Tuesday, 1 August 2017


In the course of my side hassle I met this celebrity who i engaged with and I was very excited.  Do you sometime see someone on TV or hear him or her on Radio and feel like you personally know them?  That was the feeling when I met this guy.  He is a star; he has sang beautiful and very influential music.  I remember when he was singing for the worldly songs, I supported his songs so much because I knew this guy had something special inside him but I could not tell what it was, only to realize that God had something special in him that attracted me to him in relation to spiritual things.  For me it was a divine connection that I am very sure will unfold as time goes by, as I strongly feel we have something in common for the kingdom of God.  This for sure I will share in the future when I cross that bridge.   

I had no idea one day I would meet the person and I had the honour to meet him yesterday.  I screamed like a fool, in excitement, I told him how much I loved him not the worldly way, but the godly way.  I am not sure what he felt in his spirit when I said I loved him, because he kept on saying, glory be to God, glory be to God.  And from his response I realized that the man is truly changed and no longer was the same man who used to sing the songs that influenced the worldly world so much.  This confirmation also came as we continued having the conversation we had as he pointed many things that he is doing in the kingdom of God and especially about his mentors and where he goes to church.   

Now what caught my attention in relation to his former life,  is when I told him I connected with him because of one song that really hit in the market and he did not respond with the enthusiastic because, I guess, he is no longer in that kingdom.  That song was so evil for sure, leave along influencing people in the dancing mood.  It really influenced many in the worst of sins that I do not need to mention here.   When I had backslid the song ushered me so well on that side as much as I was offended and wounded in the inside, as I knew I had lost my way.  I ignored that voice of God that told me that I should not be in that world.  Later in life I paid for my sins facing the consequences of my fall, as the Lord had to take me back on the track and thus today, I am walking in right with my God. 

So, my remark reminding him about the song, I guess, somehow made him not respond with the excitement I expected and this made me feel rejected.  Not knowing it was not about him rejecting me, but him not agreeing with me about his former ways which are now changed.  I remember after we engaged a bit before we left his office compound, he told me he has to bid his workmates bye.   He went to do that and I overheard him telling his workmates byes but before he did that, he told them to come to the office and pray to close the days’ work.  That touched my heart. How many people today know God, call their colleagues and tell them let us pray?  For sure that really challenged me so much as a child of God and thought, I should stop playing religion but focus more on the things that please God and men that are around me so that I bring them closer to God.  Anyway, not long he came by and we left for his destination to pick his wife for home.  But as we continued, he started to mention the song that he has sung in the Kingdom of God that is a hit like now, but I was not getting his point.  Remember, when I met him I was relating to him focusing on the former song that was not godly.  Immediately, when he said that, the gift of discernment I have, reminded me of a conversation I had with my son who connected with the song the other day and he told me,  “Mum, so and so got saved, imagine the song that is being sang is his!”  I run to the TV to watch who it was and I found it is my fun who I am talking about.  I do not want to mention the person for security reasons and also protect his confidence because I truly respect him.  

I remembered the song and immediately we connected in the spiritual realm and that is when I got the opportunity to ask him about his stand with Jesus.  And with so much joy, he told me he gave his life to Jesus.  That blew my mind as in, he confirmed to me, for sure he is now in the kingdom of God.

I do not know about you my dear reader.  What is that one thing that makes you look different from your past life that makes others see you are different?  As a child of God, you do not need to go telling people how born again you are because I know many Christians dread sharing their stand for fear of being judged because they know they have a past that was not so good and they do not want to face their real world.  But why would you fear?  If you truly know you are born again, why don’t you say it?  My argument here is not about screaming around telling people how born again you are, but your ACTIONS! What are these things that you do that can tell someone that truly you are in love with Jesus.  Kenya we are 80% Christians, what is this that makes us not live like true Christians?  God revealed to me that, many of us are weeds in the Kingdom of God.  That is the reason we are 80% and yet we do not yield the fruits that God wants us to yield.  So, in the 80%, are you the wheat or the weed.  Remember when the last day comes, weed and the wheat will be separated.  So, my biggest question to you is, where do you belong?  Think about t it and make the right choice to be the wheat and not the weed.  Your actions, will speak louder than your words.  So, if you truly say you belong to the kingdom of God, let us see your actions.  I am really working hard on mine and I pray I will be counted among those who are walking in the right path.  That is my prayer for you too my reader.    God bless you as you ponder on this. 

