The Incubator

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53 Responses to “The Incubator”

  1. just a kairetu Says:

    Wow!!!!Pastor M,I’d like to say happy mother’s day too your mom to start off with first!!!Coz she sure did something very well witht he bundle that God entrusted her with!
    I am one of the few that knw my purpose,although I was frustrated when I got up to pray YES,is imply said yes and let go of all the conditions I had previously attached to my YES!After a year of this job hunt I was the end of my road,most lhad told me I made a mistake returning to kenya when I had offers to stay elsewhere.I came back headstrong that I would become a fearless human rights lawyer who fights for kids and women coz it pisses me off to see those two groups of people sufferand ofcourse i have to advance my country becoz God in his infiite wisdom made me kenyan for a reason!For so long I’ve wondered why the year long wait to fulfil that vision…but I relaise that the wait is for a purpose and I dnt have to wait for the law firms and organizations to come knocking I can continue happily doing my part as a volunteer at various slums!Kumbe,all his unpaid efforts are for a purpose-I’ts the incubation phase of the foundation.Ontoop of that seeing my uncle mwaniki on the pulpit today sharing his passion ,made me relaise I need to get uncomfortable and start doing my bit towars my purpose as being jobless just means I have more time to work towards being a humble servant of God in society as I wait ofr his perfect timing to create an opportunity for my purpose to be a career path too.

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  2. Hi Pst M
    Men the Sermon Was Cool and I have decided to Up Mt game in Praya, I have just received a Promotion and am Scared but am Praying for Streangth and what am I to do now that I don’t have 6Months. Like Nehemiah?

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  3. Hi Pst M and Mavunites.
    Today’s sermon was great and powerful but non the less scary. I know my purpose, atleast i thought that i did until someone told me that they had been told by God that my purpose is a diffrent one from that one that i knew. What supprised me was that was that what she told me was related to one of the things that get me realy angry, and she doesnt know me that well to have guesed it (i have enough things that get me railled up by the way!). My question now is, should i start following this new purpose or should i continue with what i was doing before and wait for confermation on the new one?

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  4. Pastor m urealy toughed it ws my 1st time 2stand up without worrying who’z looking @me or how many pple have stood up,ifelt like yr addressing me only,am happy 2 the direction&level that God is taking me, anxiously waiting 2start my mizizi on 12 iges it wil be the best Present to me on ma bday the very day, bless u pstr m

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  5. just a kairetu Says:

    PS:tow things moved me beyond words….for about 7mnths now av been praying asking God for spiritual maturity,tho I’d tried googling it to see if I could get a proper definition of what that would involve doing in a few words jana Pastor M explained it so well…..being avalailable for God 100%.Thanks pastor M,ofr that light bulb moment.
    Also I have to commend the great examples in the bible u used of the incubation phase.Knowing that greeat men of God had to wait for 25yrs(abraham) and 40ys(moses) made me let go of the self pity I’ve had for my prayers taking so long to be answered.If righteous Abraham could wait 25yrs for a son-which by the way is the length of time av been on this earth!who am I(a mere sinner trying to learnt he ropes of christianity) to question God’s infinite wisdom?!As was stated by pastor M at the beginning of the yr,The Lord is MY shepherd I SHALL NOT WANT!

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  6. Tumaini Says:

    Thank you Pastor M.

    It never ceases me that whichever way we want to look at life and living its not about us. I am one of those people who draws up the plans for God after I hear a whisper on what to do. Before the whole plan unfolds i have a masterplan and i start telling God what we need in order to accomplish MY purpose not OUR purpose. The past 4 weeks have been the hardest – I have this dying passion for family; the home and leadership, after week 1 and week 2 of Dare to dream I’ve just realised that i need to go back to the source and partner with God. The reason i say its been a hard 4 weeks is because i’ve had difficult cases to deal with for people i love. I have been placed in their path to help them and its really hard. I actually asked God why it had to be people close to me because what i had to say is not what they want to hear most of all when i give them Spiritual Solutions not earthly solutions. I’ve had to learn what it feels like to witness to someone who doesnt want to hear about Godly solutions. And yes doesnt it get lonely when we do the right thing. After yesterday i realised that God is giving me one on one lessons with those i know before he sends me out to the world to those i dont know. I dont sleep at night and i wake up and sleep thinking about others – come to think of it as i draw the master plan i dont have the capacity to handle all the hurt and pain that may come at me when i open up my doors. Thank you for the word; thank you for making us realise that we need to move at God’s pace. I realise that i have not even been well marinated yet let alone going into the incubator. I’ve gone back to my knees to ask God for his will to be done in my life. As Rick Warren says we are human beings not human doings. Its not about what we do its what God asks us to be and we act according to his will.

