Victory Newsletter April 2016.
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As Christian leaders we need to be reminded that, we are called to be transformed into Christ’s likeness. However, in most cases I miss the point, I find myself focusing on ministry business more than focusing on the owner of the business. I believe it is important for us to always look to Jesus the one who has called us to be with him. Personally there are times I feel I’m left alone, especially during the times of trials and temptations, but they are over, I look back and recognize that God has been with me. Spending more time with God so that I can experience him is very vital. As Bill, et.al points out that, “God uses the totality of our life experiences both good and bad to mold and shape each one of us uniquely towards a specific purposes and goals for our lives. Apostle Paul puts it differently by writing that, we should fix our eyes on Jesus the author and finisher of our faith. Bill, et.al concurs with Apostle Paul when he asserts that, “spiritual transformation only happens as each essential dimension of the human being is transformed to Christlikeness under the direction of a regenerated will interacting with constant overtures of grace from God such transformation is not a result of mere human effort and can’t be accomplished by putting on pressure on the will alone” (42) Therefore, as I approach this day, I need to bring my heart, mind and body under the presence of my master and the Lord of my life.
Have blessed day,
Yesterday morning I was coming from taking my kids to school I met a young Girl named Birungi. She was about nine years old. She was accompanying other older women carrying baskets full of sweet potatoes going to sell them in town. As I wanted to buy some before I head home, I chose to buy from Birungi after buying from her we hard chat, she told me that she was the ninth child and in her family. She also told me that three of her siblings are already in town looking for scraps to sell. She said to me, “I don’t want to be carrying sweet potatoes for the rest my life but I have nothing to do about it. I would be going to school like other children but my parents can’t afford to buy uniform, books and my pay school fees because they are poor”. While I was talking to her tears of sorrow and desperation started to flow from her eyes. Definitely she would prefer to go to school and not to have to carry sweet potatoes to get money to feed her family. There are many children who are living in a hard situation like this in our community. I believe we can change the status quo if we work together. What do you think?