Fast forward to 2012. God asked my then fiancé and I to get married on a Thursday in the middle of nowhere. It was a radical decision, I mean who gets married on a Thursday out of town and expects people to attend? We did, we knew that the King of Kings would be in our midst and His presence was and still is heaven to us. Yes, it caused controversy at first but when people realized it was happening on the Thursday they came. Man, did we see the blessings of obedience. Goodness and mercies have been hot on our heels since then.
A couple of months down the line, as we were settling down into marriage, the Lord asked us to quit our jobs one by one. In our marriage, we had already decided that Jesus would be the center so when He said “quit!” that is exactly what we did. Oh, but it didn’t end there, oh no! He directed us to move 500kms away to a land seemingly foreign to us in which we didn’t know anyone, to pray for the republic of Kenya, our country. So we quit our jobs, packed up our household goods and moved 500kms away to begin a new life. Did you know you can move your household goods in Kenya using the Railway? Yes it is safe, we tried it. Out of our over 750kgs of luggage only a glass and a plate broke. They superseded my expectations. Round of applause for RVR* please!
|Ess visting Turi and I |
Back to the story, our new life 500kms away was to begin with more than one month of petitioning God for our beloved country that means, doing prayer walks in different places every day. Many people, Christians especially, did not and still do not understand that we were moving to pray and not moving to find work immediately. One would wonder if the call to be radical is somewhat an old-fashioned mind set. Oh well, in fashion or out of fashion, we chose to be radical as Christ has called us all to be.
Something happens when people pray. Destinies are changed, souls are won for Christ, ‘prisoners’ are set free, wars cease before they begin, strongholds are broken, darkness is lifted and the presence of God renews and refreshes creation. God answers prayers. The devil is not asleep; he is wide awake roaring like a lion looking for people to devour. When we take our authority as sons and daughters of Christ, we begin to walk in dominion.
1 month in to it and we have seen His hand; He has sustained us and will continue to do so.