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  7. Blogger. Says:

    Pastor M
    I now understand why every time I come to church feeling low or discouraged and want to give up I always feel uplifted with the love of God.Thank God for gideonites.
    After Miizizi this last March I came out transformed and at another level in my spirituality.Have been trusting God in many situations in my life but these last few weeks I felt at my lowest. I lacked the strength to face life positively in the midst of searching for answers about my purpose in life.
    I have this one thorn that is dragging me down and these last few weeks I felt tempted to try my own solutions and not Gods.
    What kept me from getting a high was the guilt I would feel when I came to church on sunday.Infact I had said to myself, after the service then I would get my high.I prayed before the service and asked God for a sign that he still cares.
    During worship when we sang yes I cried like a baby.When you prayed for people in my category I cried some more.Through out the service I cried until I my eyes were swollen.God trully loves and cares for me. I felt his presence.
    Pastor M,I an being incubated.For some time now I have felt God lead me to a certain direction.He has confirmed this through some fearless influencers in Mavuno who I have no doubt about thier spiritual standing.All the messages are the same.Yet I have been weighed down by many things.I have often told God, if you will just sort me out on this then I can begin to move.Yet what God is saying to me is that he does not need my ability, he needs my availability.First is to say yes then everything else will follow.
    Today I just want to praise God for he has given me a new song. I will not give up.I will prayerfully seek God and in the meatime do his business as he sorts mine.
    Finally Pastor M, I really want to commend you for love and the believe you have for your flock in ministry.The blog is the one place that I come very morning even before my newspaper and I have been so encouraged by many testimonies posted here.I feel so much better knowing that am not the only one with issues. Just taking the negative energy some place else was good for alot of us.
    Thank you for your constant blog communication an persistence.Sometimes your comments are all I need to get by each day.

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  8. Pastor M what you preached on sunday about allowing prayer to ensure my vision was powerful. you said that God is tired of my advice,my strategies on how to fulfill his vision for my life- that is me right there!! having excuses and fears as to why God cant use me and YET ITS ABOUT HIM NOT ME!! that insight was so powerful. am waiting and i do know beyond a shadow of doubt that this is my time and my season- am in the dispensation of purpose , favour and Grace, but yet i must ALLOW GOD TO PREPARE FOR THE VISION WHICH HE HAS FOR ME – Now i understand the earlier sermons you preached on finding direction – that REFINEMENT PRECEDES ASSIGNMENT- there is an assignment that GOD WANTS ME TO CARRY OUT WHICH IS PART OF HIS VISION BUT i need to ready so that i dont give birith to A PREMATURE VISION which will collapse because of the opposition and threats.
    My GOD THAT WAS SO POWERFUL- CANT WAIT TO START MZIZI and have more of these powerful life changings reves!!!!

    God bless you – you are serving your purpose by giving some of us hope to continuing looking up to GOD to reveal to us our GOD ASSIGNED PURPOSE

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  9. Pastor M what you preached on sunday about allowing prayer to ensure my vision was powerful. you said that God is tired of my advice,my strategies on how to fulfill his vision for my life- that is me right there!! having excuses and fears as to why God cant use me and YET ITS ABOUT HIM NOT ME!! that insight was so powerful. am waiting and i do know beyond a shadow of doubt that this is my time and my season- am in the dispensation of purpose , favour and Grace, but yet i must ALLOW GOD TO PREPARE FOR THE VISION WHICH HE HAS FOR ME – Now i understand the earlier sermons you preached on finding direction – that REFINEMENT PRECEDES ASSIGNMENT- there is an assignment that GOD WANTS ME TO CARRY OUT WHICH IS PART OF HIS VISION BUT i need to ready so that i dont give birith to A PREMATURE VISION which will collapse because of the opposition and threats.
    My GOD THAT WAS SO POWERFUL- CANT WAIT TO START MZIZI and have more of these powerful life changings reves!!!!

