Seek The Will Of God – Christians Urged

Christians In Tamale Celebrate Easter Monday
Christians In Tamale Celebrate Easter Monday

Christians have been asked to spare no effort to pursue the will of God and walk in it in order to live as a delight to Him.

Pastor Charles Oduro, the Yennyawoso District Minister of The Church of Pentecost, who gave the admonition in his homily during a 3-day Officers’ Retreat organised by the church, further called on them to know and serve God’s purpose for their lives.

Speaking on the topic: “The Call of God,” to open the retreat on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at the Central Assembly auditorium, he noted that the major problem facing Christians in this current dispensation is their inability to discover what God expects them to do in life.

Referencing Hebrews 10:7, the Yennyawoso District Minister explained that the life of Jesus on earth was a perfect illustration of living in conformity with the will of God.

“Jesus Christ came to do His Father’s will. He came to the earth to fulfill God’s will. So, as Christians, we must also seek the will of God and walk in it,” he advised, adding, “It is a great opportunity for everyone to do the will of God whilst there is life because darkness is ahead of everyone.”

He also noted that just as Jesus was assigned a specific task (John 17:4), so every believer is assigned a task. He, therefore, urged the participants to find the task they have been assigned so that they accomplish it.

Touching on the types of the call of God, Pastor Oduro categorized them into three. The first he mentioned was the general calling, which according to him, is the calling of those who have been chosen by God for salvation through Jesus Christ even before the ages began and have been consecrated to walk according to His will (2 Timothy 1:9; Ephesians 1:4-5; 2 Peter 2:9; Romans 9:23-24).

He also mentioned special calling as another type of calling. This, he explained, is the subset of the general calling where God assigns people to some specific offices to ensure that the saints are equipped for the work of ministry in order to build up the body of Christ (Ephesians 4:7-16).

The man of God further mentioned particular calling as the third type of calling God confers upon His people. This kind of calling, he said, God assigns a peculiar task to some individuals to perform, which is quite different from both general and special callings. Throwing more lights on this type of calling, Pastor Oduro cited Apostles Peter and Paul, who were tasked to present the gospel of Christ Jesus to the Jews and the Gentiles, respectively.

He, therefore, entreated the participants to be committed to whatever they been entrusted with, saying, “There is a race set for each one of us, and a man’s gift also paves way for him. So, whoever has a call of God on him cannot be killed by anyone until they are done with what they have been assigned.”

Highlighting some of the reasons for God’s calling, Pastor Charles Oduro said that it is because the world is in total darkness (1 John 5:19; Colossians 1:13), people are hungry and in need of Christ Jesus (Matthew 9:36), and the time is short (John 4:35).

“God calls people so that His multifaceted wisdom would be made known to the world through them (Ephesians 3:10-11),” he added.

Pastor Oduro finally urged the gathering to be passionate about the work of God, noting that, “Nothing great is ever accomplished without passion.”

After the sermon, he led the participants into a time of prayer.

Report by Yennyawoso District Media Team.

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