Tuesday, 20 June 2017


I was just telling my colleague how dad went to be with the Lord on a Father’s day of 2015. For sure dad will always be remembered by us all as a family and friends. No one can understand the gap we feel like now, but the fact remains, dad did a lot for us in a way we cannot express merely with words.

Many might know him as Kapepe, Kata and all manner of names he was called, but to us, dad was a very special person, full of wisdom and humour. He had his weaknesses but it is in those weaknesses that we were perfected as his children. I had and still have a deep desire to know God in a deeper way and this was because dad gave that environment that made me seek God on a personal way. For sure, dad sacrificed for me to be what i am as much as he is not here with us to see me as a living testimony.

I fondly remember dad for many things, but there are these two things that I will always remember him for, one, for being my earthly father and secondly, the person who ushered me to the job I am currently in. One day, dad came home with this jovial mood and turned my world by asking me to apply for a job he had seen in one of our Daily’s. This happened when i was a first year student at St Mary's Secretarial College Isiolo, where i applied for a job he had seen advertised in the newspaper for a post of Copy Typist. He really wished me so well despite that I did not pass well in my KCSE because I was sick when I did my exams at Mulango Girls High School in 1993. Obeying his advice, i applied for the post using my first year results as the post of the Copy Typist needed the papers I had obtained in my first year training, which were stage I’s (ones) and II’s (twos). - This is a language known by trained secretaries. Today, i am a Senior Assistant Office Administrator in the Government of Kenya, courtesy of my dear Dad Jasper Gatobu Mariene who wished me so well and wanted me to be someone in the society as opposed to the words he used to call me when he was not sober. I picked the positive aspects and moved on. For sure dad was a HERO in his own way and that is so special to us, as a family. Those who knew dad, knows him very well for his love of alcohol which finally resulted to his demise. But that is not my point. My point is, he was my Father despite his weakness and I am here to celebrate him two years after his demise. Dad died on the Father’s day of 2015 and thus every time we celebrate Father’s day, I always feel we all celebrate him whether we know him or not.

My father will be remembered always because all my brothers and sister including me, God has blessed us with children whom we have named after and thus his blessings came in FULL. I remember in his last days, when our last born brother brought his girlfriend home, dad was very excited and happy for him. He even became happier when this beautiful lady gave birth to a baby boy to crown his legacy! Of course this boy was also named after him and thus we have four children named after our father! What a blessing? :) His remark was, “Now I can die in peace because my last born son too, has given birth to me”. For sure dad did not live long after his remarks, as the sickness weighed him down so fast and finally succumbed to his sickness and went to be with the Lord.

We miss dad so much but at the same time, we celebrate him because he left a legacy that can never be lost nor fade away. Celebrating all what he did positively makes me feel so joyous and happy that, God gave us an earthly father who lived with us for over seventy years and loved us for who we are and gave us the best he could. We also celebrate our Heavenly Father who is all in us and we cannot forget to thank him for the many years He gave us to celebrate with our dear Father Jasper Gatobu Mariene here on earth. All glory and honour goes back to Him because he is so good to us the MARIENE’S. As we all sing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqybaIesbuA

God bless you all for reading my tribute to my dear dad. Rest in Eternal Peace Dad, till we meet again!

Fondly remembered by your dear wife Teresa Tirindi Mariene, your daughters, sons, son’s in-law, daughter’s in-law and grandchildren, Rose Gatobu, Caroline Gatobu, George Gatobu, Isaac Gatobu, Basillio Nthiga, Caroline Mugure, Caroline Bundi, Collins Munene, Calvin Muthuri, Innocent Gitonga, Ethan Mutuma, Roy Mwenda, Christine Nkatha, Silas Waiguru and Hubert Mwirigi respectively.

Thursday, 8 June 2017


In the eyes of God we are all equal and thus the Bible tells us that, God is not a respecter of persons. In the past used to walk so down cast because I felt not worthy. Most of the time when one is insecure, they would feel everybody and everything is against them. I will agree with that opinion because, I suffered so much of rejection which has never stopped to date.