    God bless you – you are serving your purpose by giving some of us hope to continuing looking up to GOD to reveal to us our GOD ASSIGNED PURPOSE

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  10. Beatitudes Says:

    Hi All,

    Just wanted to share a quote from a book I’m reading “The Voice of God” by Cindy Jacobs:

    “His plan came as a big shock in my life. I thought I had my life’s calling all figured out. By this time, I had done my undergraduate and graduate studies in music, had led church choirs, played the piano, led worship, taught Bible studies and was happy being a mom. Surely this was enough, right? I was spending two or three hours a day in prayer and was feeling fulfilled. Right in the middle of my wonderful fulfillment, the Lord interrupted my peaceful life” (p.25)

    I thought this was pretty much exactly what Pastor M was telling us last week and also this week when he talked about God doesn’t need your ability he wants you’re availability. Its great that she taught Bible study and played the piano but he wanted her for something else.

    Another lesson I got is also what Pastor M taught, she was going about her Father’s business in doing all these activities in church and praying, and in fact that is how she was able to grow closer to God and be ready when the time came for Him to reveal her calling.

    So Mavunites, be about your Father’s business!!

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  11. First of all i would like to give thanx to God for the entire pastoral team of Mavuno as welll as Mavunites. Yani i just feel blessed to be part of Mavuno even though several people close to me deem it an place of entertainment rather than a temple of God. And for those who have not participated in Mizizi, you should sign up right now, it is a phenomenal experience that engages every aspect of an individual, i.e. your mind, body and spirit.

    The Incubator was GREEEEAAAAT!!!!!! I especially felt super challenged Pastor M’s friend said that they went round Parliament seven times. I was sharing this with my sister and telling her that it was about time we chrisitans asked God to give us greater representation in our political leaders club. And she said that she felt that everytime a Christian got elected to the August House that it was a loss to us Believers rather than a gain. And as we were discussing in my Lifegroup mtg las week, we established the fact that we generally (this is just a generalisation) limit God’s might to the worldly limits.

    I am passionate about soooooooooooooooooo many thngs and Leadership is one of them. I do not watch news as a policy for i am fed up of the theatrics our so called leaders put us through day in day out. So Mavuno I am challenging you to dare to dream and rise up a Christian political leader who shall portray God”s excellence. And that this leader shalll not be a loss to us but a benefit to us believers as welll as the rest of the world. If a black man is leading The US, why can we, Kenya, a nation of believers not put a Christian to lead us out of Egypt and into the promised land of Canaan? It is about time we put the authority that was put in us when we accepted Jesus as our saviour to practise.

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  12. Pastor M,

    Thank you so much for that lesson and just for talking about what i needed to hear. I am an activist, without a doubt, i am on my knees asking God to change me so that i can be more grounded and do his work, his work, with him leading me and not me telling hime what to do. i feel so blessed this morning as i tell God, its ok, i am willing to wait on you on your time because your time is perfect and your works are perfect. i feel so humbled this morning, and i am happy to wait on the Lord. God bless us all.

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  13. Ed Nyamu Says:

    I’m proposing that you do this sermon again Pastor M.
    Folks need to know that all good things, all Godly things are and MUST be incubated in prayer…things seen and unseen (I know this and there’s a baby to prove it!). In a world of instant solutions and answer, prayer does make sense but it’ll get you results! And not just good results, but God results!!!

    Ed

    ps. Is it a rule in blogging that one must disguise their identity?

