Seven Squared; Perfection Doubled. Why 7 is not just my favorite number….

0_0_250_http---offlinehbpl.hbpl.co.uk-news-RB-EC8AA45B-C375-0F3A-A552B3B55B04F42FI have started noticing a series of 7’s in my life- at work, at home and in my marriage. I get the chills even when I think about it. See, 7 is God’s number. It denotes perfection, totality, completion and fullness. It comes from a Hebrew word meaning “to be full,” “to be satisfied,” and “to have enough.

This year marked my 7th year away from Kenya. It also marked my 27th birthday on the 7th day of the week. Aside from that, it happens that I am the 7th child in my family. On May 27th I started my new position at work. In October, it also marks 7 years since I met my husband. Not convinced yet? My naturalization anniversary is also on the 27th day.

I know that most people can be highly skeptical about this. However, for me- I feel that my life is taking a shift. I moving onto the “major leagues”. Hahaha. I truly believe it. In the word of God every number has a meaning and every meaning may have been conveyed in a number. For example, the bible tells us to forgive 70 times 70.

I am not trying to state that our life is configured by numbers and that numbers dictate how your life would be. That is quite the slippery slope as we are to look to Christ. Sometimes people lose sight of God and end up dumping God and looking to numerology.

For me, I feel like the number 7’s in my life are but signs for what I already know. It’s like little reminders of the blessings in Deuteronomy 28. Maybe it’s all in my head; nonetheless, I know my God is an awesome God.

2014 is the year of blessings squared.

MY LORD, ALL GLORY GOES TO YOU!!!

The caged bird & the humming bird; Maya Angelou & Wangari Maathai

Archilochus-alexandri-002-editI am compelled to write this blog today. My daughter is giving me a hard time here, but alas! It must be done!

Being the best you can be and letting hope prevail…

Maya Angelou and Wangari Maathai are two phenomenal God fearing women. They are my mentors and I love them so. They have inspired me so much and caused me to hope, even when there is doubt. To try, even when I feel like I am without chances.

Maya Angelou and Wangari Maathai were both activists. Maya worked alongside Martin Luther King Jr. during the Civil Rights Movement. Wangari fought for democracy and was against the political injustices in Kenya. They did not care that they were black or female. They had a cause and they did the best they could to fight for it. They did not look at their inabilities, but their CAPABILITIES!

I have been reading their books and watching their documentaries. It’s amazing how they tell their stories and share their struggles. When I read about them I feel the butterflies in my stomach. I feel like they are speaking to me, for I too am a phenomenal woman. By faith, the time will come to rise and speak for the children, for those plagued with HIV and AIDS. For those who are homeless and starving. By faith, that shall come to pass.

Maya speaks of the caged bird that does not have freedom. In that cage, the bird finds its voice and sings! Why does the caged bird choose to make a melodious sound?…HOPE!!!!

Wangari speaks of the humming bird that is compelled to save a burning forest by collecting drops of water and pouring it into the angry fire. The other large animals look at the humming bird and question its “futile” attempts to put out the fire. In response, the humming bird states, “I am doing the best I can”. After all, that’s what we are called to do. To be the best we can and to work to the glory of God!

Know that everything you are going through is in preparation for what God has in store for you. You are being sharpened for your duty. You may not see the fruits of your labor, but I tell you- TILL YOUR LAND- rain is coming!!!  & GATHER YOUR BASKETS AND KNEADING TROUGHS! For a harvest is coming!

2 Corinthians 4:16-18

New International Version (NIV)

16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.