I believe in a God, the almighty father who made the Heaven and Earth, all that is visible and invisible, I believe in that God who has had my back from time immemorial, a God who has watched over me before I came to the world, a God that came through in my childhood when according to my mum, I suffered a bout of malaria that had me admitted in hospital for one month and had the doctors and my thinking that wouldn’t make it, a God that has pulled off miracle after miracle to rescue me.
So I might not always do the right thing or manage to pray more than twice a month, but I love my God and read my Bible when I can.
Writes Ivan A. Rackara aka Lord Rhaikara who is a gifted gentleman and wears many hats. He loves to tell stories and his blog is a form of expression of the reality he lives in ranging from the politics of his country, social ills, burdens, relationships, mental health and anything his editorial radar deems fit. Please read more of his blog >> https://grumpyivaan.wordpress.com/
I am honoured that my Ugandan neighbour has nominated me for the BrainStorms Award. Thank you!
- Thank the person that nominated you
- Tag your post with The BrainStorms Award and follow BrainStorms if you are willing
- Display the BrainStorms award logo
- Talk a bit about your blog, why you started it, what you write about and your goal
- Answer the 5 questions you’ve been asked, then nominate 5 amazing bloggers
- Ask your nominees 5 new questions
Questions from Lord Rhaikara:
1. What inspires you to create?
Simply put I would say the love of God and my love for God.
2. What causes are you passionate about?
God’s causes- ‘to preach good news to the poor, proclaim freedom for prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour’.
3. What is the last book you read and what is it about?
Recently finished reading ‘Cameos- Women fashioned by God’ by Helen Kooiman. It recounts life-stories of 15 women and the working of God in each of their lives.
I liked this quote, ‘All he (God) asks us to do is to weave up all he gives, however odd it looks, into the fabric of our lives . . . not to puff us up . . . but to bring us nearer to what he wants and intends. Often his great works are done through those who are in the dark themselves‘
4. What is the one lesson you’ve learnt from this COVID-19 Pandemic?
I wouldn’t say it is a lesson, but rather a reinforcement that life is fickle and fleeting, and yet we spend our days chasing after the fickle and fleeting.
5. How have you adjusted to life during/after lockdown?
It has been a smooth transition for me- probably because I am an introvert and ‘socially distant’.
I nominate all those reading this with the above questions 🙂