PASTOR NOMTHI’S WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT @THURSDAY SHOWERS
Using the account of Saul and David as recorded in 1 Samuel 19:8-10 as an illustration, Pastor Nomthi at the September 7 Thursday Showers said that everyone has something in his or her hands which could be used to fulfil divine purpose. If such is not used well, it can however lead to their downfall, she said.
According to her, when the children of God are busy doing what He has given them to do, the enemy’s plans for them will not come to pass in their lives, just as Saul’s arrows missed David. “Idle hands are the devil’s workshop. So, be busy with your hands doing what God has called you to do so that when the enemy throws any arrow at you, it will miss you,” she stated.
She urged everyone not to be found in the camp of the enemy but to always be found in the place of their assignment. “Be diligent in whatever God commits to you and always be in the place God has kept you because the presence of the Lord is our escape,” she said.
PASTOR NOMTHI’S WORDS OF EXHORTATION
The world is in a state of distress, so there is cause to be troubled and afraid, naturally speaking. But the word of God is still true and relevant, and when God’s children believe and hold on to His word, they experience that peace which He has promised them. Pastor Nomthi said this while admonishing the congregation at the September 10 Sunday service. “Frightening situations would come but you must always remember God’s word and claim your peace even in the midst of the storm,” she said.
Speaking from John 14:27 which is the promise of the week, she said that the distresses going on in the world today are the signs of the end times which Christ spoke about. God’s children therefore ought to be at peace in His word no matter how much fear wants to creep into their hearts. “Peace, according to God’s standard, is not the absence of chaos or storm but being able to hold your peace even in the midst of the storm,” she stated.
She urged them not to complain over their situations but to rather allow God’s peace reign in their lives. “When you are peaceful, you will be content even when things are not going smoothly. Complaining doesn’t change anything, instead it makes the process longer. So don’t complain,” she said.