By Rev. Obafemi Omisade, Deputy General Overseer
“And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all He has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind He will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship Him. Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect” (Romans 12:1-2, NLT).
As we move on in the second half of this year, another thing that must be in our minds is spiritual growth. Every day added to your life naturally is automatic growth in age. It is usually accompanied by physical growth, and about the only thing you do to effect this is eating. Spiritual growth is not automatic and is contingent also on eating spiritual food, which is the word of God.
In Acts 11:26, when people saw the disciples in Antioch, they called them Christians, because they were Christlike. While a lot of people go by the appellation of Christian today, it is difficult to find many who are Christlike. Though they might profess Christ, you will not find much difference between them and non Christians in speech, conduct, and even what they believe. What makes the difference is one’s belief in, and relationship to the word of God.