Back like Jack

Dear Reader,

Imagine it’s been four months and six days since I wrote here. This is a real shame!

This has not been for the lack of what to write about, though. I have been too busy living life to write I guess 🙂

This evening, I am only checking in to confirm that I am alive and to make a promise that I will be coming back soon to regale y’all with stories about the things that have been transpiring in my world.

I, also, must thank Jehovah God, on here, for how faithful He has been to me and my family. He has loved, healed, encouraged, protected and led us like only a Good Father can. And so, together with the Psalmist, I declare;

‘Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits’ (Psalm 103:1-2).

With Love and Joy 🙂

Queen Gitu.

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The Principle of Fresh Mercies

My dear daughter,

Today, your papa and I celebrate two years since we vowed to be together till death do us part. It honestly feels, to us, like it has been twenty years 🙂 and for this we thank God. Yes, we do! Because contrary to popular belief, marriage has, so far, been an exciting and fulfilling journey. You see, often in contemporary novels, music and movies, marriage has been portrayed as a mundane, life sucking, prison like experience. This is not true my gal. This is not what God, our Father, purposed when He created marriage. Noooo, it is not!

The last two years of my life have been the best of my adult existence in all honesty. This is not because they have been fairy-tale like, cloud nine-ish or happily ever after like as the romance novels promise-but because of something more profound that I will delve into later. In fact, in these two years of marriage, your papa and I have encountered a couple of  significant bumps in the road whose highlights I will share below.

To start with, try as we might, we did not have the honeymoon of our hopes and this could have been considered an ominous sign in some quarters :-). Then, shortly after our nuptials, a mission that was quite important to your papa and had been planned for and prayed over for years, literally fell flat on its face. Your birth nine months into our marriage which was no doubt a precious blessing, was quite difficult in a number of ways and could quite easily have cost me my life-but God. And then, this year, with a deteriorating economy in the East African region coupled with elections in Uganda, the Gitu household budget was shoestring. Then, as if things weren’t tough enough, I lost my job, which had been bringing in a steady income, in a pretty traumatic way (that’s a story for another day) 😦 Additionally, your papa and I who have hitherto been as fit as fiddles, both fell so sick, at some points, that we needed serious care from the other. All this, while trying to love you, care for you and raise you in the best way we can. I tell you, it has been quite the ride! 🙂

So, then, how can I say these have been the best two years of my adult life, you wonder? Well, it’s because never had I experienced God in my life as I have since I got married! There is a chorus of a song I have always loved whose words are as follows;

“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;

His mercies never will come to an end; They are new every morning, new every morning

Great is thy faithfulness O Lord! Great is thy faithfulness!!”

These words are derived, in part, from the not so popular book of the Bible; (the) Lamentations (of prophet Jeremiah) 3:22-24;31-32 which read;

“It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore, will I hope in Him. For the Lord will not cast off forever: But though He cause grief, yet will He have compassion according to the multitude of His mercies.”

Selah! 🙂 🙂 🙂

And so, despite the bumps in the road, I have learned a bit about the valuable principle of Fresh Mercies Every Morning. I am learning that tomorrow is not promised to anyone- that I have only today loaded with new mercies from my Father God and like the manna with which He fed the Israelites in the wilderness, these mercies are only good for today and will most certainly go stale tomorrow. I, therefore, must look to Him daily for mercies to face each day. This also means that, especially, when I wake up to a day that presents what I can describe as unpleasant, my Father in Heaven, who loves me truly, madly and deeply, has allowed it and true to His word, He has fresh mercies available to me, to enable me go through such a day triumphantly! Hallelujah! 🙂

Oh! My darling gal, what a gift this assurance is! Each of the experiences I have termed as a bump in the road above, accorded me an opportunity to experience God as I tapped into the mercies that He faithfully dished out to me for the day or for everyday of that particular season. I thank God for the 730 packages of mercies He has delivered to your papa and I so far and I look forward to the thousands more that will be available in the future-till death do us part.

I love you my child, and I pray for you, that as you grow in the love, knowledge and service of God, He will teach you to depend on His mercies every morning and in His time and will, will give you the gift of a husband to enjoy these mercies with.

With Love and Joy 🙂

Your mama a.k.a. Queen Gitu.

Waiting…

Dear Single and Ready to Mingle Lady 🙂

Are you anxious about getting married? Worrying about your biological clock as if you do not serve the God of Abraham and Sarah? 😛 I have been where you are my friend. In fact, I suspect, I was much worse than you are because I longed for marriage so much that I temporarily took matters into my own hands.