But I got this secret after many years of suffering, that, you can never please everybody. You can only please yourself and a few people who will appreciate you for who you are. This great breakthrough came to me when I once listened to Pastor Joyce Meyer, a lady I love because she has taught me so much from her teachings. Joyce suffered so much because of the abuse she received from home. I will not delve in her story, but her story is not very different from many of our stories and thus God put her there to encourage us.

For you to be accepted you have first to love who you are, it does not matter how people look at you. Just a few days after I shared about myself and how people take me, call me and say about me, I visited this place and a lady looked at me directly and told me, I looked familiar. To help her, I told her, I am a staff in the institution we were at, though working at a different working station. She recalled me and said “yeah I remember you, you were in this section some years back, I wondered where you went, and just the other day, I asked someone about you and they said you left to another station. I told her, “Yes it is true I was transferred. Not long, another colleague came in and made the same remark that I looked familiar. Reiterating, I told her I am one of them. She asked me my name and I told her my first name “ROSE”. She was very excited and told me that, she could see I am familiar but she could not really get where we had met. Immediately she shouted, after I said my name and said, “by the way, now I get it, you are “Rose the Thorn”. Shocked and not believing she just said that, I laughed out loud just to make it look like a joke and we all laughed hysterically.

Pretending, I was not that amused, but just put the show to get more information why I was called that, I asked this lady why I was called “Rose the Thorn”. She told me because, from the outside I am a very beautiful lady like a Rose but inside me there is a thorn. True, Roses as in flowers, have this description which is a fact about them. Then I asked her politely and trickily why people said that. She said, “Because you are very tough and I do not entertain nonsense. If someone brushed you the wrong way, they will face the music in terms of the thorn inside you.” I got it. For sure, do not meet me when I am angry because you will doubt if I am a child of God. I am saying this because those who have experienced my thorn can attest to the statement. But this is not the problem because as I have always said, I can never pretend to be what I am not. I am always so real to a point I do not mind anyone branding me any name when I am in my worst state. The point is, do you go looking down about yourself because of those two or three weaknesses/flaws you have and you always think you are good for nothing?

I will not lie to you, after I got to know I am “ Rose the Thorn” I went asking myself, really? Am I that bad that I am called all these names? I went really reasoning with myself and asked God to just reveal to me what is this that makes people call me names. Some names are good others are so bad. I will never forget when I was in class four; there is this boy who used to call me “typewriter”. I never understood why, but one day I got guts and asked him why he called me that. He told me, it is because I talk one hundred words per minute. For sure, I have lived knowing my talkativeness is a very bad thing and thus I hated who I was.

Today I love who I am because, God had all the reasons to create me the way he has and I do not need to get any negative approval from any man because God loves me just the way I am. If God was qualifying people because of how good and perfect they are, then I do not think anyone in this world would qualify. So, why would someone pin you down using your weakness to prove a point? Please do not agree to that. If we will appreciate who we really are and love ourselves for who we are, then we will not have all these problems around us about competitions, gossiping, jealousness, backbiting, slandering and my list is endless. You are fearfully and wonderfully made and thus no one should define who you should be. You should not fake it to make it as I hear many people say. They justify this statement that, in order to survive in this world; you have to fake it to make it. THIS IS A BIG LIE. Do not forget this will not last for long because at some point your real self will come out and you will pay the price for all what you have been faking to be all the years you have faked it and especially if you have been gaining wrongly.

Someone said in Swahili, “malipo ni hapa duniani.” This means, “Nothing will go unaccounted for on this earth”. I want us to know, we were all created for a reason and a purpose on this earth. One should work on pursuing more of their purpose than listen to the negative voices that come our way to dis-value us. It is unfortunate today to fit anywhere; you have to have a show so that you fit it. My motto is, I will always be real even if you take me to be a fool. This is because, I tried to be a people’s pleaser in the past and I never won anyone. In any case, I suffered so much trying to; to a point I was left like a pauper who has to go begging for approval. Having a personal relationship with my God has given me so much peace of mind that today; I do not mind how people see me or call me.

You are there and you feel so down cast because people have tried to weigh you down, they say you are good for nothing; they call you names that you cannot really relate with? I want to encourage you and give you hope where there is no hope. Do not mind about the frogs in the river. If you are thirsty, go and drink your water. The noise the frogs are making should never scare you because, frogs are created to make noise day in day out. If you will listen to the noise of the frogs, then you will die thirsty.

