Don’t be Like Lot’s Wife, Pastor Warns Delegates
Without total devotion and commitment to the gospel, distractions will set in, and with that comes doubt. This was the submission of Pastor Chris Oyakhilome during his teaching after the opening ceremony of the International Pastor’s and Partners Conference as he admonished delegates on the importance of focusing on Jesus. Taking the delegates through the deep secrets and insights into the word of God, Pastor noted that serving God becomes laborious without total devotion to the Lord.
He reminded them that serving God has responsibilities and it is not possible to serve God without total devotion. “Let the Lord be the center of everything you do. Seek to please Him, not yourself. Make that personal decision how you want to serve God”, he said.
Using the story of Lot’s Wife to highlight the impediments that comes from halfhearted commitment, he warned them not to look back in their devotion to the Lord. “Don’t look back on this journey. Don’t compare yourself to your non-ministry friends. The ministry didn’t cost you anything but it gave you everything. Don’t think of the earthly things you would have acquired. Remember Lots wife. She could not be saved even when God sent angels to save them”. He added, noting that to fully appreciate the God, one’s heart, time and resources must be totally devoted to him.