While admonishing the congregation of January 5 Sunday service from the promise for the week, James 4:10, Pastor Nomthi Odukoya said that believers ought to have respect for one another irrespective of social status or class, noting that God created everyone in His image.
According to her, when believers see other people as God’s creation just like them and treat them accordingly, they glorify God and thereby get lifted. “God created the pauper & God created the rich man. Respect everyone, walk in humility. God wants to lift you up for His name to be glorified,” she said.
WORDS OF ENCOURGEMENT FROM PASTOR NOMTHI @THURSDAY SHOWERS 02-02-2020
sing the account of Abiathar’s experience as recorded in 1 Samuel 23:6-9 as illustration, Pastor Nomthi Odukoya admonished the worshipers at the January 2 Thursday showers, which was the first in the year 2020, to always hold on to God irrespective of their situation just as Abiathar held on to the ephod which symbolizes the word and presence of God even when he had lost all his family members (I Sam 20).
In her words, “You shouldn’t give up on God in 2020, no matter what happened to you in 2019. Don’t depart from His presence. Take His word with you in 2020. Everything you seemingly lost in 2019 is a proof that God will do a new thing for you in 2020 and make people sing your new song with you.”
She further implored them not to wallow in self-pity but to continue to serve God, being an instrument in His hand and holding onto His word and promises.