Believe in yourself; prove to the world you are not what they think you are. This can never be achieved by faking it to make it, but to be real. It is in your realness that you will know exactly who you are, and then you work on your flaws. Do not be cheated by anyone there is anyone who is perfect in this world. We are all in a process of being made every day we wake up. We learn our lessons every day and we become different as the day dawns.

Today I wanted to encourage you and call you by who you are that, you are chosen, you are unique and nobody will be like you ever. Love who you are and work on your weakness and embrace your strengths.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017


Sometimes, when we think others are very wrong and you want to reach out to them, rethink and look at your weaknesses because you may be the cause why they are behaving the way they do and look so wrong.

What am I talking about? When someone genuinely loves you and cares, do not take them to be desperate. When someone wants you to take a bold step of faith, what they are doing, they are helping you to stop depending on yourself and stop fearing to make more mistakes as they do not love you because you are perfect. Please depend on God and not your failures nor your strengths. So, stop telling them they are helping God to help you make your mind to make a certain decision. When one is vulnerable to you and face you boldly by saying things as they are, they are not trying to belittle you or undermine your ego, but they are trying to make you be responsible and very decisive amidst all the mistakes you have made because they love you either way. In any case, they wish you well and even if things do not go well, they will stand by you. If things go well, they will celebrate you and celebrate with you your victories. So, man up/woman up.

When someone wants to know whether you are reading from the same page and you respond like you are being pushed, then, the thing here is, stop wasting people's time as time lost is never recovered, so be real it does not matter what, because you will never meet an angel as angels live in heaven and you are not one of them either. People are hurt more by actors but real people hurt for a short time as when reality dawns, then you will respect them for who they are, as you are never better than them but a compliment.

When those you have hurt run away from you, it means they are looking for space to heal and move on with life because life is not about you, but what makes them happy and also note that, they have not backslid but they have made a better decision not to sit and wine over their loss, but open a door for those who embrace them for who they are.
My point today is, please stop removing specks on other people’s eyes, but remove the LOGS in your eyes FIRST!

Friday, 23 December 2016


I am so disappointed on all what I am seeing on TV from our leaders.  It is very unfortunate the Politics of Kenya have no respect at all and I wonder what our children are getting from us.  It pains me so deep when I see a woman of such a high caliber, standing and abusing our President.   It does not matter how much she is hurt, those words are so evil and she needs to repent.  I have no problem with all those echoing her words and actions but the fact remains, we should all respect those in authority. 

I remember one time I was so hurt by a woman who abused the President when he just became the President.  That woman wished him dead.  And for sure that was so hurting to a point I wrote on my blog this article, “Hurt to a level of wishing others dead?”    To be honest, my heart bleeds for Kenya when I see what is going around in our Politics and I am not a proud Kenyan.  Three years later after I wrote my article, I did not know this is where we could be as a country.  We have lost many lives, money, respect, economy has gone down and many other negative things have befallen us, just because we have chosen leaders who do not care about the people of the country but their own affairs.  I am not a partisan when I talk like this.  I am talking as a woman of God and someone who speaks to God and gets answers.  I stopped praying so hard and having sleepless nights and asked the Lord to do according to His will.  Today I am just watching from a far what the Lord is going to do because, I can never change who people are, what they think and what they want. My prayer is that the Lord keeps his Saints safe because, I know we are praying and asking God to intervene and protect us as we are living in very evil days and we do not belong to this world, though we live in it. 

I am just looking and watching and wondering what steps God will take because, if it is prayers, we have prayed, if it is fasting we have fasted, if it is prophesying about our country we have done all that.  So, what next?   I have seen God punishing people and doing all manner of things to make people change and look upon him, but people have refused.  Even with all the calamities that have befallen us, we are still giving a deaf ear to the Lord and no wonder things are going from bad to worst.  Where are we heading to?    I will not say I am tired of praying, fasting and trusting in God, but I am just tired of lying to myself that I can bring any change, if myself I am not that change.  If I will be a corrupt person and think I will make my country a non-corrupt country then I am so wrong.  If I will not respect those in authority and shout at the most top voice that God has given me to incite and call those in authority names, then I am lying to myself.  If I will not love people and serve them with all my might by reaching out to the poor, widows and even working to see the Kingdom of God is being felt where I am leading, then, I am lying to myself. 

