Just as a child would not depend on junk foods for growth, so should a Christian not depend on convenient habits to grow spiritually. Believers need to do things that are expedient for them in order to mature. Pastor Yemisi Akindolie said this at the July 11 Thursday Showers service while emphasising the importance of believers focusing on the Holy Spirit for their spiritual development. “If you keep towing the line of convenience, you won’t grow and mature,” she said.

Speaking from Romans 8:14-17, Galatians 5:16-23 and 1 Corinthians 3:1-3, Pastor Yemisi said that believers who obediently follow Christ even when it is not convenient are the true children of God and such would always grow spiritually. In her words, “Many believers are not yet maximizing their potential as they ought to because their responsibilities are not yet matching their status. Until you grow spiritually, you can’t enter into your inheritance and enjoy it. You need to learn obedience to the Word of God even when it’s not convenient; that is when you grow spiritually.”

Pastor Yemisi then urged believers to take seriously their spiritual growth which can be achieved by studying God’s Word and obeying it. “As you learn of your Father through the Word, being obedient to Him and being conscious of your rights as His child, you would grow and mature into a son. It’s only then you can truly enjoy your inheritance,” she stated.