Twenty-three months into marriage, though, I realise that if my ‘taking charge’ had been allowed to succeed, it would probably have ended in a disaster. I realise that I need, daily, for Jesus to save me from myself. I am struck by how much I don’t even know what’s good for me- by how often I would have self-sabotaged by short sighted decision making had Jesus not intervened. I continuously realise, also, that Jesus truly loves me as evidenced by Him giving me Paul as my husband. 🙂

Today, I write to you to share three pieces of wisdom that I hope will be useful for you as regards matters marriage.

  1. The principal passion and goal of your life should be to please God– not finding and keeping a man! Your daily goal should be to know God better, to fellowship with Him and to surrender your heart to Him that He may transform you into the best possible version of you. I can tell you, in a few words-cutting a long story short, that it is only when I came to my senses and rededicated my life to serving Jesus instead of chasing after men seeking validation and attention, that I was introduced to the man that would be my husband, by a mutual friend. Jesus exhorts His disciples in Matthew 6:33 saying;

‘But first and most importantly seek (aim at, strive after) His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right-the attitude and character of God), and all these things will be given to you also’ AMP

And, later, the apostle Paul writes to the church at Corinth in 2 Corinthians 5:9,15 saying;

‘So, we make it our goal to please Him…Those who live should no longer live for themselves but for Him who died for them and was raised again.’ NIV

So, dear single lady, if you have surrendered your life to Jesus, please surrender this marriage thing to Him as well. Purpose to spend your energies learning how to please Him. Take your hands off the steering wheel. It doesn’t matter what age you are. Jesus commands the elements, He has dominion over biology. Therefore, the biological clock argument never applies where He is concerned. And, noooo, you are not the master of your fate or the captain of your ship. Jesus is. Please focus on walking in obedience to Him and He will take care of your needs/ desires.

  1. God’s timing is perfect– King Solomon wrote in the book of Ecclesiastes 3:11 that;

‘He (God) hath made everything beautiful in His time.’ (emphasis mine)

I have found this scripture to be true indeed since I got married. I am persuaded that despite having long held a desire to be married by my twenty-fifth birthday, I was not mature enough to be a wife until God allowed it after I had crossed the thirty mark. 😀 God knows me and He knew the time was not right yet for me. He knows you too, dear reader, and He is orchestrating life’s events in your favour, He is fashioning the perfect man for you. You only must submit to His process. He knows your desire even before you utter it and He will bring it to pass at the appointed time. Not a day or minute earlier. So, you need to trust Him.

  1. Do not be unequally yoked– When the apostle Paul writes to the church in Corinth, he touches on a very fundamental issue for Christian living in 2 Corinthians 6:14;

“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness.’

Already, in his first letter and the five chapters before this verse, Paul has written about how the Christians need to live their lives that they please God. He, thus, does not mince his words in this verse. In fact, the words of the verse even seem harsh.But, he is right. Especially where marriage, for a Christian, is concerned, this verse has never been truer. The prophet Amos asks a rhetorical question in Amos 3:3;

‘Can two walk together, except they be agreed?’

The answer, of course, is no they cannot. Apostle Paul intentionally uses the analogy of a yoke in his letter because there are few better ways to describe a marriage relationship. See, a yoke is a wooden bar that joins two oxen to each other and the burden they are pulling. When oxen are unequally yoked, they cannot perform the task set before them and instead of working together, they are at odds with one another.

God intended that when two people get married, they become one flesh. This becoming one flesh is a result of consistent and gradual progress, it can only happen when the two people are on the same page, they are on the same team not on completely opposite sides!

So, my dear, in your quest to be married and build a family, please keep this in mind. You cannot build with an opponent.Water and oil cannot mix. No matter how nice and well mannered the man is, when the rubber meets the road on some key issues, you may find yourself deeply regretting your decision to get married to him. What if he is asked by his witch doctor to sacrifice your first son for wealth? What if he wants to marry another woman? What if your child gets critically ill and your husband says a visit to an ancestral shrine for healing is the best course of action? What if it turns out that his preferred way of communicating to you is through slaps and kicks?

I pray that God our Father will continually strengthen and encourage you as you wait for your husband. I pray that your heart and mind will be guarded by the peace of God which passes all understanding because you choose to trust Him with this matter in prayer.Rest assured, your wait is not in vain, your trust in God will be rewarded.

