WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT FROM PASTOR NOMTHI ODUKOYA @ SUNDAY SERVICE – OCTOBER 20 – 26, 2019

 

Taking her text from Psalms 33:18-19 which is the promise for the week, Pastor Nomthi, admonished the congregation at the October 20 Sunday service that God never forgets His own no matter how long it takes for His promises to be fulfilled in their lives. This is why, she said, believers need to completely trust God to be faithful if they want those promises fulfilled in their lives. “Truly, the waiting period can be weary but don’t give up on God no matter how long you’ve been waiting,” she said.

Using the account of the three Hebrew children who totally trusted God even at the expense of their lives and were saved from being burnt by the fiery furnace as an example, Pastor Nomthi reiterated that lamenting or murmuring will not move God, but faith does. In her words: “You will march peacefully because your hope is in the Lord. No evil shall befall you because you fear and trust Him.”

She then urged them to have total trust in God, adding that He never fails. “The eye of the Lord is only on those who fear and hope in Him. So, hope in Him if you want Him to move on your behalf,” she enjoined.

 

WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT FROM PASTOR NOMTHI @ THURSDAY SHOWERS

Pastor Nomthi at the October 17 Thursday Showers service said that believers should be actively involved in service to God and humanity as any lazy believer has no justification to sit down and continue to enjoy the service of others and even God. “You don’t have the right to sit down when you have not finished your assignment,” she said.

Speaking from Hebrews 12:1-2, she said that believing in God goes beyond listening to His Word but extends to obeying Him, noting that the act of service reveals the virtue of humility in a believer. In her words, “You need humility as a child of God to serve, and it will show in your attitude towards God and others in service. You can’t be too busy for the house of God; you should still have time to serve no matter how busy you are in your career and other assignments.”

She then enjoined believers not to fall short of God’s expectation of them by using their gifts to serve Him and others. “All of us have been gifted with gifts and God expects us to use them for His glory. True royalty in God’s Kingdom is through service,” she stated.