Tuesday 1 December 2015


I just want to MAKE THIS BOLD STATEMENT on WORLD AIDS day,‪#‎JesusHeals‬.. 

I wasn't paying much attention to the importance of this day and I am not sure how it started but one thing I know is that AIDS has affected all of us, directly or indirectly, and this is my prayer this day, that the healing hands of God will touch as many and redeem and restore their bodies, my prayer as well is that many will heed the warning about sexual immorality and stop indulging in acts that are not pleasing before God, 

My prayer is that God will reign in Uganda and more so in our hospitals and touch the medical doctors and physicians and that there will be no malice from those who practice who test in labs and declare wrong results instead of the true ones because they have been bribed to hide one's status, 

My prayer is that as doctors draw blood and inject mothers or anyone that they will need inject blood that is infected out of negligence but that they will have sober minds as they work.. 

My prayer is that stigma will be no more towards those suffering with AIDS and accept them as normal people who breathe the same air we breathe and eat the same food we eat, 

My final prayer is that God will eradicate all kinds of disease out there because he sent his word and healed all our diseases and that we as his people will not be ignorant of things, for people perish because of lack of knowledge‪#‎MakeThisDayMemorableByPrayingForSomebodyWhoIsSick‬

..Until I Was Taught...

While Growing Up, I did not know much about Race Until I was taught,

I had friends who came from different parts of Uganda and the so called thing of tribe did not bother us until we were taught how not to like a certain tribe or hate them for this or that.

We never looked at our skin color and judged one another until we were taught, that black is bad and brown is good, we were given false identities compared to what God gave us.

Even though some of us came from poor back grounds, we shared the same play ground or desk with those who were more privileged and our status never bothered us until we were taught not to associate with those who dressed badly or were poor or ......

School united us instead of dividing us, the play grounds united us because we had to play with one another, the classrooms united us because we were taught by the same teachers, the exams united us because we had to discuss and learn from one another, but until we were taught certain things like hatred, tribalism, sectarianism, we remained innocent people.

Why can't we invoke the innocence we once exhibited, Why can't we love as God purposed us to love, Why do we have to be picky yet we can choose to be a blessing to all, Why do we have to say my tribe or color is more superior yet we are all equal in God's eyes, we have been shaped by the wickedness in this world and the trend seems to continue down to the children that are born today...

I can come from Gulu and still be your friend even though you come from Kisoro, Butaleja, Buganda, Kabale, koboko etc

I am glad to be in a family that has intermarried from many parts of Uganda and I believe such marriages have broken the tribal divide, have broken the hatred divide, It gives no room to hate some other tribe or person and you start loving them because you have relatives all over, it is a testament that God can unite people who once did not like one another, it still shows that certain cultural norms that were once taught by our fore fathers and were putting many in bondage has been loosed and broken, it is testament that I can choose to learn and speak another language just like English and not be labelled a traitor.. The Children born today and after might stop saying am from here or there and start saying we are Ugandan, we are all children of God.

Having grown up and having studied the bible for sometime in few years of living, I am convinced that Jesus did not come to preach about or bring a new religion, He came to introduce as to the one and true Government, the kingdom of God, Religions is surely man made and yet the kingdom of God is about God reaching out to us, We cannot kill one another and say God told us to do so, as a matter of fact his word teachers that whoever hates a brother, he has already committed murder. I don't have to hate you because you believe in something else, I have to love you like Jesus and point you to what he teaches and what is true, I have no opinion and my opinion can't hold any water but  I stand on God and on his word that unites us all and holds this universe together, the greatest teacher on love is Christ himself,

As I conclude we need to watch out what we teach people and more the children of this generation and the ones to come, when we teach them in the way of God, we will have all won and we will have rescued a generation and generations.

While you have your dinner at home, let it be a time to remind and teach your family the foundation in Gods word. While you have breakfast or take your children to school, point them back to God's word, let the family time and home be a bedrock of God's very word and let truth be learnt from Father's and Mother's, you will have shaped the many leaders that will emerge tomorrow.

God bless you as you reflect through this little write up.

Lessons From Magufuli Point To Great Personal Financial Literacy

Lessons From Magufuli Point To Great Personal Financial Literacy
I don't think Magufuli, the Current President of Tanzania just started cutting costs out of the blue, I believe so much it has been a journey of self governance and living by example.. whatever he is doing is not far fetched it is real, he is living by principles that work and have been shunned by many who choose to work for their own interests and deny many the benefit of the very common good.. There is something we can all learn... 
People's minds are getting to ask the question, What Would Magufuli Do? And I believe that we should personalize it and also ask ourselves the same question, What Would We Do?... 
Personal finance when done well it will affect the general outlook of your life, when you embody values that not only benefit you but many, you will have influenced many lives by the great decisions you make.. let this be a personal challenge to check through and examine our lives most especially in line with God's word.