With Love and Joy 🙂

Queen Gitu.

A scent and an odour

My dear sister,

I hope this letter finds you well in spirit, mind and body. May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace for whatever season of life in which you find yourself.

Smell- definition

noun

  1. the faculty or power of perceiving odours or scents by means of the organs in the nose.

“a highly developed sense of smell”

verb

  1. perceive or detect the odour or scent of (something).

“I think I can smell something burning”

synonyms:          get a sniff of, scent, detect

“he smelled her perfume”

  1. emit an odour or scent of a specified kind.

“it smelled like cough medicine”

I write to you, today, on the matter of smell. Over the years, I have come to be known by friends and family as having a ‘dog’s nose’ 🙂 This is because, I can always be counted on to pick up on a scent or an odour immediately I walk into a room, sit in a vehicle or meet a person. I confess, to my embarrassment, that I have even on occasion shifted seats from next to a person who smelled bad on the bus, in the cinema, the theater, etc… Also, I have been scolded by my husband a couple of times for turning our kitchen upside down- scrubbing and cleaning at an odd hour of the night because I must get rid of a bad smell.

Suffice to say, I hate bad smells/odours. I bet you do too, along with the rest of humanity, otherwise the perfume industry wouldn’t be the multi- billion-dollar industry it is, now would it? 🙂

As a Christian, the apostle Paul describes you as “the fragrance of Christ”. When he wrote to the Corinthian church, he put it in such a remarkable way; (2 Corinthians 2:14-16)

“But thank God! He has made us His captives and continues to lead us along in Christ’s triumphal procession. Now He uses us to spread the knowledge of Christ everywhere, like a sweet perfume. Our lives are a Christ-like fragrance rising up to God. But this fragrance is perceived differently by those who are being saved and by those who are perishing. To those who are perishing, we are a dreadful smell of death and doom. But to those who are being saved, we are a life-giving perfume…” NLT

Have you been confused by being regarded so positively by some people and yet so negatively by other people within the same school or workplace or team? This is the reason; to some you give off an odour spelling doom, to others you exude a scent of life. That is why making an effort to please people is a work in futility, my sister. You cannot please everybody, no matter how hard you try. More so, if you are a disciple of Jesus, you know very well that as far as good people go, he was the best there ever was. Yet, the same group of people who sang, “Hossana to the King!” and laid out garments for the colt on which He sat, to walk on one day; were crying, “Crucify him!” the next day.

So, my sister, instead of working so hard to be regarded positively by all, trying to be politically correct all the time; how about you spend more energy and time submitting to Christ that He may transform you on the inside, enabling you to please God who has tonnes of rewards for those that seek to please Him. 🙂

I pray that the Spirit of the living God will reveal more on this to you as you look to Him for deeper revelation. I pray that He may give you the power to accomplish all the good things that your faith in God prompts you to do.

With Love and Joy 🙂

Queen Gitu.

 

Faith trumps Fear.

My dear daughter,

In this life, you will experience fear. You will encounter situations before which you will stand weak, vulnerable and not in control. You will be like King Ahaz and his whole kingdom is reported to have been in (Isaiah 7:2)

“The news had come to the royal court of Judah: ‘Syria is allied with Israel against us!’ So the hearts of the king and his people trembled with fear, like trees shaking in a storm.” NLT

I can tell you that I have experienced this kind of fear. I have found myself seemingly at the mercy of people with wicked plans against me. I have even had false witnesses aligned against me much like King David wrote about in (Psalms 35:11)

“False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge things that I knew not” KJV

When this kind of fear rises up in you, I urge you, my dear, to take heed of the word of the Lord through the prophet Isaiah to King Ahaz. (Isaiah 7:9b) “Unless your faith is firm, I cannot make you stand firm.” NLT. It is your faith in God that will enable you to stand firm in seasons of adversity and challenge.

I hope, though, that when you encounter fear, you will have learned something of this fear-busting faith from me :-). I hope that I will have been an example of trusting in God, leaning not on your own understanding and acknowledging Him in your day to day life.

You see, the writer of Hebrews describes faith in a revealing way. He says in (Hebrews 11:1), “Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.” He then goes on to declare in verse six of the same chapter as follows; “And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to Him must believe that God exists and that He rewards those who sincerely seek Him.”

This writer of Hebrews is in essence saying that your very identity as a Christian is hinged on your faith in God because if you are not living your life by faith, you are not pleasing God and, therefore, you cannot possibly claim to be a Christian!

