Evangelizer Simon PeterKin of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja has proffered a life of total surrender to God as one way to ascend the ladder of victory over situations that may challenge one in 2022 and beyond. He made this known in St John’s Catholic Church Muchia, Zaria when he anchored the end of the year programme which was designed to usher the faithful into 2022, on Thursday, 30th December, 2022.
PeterKin hinged his message on the theme, ‘The Lord is My Banner’ and intimated that a banner is often used at battle fronts, Moses had no other banner to direct his soldiers but God who gave them victories in battles, challenging the faithful to emulate Moses in making God their Banner.
“Learn to surrender to God,” he nudged. “When you surrender to God, everything in life will surrender to you. The fish vomited Jonah the moment he submitted to God. But when you steal, follow men, patronize native doctors, and engage in other forms of ills, you are telling God that you know how to solve your problems. You cannot really resolve problems with short cuts. The Lord promised to supply all our needs in Phil. 4:9 but many of us are pursuing our wants instead of needs.
“When the Lord is your Banner, He will protect you and those who come after you will fail but some of us are either ashamed or afraid of displaying their Crosses or making the Sign of the Cross in public.
“I make the Sign of the Cross because I am a king and Jesus is the King of Kings. So, anytime you make the Sign of the Cross, you recognize Jesus as your King and make God your identity.”
Noting that Jesus nor His apostles called themselves Christians nor did Jesus call anyone a Christian, the anchor refreshed that the apostles were only identified and known as Christians because of their corresponding fruits. He then called on the congregants to bear the fruits of the lights that they are.
He further cautioned parents against interfering with God’s plans for their children; reminded them that though they have roles to play in the lives of their children, it is not all up to them and tasked them to stop destroying the destinies of such children through unhealthy practices.