Wednesday 28 October 2015

Why We Shouldn't Be Lazy - See The Cost Of Laziness

We have all been lazy at one point in our lives, and we all know that is when we were very unproductive, and because of un-productiveness, there is no fruit to show for it. The bible even mentions that a lazy person can take food in his hand but fail to put it in his mouth, now if that statement is loaded like that, it should sound a warning to us. Here a few snippets in scripture to show us the cost of laziness, may be this can help someone in all their spheres of life.
Hebrews 6:12
so that you will not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises. 1 ‪#‎Lazy‬ - Sluggish Don't Inherit God's Promises
Proverbs 22:13
The sluggard says, "There is a lion outside; I will be killed in the streets!"
2 #Lazy - Sluggish won't risk or go out and work because of fear
Proverbs 13:4
The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, But the soul of the diligent is made fat. 3 #Lazy - Sluggard get nothing even when they crave for it
Proverbs 20:4
The sluggard does not plow after the autumn, So he begs during the harvest and has nothing. 4 #Lazy - Sluggard won't plow, so he turns into a BEGGAR (this isn't our portion as Christians - we need to plow (work))
2 Thessalonians 3:10
For even when we were with you, we used to give you this order: if anyone is not willing to work, then he is not to eat, either. 5 #Lazy - Not willing to work, WON'T EAT
Matthew 25:26-30
"But his master answered and said to him, 'You wicked, lazy slave, you knew that I reap where I did not sow and gather where I scattered no seed.
6 #Lazy - if you sow laziness, you will reap nothing
There are many more scriptures on this, but this should be an eye opener, It is mentioned in Proverbs 6:6-8
Go to the ant, O sluggard, Observe her ways and be wise,
The only way to help your self is by Going to See how those who work do it (Ants Have No Leaders But They Work), for in it you can be inspired and motivated to come out of your own slump.
‪#‎DontBeLazy‬ - it is very expensive to maintain such a life style

Thursday 15 October 2015

This Is My Prayer For Uganda Today On 15th/10/2015

Dear Lord, I thank you that I am not just a Ugandan but that Uganda was born in me, I thank you for this perfect Land, the pearl of Africa that not only feeds itself but its neighbors and the world all over.
Dear Lord, there is so much happening that words cannot describe, I do not want to look at things happen and wonder why they are happening and forgetting that Lord this is your Land, this is your home, you made Uganda and you created the people who live in it and you gave it to them to be good stewards. I don't want to say I did not pray hence things happened, I do not want my fellow Ugandans and myself and our children to live in regret for our mistakes, Lord have mercy.
Dear Lord, right now I repent on behalf of our fore fathers, on behalf of our ancestors for the things they did wrong, I also repent right now for the things happening, forgive us for the wrong we have all done, so much blame flying from the North to the South, from the East to the West but we are all wrong, we have all wronged you, we have all sinned and I do ask for your mercy upon this beloved Land and upon we its people.
Dear Lord, you are the author and finisher, the alpha and omega, beginning and the end, whatever you start, you accomplish, you are almighty and all powerful, right now, I bring before you the stake of our future, I bring before you, the young and old, the pregnant women who are holding the future of this country, the young fathers, the babies who are being born in this pearl, the children growing up, those who are in school and those learning to walk, feed and play, they all carry the Ugandan DNA, they all have the potential you have given them to do great exploits in this Nation and world beyond. I bring before you our dreams of a united nation, of a prosperous and stable economy, of a young nation with brilliant minds that will have solutions to the world's problems - Lord you have not given us these dreams for nothing, they will surely come to pass at the appointed time.
I pray for the PEACE of our Nation, I pray for all leaders in their own right that your wisdom, knowledge and understanding will reign, that your word will be the foundation of their rule and reign. I pray for the PEACE of every city starting with Kampala down to every district, county, sub-county and parishes. I pray that I will personally pursue peace with my own friends and neighbors, I pray that I will lead by example under your guidance and that Lord, our love for one another will outgrow our hatred for one another, I pray that we will not be divided by where we come from but united by who made us and that is you - In you we are one, In you we are one body.
Dear Lord right now I pray for the coming elections, and I pray that above all, it will not just be who we want but who you have purposed to take on your throne of leadership, you always guide and guide wisely, May we not just look at the outside but look at inside, may we not be wowed by great speeches but wowed by the fact that your WILL is spoken and it's followed to every bit of the word.
Dear Lord I pray that you perfect everything that concerns Uganda and especially at this time of our 53rd birthday, the future of country will no longer be bloodshed but peace, our future will no longer be retarded but progressive, our future will no longer be strange but bright and futuristic - Your word says that you know the PLANS you have for us and those are plans to prospers us, to give a future and hope, plans to give us good health and not harm us - I stand on your very oracles and proclaim it for this beloved country Uganda.
I pray all this in Jesus' name
For God and My Country Uganda, The Pearl Of Africa.

Entrepreneurship Is The Future - We Are All Seated On Treasures Within Us - The Potential To Do Great Things That Can Change Livelihoods And The Economic Landscape All Over The World

"400 Ugandans lose jobs as Uchumi exits Uganda"

With such things happening! I believe strongly that ENTREPRENEURSHIP is the future for many of us because this can happen to anyone - no one is immune to adversity and disaster but certain measures put in place can reduce the impact... as much as we work under people, we should have it in mind not to work under them for too long to a point where you become  slaves and not do anything for ourselves and our families and the community and Nation at large - Having a mindset of entrepreneurship is key, or that of a partner knowing that you have so much potential that can be used to do great exploits - we should have timelines, plan wisely, have goals and visions that are SMART in many ways -

I believe having an idea and doing it is better than having no idea at all, I believe that planning for yourself and the future is better than not planning at all, I believe that taking life serious and the decisions we make must be done diligently other than sitting back and you refuse to decide anyway refusing to decide is also a decision in itself but we need to know that jobs are here to empower us not put us in bondage because you can use that platform to do lots of things like network, learn from whatever is on ground and hence launch out at some point etc

With the economy biting, such things are bound to happen even more, we need not FEAR, We need to be strategic in our way of life, in our planning (Commit it to God), In doing business, family, education, ministry and many other things.