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  14. Yesterday was my third time at Mavuno and I must admit that it was life-changing, just like the other two:-)

    The sermon was made for me, and I made a decision to go into a season of prayer to let God show me His vision for me. I’m looking forward to Mizizi…I know it will be something else!!

    ps: I think it is a convention that bloggers disguise their identity, but conventions can be broken!

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  15. hey mavunites,
    To start with if anyone of you hasn’t done mizizi u beta show up at the dome kesho evening.Its after mizizi that u r able to even apply the sunday sermons into your life through the lifegroups.@pastor m:You and your team are doing a great job and i want to say something… the devil aint happy at all!!Not especially with people like me who’s life are turning round 360 degrees.You are not only daring me to dream through this may series but also encouraging me to be about my father’s business as he moulds me for my purpose.i have been praying God for a husband and giving him deadlines and ideas of how we should go about it.Lol i really felt ashamed when it dawned on me that abraham waited for 25 years to get a son which he had been promised yet he was so faithful and busy doing God’s business, who am i to even question God i haven’t even been promised one but am busy dictating to .That sermon humbled me and now i will let God mould me and pray as he continues to mmy future husband.i am a friend of God

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  16. gachanja Says:

    Hi pastor M. Just visited during the incubator sermon and I heard your reply to the “mavuno is a celebrity church” quote. Though I am not a mavunite, I am in the body of Christ of which Mavuno is a LEGITIMATE PART.
    I have heard all the criticism against mavuno but my encouragement to you and all other mavunites is continue with what God has directed you to do. I think that Mavuno is reaching a group that was “unreachable?” and taking them into the Kingdom, letting God clean them up, teaching them what Kingdom means and releasing them back to the world.
    I am grateful to God that you are faithfully and strategically working in your part of the harvest field. May we(other churches) learn from you.
    My only prayer for you is that you keep your eyes fixed on Jesus, the prize, the author and perfector of our faith.
    If there are any errors in our ways, may God help us.

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  17. Wow, that was such an important, deep and sober message. Given all the syke and energy that a vision or dream can generate… you can short circuit yourself with an overload trying to ‘swallow the elephant in one bite’.

    I’m just thinking of the scriptures that say the LORD is my strength; He makes my feet like the feet of a deer, He enables me to go on the heights.

    It is HE who enables me to go on the heights.

    My heart, my mind, my soul, my love, my life …Lord, it all belongs to you.
    (Damita Haddon > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHjO89tqG2I)

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  18. Pst M,
    For me the thing that surprised me on Sunday was when you prayed for people who are facing temptations in one area or the other. I was one of them but what surprised me was all the other people facing the same challenge. Kwani i wonder does God decide that this week i’ll test people like this. As in pengine there’s a theme: Mavunites for Temptations this May!! Nway, im glad we got to pray about it n i know ill make it through.

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  19. @Shelly,
    God doesn’t tempt people, Satan does. Church is a meeting place for people with issues looking up for healing, thats why there are many of us standing.

    The sermons at Mavuno are so real, relevant and rally me to action. My prayer is Pastor M’s theme song “Savior as thou others outcalling Do NOT pass me by.”
    God is not short of people to use, if I will not avail myself for his use, he can use stones. I pray that as I hear this message, i will not just sit pretty but practise it. Lets keep the fire going.
    Magda

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  20. Pastor M Says:

    Hi all, thanks for the great comments. Have been encouraged reading them and learning a lot. @ JN, congratulations on your promotion. I believe it has come in our Father’s good time. Ask Him for wisdom (James 1:5) as He promises to give it to you unsparingly!

    For all who are coming for Mizizi, I am thoroughly excited for you! See you this evening at the Dome!

