio