Saturday, October 31, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
4Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
8Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.The antidote for our worries and also for our habit of worrying is to:1) Rejoice in the Lord -- God wants us to be choose to be happy and satisfied with who He is for us.
2) Tell God what we need in prayer -- God wants us to be honest with Him about what we need. The Bible clearly tells us that every good thing is from God, it also tells us that we rely on God for our very breath. We also rely on God for forgiveness. God loves to hear our requests and for us to admitt that we need Him. Realizing our need puts us in the humble position of realizing our dependance on God. God loves to meet our needs! He is all we need!
3) As we pray about what we need, give thanks to Him -- We should pray; thankful and mindful of what He has already done. This will help us to be expectant of Him to to so much more in the future.
4) Think about good things as (defined by verse Phil 4:8 )
whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Our mind needs to be clean if we don't want worry and doubt to overwhelm us.
Of course this is an ongoing process. We need to make it a habit to be thankful, to rejoice and to think about good good things. We need His continued help and strength to even seek Him.
Lord come and help us to draw near to you so that we will recieve all we need from you for life. You are our Life. You have the words of eternal life -- where else can we go.
As we follow God's recipe for the "Antidote for Worry" we will see that the peace of God will gaurd our hearts and minds and the peace of God will be with us. What more could we want!I know that we all would love God's peace to surround us. Having God's Peace means living God's Way. So often we may focus on our outward behaviour but God wants us to start by filtering what goes through our heart and mind; the very source of our behaviour and the centre of who we are. God bless you as you seek His peace and may you find many reasons to thankful to our Heavenly Father this season and always.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
The following stories are reported in the major Newspapers in Uganda occasionally but are rampant in daily life around Uganda. Please pray for Uganda and it's leaders to repent and stop using witchcraft as a solution for their problems. Satan always asks for more than he's giving when you get into making deals with him. see the following stories Also pray for our protection as a family as we continue our work around Uganda
Woman killed in Nakaseke
|Friday, 9th October, 2009|| |
By Fredrick KiwanuA 20-year-old woman was on Monday found dead at a witchdoctor’s home in Nakaseke district where she had gone for ‘treatment’. Gertrude Namata’s throat was slit and the body left near the witchdoctor’s house in Kiwoko, where she had been taken three days earlier. The Police arrested the witchdoctor, Ahmed Nsereko, 45. However, he claims the victim killed herself in a moment of insanity. The victim’s mother, Cecilia Nakiwu, said she took her daughter to the witchdoctor after she suffered a mild mental illness. She parted with sh160,000 to ‘cleanse’ her after the witchdoctor claimed that Namata was being bewitched. Nakiwu narrated that on the third day of the treatment, the witchdoctor ordered her and other relatives to leave on the orders of the spirits. After the witchdoctor was arrested, a mob unsuccessfully tried to lynch him.
|12-year-old boy beheaded in ritual murder|
|Friday, 9th October, 2009|| |
A 12-year-old boy was beheaded on Wednesday at around 11:00am in Salute village. The officer in-charge of Kamwenge Police Station, Raymond Onenchan, identified the deceased as Owen Gumusiriza, a Primary Four pupil at Railway Primary School.The Police suspects it was a ritual murder. Onenchan said that this was the first such incident in Kamwenge. Robert Barugahare, the deceased’s father, said he had left the boy at home preparing porridge for breakfast, while he and his wife went to dig in a nearby garden. An eye witness, said some body parts, including the tongue and kidneys were missing.
Monday, October 5, 2009