How I pray that as you read this, you have learned to truly walk daily by faith. That you have experienced the peace of God that passes all understanding, in the midst of whatever storm of life, which peace only comes from trusting God completely- having faith that He’s got you babe! 🙂

I love you my dear gal with a love that I do not fully comprehend myself. A fierce and overwhelming love that would want to shield you from the adversities and curve balls of life that will likely cause you to tremble like a tree in the storm. Yet, I know that I cannot do that. Instead, I commend you to my God and Father who is in heaven and trust that He will always protect you and carry you through every rough patch of life.

Have faith in Him my gal. He can be trusted. He directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand. (Psalms 37:23-24). This  has been my experience with Him and so, be rest assured, He can be trusted!

I pray for you my darling gal, that you will be blessed of God to have the desire to seek Him that He may be found by you. I pray that whenever you face adversity, your faith in God will trump the fear of what any human being or even devil can do to you or against you. I pray, yes, that your faith will be firm- that you may stand firm.

With Love and Joy 🙂

Your mama a.k.a Queen Gitu.

Do not grow weary

My dear sister,

You have heard it said; ‘more money, more problems’. Well, in my writing to you, I want to agree with those that have said this- but with a twist 🙂 You see, when Jesus walked the earth, He often spoke about true riches, about treasure- that had nothing to do with money. All over the new testament, too, there are many references to riches that are not necessarily monetary.

So, what are these riches? How can these riches be defined? The Bible commentator W.M. Taylor wrote a piece on this matter that resonated with me;

She (has true riches) who has a good conscience, a will in unison with God’s and emotions of happiness in the contemplation of God; God Himself is the true wealth of the soul. We are all originally poor, for we have sinned and wandered from God. But we all, if we will, may become spiritually wealthy through Jesus Christ our Lord.

True riches, then, have to do with the inner person. They have to do with faith in God and the continual work that God does in a person’s heart to make her more like Him.

Now, to go deeper into this discussion, I invite you, my sister, to consider what the Bible says about how to keep and increase these true riches.

The Apostle James writes to the Christians of his day as follows;

(James 2: 24, 26)- ‘Ye see, then, how that by works, a man is justified and not by faith only. For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.’ KJV

Additionally, in a letter to his brethren, St. Paul’s son in the faith Timothy writes;

(1 Timothy 6:17-18)- ‘Charge them that are rich in this world that they be not high minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God who giveth us richly all things to enjoy. That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate.’ KJV

It is clear, therefore, that in order to keep and increase your true riches-i.e. your faith in God, you, my sister must be rich in good works. You must be open to do good to all, not some, but all people (even your enemies/ those that do not wish you well) so that your faith may grow and your God be honoured and glorified.

So, where does more money, more problems come in? you may be wondering 🙂 Well, as I wrote above, I want to agree with this saying but with a twist in the following way; more true riches, more trouble 😛

Look at what Jesus said shortly before he was to be crucified… (John 16:33)- ‘I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.’ NIV

How about what Paul wrote to the Galatians and the Thessalonians;

(Galatians 6:9) – ‘Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.’

(2 Thessalonians 3:13)- ‘And as for you, brothers and sisters, never tire of doing what is good.’

Evidently, Jesus and his gallant apostle would not have written to encourage those who choose the path of doing good if there was no discouragement envisioned or expected.

I write to you, my sister, therefore, to say to you, do not grow weary! Do not be surprised when trouble comes your way yet you have been doing good. The trouble only comes from the enemy of your soul in order to make you quit. In order to make you believe that God’s path/way does not work. He is the father of lies and no truth can be found in him. Do not listen to him. Keep doing good. Do not repay evil with evil but with good instead and I can guarantee you, you will reap a harvest if you do not give up.

As I pen off, I pray for you, particularly if, currently, the good you have done has been repaid with evil by those around you. I pray that the Holy Spirit may give you courage to soldier on and not give up on the faith and doing good. I pray for you that you will not regret doing good but do good all the more and that your due season of harvest will come upon you soon. In Jesus’ name!

With Love and Joy 🙂

Queen Gitu.

The marriage marathon

Dear Mrs. Just Married, *

                              RE: Marriage is a marathon not a quick dash

The subject head refers.

Firstly, let me congratulate you on surviving the drama that preceded your wedding day without killing anyone or yourself. Bravo! You are a mighty woman of valour 🙂 (just don’t let your husband read this blog post!) Secondly, the opening of this letter is formal as indeed it should be- because I am going to write about some serious stuff.

