Tuesday, 18 October 2011


Well, many a times we dream and we are not able to tell what the dream was all about.  They can be nice dreams or even horrific.  Well, I dread a horrific dream because it makes my night long and tiring.
Yesterday I had a dream.  Well, I will talk about what happened yesterday prior to my going to bed. I had a very wonderful day and kinder busy because of meeting some deadlines I had on some assignments, work and personal issues.  I could not walk out of office at the office closure time.  All in all I managed to do what i was able to do and left for home.

Reaching stage (Bus Station) I complained going home because I really argued with a Bus Conductor because of increasing my transport from 40/= to 50/=.  It really pained me and I encouraged other passengers in the bus to air their sentiments for being the first one to complain and everyone was at the loudest voice protesting on the same.  Well, I am not saying that as an achievement, but it was part of my predicaments and I had to air out my views and feelings which did not yield to any fruit because in the morning I paid the same 50/= with no quarrels because I did my part yesterday by talking it out though nothing was done about and I think guess that is how my pain ended.  Anyway, that was beside my story but I want to go back to my dream story. 
When I reached home I was happy that I arrived safely and with no problems.  I had to embrace my lovely son who is home and I had some time to bond with him.  I made sure he has gone to sleep so that I can have my time and do my Quiet Time of which I did and it was such a lovely encounter and I learnt a lot. In that spirit, I had a call to my best friend whom I talked to for more than hour and I had such a wonderful time and I was ready to go sleep well and have my sweet dreams. 
I did not take long and I had such a wonderful sleep but in the course of my dream I had a dream that made me get confused and disturbed.  I was wondering was this from God or just from my subconscious mind. It was a very hard situation of choosing between two dear things that I could not let go.  In my dream and I shared with a friend the dream and I asked her what to do and help me chose from the two choices.  So, I sought her help and she picked on the option I did not like but she had facts on why she picked for me that choice.   I got really disturbed and I did not want to tell her I did not like her choice but had to agree with it since in a way she had the facts that I also had but did not want to believe in.  Anyway I can’t remember how it all ended but I was left confused and not knowing what to do.  I can’t also remember seeking intervention from God on the same, but the dream ended and I woke up.  

I sat down beside my bed and tried to remember the whole dream and it was such a torture because I have issues that I can’t really solve or tell how they will end but they have been disturbing my soul.  In the morning when I woke up and prepared to go to work, I called the friend I was dreaming with so that I can share the dream and I hear her version in the real sense.  Guess what I heard, "Hallooo ni nani?  heee!!!!,” She picked the call and replied.  Then i was like “it is Rose have you left home?”  I asked.  She replied.  "Mimi, niko mbali sana."  After that remark, I could not speak or ask anything because I felt put off fully and I do not know if anyone feels me or i am just in my own world judging her or feeling sorry for myself because someone I really wanted to listen to me and share with my dream was not in the same wave length. 

Sometimes, God can be speaking to you through your friends and most of the time we struggle even being good friends with our friends.  I was expecting her to reply in a very jovial mood and enjoy with me the dream and also help me come up with either solution to what was disturbing me in the dream and we share about it because it has also bothered me for long.  Remember on a normal circumstance, I do not know if I would have shared with her because those are very personal issues to discuss with every friend but through a friend the Lord showed me in a dream that, that is the person I should either share with or listen to that person’s version.  But I had a revelation that it is not always that the Lord will use that person to interpret that dream for you or make use of them to help you come up with solutions.  No. The Lord wants to speak to you directly and also give you a burden about others.  Well, why am I saying this?  After sometime, my friend realized that the person who was talking on the phone was me her good friend and she was very sorry she put me off that quickly and she told me she had lost her phone with all the numbers and she did not have my number which made her react the way she did. Well, I did not quarrel her or behave offended but I felt bad that she did not come to my rescue and help me when I really needed but the Lord helped me realize he wanted me to speak to her because she sounded very wounded and worked out.  Today, I have chosen to pray for my friend and tell God to give her, the breakthrough she needs and to bless her.

Many times we want God to come down and give us instructions so that we can serve him or do his work, but it will never happen.  The Kingdom of God is with us and we have to make it come.  (Matthew: 6:10 your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.   Brethren, did you have a dream and you are wondering who will interpret it for you.  You have all the power and mandate to do all what the Lord has called you to do.   Joel 2:28 And afterwards, I will pour out my Spirit on all people, Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams your young men will see visions.     We are in the times of the Lord and if anyone is waiting for another time it will never come to pass.  Can we love on God because when I do my quiet the Lord reveals a lot to me.  I always imagine if I read the word of God just the way I do facebooking, how much more will the Lord speak to me even to those really stubborn issues that i struggle with solving?

Why have I shared this story/dream?  I will not really tell the dream because it is touching on very personal matters that I cannot really share here.  But I want to say that the devil knows our concerns and he will always torture us with all what we think about but the Lord wants us to pray about it and surrender it to Him.  Why am I saying this, in real sense, that dream did not need me to struggle because one of the choices I was to make was already taken and I was just left to take the other choice because that is what was mine.  But the devil will always bring confusion that, what is already taken is yours which is not the true.  The remaining choice was mine and is still mine and that is what I should thank God for because that is what He wants for me.  As a matter of fact when I woke up I did not need to struggle with the choice because it was already done for me it was at rest but I have refused to admit it, that is why it is still conscious in my subconscious mind and no wonder I had to dream about it.  It was just a matter of me knowing what I wanted and taking what God has provided for me and appreciate it period.
I want to encourage you.  Do you have a problem with letting go, yesterday during my Quiet Time, read (Genesis 19:1-26) I was reading about Lots wife and I realized that she was struggling with letting go!  May be she loved Sodom and Gomorra and that is why she turned back to see what she was leaving instead of focusing on what God had purposed for her.  You might be like me who is struggling with letting go because you really feel that, which the Lord is taking away should have been yours, please I plead with you join with me in making a prayer that the Lord will help you and me to let go and trust Him for what is ours and ask Him to help us to have patience because most of the time we lack patience.  You do not need to be turned to a pillar of salt and lose what God has ordained for you.  Trust in the Lord and lean not on your own understanding and in all your ways acknowledge him and he shall direct your path.
Be blessed and learn how to interpret your dreams too!  Amen!


Tuesday, 4 October 2011

God listens to all prayers!


I was really encouraged when i read a story written in Our Daily Bread and i had to write my story too on the same.  How many times do we thank and praise God?  Only when he is doing something good to us?  I have a testimony.  On the 23rd November, 2010, in the Morning when I left the house at around 8.00 am, I told God to help me do something that I was feeling it is hard for me to do.  I had parked my car somewhere that I could not remove on my own because the Lord had just blessed me with my first car and I was still a learner with an “L” sign stuck on it.  Actually I did not bother to call anyone to help me coz I said I should do it so that I learn on my own.  When I prayed, it was such a short prayer which was, “God help me remove this car from here safely”. Amen.  I prayed because I did not want the worse to happen since I had seen where I was, there could be a danger coming because of lack of expertise in reversing the car the reason being that the car was parked behind a building in my estate which is a flat and on my left side there was no way, on my left there was a car parked just next to mine and where I was supposed to reverse there were stones so my concern was not to hit the car next to me on my right, not to reverse on the stones towards my right and not to enter in the ditch coz on the left side there was a ditch right where I was supposed to come out from but I was to be very careful when coming out and I had to do it anyway and see if I am an expert since after doing that I would know am a true driver.   

Well, I prayed and moved.  But guess what!  The worst happened and I asked God, but I prayed?. I was right inside the ditch and to make the matters worse I was in the car with my little baby Calvin 1yr and three months who was left by my house help because she realized that I had left her without cooking oil in the house.  So, she followed me so that she can remind me that I have left her behind without the cooking oil.  I told her, to go back in the house and bring the money I left on the shelf in the sitting room since I did not have money with me to spend.  So she rushed back to the house to pick the money.  So, I thought, now that she has gone, I can be reversing the car and face the direction that I was going so that I am ready to go because I was even late for work, that is when I reversed unfortunately I miss-calculated and entered in the ditch with the baby in the car the baby had no safety belt nor did I have them on.  And the Lord reminded me that it is true I had prayed and He knows that I prayed.  So, because the Lord knew I had prayed and answered me I said let me then start thanking God.  I did not curse why I entered in the ditch but came out of the car and I laughed instead of crying.  I started praising God inside myself and looking for assistance from people who had started coming from different directions

Let me tell you, I had a peace that surpasses all understanding.  Instead of crying i was praising God and laughing inside myself.  I looked at my baby he was just slightly frightened because he wondered why I was not driving more and we were inside a ditch.  The good part of it is that I did not go in a bung I was in the ditch like I really wanted to fall into it or I had purposed and yet I had not because the car did not bang and no one was hurt nor moved.  So I came out of the car and I was shocked to see where I was.  It was bad I wondered how I will remove that car.  Unless I call those who have the cranes to come and pull my car, then I did not know how I was to come out of it.  So neigbours started gathering around and looking at the car.  Some were laughing, others were surprised, others were wondering, others were concerned, but still called them.  I remember one person that I called and he said “God has heard my prayers today.  I told him how?  He said, “Because yesterday I slept hungry and now I can see I will have food, God remembers us and He knows when we have problems”.  The message he was driving home here was, he will help me with his friends but I have to pay them.  I answered him and told him that, if God wanted me to get in the ditch so that he can eat, then, may His will be done because I did not have that idea.  What I wanted is that they help me take the car out of the ditch because I could not take out myself alone unless I called the people with a crane to come and remove it, but the other alternative was to call those who were near to help me push it so that it can come out.  When they all came and started pushing the car, it refused to come out and I suggested to them, that I get into the car and put the reverse gear and reverse while they were pushing it out.    To my surprise, my car moved out very fast and I was not in the ditch anymore.  They did not even use that energy they thought they would use and my car had no damage.  My baby too and I had no scratch and I thank God for his protection.   Very true I had to give them 200/= that was in my wallet and I understand they shared it to themselves I do not know how.  When I was in that problem they were wondering why am I not crying and i was at peace.  And within a short time of period I was out of my problems and all those who witnessed were shocked because they thought the worst would have happened to my car but God helped me and nothing terrible happenedl.  I thanked God and gave God all the Glory and I went on praising God and thanking Him for he was so faithful on me and showed me His favour by answering my prayers even when I was in my problems because He knows my problems even before i know them and He will always save and deliver me.  

I went on with my journey to work and I realized time had really gone and it was past 8.00 a.m. and am supposed to report at 8.00 a.m. I called my boss and told him I will be late since I had that problem that I had solved but I was late for work and he told me it was alright.  While on the way I asked myself, why didn’t I wait for my house help to come and may be check for me the car before I move because if I did that then I would not have landed in the ditch and the Lord reminded me that He wanted me to know that He cares and loves me.  So I stopped asking myself many questions because I said the devil might start ministering to me and I did not want that.  I forgot about the whole issue and went to work.  Where I was supposed to go and park at KICC there was no parking that day and I called a good friend from the Ministry of Education who told me to go and park my car in their compound and I found the favour of God because where he told me to park it is a place where people of high caliber in the Government and I saw the majesty of God in my life because he says those who will humble themselves he will lift them.  I have learnt now to thank God and praise Him at all times.  Even when am driving, washing utensils, walking in the streets and so on I praise God in my spirit and I always get victory in my Praises to my God in heaven.  Brethren, let us thank God in all situations and the peace of God shall be with us and we shall be victorious people all the time.  The devil is a liar he wants us always to be gloomy and sad!  God bless you!