Admonishing the congregation at the April 9 Sunday service from the promise of the week, which was taken from Luke 1:45, Pastor Nomthi said that every child of God ought always to be expectant of God’s miracle which could happen anytime.
She illustrated this with the story of a man who would always walk about with a spoon in his pocket, even though he was not sure if he would be invited for a meal. Of course, when an opportunity presented itself, he quickly brought out his spoon because he was ready.
“Always be expectant because blessed is he or she who believes for there shall be a performance of those things which were told him or her from the Lord,” she said.
PASTOR NOMTHI’S WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT @ THURSDAY SHOWERS
Reading from Matthew 20:9-16, Pastor Nomthi Odukoya at the April 6 Thursday Showers admonished the worshipers against being presumptuous and jealous of others whom they think are more blessed than they are as this may result in bitterness and complaining. According to her, Jesus loves all His children and He alone knows how to bless them, and He does that in His own way, hence none of His children should be envious of another’s prosperity. “If you have the spirit of assumption, you will complain when things don’t go the way you want them to go,” she said.
She encouraged the congregation to rather see it as a privilege to be called (hired) to serve in God’s vineyard, irrespective of where He has placed them. “It doesn’t matter where God has placed you; what matters is what you do with where He has placed you,” she stated.
She urged the church to always see the best in people even if they do not get positive feedback from such. “Hold your peace and ask God for grace to be quiet in the midst of their ‘storm’ which can be gossip, jealousy and backbiting. God will fight for you because the battle is His,” she noted.