You see, at 21 months in marriage, I can already tell, this is no 100 metre dash; it is, clearly, a forty-two kilometre race and it’s going to take some patience, lots of hope and a heart purposed to endure.

I can tell you that when we were planning our wedding, I couldn’t wait to be Paul’s wife! Every hour away from him seemed like forever and I kept thinking, life is too short, yet here we are wasting time organising one function or the other instead of just beiiinnnggg toggggeeeetthhheeer!! 😛 🙂

Well, we did eventually get married and the excitement and happiness that day was so tangible you could cut into it. I was on a cloud quite close to nine and I remember wondering in those first months, why all those older ladies had been somber when they talked about marriage. I mean, this was a breeze! 🙂

A few months in, the euphoria died down, the adrenaline subsided and the sparks weren’t so tingly. I was no longer living everyday life in Technicolour. 🙂 The marathon, proper, had begun. It took me a little squirming and fidgeting to settle nicely into this marathon that I may be running in for the next fifty-or so odd years and so far, these are the three key things I have learned.

  1. Motivation is key. Marathon organisers try to make sure that there are people cheering on the runners at many different points along the way otherwise the runners lose steam. Your husband is your motivation and you are his. Marriage is a marathon in which you are running side by side with your hubby. Purpose to be the one person that will encourage him when everyone else won’t. You’re both running in order to finish the race, so help each other out.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10– ‘Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work. If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no- one to help him up!’

  1. Learn to enjoy the journey. Marathons take a long time, even for the fast runners.-they are run over long distances after all. It, therefore, helps to celebrate every kilometre knocked off. God made marriage to be for the long haul; so don’t miss out on celebrating precious moments, small victories, or today’s success because you are waiting to celebrate the big milestones only.

Ecclesiastes 3: 12-13– ‘I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live, also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil- this is God’s gift to man.’

  1. There will be setbacks, rough patches, steep inclines. Marathons are often not run on a smooth track all the way. There are hills, forested areas, swampy areas and such other rough terrain to ran through. Runners will also, often, get injuries or develop pain in joints as the body is pummeled by the sheer distance being ran. Marriage is much like this; there will be some harsh tones, some acid looks, bank accounts in the red, failed attempts at making a baby, a business failing, a job lost and so on and so forth. Things might not be going according to plan but if the foundational things about your marriage are still in check, purpose not to quit. Keep running. The road will get smoother. You will find yourself on a slope. The pain will subside.

Hebrews 10:36– ‘For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.’

I pray for you, that you will experience the joy and companionship that a healthy marriage brings. I pray for you that you will allow your God and Father to lead you in the way that you should go regarding your marriage. I pray for you that you will not quit when the going gets tough but that you will receive the grace and courage to keep running the race set before you to God’s glory.

Now, go on and give your brand new husband a hug and a kiss-just because! 😉

With Love and Joy 🙂

Queen Gitu.

*Just married = 1-day old marriage to 18-month old marriage

Baby Development Envy

Dear first time mom,

Baby development envy is a real thing. You, thus, must acknowledge it and, then, fight it constantly. This fight is, particularly, important because you have spiritual authority over your baby. Therefore, instead of comparing your baby to another’s and wishing he/she reached development milestones as fast as so and so’s baby, you ought to be speaking God’s promises over him/her. You ought to be sowing God’s word in baby’s spirit in order that he/she may, truly, grow into the Godly offspring that the Lord seeks (c.f. Malachi 2:15).

You need to be persuaded that your baby is unique, special and highly esteemed by God so nothing about him/her is imperfect.

Look at the beautiful words of the Psalmist;

‘For You formed my innermost parts;

You knit me together in my mother’s womb.

I will give thanks and praise to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made,

Wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it well.’

                                                                                     (Psalms 139:13-14) AMP

I know you may rationalise comparison, sometimes, by thinking that you’re just making sure that as early as possible, you catch any development delays/challenges that may be a sign of conditions like autism- But, my dear, being keen about your baby’s development is different from running around looking for concoctions for baby to drink so that he/she can sit at four months like the neighbour’s baby did or walk at nine months like you heard your workmate’s did 🙂

Take it easy mama baby :-). Every child is different. As long as baby reaches a milestone within the time-frame in the table below; baby is just fine!