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  21. wangeci Says:

    Walala the sermon was amazing. I heard an aha moment in regards to incubation, God has spoken trhough various people and promised me great things that will amaze me. I first heard this in 2007 and many times wondered whether that word was for me and if it was why it was taking long. this year again in the mizizi retreat God reconfirmed and was very excited. i interepreted this to mean it would happen immediately and was getting very frustrated that nothing was happening and was sure that God had forgotten me. But after the sermon as I look back I now see that God has been incubating me and through this season I have become a prayer warrior, learnt to trust in God and have amazimg peace and joy mapka people tell me that I am radiant and glow. This is truly a testimony since clearly the status quo has remained. I still don’t know what my vision and purpose is but I know that God is preparing me for it so in the meantime will relax andi continue to take care of His business
    When Pastor M asked those who were frustrated with waiting on God to no avail to stand up I did and he also prayed for breakthrough this week. After the service had a depressing conversation and in the evening as I was praying regarding the same I got call that changed the whole equation. Yaani I’m so awed that God would answer so instantly literally when even before I’ve finished praying. Things are looking up and I see light at the end of the tunel and I give all the Glory and honor to God.
    Sorry for the mini sermon but I must ” testify of the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living”

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  22. My purpose? Incubation? Pastor M you are on point. I came to church wondering and asking myself why is my boss the way he is? But now i know God is preparing me for a bigger purpose. Let me take you guys through this, i am a business exec for a media house right here, so last year i sold quite alot, but my client didnt pay on time hence i lost out on commission worth 800k. You can imagine how i felt, was not my fault my client paid late, and at the end of the day the money still came through for the company…so i dint understand why my boss was acting up. But after Sunday’s sermon, i let go of the hate i had for him. For i realized the hate was keeping God’s blessings away n plus God is definately baking me for bigger things. Ps i went for a Brand Management interview, Mavunites keep the prayers flowing. Be blessed

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  23. Pastor M, you and the entire pastoral team at Mavuno are just God-sent! What can we say? My husband shared with me a message you shared at Gideon’s torch on how your vision for Mavuno was birthed many years ago and today God has fulfilled it for His own glory! Like you said on Sunday, let us not get distracted by discouraging talk just because you and your team are doing what God has called you to do … May you and your team at Mavuno receive double portion of his strength and mercies each new day and may you never tire of doing good. For your Father in Heaven sees all these things and He shall reward you.

    Abundant blessings to the entire Mavuno leadership … I just love you guyz!

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  24. Im also lookig forward to Mizizi today. Its been a long time coming!! See u all at the dome.

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  25. Gogetter Says:

    Minding the Dream Giver’s Business while waiting for His Dream is wonderfully refreshing!

    Pasi, I get it that the Miriams should be happy about Gideon’s Torch because it is for their benefit; so being who I am (An activist), am sending this out to all the men:

    THIS IS A REMINDER; GIDEON’S TORCH STARTS AT 0500HRS TOMORROW, I WILL BE WAITING. GOD
    lol!

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  26. @Magda, I love your comment that God is not short of people to use, if we do not avail ourselves, He can use stones. What a powerful revelation! I look forward to going into incubation as i seek God’s clarification on his vision for me. and may i never hesitate or question when He calls but rise up and go forth in faith.

    All who are attending Mizizi this evening – prepare to be transformed! God works mightily in our lives throughout the mizizi course and my prayer is that He does so for each and every new mizizi student this season 2 as he did for me in season 1.

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  27. I now understand why Jesus stood out, he dared to be different and even when people spoke vibaya of Him, He did not stop doing what His father in heaven had sent Him to,..Mavuno they spoke vibaya of Christ if they don speak vibaya of us then there is something wrong, we are not going with the flow and so thank God……most of the time we want the Lamb of God but we do not want the Lion of Judah, or the opposite, I am greatful because mavuno is teaching the Lion and the Lamb we are not to sit and wait for someone to do it but we are not to jump and try be the solution makers,…it is true that the kingdom of God surfers violence and the violent shall take it by force but it is also true that Let the little children come to me…..we have to learn to be like Jesus, thanks mavuno pastors for the guidance,,……..heard this song in an album for a band called zidi, ‘maneno unayoniambia tukiwa pamoja pale pahali petu pa siri yananitia nguvu wakati ni myonge’ n i think that is what pastor M was talking abt, prayer the secret place

    baraka!

