THE YEAR 2017

Dear Reader,

I thank my God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, for you.

We thank God for the past year with all opportunities that came and all that was in it,  but this is a new season a year that you have never seen,  every moment counts. In every season a farmer plants seed that at the end he harvests. The kind of  seeds you plant are the ones you harvest.

When Abraham separated from Lot, it marked new beginning for him an old door had closed and a new door had opened.

*_Genesis 13:14 After Lot had gone, the Lord said to Abram, “Look as far as you can see in every direction—north and south, east and west._*

Now open your eyes
It is your year to separate from some things and relationships,And let God breath freshness in your life. what did not workout did not workout. Looking back will not change much.  Look forward to new and great things.

*_Philippians 3:12-14 I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us._*

He only thing we all must do is to Trust and obey the Voice of God as he speaks to you and me concerning everything in our lives and we shall see his  greatness revealed.

_*Genesis 9:7 And as for you, be fruitful and multiply; Bring forth abundantly in the earth And multiply in it.”*_

Shalom in this year 2017

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THE MID-NIGHT HOUR

Today more than ever the urgency of the hour is very clear… The master asked a Question in Luke 18:8  as he spoke to the apostles concerning prayer and empasising the importance of prayer to a men …. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?

Luke 18: I tell you, he will grant justice to them quickly! But when the Son of Man[a]returns, how many will he find on the earth who have faith? Shall the Son of Man find faith when he returns? We must arise and shine for we are the Light in the darkness and we are the salt of the earth.

The body is at that hour which Jesus prophetically spoke about in Matthew 25:1-13

“Then the Kingdom of Heaven will be like ten bridesmaids[a]who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. The five who were foolish didn’t take enough olive oil for their lamps, but the other five were wise enough to take along extra oil. When the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and fell asleep.

“At midnight they were roused by the shout, ‘Look, the bridegroom is coming! Come out and meet him!’

“All the bridesmaids got up and prepared their lamps. Then the five foolish ones asked the others, ‘Please give us some of your oil because our lamps are going out.’

“But the others replied, ‘We don’t have enough for all of us. Go to a shop and buy some for yourselves.’

10 “But while they were gone to buy oil, the bridegroom came. Then those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was locked. 11 Later, when the other five bridesmaids returned, they stood outside, calling, ‘Lord! Lord! Open the door for us!’

12 “But he called back, ‘Believe me, I don’t know you!’

13 “So you, too, must keep watch! For you do not know the day or hour of my return.

It is time for me and you to awake and pray and do the works of the one that has sent us.

He came to show us the Way,the truth and Life. We must live a life that reflects his life.

John 9:4 NLT We must quickly carry out the tasks assigned us by the one who sent us.[a] The night is coming, and then no one can work

The Joy of being a Child;beloved of my Father

Today  am ecstatic, as I write  this,  I am filled with joy an unspeakable and nothing can really express what is in my depth                                                       papa

Psalm 45:1 (ICB)  Beautiful words fill my mind.
                        I am speaking of royal things.
                  My tongue is like the pen of a skilled writer

To day i celebrate the greatest gift the Lord brought into my life (30-03-2014), You have been everything to me. All the great things that pertain to life i have learned from you. I am forever grateful as Paul testifies in Galatians 6:7 “From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.

.” For me every admirable gift i have received from you. You are is a true definition of a #Lifechanger, a Champion, a Teacher and a disciple of Jesus a man of Excellence.

Before I met you,I was a young man void of direction and purpose ( like many of the youth of this generation… ) but today I am sure of where I am heading and what am doing with the life God has given me and why I am doing what am doing.

In this generation we have few Fathers to look up to and learn from, but today  I celebrate your gift. From the day I met you i have come to appreciate life as a whole through the eyes of a father, a greater leader a Visionary Champion.

On this your birthday Papa Ambrose Twongyeirwe I celebrate you and every  gift in your life, thank you for the great sacrifice,endurance, patience, the counsel , your Wisdom,the sleepless nights to feed us, the unconditional Love, no amount of silver or gold can pay you of raising us as your children, you have gathered us from all walks of life without segregation, Indeed many of us were like sheep with out a Shepherd from all over the county Broken, timid,proud– full of our selves ( As papa Bruno loves to remind me reminds me …i was a boy talking english every time i would find him at Benjamin Irakiza and Andrew Mwijuka’s home….)

