The well known dictum of “when in Rome do as the Romans do” seems to be the philosophy of almost all modern businessmen. The assumption is that if a Christian wants to be a businessman and a successful one at that, he has to compromise his Christian principles or else he is doomed to fail. The sceptical conclusion is that there is no such thing as a successful, godly, Christian businessman or woman!
Join us on 11th November 2018 from 9am to 4pm for a One Day “Good Success” Seminar as we explore some practical essentials of doing business that reflects kingdom values in its business model.
The Speakers of the day, Arch. Paul Waweru and Dr. Juster Waweru, believe that Christians can succeed in business without getting caught up in this world narrative. Businesses that not only enable people to use their God-given gifts to provide for themselves and their families but also generate wealth to support the expansion of the kingdom of God on earth.
Arch. Paul and Dr. Juster have more than 30 years combined wealth of experience in business and mentorship.
We welcome the youth and the young-at-heart to the Riverside Youth Service on the 25th November 2018. Riverside Youth and Riverside Worship Team will be ministering. See you there…
“….. I write to you, young men, Because you have overcome the wicked one……I have written to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, And you have overcome the wicked one.” (1John 2:13,14)
With all the debates going on about corruption, the film “Rafiki”, the constant bombardment of our children with unpalatable content from left to right and the unrelenting peer pressure, isn’t it about time we Christian parents got intentional in our parenting? The future of our children and the society is at stake. As Christian parents we are in a position to secure a remnant in the Lord and for the Lord. A generation that will stand for the right and say no to all manner of ungodliness. This is our primary responsibility. Not the schools, not the media, not the church but our responsibility.
There are many good books and there’s good information out there with good strategies on parenting. But intentional parenting has to be more. Intentional parenting for a believing parent is parenting on our knees. “Unless the LORD builds the house, they labor in vain who build it… (Psalms 127:1). After we have trained up our children in the way they should go so that when they are old they’ll not depart from it (Prov 22:6), we still need our children to be taught by the LORD, so that great shall be the peace of our children (Isaiah 54:13).
On our knees, that’s where every battle is won. We can secure our children’s spiritual, social, relational, academic and career lives early in the Lord by praying for them without ceasing. Remember before he/she was your son/daughter, he/she was the Lord’s (Jer 1:5). We’ll do the actual work of training but we’ll also constantly take them to the Lord in prayer. He will secure them in Him if we ask Him and if we let Him. Amen
Dr. Juster Waweru
A grandfather is talking with his grandson and he says there are two wolves inside of us which are always at war with each other. One of them is a good wolf which represents things like kindness, bravery and love. The other is a bad wolf, which represents things like greed, hatred and fear. The grandson stops and thinks about it for a second then he looks up at his grandfather and says, “Grandfather, which one wins?” The grandfather quietly replies, the one you feed.
The best way to kill something is to starve it. The best way to have something thrive is to feed it. What we feed thrives, what we starve dies. What we feed wins, what we starve loses.
We feed by:
- What we meditate on. Do we meditate on whatever things are true, noble, just…as per Phil 4:8 – or do we meditate on failures, problems, obstacles, challenges?
- Who and what we allow to instruct us and speak into our lives. Do we depend on the Holy Spirit to teach us all things, and bring to our remembrance all things, according to John 14:26 or do we prefer to be instructed by the media, friends etc? Our friends feed into our thought patterns, attitudes, mindset and behavior. What kind of relationships do we encourage? Elisha had Elijah, Ruth had Naomi, Mary had Elizabeth, David had Jonathan, Samson had Delilah, Esau had the Canaanite wives and Joshua had Moses. Who do we have?
Be careful not to starve what is supposed to thrive or feed what is supposed to die:
- Feed your faith not your fear
Feed love not hatred
Feed forgiveness not bitterness
Feed positivity not negativity
Feed your strengths not weaknesses
Feed patience not impulsiveness
- Whatever we feed grows; whatever we starve dies
Whatever we feed wins; whatever we starve loses
Whatever we feed thrives; whatever we starve stagnates
Pst. Juster Waweru