Milestone Normal limit
Social smile 4-6 weeks
Head holding/control 1-3 months
Turns towards the origin of sound 2-3 months
Extend hand to grasp toy 2-3 months
Sitting 5-9 months
Standing 7-13 months
Walking 12-18 months
Talking 9-24 months

I also encourage you to speak the promises below over your baby’s life as often as you can- preferably daily- and then, leave the rest to Jesus.

You are a great nation, your name is great,

You are blessed, you are a blessing,

Blessed are those who bless you, cursed are those who curse you,

All the people of the world shall be blessed through you.

May the Lord God of your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, increase you, 1000 times and bless you as He has promised.

May the Lord bless you, may the Lord keep you, may the Lord make His face shine upon you, may the Lord turn towards you and give you peace.

You are the head and not the tail. You are the top and not the bottom. You are the first and never the last.

In Jesus’ Name!

As I close this post, allow me to congratulate you on attaining SuperWoman status :-). You carried a human in your body for nine odd months and then endured the pain that preceded baby’s entrance into the world. Bravo! 🙂 🙂 🙂

May God richly bless you with grace to be the kind of mother that your baby needs.

With Love and Joy 🙂

Queen Gitu

 

Investment

Dear Lady,

If you have lived for a decade or two, I am sure you have encountered talk about investment. Almost always,  I suspect, the investment talk has been in relation to money and property. This type of investment is all well and good – even wise, for one never knows when some extra cash will come in handy. Therefore, I encourage you, if you have the means, do not squander money, invest it, and as sure as night comes after day, one day you will be glad for it.

Today, though, I would like you to consider a different kind of investment- that in relationships starting with your relationship with God, the Father. In the book of Ecclesiastes, King Solomon exhorts;

Ecclesiastes 11:1 – ‘Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.’

The Word of God is bread. It has the ability to nourish, to satisfy and to strengthen. The Word of God is alive and works in your life everyday. I urge you to read it daily. I urge you to take time off, alone, with no distractions and read this love letter from your Abba, your Daddy.

I pray that you will learn, by the power of the Holy Spirit, to cast the bread that is God’s Word upon the waters knowing that on the day you need counsel, encouragement, guidance, strength, courage, et cetera, this Word will come back to you and minister to your need.

I know that as you spend time reading the Word, you will get to know God more and your relationship with Him will grow to your benefit.  I know that the entrance of His Word will bring light in your life in the area of relationships. You will receive wisdom and power from the Holy Spirit enabling you to walk in love with all those around you and I can assure you, your relationships will bloom and grow.

I can tell you that I have seen this kind of investment bear fruit in my life; for, as I have grown to love God more, for example, I have been enabled to love my husband more, I have learned to be considerate to my mother’s needs and I have even learned how to love my enemies too! 🙂

So, go on dear lady, become a serial investor in the things of God and after many days, without a doubt, you will reap a harvest. This is the Word of the Lord!

With Love and Joy 🙂

Queen Gitu.

She is Wisdom; Wisdom is She

Dear Lady,

When one reads the book of Proverbs in the Bible, one discovers that wisdom is referred to as she. One of the reasons I think this is so is not because women are wiser than men but because in God’s grand scheme of things, women are built to help.

Consider, Genesis 2:18 – ‘And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.’  KJV

So, I believe that King Solomon chose to use the pronoun she in reference to wisdom in order to simply say, wisdom will help you!

Ecclesiastes 7:12 – ‘For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it.’ KJV

One must remember, though, that the wisdom to which the Bible refers is actually, the Word of God. The more one (female or male) interacts with the Word of God, the Bible, the wiser this person becomes. Consider the following scriptures;

Joshua 1:8 – ‘This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.’ KJV

Psalms 119:130 – ‘The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.’ KJV

And so, today, on the 19th day of October 2016, when I celebrate 19 years since I surrendered my life to Jesus Christ and was accepted into the family of God, I begin to write letters to ladies; young and old- with the hope that I, my sisters and my daughters shall become wiser as we, together, interact with the Word of God.

James 1:5-8 – ‘If any of you lacks wisdom [to guide him through a decision or circumstance], he is to ask of [our benevolent] God, who gives to everyone generously and without rebuke or blame, and it will be given to him. But he must ask [for wisdom] in faith, without doubting [God’s willingness to help], for the one who doubts is like a billowing surge of the sea that is blown about and tossed by the wind. For such a person ought not to think or expect that he will receive anything [at all] from the Lord, being a double-minded man, unstable and restless in all his ways [in everything he thinks, feels, or decides].’ AMP

Welcome aboard Ladies!

With Love and Joy 🙂

Queen Gitu