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  28. On Saturday evening i felt i should not attend service at campus. I felt i should come to Mavuno after a long time. My heart was expectant to hear from the Lord and indeed He spoke to me in a simple and a great way.

    As an ‘Activist’ i have the tendency to want to do everything and prayer comes as the second option after i have started what i want to do. Amazingly, this man, Nehemiah, does the opposite of the norm – He kneels down and calls unto his Daddy; to know his will.

    I want to be incubated in prayer. God help me and bless His people.

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  29. @pastor m, sorry to bring this up here but i need your help… please clarrify something for me, i came in late jana for the mavuno launch and there are alot of things that i dint get but wat i want to know is are we meeting at the dome every tuesday for the mizizi?? or is there a no. that i can call to get alll the clarrifications that i need? please help?

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  30. Pastor M,

    Thanks for inspiring us greatly to discover our destiny. I have also been listening to the series “Discover you Destiny” and it’s been impacting my life. However, the sermon “Travel Companions” is not clear, can hardly get to hear anything……could you kindly have another copy uploaded for us.

    Thanks

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  31. I loved the sermon… and Tosh’s testimony is still ringing aloud in my head…

    For so long I have asked God to show me the way;
    For so long He has urged me to kneel and pray.
    I am so grateful for the sermon on Sunday;
    Truly God’s vision can only be done God’s way.

    God bless you all as you pursue God’s way in prayer!

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  32. I am so much at peace with what I am certain in God’s vision given to me for Africa through business. It has been in incubation for long and trying especially in a wold of instant coffee. tea, cars, wives, husbands… mkopo was salo, you need it we got it that everyone around me embraces.

    It is so encouraging to see God assemble his army and count me as one of his generals. I praise him for a word in season not just now but for eternity. He owns, I manage.

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  33. forgot to highlight this profound truth

    ‘God does not need my abilities, he wants my availability’
    – Muriithi Wanjau

    ps. he is my buddy

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  34. i have no idea what my purpose is!! this can get a bit frustrating esp. when pple around you jua theirs and look at you zile za ” wat do you mean you dont know””… i so hope/pray that by the time this surmon is coming to a close i wil have know why am in this earth…

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  35. caroline Says:

    Shiks, I feel you completely. worse for me, there are people who claim to know what my purpose is and are surprised that I don’t. Thanks Pastor M. Your sermons are helping me to look to the dream giver and like Nehemiah to wait on Him who is able…

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  36. mavunite Says:

    @ Shiks, we have weekday classes at the Dome on Tuesdays and Thursdays so I guess it depends which day you signed for. If you didn’t sign up or just need to confirm which class you are in, then you can send an email to allanr@mavunochurch.org or alternatively check at the info desk after the Sunday service.

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  37. Just remembered something that Pst. M said in the sermon that has really encouraged me…

    Discovering and engaging in your vision is a lifelong journey.

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  38. this is great. this sermon has made me think so much,talk to God a lot. its been conversation at home n with friends.am confused, scared, a whole mix..the challenge..uuui

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  39. Incubation:
    The word sounds more agricultural yet on Sunday it came out with a new meaning. Thank God for Pst. M. I am activist, no doubt. I have been praying that I will gain stability and operate Nehemiah style. I know my purpose well, I even have my vision set. The hitch comes in the means and so I got the answer on Sunday. I need to go to the mountain and pray or pray until the mountain comes to where I am. That is my incubation period and the conditions must just be right for the dream to hatch and grow into an artful bird. It can not be rushed and so the activist in me must be nubbed.
    Be Blessed.

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  40. as a first timer ad just like to say ur semon rocked, and even though am one of those who r still searching for my purpose/vision, am glad someone out there has made a step towards making sense of this thing called life. So big up pastors…..
    Just a question has progress been made towards getting a general comments blog space? I read some of the comments made by Christian Girl and I have my conerns but this is not the place. So just incase am being slow…. please point me in the right direction.