This is indeed a testimony of the Compassion you had on our generation and you have given your whole life to raising us..

 KJ21 But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were faint and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.

When He saw the throngs, He was moved with pity and sympathy for them, because they were bewildered (harassed and distressed and dejected and helpless), like sheep without a shepherd.

Many of us we were and I my self I was, today many say thies is not the young boy we used to know he  has matured into a unique man,thank you for the example.

Thank you for obeying the call of God of the heavenly Vision of

Indeed you can say to any man as paul said in Acts 26:19 “ Wherefore, O King Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision ..of

“Raising Generations Uplifting Jesus Raising champions Transforming Lives and Society”

” To transform multitudes of lives around the globe with the power of God’s Word, Faith, Love and the pursuit of Excellence.

“… You’ve come to the Kingdom for such time as this” (Esther 4:14b, NKJV).

Surely I did not know the answer to the Question of Why am I here? ( I asked this question early in 2014 as i sat at work in one of the evenings that was full of darkness and i had no clear answer, was void of hope facing a dead end). But i bless God for I have the answer to this question and my Vision is not blurred, I have overcome so much struggles in my life because you are. And because you are I am. Today I say the great fruits that are visible

This is is in celebration The sons of Korah saw this day prophetically  and in celebration here is to you with the very words of Psalm 45…. Happy birthday to you dad.papa-2

Psalm 45 (MSG) 

1 My heart bursts its banks,
    spilling beauty and goodness.
I pour it out in a poem to the king,
    shaping the river into words:

2-4 “You’re the handsomest of men;
    every word from your lips is sheer grace,
    and God has blessed you, blessed you so much.
Strap your sword to your side, warrior!
    Accept praise! Accept due honor!
    Ride majestically! Ride triumphantly!
Ride on the side of truth!
    Ride for the righteous meek!

4-5 “Your instructions are glow-in-the-dark;
    you shoot sharp arrows
Into enemy hearts; the king’s
    foes lie down in the dust, beaten.

6-7 “Your throne is God’s throne,
    ever and always;
The scepter of your royal rule
    measures right living.
You love the right
    and hate the wrong.
And that is why God, your very own God,
    poured fragrant oil on your head,
Marking you out as king
    from among your dear companions.

8-9 “Your ozone-drenched garments
    are fragrant with mountain breeze.
Chamber music—from the throne room—
    makes you want to dance.
Kings’ daughters are maids in your court,
    the Bride glittering with golden jewelry.

10-12 “Now listen, daughter, don’t miss a word:
    forget your country, put your home behind you.
Be here—the king is wild for you.
    Since he’s your lord, adore him.
Wedding gifts pour in from Tyre;
    rich guests shower you with presents.”

13-15 (Her wedding dress is dazzling,
    lined with gold by the weavers;
All her dresses and robes
    are woven with gold.
She is led to the king,
    followed by her virgin companions.
A procession of joy and laughter!
    a grand entrance to the king’s palace!)

16-17 “Set your mind now on sons—
    don’t dote on father and grandfather.
You’ll set your sons up as princes
    all over the earth.
I’ll make you famous for generations;
    you’ll be the talk of the town
    for a long, long time.”

 

 

 