Right now you could be seated on a gold mine, you could be harnessing an idea but things like FEAR have stopped you from "Going Forward" but remember that the future can be predicted by certain trends, and the word of God is clear about certain principles, "YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW".

This is just a reminder to AWAKE THE SLEEPING GIANT IN US, we need to think within and without, we need to THINK BIG but start small , we need to not avoid shunning work, there is a saying in acholi that goes like this "lachah pelony". This basically means that those who shun work don't get rich or can't be successful.

Let me close with this portion of scripture that as believers we need not just to pray but we have to work as God is the one who gives the strength, wisdom and understanding to do everything he has called us to do..

Deuteronomy 8:17-18:
You may say to yourselves, “I became wealthy because of my own ability and strength.” But remember the Lord your God is the one who makes you wealthy. He’s confirming the promise which he swore to your ancestors. It’s still in effect today.

So walk in the promises of God, don't allow to be lazy, he has already set a pattern on how we should live, work etc but most times we allow the worldly system to take over, we are in this world but not of this world, we belong to a system of the kingdom that has already placed things that we should do to beat the scourge of this world.. for example such scriptures speak alot but do we implement them

Proverbs 10:4 Lazy hands make for poverty,   but diligent hands bring wealth.

Proverbs 6:6-8 Go to the ant, you sluggard;  consider its ways and be wise!  It has no commander, no overseer or ruler,yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest.

Proverbs 21:20 The wise store up choice food and olive oil, but fools gulp theirs down.

Proverbs 21:5 The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.

Proverbs 30:24-25 Four things on earth are small, yet they are extremely wise: Ants are creatures of little strength, yet they store up their food in the summer;

James 5:1-6 Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming on you. Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days. Look! The wages you failed to pay the workers who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty.  You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter.You have condemned and murdered the innocent one, who was not opposing you.

This serves as a warning, to employers, employees, industrialists, workers and all manner of people (young to old) see link below


Thursday 8 October 2015

How Prepared Are You For The Coming Times, They Most Definitely Will Be Hard, Inflation Is Already Biting Whether You Know It Or Not..

We can no-longer remain complacent, we can longer think like yesterday because as times change we have to adapt - Today when you have one income stream, you are a pay check a way from bankruptcy as James Abola says.. The bible is clear about knowledge and about its acquisition, the bible is clear about wisdom, understanding and timing in regards to many things we do.. God's people or people perish for lack of knowledge.
The bridge called knowledge could be the solution to the coming hard times and it's application could be the generative power. 
When I read in the papers and see projections of what's coming ahead, we had better be prepared.. we need our fields prepared, we need not give up on our dreams and passions, we need to dig wells even if they fail and you are chased from one point to the other like Isaac, the turning point will eventually come..
I urge us to prepare, I urge us to seek knowledge in regards to many things but also in regards to this area of finances.. you can no longer have the consumer mindset because that it is selfish but you can have the investment mindset because it won't only bless you but others as well..
We can't pretend to go along with the same chorus out there, yet we have the ingredients to make a difference and make the light shine.. The shift of wealth from the wicked to the righteous won't just happen by osmosis, we need to be trained, we need to be ready, we need to inquire from God, we need to have intelligence, we need to be humble enough to study, we need not repeat the mistakes of those who have done it before, we need to research and many of these things are written in books or we see them every day in the lives of many, our parents lives, history and so on..‪#‎BePrepared‬

Monday 14 September 2015

Miracles Can Happen Anywhere And Every Where

Hey Friends and Family, I bless the Lord for you and yeah always grateful for thus far God brings us all, we surely are under his refuge and protection. Recently My wife Martha Baluka Opio and I experienced two important important miracles that we keep thanking God for. 

Recently we got a house help and she has been with us now for a month and many a time we could call her and she wouldn't hear at all, one of her ears was deaf and the other was also dying slowly but surely.

A few days back while having our evening devotion before retiring to bed, as we kept on teaching her a few English words to better her communication, My wife kept translating whatever I was sharing and we told her to ONLY BELIEVE in God, and that if she did, he would HEAL her of her ailment. But First she gave her life to CHRIST which was the most important and that made us happy as that was the first miracle. We spoke to her and told her that there is NOTHING IMPOSSIBLE WITH GOD. 

As we spoke her FAITH WAS RAISED, I sensed deep down in my spirit as there was an awesome PRESENCE OF GOD in our living room. It hit me so hard that miracles don't only happen in crusade grounds, they could actually happen in our living room. My wife prayed as she was meant to lead devotion that evening and then She asked me to go pray for her. I laid my hands and spoke the word of God to the deaf ear. After we prayed I asked her how she was feeling and she said she was hearing "NOISES" as she felt something had moved down her ear, I then told her we were going to pray that the NOISES would be no more. 

After we were done, we asked her if she could hear and it was affirmative, she closed the ear that was ok and we kept talking to the one that was deaf but she could hear perfectly as God had healed her.. God did not only heal her ear but also her eye that was troubling her with, it would pain so much that she would tear and get headaches that made her head heavy but all that the LORD did for her and today when we call her she hears perfectly(She is no longer DEAF) and her head is lighter. MAY THE NAME OF THE LORD BE GLORIFIED - GOD CAN MEET YOU IN YOUR LIVING ROOM OR WHEREVER YOU ARE - HE IS ALL POWERFUL, OMNISCIENT, OMNIPRESENT etc...

How Are You Living Your Life?

We all surely have a destiny and it can either be GOOD or BAD. We are living in a time where LIFE isn't guaranteed. You live knowing that you might not even reach 60, 70 or 120. People have even given up on advise on how they can better their health, people are living reckless lives and giving up themselves to things that kill them. Right now it's not even about the food we eat or the water we drink or the exercise you do or don't know. 

There is more to life. People are dying of depression, people are dying because of lost hope, people are dying because of disobedience etc. Moses asked GOD one thing TEACH ME TO NUMBER MY DAYS SO THAT I MAY APPLY MY HEART TO WISDOM. 

I have more hope in Jesus Christ the giver of life, you can try whatever you want to and I guarantee you will never have any satisfaction, you can make your plans without him but tomorrow they will be left here as well and they will be destroyed, To Live Is Christ and Die Is Gain. 

Times have worsened and they will worsen even more but be of Good Cheer Because Christ Overcame The World, He also Overcame DEATH, so there is nothing that you should FEAR. However I have one reminder to put before many of you Today, ACCEPT CHRIST TODAY, In Him We Live, Move and Have Our Being. 

The things of this world shall pass way, you and I will pass away and be a part of either Kingdoms. The Trumpet Is About To Sound, I hope you and I will be prepared. Dr Myles once said The Greatest Tragedy On Earth Is Not Death, But A Life Lived Without Purpose. Your Purpose Is Found In God, And When You Accept Jesus and Live Empowered By Him Through The Holy Spirit, There Will be Nothing To Be Afraid Of. ‪#‎LiveALifeOfPurpose‬ and Let Christ Be The Centre of Your Life ‪#‎AcceptHimToday‬

Thursday 23 July 2015

Making WISE Money Decisions

Lately I have been in a place where by if you got it wrong on a decision for your life, it could be something that can bring about disappointment and a major setback.
I have learnt that it is good to have a sober mind whenever it comes to making investments or anything that involves money. First of all, it is good to know what you want - in other words, do you have a PLAN for the future or for the short term, medium and long term investment. Without a plan, when money comes, it can go to anything not planned for and you wonder why a certain goal wasn't met. So Always have a PLAN in mind.
The other point number two is to always seek CONSULTATION, In a many counselors there is wise counsel, when you walk with the wise you become wise as well. I have found out that seeking a second opinion will give you the opportunity first of all not to rush the decision but also to take time to evaluate if what you are going to do will meet your desired goals and values for your life and those in your life and those around.
I still learnt one last thing that it's harder to do many things ALONE, so always have a TEAM that subscribe to your VISION, that believe in what you want to achieve not just for yourself but for everyone else - you can do less work alone but can do much more when you are in a team.
Lastly Every Decision You Make In Life Will Affect your destiny, So Make Wise decisions, decisions that will show will make you credible, decisions that will make you a man or woman approved of God, Decisions that will Impact your generation not forgetting your own children and children's children.

Friday 19 June 2015

Is Your LIFE SO SMOOTH that it makes you feel like you don't NEED GOD.

"Is Your LIFE SO SMOOTH that it makes you feel like you don't NEED GOD." 

This statement got me thinking. I remember when Job was doing all fine and well. God asked the Devil where he was and he said, "I was moving to and fro all over the earth." They had a brief talk and we all know what it ended up in. Not forgetting Job was an upright man but God trusted that he wouldn't turn a way from him and we all know how the story ended in #doubleportion.

But we shouldn't think that when troubles come, God has brought tragedy or hell over us - we shouldn't only expect Good, sometimes the bad will come, it could be even worse to a point where you lose your everything and more so a life.
There has been a deception that the enemy brings, and it lies in the so called things that we seem to derive happiness from, no amount of things that make our life comfortable and smooth are bigger than the God who lives in us, he is our ultimate peace, joy, love etc ..

Let God be the CAPTAIN of your life - Seek Jesus Today, He is just at the DOOR step of your heart.

God created you out of him and the desire for him will come out of the very fact that you have a piece of him (His very image)
God bless you as you make him you LORD AND KING of your life

Thursday 11 June 2015

Other People's Live's and their Stories Can Be A Major Push to Succeed

When we read about Joshua in the Bible, we see how God told him to arise and take on leadership, At that point Moses was no more. God told Joshua not to let the book of the law depart from him. Moses played a big part in making sure the laws and commands of God were followed. But we can see for sure that the life of Moses was encouraging in one way or the other, we can see that God told Joshua to be of Good Courage and that he would be with him. God was with Moses, his presence never left him and the same thing was being offered to Joshua. 