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  41. mavunite Says:

    @ E, please send any concerns and inquiries to inquiries@mavunochurch.org. We’ll do our best to answer them pronto 🙂

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  42. The General Says:

    hi. I must admit that Sunday was refreshing. I have been waiting and praying for a vision from God for a long time. The stories about people who waited for longer than I have in the Bible gave me confidence that God is still coming with my vision. The insistence by Pst M that we must pray about our vision also helped me realise that I should not waste my waiting time complaining or being idle. I should invest this time in prayer for that vision for which I am trusting God and waiting on Him. When it comes, y’all will be shocked! I’m guessing so will I at its magnitude. After all, He did make me for greatness!
    God bless.

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  43. @ O-Kay & @ just a Kairetu thank you for sharing where you are at I completely identify with you.

    I finished my masters in Europe last year and as I was coming back other Kenyans living there thought I was mad. Seeing Kenya burn early last year truly broke my heart and the tenous political climate has me really wondering how can I be part of Kenya’s Social Transformation.

    The activist part of me has great ideas on how to birth social transformation and in fact wants to run the program. Yet, I sense God saying “wait and pray!”

    Pastor M, thanks for being used of God to deliver this message to me. It was the second time in a span of three weeks that someone had preached based on this particular passage in Nehemiah and essentially parroted the same message to me. Can you believe it?

    So here I am praying (am joining prayer school too) as I wait to see what God has in store.

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  44. Simply Me Says:

    I have been struggling with this whole purpose thing with God as I am passionate about many things! Coupled with this is the fact that I am an activist and tend to just get into things and serve.

    After the sermon I cam to realise that God has me in the incubator and has probably been trying to get my attention to sit tight and allow the full baking process to happen. I now know that I need to up my game in prayer which I am seriously doing in order to fully understand and be prepared to fearlessley influence where God desires me to have an impact.

    Thanks Pst. M., for making this season understood. I now realise that I prematurely jumped into my purpose and are now taking time to seek God and allow the full maturation process to happen.

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  45. i have missed church for the last 2 months. i lost my job last year dec 2008 . i am at a point where i don’t really know what to do with my life or my purpose.i have been praying for God to give me a job that will define my purpose and will glorify his name i praying God will open a door soon because my life is at halt. but i thank the lord for all his mercies for his taking care of me.

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  46. Pst. Judy Gichuru Says:

    This has been a very exciting series. The incubator sermon sounded like the refinement precedes assignment sermon. However i appreciate the fact this sermon now gives me the how. I realised i am an activist. i Love to jump in to things and offer solutions. This definately has to do with mz personality. But its interesting to know that Nehemiah was neither a runner nor was he an activists. Him he learnt to take time to pray and fast. For me its mind boggling to realise that Nehemiah took an equivalent of about 6months to prepare for work that took him 52 days. What i realise is that it takes more than my education, call and strategies to accomplish the work God has given me. Pastor M mentioned how David had been annointed as king yet had to wait for 15years before he would seat on the throne. During such moments God works on our character. I know i got alot of baggage that the incubator is the best place to be. It will work on my character . Even Jesus knew his mission since childhood zet started ministrz at 30 and did all his executions in 3and half years.His mission was like 10% of his preparation. That was the son of God who am i to want to run. Sometimes i feel like am not badly off, but this week its so clear that 9/10 is not good enough the 1/10 could be the character issue that will crush my destiny. why not allow God to work on it . But something that Pastor M made clear that its only in prayer that i will know what to do during incubation time. Its when in prayer that he will show me things that i need to work on. They could character issues to work on, a class to attend, a marriage partner that can share in same purpose. When am ready he will also tell me to go ahead and launch this big thing and since things are in place it wont be hard for me. It will be like a 52 days execution after six months of waiting. Mine has been more than six months but now i get the point. so even if the oven gets stuffy, i will wait. I will wait in prayer. I know God answers prayers

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  47. Wendy 1 Says:

    Thanks Pst.Judy for your insights.Its always nice to have a different perspective on issues which helps one see the bigger picture. I guess this blog helps us interract in this way.I have been praying and medidating alot since this series began.I guess I can say am overwhelmed beyond words as I seek God for a turning point in my life.