Have an intimate relationship with God this Year

Happy New year to you all! I greet you in the name of Jesus!Intimacy
what does it mean you hear someone say “I have an intimate relationship”? To me an intimate relationship is one that is aimed at producing a fruit (Genesis 1:11) birth a child to an expectant mother… I believe when to people are intimately involved they give themselves to each other without reservation (birth control). And so i want to stir our faith and call on us (me and you) to reflect and see if there are some birth controls we have put in place between us and God. Have we given ourselves wholly to him so that we can bear much fruit (Galatians 5:22-23).
And so our daily life as Christians should be a life of expectancy, where we birth spiritual things, let us not have a causal relationship with God.
The bible says Adam knew his wife and she bore a son and named him Seth. (Genesis 4:25).
Then they rose early in the morning and worshiped before the Lord and returned to their house at Ramah and Elkanah knew Hannah his wife and the Lord remembered her (1 Samuel 1:19). The next verse (20) continues to say that Hannah conceived and bare a son and named him Samuel.
The question is do you give yourself to him when you worship, praise, read his word, prayer or you let your carnal mind (Romans 5:5-8 read more) take control. I have resolved every time I come in the presence of God i give myself to him and daily am learning from him how to have with him a more intimate relationship with him.
I believe the best way to learn is to yield to our teacher (John 14:26, 1 John 2:27) himself through Prayer, Reading the word, worship, praise etc. . . . These should not be casual activities but activators for you to have a deeper and intimate relationship with God.
So, as the year begins desire to have an intimate relationship with God, and desist from having some of the relationship status that is on Facebook like, it’s complicated… I am single (the bible says two are better than one and three are even much better…) So Let us commit to God the father,the son and the Holy spirit have an intimate relationship with you.
A prosperous New Year 2015 and remember to A rise and Shine (Isaiah 60:1-3)
Shalom

LESSONS FROM THE UGANDA NATIONAL ANTHEM AND ITS MOTTO

As the nation celebrates Uganda’s 52nd independence anniversary I have found myself reading our National Anthem word by word in order to get the deep meaning and the mission which the writer (composer) George William Kakoma (RIP) handed over to the future generation 52 Years ago (I praise the Lord for him).
1.
Oh Uganda! May God uphold thee,
We lay our future in thy hand.
United, free,
For liberty
Together we’ll always stand.
2.
Oh Uganda! The land of freedom.
Our love and labour we give,
And with neighbours all
At our country’s call
In peace and friendship we’ll live.

Oh Uganda! The land that feeds us
By sun and fertile soil grown.
For our own dear land,
We’ll always stand:
The Pearl of Africa’s Crown.

As a scout in my primary school I was honored to have hoisted the flag for at least 50 days a term for a year. As young pupil in primary seven in a rural Universal Primary Education (UPE) school (I thank God for this), and as a secondary student at Kigezi High School respecting the Anthem was paramount.
I never thought it actually had a lot of meaning (many still do not know, including some in government and other positions of authority) until earlier this year. And today I realized that this is actually a national prayer – in fact, the authorities should probably base on the anthem to come up with a national prayer.
When I was a child, the Ministry of Education made it mandatory for all schools to print the National Anthem on our report cards. And one day my Dad (a retired police officer) taught me how to sing all the stanzas as well as the Swahili version, and whereas I did not understand the words and its flow, I enjoyed the rhythm and the lyrics in the Anthem.
It is memories like these that made me ponder the meaning of the Anthem, and as I thought through each verse line by line I realized I that they are not just words but they are a promise to this nation; a daily list of actions for myself and all citizens irrespective of political affiliation or tribe, and a message of Hope for the Prosperity and Prestige of this nation.
Reading the Motto: For God and My Country, It stirred something deep in my stomach and it reminded me of so many bible verses particularly the one in Joshua 24:15: And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell; but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
The motto calls upon all of us to put God first in everything we do. Many a times I have found myself slothful during the execution of my duties at work and I am practicing day by day to overcome this by God’s grace.
I have not yet arrived, but I have left for my destination…
I personally yearn to daily grow in Christ and follow him as he leads, as I serve him and this nation diligently ( Read Ezra 5:8, Hebrews 6:11, 2nd Peter 1:5) in which ever position he assigns me (I know some of you trust in your ability and so many worldly things that have made you what you are /who you are)
I am sorry to disappoint you, but it’s not yourself; it is the Lord God Almighty, the Creator of heaven and the earth, who formed you in your mother’s womb (Psalm 139:14 For You did form my inward parts; You did knit me together in my mother’s womb.)
You have a duty to serve him through his nation Uganda as you serve diligently (Uganda I think means the people).
And so, fellow Ugandans, join me in thanking God by saying Ebenezer [stone of help]; saying, heretofore the Lord has helped us. 1 Samuel 7:12.
May God bless the leadership of this Nation.
Happy 52 Independence (thanksgiving) anniversary!!
Benjamin Mugarura
Twitter @mugbenjie