It is unfortunate as Kenyans, we want to be leaders to steal, to be famous and humiliate other human beings.  I am not mentioning names here, but we all know our leaders, what they have put on our table and what they are doing in our country and parliament today.  My prayer is this, if you feel you are really disappointed as a child of God, it is the high time, you came out of that Church pew and say enough is enough and go there and bring sanity to our country?  We are tired of bringing leaders who are not ready to serve us but to steal from us and kill our economy making every Kenyan hurt to a point of even wishing others dead and abusing them in public.  I am not here to judge my fellow woman, and today I am not judging anyone, because people are terribly hurt and no wonder they are fearless saying what is exactly in their hearts.  But for sure, she is fearless! What about those who are not saying it out rightly as she is, because of fear of rejection or other associations? As for me, i have to be honest, I cannot have such guts to insult such a man of high authority as the President because, I know the repercussions, but look at the confidence that she is showing and having.    Tomorrow our children will do worse things because they will be in her shoes and do exactly what she is doing and worse.  Not forgetting, actually our children are doing all what they are seeing on our screens day in day out, and no wonder they manifest it in schools causing all the mayhem we see around in relation to burning of schools and all the menace we see in our children.  Who are we to blame?    

Abusing others and inciting people to bring chaos and fights will not help us, but make us hurt even more.  If leaders of this country can ask God for wisdom so that they can lead this country in peace, love and unity, we will not see the impunity we are seeing around in our country. I will say it here categorically; I respect my President, His Excellency Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta because, God put him there.   He has led the country for the last three years with so much pain and humiliation, yet he has not given up.  Remember he found a lot of mess in the government which he is really trying to clean and this is not an easy job to be very honest and also, we should understand he is also human; bound to err here and there.  But does it warrant anyone to abuse him and call him names where he has failed?  He is trying his level best to clear the mess in the Government; unfortunately the leaders you gave him to serve with him have failed him a great deal.  You are the ones who put those leaders in positions through election, so why do you blame him, instead of blaming yourselves?   All our leaders have failed but when we nail him alone on the cross that someone else was nailed for him and you have refused to follow Him, and put all the blame on him,  then it makes me feel kinder not happy the way people are handling him and not respecting him.   He is trying his level best by even being as calm as possible bearing in mind; this is the worst time in Kenya, to be a President because of the Constitution restrictions about his powers.  Even if WHO was put, I do not think it would be a bed of roses for anyone in his shoes.  But so far so good as in, he has tried his level best and he does not deserve to be humiliated, hurt, disrespected, hurled and all manner of ill things we are doing to him.    But we need to support him at all cost.  Even if we make how much noise, as much as the FAVOUR OF GOD is upon him, no one will change that.  It is only God who will do it.   

Any one in his shoes, I am very sure would do nothing but even worse, because Kenyans, we are all sinners and the only thing we need to make us a New and a Fresh, is God.   Even if you put WHO, if Kenyans we will not change the way we do our things in relation to the politics (ELECTION), we will go nowhere and we will achieve nothing but chaos.  We have failed a great deal and we should not be blaming anybody else, but ourselves.  These people we put them in the leadership positions because they are “our tribe people” and we want a representation.  And that is why you will put any person who is not even qualified to be, because we are so tribal, unreasonable and we lack wisdom from God.  We need to look at our hearts and see who exactly we are.  We call ourselves 80% Christians, where is this Christianity then?  On Sunday we are there singing and serving God and we are the same people in the streets abusing people, cursing our country, not working but stealing (corrupt) right, left and centre and I cannot mention the many things we are doing and yet we want change.  Change can only come from our hearts and this will happen when we will accept we are all SINNERS and no one is righteous.  We only need a personal relationship with JESUS, who is the Saviour of the world. I believe when you have a personal relationship with him, you can never do the things the world does, but you will do the things the Kingdom of God does and that is when the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will come upon us. 

As we approach the election year.  I beg us to pray about it and ask God to give us wisdom to choose leaders who will bring change in our country.   We are tired of fighting, suffering economically, sicknesses, poverty, unfairness and injustice around us, untold deaths, tribalism, hatred, corruption and all manner of mess we have put ourselves into.

