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What concerns you?

When you wake up every day of your life, what concerns you? Are you doing something that is helping make a difference in the life of another? This video by Pacesetters’ Initiative for Africa calls us to a place of responsibility and urgency to be a voice and  blessing to those in our community. As you watch this clip What concerns you?, please sign up to be a Pacesetters Global Partner today and be a part of this cause that is making a difference in the lives of youth in our nation!

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I am humbled to be a part of the people that God is using to make a difference in our generation!

Call the man!

A few days ago, I heard a song that I had not heard in such a long time. While I was growing up I loved to sing and because I wasn’t a born again Christian at the time, most of my playlist were songs that had nothing to do with the gospel. At some point I actually thought I would do music all my life. However, life has proved to be different and I am nonetheless grateful for what God is doing in my life. So, when I heard Celine Dion’s song, Call the man, my curiosity was awakened and I took to the internet to search out the lyrics:

Call the man
Who deals in love beyond repair
He can heal the world
Of hearts in need of care
Shine a light ahead
When the next step is unclear
Call the man
He’s needed here

That chorus represents the battle that is raging in the hearts and minds of millions of people across the world. From our neighbor next door to the daily newspapers, evidence of broken hearts in need of care and mending lies open before us. Dr. Jung (1967) once wrote that, “The neurosis of our time is emptiness;” Unfortunately in 2018 this very emptiness is still at the center of our generation. Our young people are sadly trying to fill this emptiness with everything they can but God! A recent report from Butabika mental hospital in Uganda revealed that majority of the patients at the facility were high school and university students. This is largely owed to the fact that drug abuse and alcoholism are taking a high toll among the young population. Let me ask, where do our young people turn to when their work, relationships and even academics go wrong? Despite the virtual world that social media has presented to us this emptiness is still with us. Many of our young people take pride in the thousands of friends that they have on social media. Our generation has become more virtually connected that it is physically. We have happy faces in the day, but in the night hurting hearts that are in need of mending.

For one of the world’s most successful musicians valued at a net worth of $800 million, Celine Dion tells the world of her need for this Man. She is the kind of person that “has got it all!” However, there’s something that money cannot buy:

Call the man
Who deals in once upon a time
Maybe he
Can mend this broken heart of mine
Shine a light ahead
Now the future isn’t clear
Call the man
He’s needed here
Call the man
He’s needed here

 

During her interview on the Oprah Winfrey show in 2007, Whitney Houston revealed confessed that, “I had the money, the cars, the child and husband… but I needed the peace that passes all understanding.” The Bible also tells us of Zaccheaus, who was a wealthy man, but when he heard Jesus was in his area, he went out to see who this Jesus was. He had the money and all that one needs in this life, but his soul was empty and covered with a sense of guilt. It is only Jesus that can meet this need!

The Bible also tells us in Psalm 34:18, “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Not only is He the man that deals in love beyond repair, He is love. With Him all things are possible and so what is impossible for our worldly systems to fix, with God nothing is impossible. The Bible says, “Everyone who calls on the lord will be saved” (Romans 10:13). When we call on God, He hears us and He answers (Psalm 34:17)! In whatever situation you are, God is right there, He can help mend the broken heart, relationship and even marriage. Just call on Him!

THE BREVITY OF LIFE!

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Have you ever taken a break from your busy schedule and earnestly thought about your life? The Bible in James 4:14says, “… what is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.” The Psalmist in Psalm 39:5 also testifies that, “… Each man’s life is but a breath.”

Knowing that our time on earth is brief will challenge us to live purposefully in a way that honors God and profits the communities where we live; this will ultimately affect the decisions we make and the company we keep. The tragedy of our time is that many young people are living like they are going to be young forever. Recently I took off time to look back at my journey through school and I was amazed at how fast time goes by! The 9thof February 2004, the day I first set foot on King’s College Budo as a senior one student, seems like yesterday! By then I could not imagine what 14 years later would be like.

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Not so long ago Will Graham, the grandson of Billy Graham the world’s renowned evangelist that turned 98 years of age on 7th November 2016, recalled the impact of one woman who prayed constantly for his grandfather’s crusades. As I read Graham’s account of this old woman, my mind was then soaked in a sea of lessons to draw from the life of this precious pearl like her name suggested.

In the annals of world history, you won’t find many mentions of a lady named Pearl Goode. She never ran for political office, never commanded troops, and never served as the CEO of a fortune-500 company. Pearl Goode was a widowed nurse in her mid-60s, living in Pasadena, California, in 1949 when a young evangelist came to hold tent meetings in Los Angeles at the corner of Washington and Hill streets. The very first night of the Crusade, she watched the fiery preacher Billy Graham and his team share the Gospel. As Pearl later recounted in an interview, “That night God laid those boys on my heart as a burden.”

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The centrality of Christ

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A student came to Billy Graham one day and said, “We’ve been told of all the good Christ has done for us and how much He loves us, but no one tells us how we can find Christ.” How does one find Christ? Jesus is the way, the truth and the life and all over the world people are searching for peace and meaning in their lives but can’t find any of these because they search outside of Christ. The Bible is very clear on how we can find Christ.

Acts 11:26 says, “… The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch.” That is the very first time the word Christian appears in the Bible. What does it mean to be Christian?

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“Trust GOD from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own.Listen for GOD’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track,” Prov.3:5-6 (MSG)

The Bible is very clear when it comes to the choices we make. We are to trust God from the bottom of our hearts and not lean on our own understanding by trying to figure everything on our own, and so by acknowledging God in all we do, He will keep us on track.

The airplane is able to chart the course in unknown space by the help of a compass and constant communication with the control tower. Without these, it is impossible to reach an unknown destination. A child growing up is fully convinced that at whatever stage in his life, his parents will meet his needs without much thought of where the money would come from. Some of us went through school with full assurance that school fees was paid without even knowing the struggles that our parents went through. We had no worry or fear of lack! When we come to Christ, we become children of God and He becomes our father. Read the rest of this entry »

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