Your testimony is under watch

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Yesterday morning, I was driving with my wife and three friends to Nakuru. I was the preacher of the day at Nakuru’s Christ Is the Answer Ministries (CITAM) Church. The speed limit is 100 kph on the highway to Nakuru. Like a good citizen I maintained the legal speed until I approached the  escarpment slope. Many cars were zooming past me and I figured an extra 10 kph wouldn’t hurt. So I took advantage of the slope and removed my foot from the gas pedal and left gravity to pay the bills. Once I was out of the escarpment slope, I resumed the legal speed. Not many metres later, I was flagged down by a police officer. He took my license and informed me that he knew that I had done 110 kph instead of 100 kph because of the speed cameras. With three other drivers, I was taken to Naivasha police station and charged for breaking the speed limit. I was charged 5,000 kes for going the extra 10. The thought of bribing the police crossed my mind. I knew they would accept an easy 1500 kes and let me go if I asked to speak to them on the side. However, the Holy Spirit convicted me to just do the right thing. So I obeyed the Lord’s prompting and I paid the 5000 kes and continued the journey to CITAM Nakuru at a conservative 80 kph.

I preached the gospel and shared from the scriptures for about one hour. After the service, as I was with the church senior pastor, a familiar man walked up to us. I recognized him immediately. He was one of the drivers who had been flagged down for over-speeding with me. I was with him at the police station. He stretched out his hand to the senior pastor and said, “Pastor, I was with this young man at the police station. Had he given a bribe to those policemen, nothing he would have said today on this pulpit would have made a difference to me.” I breathed a huge sigh in my mind and thanked God I did the right thing. Lesson: Honour God always- you never know who is watching your testimony.

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Ernest Wamboye is a disciple of Jesus Christ, a husband, a father, an author and a speaker. He has been married to the lovely Waturi since September 2012. They have a passion for youth ministry. Together they minister to young adults on the gospel and pre-marital relationships. Ernest has authored two books, The Human Temple, a novel, and Lust and the City- a guide on sexual purity.

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  1. Sometimes one feels as though they have been cast in a elaborate motion picture sequence scripted by the Holy Spirit. I smile, often, at the nuanced ways our Good Lord schools us.

    Your testimony has brought to mind a teaching I have been meditating upon, the clarion, 'they will know we are Christians by our Love'. With time He has taught me, that clarion call speaks also to conduct and adopted disposition; Love as a way of life, and as such it would need to be Love to corrupt oneself through wilful impropriety. And furthermore, it would not be Love for your neighbour if the Word you profess to him were not seen to be the lamp unto your feet.

    Indeed by our conduct – beyond apparent word and deed – we are the only Bible some people will ever read… and that is a tall order.

    Great testimony, even by your sharing it. May our Good Lord continue to bless you, and may you one day hear those joyous words, 'Well done my good and faithful servant.'

    Chaka Sichangi Namasaka.

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