Pastor Taiwo @ Sunday service
In continuation of the message he started the previous Thursday, Pastor Taiwo at the July 5 Sunday service told the online participants that desperate times are inevitable in life but believers need to walk circumspectly by dwelling on God’s word and relying on the Holy Spirit to seize the opportunities in desperate times. “Walking circumspectly is a good way to handle desperate times,” he said.
Speaking from Ephesians 5:15-20 and Colossians 3:16, Pastor Taiwo noted that desperate or tough times separate the strong from the weak, noting that understanding the mind of God over such times as well as living purposefully makes one live a maximized life. In his words, “Tough times are not times to be hopeless but the time to live courageously and take advantage of the season. There are opportunities even in tough times, there is still something you can do. There are opportunities to seize even at desperate times, seize them.”
He further said that the ability to seize opportunities in desperate times comes from understanding the mind of God over any matter and allowing the Holy Spirit guide one to take the necessary steps rather than resort to dangerous substance or solutions. “Search through God’s word to understand His mind concerning that situation instead of panicking. The counsel you get from God’s word will bring safety, progress and life,” he said.
Pastor then encouraged his listeners to stay positive, prioritize God’s words and allow the Holy Spirit direct them whenever they find themselves in desperate times. “There’s an assignment on your life so don’t live anyhow just because things are rough now. Give God’s word attention and be filled with His Spirit; then see how your life would be transformed and even inspire others too,” he urged
Pastor Taiwo @Thursday showers
Pastor Taiwo has once again urged believers to manage their lives well by doing what pleases God and watching their habits. He said this at the July 2 online Thursday showers when he shared with the online participants on how to manage their lives in desperate times. “Life is a gift and a fraction of eternity. So, you need to manage it well by getting closer to the giver, God, and imbibing positive habits,” he said.
Speaking from Ephesians 5: 15-20 and Joshua 1:8, Pastor said that prioritizing God’s will in one’s life brings safety and peace in the midst of challenging or desperate times. “God wants you to handle this gift of life with care and thanksgiving. When you begin to value God with everything you have via His word and you seek His desires over your own ambition, you will manage your life well and will not make mistakes,” he said.
In his words, “Two major things that will help you manage your life well and overcome challenging times are: seeking to do the will of God and being filled with the Holy Spirit. These would help you overcome other negative spirits like rage, fornication, anger, jealousy and so on.”
Pastor Taiwo further explained that when believers concentrate on doing the will of God and have constant fellowship with His Spirit, they become what He has created them to be. “You are created with dominion, so don’t yield the dominion to bad habits. Let nothing created be the controller of your life, you are created to control those things. You can be the best God wants you to be,” he said.
He therefore urged them to always be conscious of and be filled with the Spirit of God. This, he said, would help them sail through whatever challenges come their way. “You must be willing and desirous to be filled with the Holy Spirit. The more you get into the word, the more you are filled with the Holy Spirit,” he said.