The stories and biographies of people are something we normally don't want to look into yet there is depth and wealth of wisdom, both from their failures and successes... While Reading About Jim Rohn, I found out this guy's life was surely a product of someone mentoring him in one way or the other. I found out that he rose from the lowest to the highest. I found out that he started giving personal development talks as a result of the things he had learned and how they shaped him.

While writing in his book "Five Major Pieces To The Life Puzzle ", He made this statement about potential that is so deep and can cut through to the depths of your heart. He said, and I quote

 "It seems that every life form on this planet strives toward its maximum potential ... except human beings. A tree does not grow to half its potential size and then say, “I guess that will do.” A tree will drive its roots as deep as possible. It will soak up as much nourishment as it can, stretch as high and as wide as nature will allow, and then look down as if to remind us of how much each of us could become if we would only do all that we can."

Today go and read up about someone, their story can help you and you wouldn't have to re-event the will - read the bible it has so many life and truthful and enriching stories that can change you, read about men and women today and in the past that have changed lives by some of the things they did - Thomas Edison failed so many times at the attempt of making a light bulb but eventually it happened. I don't know how best to say it but there is a road that so many have traveled, it is probably the same road though different challenges, however you can pick a leaf from their courage, attitude, determination, character, hard-work etc


Start Today and See the Change as time goes on

Friday 5 June 2015

The Deception Of These So Called Movies We Watch

When I was a little younger, movies back then were something everyone talked about and it was the era of VHS you know. I remember vividly watching one of my old time greats RAMBO - FIRST BLOOD from part 1 to the last.

The influence movies have on children is far-fetched to a point where we could try to act like these guys while playing but also such things led to bad fights in schools. Someone would want to be Rambo thinking they can beat and fight everyone, or another superman fighting badman, and the question would be let us see Who is the Badest? 
This influence is so deep that it goes beyond the subconscious mind and we find people actually want to live or act like what they have seen. Don't blame the so many hair styles introduced in the early 90s or dress codes whatever you could call it - today the fashion industry has made billions of money through showcasing their costumes or clothes in movies, music videos, drama etc.
I once had a weird thought at the time when LRA was at the height of its killing back in the 1998, I was in primary seven then and I once told a friend of mine that if the Government could just higher the services of Arnold Schwarzenegger he would be everyone and clear the whole of Kony and his rebels, but this thought was far fetched... and it wasn't possible then. 
But think about the influence it can have, imagine the things being created out there and the impact it has, sometimes we see people mad and we don't know where it came from, but there is lots of things happening that we don't know the source, It could just be coming from the screen you watch every evening or night before sleep, so watch out what you watch because the influence might be deeper than you think even upon you who thinks you have a sound mind. ‪#‎Movies‬ ‪#‎Influence‬

Friday 29 May 2015

Having The Right Goal Is Important

Life has so many twists and turns but if you have the right attitude and goals in mind, it is easy to beat so many odds. The issue about money is something that goes beyond money itself but requires lots of self management and governance

You can have many plans or many good goals but they aren't the right ones. What do I mean by "The Right Goal" this is something that is achievable, something that is honest, something that does not only benefit you but also others, something that is not limited to today but also focuses  on the hope of the future. It's also true that you can have a goal that's bad, something that is totally the opposite of what I have mentioned, e.g people saving to have money for showing off, getting the latest this and that, or belonging to a certain class, some put money aside to fund the wrong kind of things like terrorism, or just getting rid of a certain person you like or not.. so your goal should bring ultimate glory to God and not yourself or any man.
When it comes to the "Culture of Saving" - doing the saving is a goal in itself but "What I you saving for?" you must have a specific goal, when something is specific, you work on it with a clear focus and that means you can not deviate. I have read and still found out that it is not how much you save but it is the habit that's important, when you grasp this concept, it will save you from always telling yourself you need a lot of many to do this and that, a lot of many comes when you put the little by little together - I bet we all remember the song "One by One makes a bundle" yeah it is that true - we have also read from the word of God how ANTS gather their food together, these guys don't even carry big loads but everything any one carries brings in as much to make it a big thing.

A quick reminder, when you start saving :-

  1. Learn the Discipline and let it become a habit 
  2. Don't just stop at saving - Have the Right Goal in Mind - A goal is something/ Mark that you press towards to no matter what comes your way, you goal makes you sail through the storms of life.
  3. Make Investments - When you goal is clear, Making Investments becomes the next step and it is quite easy because you know where you are coming from and you know where you are going - the right goal helps you head to the right destination.. so we have to be able to test if what is right will surely lead us to the desired end, always research, consult, acquire knowledge, acquire wisdom to be in position to make the right step.

There are many more tips on saving that can be talked about, Read the book [Book Of Proverbs] written by the wisest man and you will get valuable advice..

