Christians Urged Imbue Excellent Spirit In Walking With God
Christians in Ghana have been admonished to make a conscious effort to have an excellent spirit in their walk with God to enable them to live as a delight to Him.
In a message shared with members of the Yennyawoso District of The Church of Pentecost during the climax of the Lord’s Supper and Tithe Prayer Week on Friday, September 4, 2020, at the Central Assembly auditorium, Pastor Charles Oduro, the District Minister, charged Christians to know and understand the power of excellence.
He explained how Jabez, who was born in pain got to know and understand the power of excellence and prayed to the Almighty God and eventually became prosperous and most respected members of his family. “Until the knowledge of God penetrates you, demons will continue to deceive you,” he said.
Speaking on the topic: “Excellence,” Pastor Oduro read Psalm 8:1 and explained that excellence is one of the communicable attributes of God, and that God expects His people to exhibit excellence in every aspect of their lives, saying, “Those with an excellent spirit always set the pace.”
According to him, whoever is filled with the Holy Spirit has the power of excellence. Such persons, he said, excel in everything they do and nothing bars them from achieving their goals. He mentioned Daniel, Joseph and others in the Bible, who excelled in all their endeavors because the Spirit of God was in them to buttress his assertion (Daniel 6:3; Genesis 41:38).
The man of God, however, pointed out that having an excellent spirit comes with a lot of persecutions and challenges. He, therefore, urged Christians to remain resolute and not to be perturbed by the challenges they might encounter because they will eventually excel.
Pastor Oduro’s exposition revealed higher productivity, riches, promotion as some of the benefits of excellence. “Excellence makes all things possible; it establishes one’s sonship with God and makes one indispensable,” he added.
He stated that “as an excellent spirit brings goodies, a life devoid of an excellent spirit results in mediocrity and struggles. Hence, an excellent spirit should not be taken for granted.”
He finally advised believers to be faithful to the Lord in tithing and to model righteousness as they seek to excel in life, saying, “There is always a price to pay for greatness.”
The Lord’s Supper & Tithe Prayer Week, which was the maiden District Joint Service after easing of COVID-19 restrictions on religious activities, was on the theme: “Cultivating The Presence of God” (1 Samuel 18:14; Genesis 39:1-3). It was held in two sessions: Morning and Evening with a record turnout as indeed the presence of God was mightily felt.
Source: Emmanuel Nana Nsiah//Newswatchgh.com