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  48. Wendy 1 Says:

    And Megz I just want to encourage you that God cares.Dont give up on him.Even when you don’t feel like, confess with your mouth that all will be well.Do you remember the old man’s tale about settlling at the Mavuno dome?Alot of anxiety and waiting.The old man man told us that when God wants to do mega things he takes his time to dig the foundation.Which is what he is doing for you.
    Keep the faith and God will come thru.I will pray with you.
    1 Peter 5:10-In his kindness God called you to his eternal glory by means of Jesus Christ.After you have suffered a little while, he will restore, support, and strenghten you, and he will place you on a firm foundation.All power is his forever and ever.Amen.

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  49. Pleasure_Seeker Says:

    This series “Dare to Dream” is a series very close to my heart. Let me begin by saying, I like Pastor M, only had one dream and that was TO BECOME RICH, hook or crook, that was all I ever dreamt of.
    When I was growing up, an Asian lady family friend read my palms and prophesied just as much. We were comfortable growing up, so the package of good schools, coasto during the holidays, you know the hang those days visions, bubbles, cani and the occasional beat house, life was grand until now when you realize the outcome of many and it dawns on you…years later, what was I thinking.
    Growing up in that environment one always thought what can possibly go wrong. It never occurred to me that God may have a different plan for me. Guys, kweli God did have a different mpango, instead of riches I became an alcoholic, I couldn’t do anything right. I had to have a drink first thing in the morning in order to face the day and for years I struggled with this addiction. Later in life a friend of mine, a born again Christian, advised me to seek salvation and I accepted, after having tried all to kick the addiction unsuccessfully, I went through a spirit building session (what you call Mizizi at Mavuno). I thought I knew God, but I did not really know him.
    For two months day in day out, in the middle of somewhere in Rift Valley where I have never been before, I built a foundation in Christ with others not known to me, but with a similar purpose. Since then, I have felt different even my wife says I am a new person. We have peace and joy in our lives now and all has changed for the best. It is six months since I totally accepted Christ in my heart and given my all to God to guide.
    I know God has a plan for me. It was not until the service on the 3rd when you asked us to write down what it was that pissed us off. Ms. Mugo came up on stage and told us of her passion to educate young girls on certain concerns, I was touched and immediately my passion came to mind.
    Now, on Sunday when Pastor M asked us a series of categories on which your calling may fall on, mine was the one which went like this
    “I know my calling, but I would not know where to begin because it is too big”
    My passion I believe is to get beggar of all ages off the streets. I believe there are men, women and children beggars on the streets with a vision like everyone else but have had their hopes of life dashed because of a disability born or acquired in life, poverty, rejection from society, etc. etc. I believe there is nothing wrong with these, all they need is someone to ignite their passion.
    I think my vision to help them realize their vision, that I say is my vision, purpose and calling.

    John Hagee wrote in one of his books The Seven Secrets
    “If you will invest winning the lost,
    God will give you abundance you cannot contain.”

    Pastor M. please pray for me, I know God listens and he is faithful, God bless you all at Mavuno. You are a blessing to us.
    Thanks

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  50. Waiyaki Says:

    hello pasi i am most grateful for this timely message.after listening to it i cant help but trace back its relation and link to the other sermon series prior to it.on DARE TO DREAM pasi u highlight on how we’ll discover, articulate and fit our vision into God’s BIGGER PIC/VISION which is partly highlighted in Gen 1:28 to rule and have dominion over all that he created.however to go about this whole business using God’s very principles and style we will require to RETURN TO EDEN as pasi Linda stated and the men to take their rightful role by being MEN ENOUGH aided by our suitable HELPERS, Esther’s battteries(ladies) who will light the Gideons torches(men) to realise the HAPPILY EVER AFTER LIVE as one. thanks alot and God bless the Pastors of Mavuno church!!!!!!!!!!

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  51. Redeemed Child Says:

    @Waiyaki, dude such a fresh analysis. I like.
    As do i like the series that’s on. Our Lifegroup really has a field day trying to internalized it. Thanx Pastor M, for allowin God to use u!

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  52. sermon notes please!!!

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