The Governor of Delta State, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, on Sunday stressed the importance of thanksgiving, pointing out that giving selflessly comes with rewards from God.
Okowa made the remark at the 2018 harvest thanksgiving service of St Peter’s Anglican Church, Boji-Boji Owa, Ika North-East local government area of Delta State.
His words: “There is always something for you to thank God for, thanksgiving and offering is very good, giving to the Lord is a command and a privilege; give your best to God bearing in mind the Biblical story of Cain and Abel, knowing that our God is a good God, He does good things.”
The governor who attended the service with his wife, Dame Edith and political aides stressed that it was very important to give with a clean heart and give the best that because, whatever one had was given by God.
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“We have come here beautifully dressed; we give praise to the Lord our God but, there are questions, have we prepared ourselves to honour God? Are we prepared to give selflessly? The conviction must come from within because, he who gives freely will be rewarded by God,” he said, adding that “those who give to God freely are always victorious in whatever they do.”
“There is nothing the Lord cannot do, if He calls you fruitful, nothing will stop you from being fruitful; if He calls you blessed, no affliction will come near you, the devil will have no hold over you,” he stated.
Okowa emphasised that Christians must give, in humility, cheerfully, willingly, in righteousness and honourably.