The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God Pastor Enoch Adeboye has again reiterated the reason why he would continue to appreciate God and thank him for recalling how God took him through thick and thin to become what he is today.
Adeboye was sharing his childhood experience today September 6 during the church’s monthly thanksgiving service.
According to him, ‘if nobody thanks God, I will. Me, that began wearing shoes at 18. If I look back from where I am coming from I can’t but thank God for His mercies. If I recall those who grew up together with me and see how God has shown me mercy, I can’t but thank Him. Some of the people I grew up with are not even where I started.’
He said his growing up was turbulent. ‘I grew among witches and wizards and they never used to hide it. My mother used to tell me not to eat from people. We grew up among thorns and it pleases the Almighty God to make us a rose..we grew up among enemies that pretended to be friends’
Adeboye said he has always been amused at the mercy of God adding, ‘ if there is no reason to thank God, those who have been redeemed and saved should praise him. ‘The mighty God has helped us this far. He has saved our souls. If nobody else is praising the Lord let the redeemed of the Lord praise him’
He said further that God is always by our side is enough. ‘It’s enough to have God by your side. Look at Nigeria..we have no help but God. When I see nations of the world with all resources all kinds of facilities yet the virus was ravaging them. In spite that we have nothing and far less than what other countries have, God, saw us through. I say Lord we thank you.
‘If you have God as your helper that is enough for you to praise God forever. The support of God is enough. The one who says to the devil this is how far you can go, you can’t go beyond this.’
While urging those who are yet to embrace Christ’ to do so, he said, it’s only in Christ that rest of mind and salvation are guaranteed.
Earlier in his message, he said he had wondered why God would use Solomon mightily despite being the son of an adulterous father and mother.
‘When I asked God, he made me realise that there are three ways of doing things. The right way, the wrong way and God’s way. When it comes to God’s way, he does what he wishes. Nobody can question him. The Lord reminded me that my mother too was the second wife of her husband. But today God has used me for His glory.’