An typical example of I have heard or seen people do is

1. Open a Savings Account - you can read through the pull outs done by bank of Uganda to determine which bank best suits you need
2. When you money accumulates because you have a goal, don't let it just  sit in the Bank, Invest in things like Land [The value of Land appreciates faster than anything, location also matters for the value to go up]
3. Invest in Stocks, Shares, Bonds, Treasury Bills etc.. you will never know how these things work until you try it out...
4. Build partnerships and also invest in them, the returns could take a while but it could be your niche.. One of the Rabbi Jews called Daniel Lapin, said Jews make money through relationships, so network with people, they could be having the next opportunity that just fits your expertise.
5. Acquire knowledge, Wisdom and understanding at a deep level, it shouldn't be shallow, because when things are shallow the results are shallow but when they are deep, the results are deep

The list goes on and on....

"Saving is a good goal"
"Saving to buy land or invest in businesses, partnerships etc is the right goal" but at-least have a bank account if you don't have open up one today  . In the story of the talents the guy with the least amount did nothing to make more money but Jesus said at-least he should have put it in the bank and it could have made an interest - be visionary and manage yourself well so that you can manage other aspects of your life better..

God bless you

Thursday 23 April 2015

The Digital WAR


Come to think about it, everything is on social media and this world or digital world has a lot to do with the way we run life today.
Take for example the fact that business is run on facebook or twitter and other social media sites, How would someone block those sites yet they are giving the organisation /Institution /Company /Churches ? Secret Groups or Organisations ?Public figure {Be it Corrupt /Murderer/Satanist/Atheist/False Prophets or Good person etc} visibility - Take for example your working in a place where you want to block all or most PORN SITES but we forget that porn stars or organisations have also opened up facebook or twitter pages to promote sexual promiscuity. We all understand the need and know the power of social media and what it can do but it also has greater risks it comes with, As a parent or organisation you might think you have blocked all sites on your laptop or child's laptop or home or work network but they still have access to some of these groups or pages within facebook... It might be totally hard or even not possible to block such sites because you are not the admin or in control of it and in any case such groups or sites are staking their claim in the digital world even more to sell their products and damage lives in the form of pleasure... How in such a world will you protect the innocence of young and old people and promote moral and godly values.. all those so called videos and porn sites are promoting rape, defilement, divorce, child pornography and trafficking etc... Infact ask yourself how have you prevented this from getting to you, may be that evaluation could help you and others.

When people are taught about values and the truth about the degrading nature of some of these things and how it can affect them because the way the world views sex is different from what the word of God teaches and its that truth from the word that can bring a great and total change that can renew minds and save lives..

I believe there is a DIGITAL WAR where everyone is competing to be liked and accepted and whoever wins, influences the minds of people and that is what is passed on. Sometimes I marvel at how even a married couple or parents can watch x or r-rated movies with their children, leave the movies cartoons have been inflitrated with this deadly scourge or disease and we allow the children to be entertained instead of telling from childhood especially when they can understand for goodness sake what are we promoting! Whatever entertains us or our children enters us and it becomes an imprint. While watching those so called x-rated movies you see people hurrying to turn off when a sexual scene comes up and all this is done in guilt because they actually know its not right and that sex is sacred and it in anycase those who act aren't even married in most cases, so acting becomes a lifestyle that is rubbed on innocent people and the cycle continues, Uganda/Kenya movies today are taking the same trend in abid to sell their movies or episodes and we are celebrating the so called actors hence they have become celebs, it must be a rule i guess, no explicit stuff no sales.
We really need to take watch and #BeSilentNoMore..... The war is on and it will wipe out many young and old people... WHAT CAN BE DONE? talk about these things with a clear view of what God teaches in his word and will find people naturally hating sin because of their love for God as its written in Proverbs 8:13 and they know the dangers this can put on their life as a whole.... remember you will have children or you have children already old or young or even great grand children... or you have the community around you or you have the social media platform around you.. you will only teach and pass on what you believe in and practice by example... #JustMyThoughts #WeNeedToWakeUpToThisReality which has been around for ages and impart the right values in the lives of people from when they are young... just like Paul told Timothy 2 Timothy 2:2 and 2 Timothy 3:10-17


Wednesday 8 April 2015

Watch Out For Masquerading Prophets/Pastors/Teachers

Watch Out For Masquerading Prophets/Pastors/Teacher etc (the ones who aren't genuine) [I call them Impostors] who keep seeing things and then they tell you, you have to sow a seed for the problem to go away, When they pray for you, they tell you that you have another deeper problem and that you have to make a big sacrifice [people have lost property in the name of selling them for their healing or break through - 

I know when God has told me to sow a seed and it isn't dependent on him doing this or that for me but its for the work of the kingdom but am also very sure of what his word says that those who sow will reap.. but doesn't talk about being compelled or pushed, it is okay for someone to tell you why money is needed for this or that and its upon you to partner with them, God can't fail to bless you, for his word says in Galatians 6:9 that those who don't grow weary in doing good shall reap if they faint not] - You should never be compelled or forced to give it should come from your heart not grudgingly, God can tell you to sow a seed and you will know and you won't even grumble one bit.

God came to set us free without attachments - I am reminded of this scripture Luke 4:18 "The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, 

Don't live your life depending on a man or woman of God, mark you they also need God, so learn to pray and seek God for yourself so that you can know and test everything that comes your way" - Arthur Kmo

Thursday 2 April 2015

Take Away

If Marriage was based on skin color
Take away the color of skin -
what would you love in the person?