Having had said all that, I would like to honour our President and his few good leaders like our (Education Minister, Mr. Matiangi), for the good job he has done despite the hard time of leadership they are in.  When I read the newspapers about some positive insights about our education system and remedies that he has come up with that are now working somehow, it gives me a lot of hope that, something good can be done even in opposition.  When I am on the road enjoying moving from one point to another with ease on our bypasses, I feel excited and happy for once, as much as I complain when I am in the middle of town with all the jam.  Sometimes we blame our President, yet we all love running to the congested roads in town, fight for the same things and put all the blame on him.  My friends, let us use the by passes and stop jamming the roads in town.  I thank him and her Excellency for the free maternity programs around the country.    Today many women are giving birth in ease unlike the past where children and mothers were dying in a very high rate.   And the remaining projects that are now half way that need completion which will bring a lot of change to our country when they are complete like the railway lines, the bypasses roads still in construction and other unmentioned projects that are still awaiting on him to finish, all these are good things that we can celebrate him for instead of only talking about the negative and yet the positive we never speak about it.  Can we all be human and rate him accordingly. 

We all know where we went wrong.  We all know what is awaiting us in the future, our country is in our hands.  If we want to react than act, then, we will reap what we sow.  If we really need God in our country we ought to change and put all what has failed us aside, and work on the things that please God and not the things that make him sad and unhappy about us to avoid the calamities that will befall us because of our sins and our hardened hearts!  If we are not careful, God will deal with us and, actually harshly.  He is a good God and very loving, but still he is also a jealous God.  Let us not push him to be jealous because of loving other gods (men and others things we idolize) besides him.  The Bible is very clear, it says, if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and will call upon his name and pray, then, he will hear from heaven and heal their land.  If that is your prayer today, can we be humble and call upon the name of God, he will hear us and heal our land.  I guess that is the prayer of everyone reading my article.

May the Lord have mercy on us Kenyans and give us another chance to do what is right so that we can enjoy the freedoms we have with us, as I cannot imagine other countries who really want to have a quarter of what we have in terms of freedom and they have nothing.  We like taking things for granted and unless we are denied them, we cannot understand what those who do not have what we have feel or miss.  Let us respect those in authority and love our country and not sell what we have to hooliganism and the corruption that we are deep in currently.  But there is so much hope if we will obey and be practical. 

Thank you so much for the time we have had together this year 2016.  I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2017!  God bless you all and keep you safe and secure during the festive period.  Enjoy to the fullest and do not forget to share with the less fortunate.      

Thursday, 22 December 2016


I wrote this Article on my blog on 11th April 2013. (have a read as i am posting another one today in relation to it).  

What am I talking about?  Well, I am a Kenyan and proud to be a Kenyan.  Recently we went through a tough time as we were electing our 4th President.  Well, as much as there were up and downs in the entire exercise, it is very disappointing to see how people who lost (supporters of Cord) which is the opposition of Jubilee felt.  I read from one of the social media a comment from one lady who wrote on her wall something that was not so nice, because it was giving my 4th President (Uhuru Kenyatta) a few years to die! 

This broke my heart so much and I said to myself, I would never want to be hurt and wish other people’s death because that is not a blessing to myself but laying a curse to myself.   We were all created for a purpose and I do not think there is anyone in this world without a purpose.  As much as things do not go our way or the way we would want them to go, it is good to be positive and move on. 

I learnt a big lesson from the comment and as I was reading the word of God from the book of (1st Samuel 8:1-22) was reminded of Saul the King that God gave Israelites because they really wanted a king.  God heard their cry and He told Samuel to anoint him.  Saul was just doing his father’s (Kish) work by going to look for the donkeys that got lost.  In the process, he did not find the donkeys and what the servant he was with felt, is that they should seek an answer from the Man of God (Samuel) since they knew what he said always came to pass. (1st Samuel 9:6)  Their main agenda being to meet Samuel so that they can get the direction as to where the donkeys were, little did they know that God had already spoken to Samuel and he was told that a man was going to see him from the tribe of Benjamin a man who was impressive and without equal among the Israelites.  This shows that even in our flaws, God sees our good and he recognizes them.    Samuel was told to Anoint him as the King of Israelites despite them being warned by Samuel about what the King will do to them negatively and they would not want to know and continued to cry that they wanted a King.  But Samuel told them they will want to change there minds and it will not be possible.    Samuel went ahead and interceded for them and God heard their cry and told him to give them a King.  They met as the Bible records and Samuel anointed Saul.  He also informed them that the donkeys were found.

