Christians should reflect Christ transforming power in their lives every day, saying that real Christianity manifests in character, not in words as Aniocha South holds praise rally.
The Executive Chairman of Aniocha South Local Government Area, Hon. Pastor Jude Chukwunwike made the assertion at Ogwashi-ukwu while addressing a congregation of believers at Aniocha South Event Centre.
Pastor Chukwunwike emphasised whole hearted praise, worship and thanksgiving to God, even in very difficult times, shows how deeply rooted ones faith is expressed, urging the people to make good use of every opportunity to worship God in truth and in spirit.
According to Chukwunwike, the time has come for people to look up to God for direction and total dependence instead of depending on men.
“Praise is a seal of all the prayers and fasting that you have offered; it opens new chapters in the lives of believers. Praise tells God that you believe that He can do all things”, Chukwunwike said.
The council boss told the people to have absolute dependence on God: “There is no height that almighty God cannot take you. He is the one that has the power to promote you, it pays to depend on Him”.
On the attributes of a person who depends on God, Chukwunwike explained that “believers are always positive in words and conduct; they put God first and every other thing follows.”
“Stop telling people that you are a Christian or a pastor, they will see it by your attitude. If truly you have the spirit of Almighty God living in you, then you don’t need an introduction.
“For our country, it is important that we look away from every physical distraction that we have out there and begin to ask God to give us leaders by Himself”, he said.
Also speaking at the praise rally, the wife of the council chairman, Mrs. Ella Chukwunwike, called on the people to deepen their trust in God, noting that as was repeatedly demonstrated in the Holy Bible, entrusting our affairs in His hands is always rewarded with divine uplifting.
The programme which was put together by the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) Unit 1 Ogwashi-Uku had prominent gospel artistes, choirs and pastors in attendance.