If making it in life was bases on tribalism
Take away the tribe of a person -
How would they succeed without it?

If love was based on material possession
Take away the material possession -
what would make the relationships last without it? Take a deep thought about this!

If knowledge and Great expertise is based on Race
Take away the Race
What would be the reason for the great knowledge people embody?

If being great was based on connections
Take away the connections
What would have made those who failed and were called no more or amount to nothing have been - Its recorded that Nothing good could come out of Nazareth but Jesus did come from there and he is the greatest, the saviour of the world

If success was based on luck
Take away the luck
What would be the real reason for success? would it be attitude, associations, vision, some shaped by their background etc

We Are All Made By God
We all have equal opportunities
We all have 24 hours, It's not about how strong or swift
Time and opportunities happen to us all
The value of what is within us is greater than the value of the things we see.
The eternal is always a by product of the internal engineering of the great things God has given us
God has given us everything that pertains to live and godliness, ultimate love, success, great marriages and many things find their footing in God..
There is one thing that can't be replaced and that is GOD..... 

Wednesday 25 March 2015

Be Valuable

As I keep doing what I love to do in the field of ICT, I have come to realize that people are no just seeking you to help them but they are seeking you to ADD VALUE to their lives. Besides just doing your work and going away, ask yourself this question, "What is my Motivation?" Is it just money you are after or Is it something else. The reason for why you do what you do can determine a lot in yours and other people's lives. 
If you have the attitude of service helping others will not be a problem whether you are appreciated or not. Something is always regarded as valuable when it is no longer there but you can make your value known by being there.
When our motives are clear about whatever we are going to do, sometimes you will turn down some offers because you are honest about not being able to do it at that time but may be later. Doing work the right way without wanting to cheat someone will win you favor beyond just one individual. If you make yourself valuable, many times people, organisations, institutions or companies will postpone their schedules to work with you at your given time so that you can not just do what you have to do but create an everlasting Impact by influencing the way things are done and building others to learn so that they can in turn be valuable people.
I have made a little money recently effortlessly just because I worked well for someone, but my work entailed my integrity, faith, values etc and these were things not just spoken but seen and read from my life. Being valuable has become a core thing many people are looking for and it embodies every godly character that he has given you and has been nurtured in you. The Bible says that he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed. The way you approach work, business, church will speak a lot about who you are, who you believe in, what you believe in and how you have been trained to handle situations "good" or "bad". We should know that in any organisation the people we serve are more valuable than the cars we drive, the phones we have, the food we eat, the birds in the air...
Isaiah 13:12 I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.
Matthew 10:29-31
Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.

Here are the words of Albert Einstein
"Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value." -Albert Einstein

Monday 2 March 2015

Little by Little

It is really a hard thing for many of us to have patience, we are always wanting to live life on the fast lane where everything comes fast. I believe some of the reasons we are unhealthy is because of the concept of fast foods, It is always good to be patient and pick out things that you want at a steady pace. Little by little you will eventually get to where you want.
When it comes to money, It's even worse - the get-rich quick scheme is on the lips of everyone. If you asked someone a random question where they have been, they will tell you, "I have been looking for money". Sometimes this whole thing has driven many of us crazy and we have even lost touch with normal relationships in the name of wanting to get things quick.

And when things are done quick, somehow dishonest ways are even propped in to facilitate the quick way of making money - I guarantee you some how you can never be happy and it will eventually disappear.

Having read and I still continue to read the Book of John C Maxwell titled "Becoming a person of Influence". I realized while he was talking about INTEGRITY and how it is one of the most important virtues of leadership. Sometimes the quick ways of making money have made us sell our integrity or exchanged it for a quick buck. 

Recently I was doing my private work on the side over the weekend and I made estimates of costs, My client asked me how much some items would cost and I just had a rough idea, but I told the Client that If I found the prices were cheaper than what I had estimated, I would bring back the balance, that is quite a hard thing to do but I did not want to break a potential client who could open doors for more opportunities and I also want to live a life honorable before God.

I think there are profit margins that are also reasonable and these are questions we need to ask ourselves while doing work for people. One of the hardest things I have always battled with is "COSTING", But I think with consultation and more market research I can get a clear footing and also have good profit levels where the client am helping is satisfied with my work and I am also satisfied.

Wealth can be built little by little, am not talking only about money but I am talking about everything that pertains to life and godliness.
This scripture sums it up for me Proverbs 13:11[NIV] Dishonest money dwindles away, but whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow.
I have seen this concept of gathering little by little work and when your able to manage and be faithful in the little things, you will be able to handle bigger stuff as well. 
Don't be quick, always calculate and think, be slow and make wise decisions.

Tuesday 24 February 2015

Surely God Never Fails

I don't know how to express myself or use words that can truly bring out the sense of what I mean by "SURELY GOD NEVER FAILS". You can never understand the meaning and depth of light until you go through darkness and Light is all you long for. - Even though it is a tiny bit of light, the influence it has on lighting up your path and giving you clear vision, is something appreciable and that many can or should never take for granted.