Why have I talked about Saul’s story?  I learnt a very big lesson that God knows who he wants to put in the authority and no one can hinder that.    It does not matter whether you are bad or good. His choice is always the best depending on His Will.  My friend from the Social Media, might have taken her President in this case (Uhuru Kenyatta) to be a very bad person and yet she does not know Him and that is why she wished him dead.  I will just say, God forgive her for she does not know what she is saying because leaders come from God and not us.  It does not matter whether you are good or bad.  It is only God who knows why he places people in leadership, regardless of who they are, where they come from, who is their earthly father is and so fourth and so on.  This is because, He will always be God and He will always prove that He is.  As much as we object the leaders that God has given us, God’s Will has to pass and no one can object that.  You may ask me, how I take my current President (Uhuru Kenyatta).  I will say this; I have known him from the media since 2002 when our 2nd President (Moi) recommended him to be our next President that time.  And since then, I used to follow up many things he did because I was excited for him being our president that time and I was very disappointed that he did not become.  Another person was chosen as the President (3rd President Kibaki) and I did not wish him death.  I thanked God as much as I was disappointed and I moved on.  But I continued to admire Hon. Uhuru and prayed for him all through.  I am not a clergy anywhere, but I am a child of God and I pray.  One day I was just praying as I was going to work and the Lord told me that (Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta) will be the next president and I started praying for him.  He does not know me nor does he know that someone like me prays for him and I remember I just noted it down in my diary and said if it does come to pass I will know that God speaks to me.  Surely it has come to pass and I am celebrating because I voted him, not because I know him that well.  He might have his weaknesses as I have, but I can never judge him because I will be judged harshly than I judge him but rather I wish him well.  I strongly believe in my heart if he succeeds I will also successed because the Lord spoke to me.  I do not think God spoke to me and brought to us a bad president.  I believe down in my heart that God will use him and he will bring a lot of good things in my country.  I believe in him and as much as I expect a lot from him, I know he may not bring all to pass, but God will anoint another one to continue with the work as he has done with the former Presidents    

Who do I compare him to in the Bible?  There are so many examples that I can compare him with, but for the time being I will compare him to King David.  The Lord appointed him when he was very young and he was with him (1st Samuel 16: 12-13).  David was used of God during his reign.  When I look at my current president (His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta!), I see a lot of potential and it is my prayer that the Lord will be with him.  I know it is not easy but my work will be to pray for him because God has allowed me to pray for him.  It has been so difficult to handle the people around me who are so much against him and I have felt so bad on his behalf.  It has even brought some bitterness inside me and I am just praying that the Lord forgives me deep because I feel so hurt when I hear him being branded so many bad names that are not real.  Deep down in my heart I feel that God has brought him in this far to be the President with a reason and for a season.  That reason has to pass and I know all the difficulties he has sailed through are not because of his might or power but GOD. 

I am not a politician nor do I want to be one, but I want to be an ambassador of peace.  As much as am also getting hurt with the sentiments of my opponents from the people who did not win.  I wish to say that God commands us to live in peace and to love one another as Jesus loved us.  My prayer today is that we all seek God so that He can direct us in what we do, even in cases of choosing our leaders.  The children of God (Israelites) prayed for a King and God gave them.  The kings of this world will always be human being like any other.  But the Son of God is our King who reigns forever and is perfect.  We only need to pray and ask God to be with our leaders and help them to be used of him. 

My brothers and sisters, it is good to seek the will of God in all what we do so that God can be our guide and help us to make the right choices.  We chose a president whom many do not like may be (but I wonder how was he chosen if he is not liked?) but I would say, now that he is the President let us wait and see but not judge!  He is a human being like us, he is bound to fall and arise just as we do.   But can we respect him as the person in authority now?   If he is going to go against God’s will, as we read the story of King Saul, then he will pay the price.  (1st Samuel 15:26)  But if he is going to do the Will of God, then we will all win and celebrate because we all want good for our Land and prosperity!  May the Lord help us and forgive us for not respecting those in authority! May He help us and give us wisdom and courage to pray and stand with them during their reign.