Stories have been told of how people have been in a mess and in our human understanding or perception, we write them off like damaged cars that seem to be out of form for repair. But if you see things differently you could be the only one who says that I can bring back this car  to life. I must say that what the Bible says in Job 14: "At least there is hope for a tree: If it is cut down, it will sprout again, and its new shoots will not fail." is surely true. 

We might never understand the pain that someone has gone through or is going through until we have our own experience which in any case no one dreads for, no one ever plans for failure or loss, no one wants to be caught in the bad side of life, you don't know when you will fall or raise up, we are quick to even through stones for every bad thing some one has done, we never think that it could be us, we never think that what if I was in this person's shoes. Life as has been said is what we make it. It is a summation of good and bad choices, but everyday is a learning experience and an opportunity for us to put things right and write a new page of history. 

There is no story so sad that things can't turn around
There is no person so bad that we can't chose to love, love could be their light in the darkness
There is no burden to big that we can't help carry one another's burdens
There is no money too much or too less that we can't choose to share with those in need

All am saying about life and what we go through is that at the end of the day when everyone else turns their backs on you, God never fails, his word says that he never abandons us, he never leaves nor forsakes us. One of the easiest things I have found to do is to believe by faith that God is with me, that is arms are around me, that when I speak he hears me, I might not see him physically but I will see his manifestation in the different people or things who will bring across my path. 

When Jesus read from the Scroll, he said that the Spirit of the Lord was upon him and that he was here to set the captives free, to bring forth deliverance....
He surely is a brother who sticks closer than a friend....
My brothers and sisters I have seen that HATRED does more harm than GOOD but LOVE builds instead of destroying.. 

God hasn't put us on this earth to be a source of pain but a source of refreshment to those around us especially to those who don't know him. If he could forgive a thief, those who killed him, he expects you and I to forgive as well... Just to let you SURELY GOD NEVER FAILS - He is our ever present help in time of trouble. Always turn to God and Seek him.

Wednesday 11 February 2015

Celebrating the Life of the Late Arch Bishop Janani Luwum [16th February Day to Honor him]

I see no Christian write about the Late ArchBishop Janani Luwum but am not saying they should, I have read a few scripts written in the papers about this man, he was not only a person who detested Amin's dictatorship [they say he was a leading critic of the regime and had personally delivered a note of protest to the big man against arbitrary killings and unexplained disappearances of people in the country Uganda], Samuel Oduny in his commentary of today's The New Vision said "Luwum was a courageous patriot". 

PM Ruhakana Rugunda says "Janani Luwum stands tall in our history and as an example beyond Uganda's borders". It is still said that among his good deeds, "Luwum showed great care in the leprosy work in Gulu, holding thanksgivings services to those discharged from the hospital." 

I still can't believe that he was Archbishop for the province of the Church of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Boga Zaire (DR Congo) - this is phenomal and most of all he was A MARTYR, If it wasn't for his faith, I don't know where the Church would be, one act of Integrity without fear, makes him stand out, his life was lost, but above all the Church in Uganda has remained strong since then until now, May God be glorified in all this.

He chose him and set him apart in a time when Uganda was in turmoil, I wasn't born then but I can relate with the story that's why some people stay alive to tell of God's good works .. I am proud to know this family especially the grand children, the likes of Nancy AmitoAkot Kasuti DoraLaker Laura, Norman Luwum, Luwum Daniel.. I know they are many more, May God's blessings flow to you his grand children and the great grand children, may you live to emulate what your grand father did, you are the fruit of his loins... blessed from generation to generation, and as a nation we have all been blessed because of his life. We celebrate his life, Indeed I hope 16 Feb is declared a public holiday to honor him.

Friday 6 February 2015

When I Think About ...

It All Started With An Idea - Ideas are powerful especially when put to work
When I think about the Watch your wearing,
You are able to tell time just because someone sat down and thought, Instead of looking at the rising and going down of the sun, let me put something on their hands that can match the time of the day
When I think About the clothes your wearing,
Some one thought of not just covering you up but making you look good
When I think about the car you sitting in or driving,
Some one thought instead of trekking long distances and using horses, why not make a four wheeled car powered by an engine to take you from point A to B.
When I think about the house you are in,
Someone thought of making it that way so that you could not only have a roof on your head but that it could keep you warm when it is cold or protect you from thugs, bad weather etc
When I think about the Inspiration you are reading now,
The books you are reading now, the articles you are reading now, someone thought let me not just write anything but let me write what will either bring transformation or confusion both extremes catered for
When I think about the smart phone you have,
It was someone's idea that you wouldn't just be able to call and that's it, phones are now micro computers that can do almost everything a computer does, you can even print over the web wherever you are with gadgets powered to do so
When I think about the farms, Institutions, Schools, Banks, Friends, Jobs, etc
It was all an idea, the question I ask today , what are you doing with your thoughts? Do you have Ideas but can't be translated into reality or are you the one waiting for others to think for you.

If we all put our minds to think and bring forth solutions that can change the world, we could be solving today and tomorrows problems, Ideas are powerful only when put to task, Nothing is indeed possible, I marvel at the way it took Thomas Edison 10,000 attempts to create a working bulb, his thoughts and ideas did not just remain in his mind or paper he tried and tried thus today we can enjoy the benefits of light bulbs.

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