Pastor Lara Adesanya admonished the worshippers at the September 5 Thursday Showers service to always live the expected lifestyle of a believer, especially in these end times. According to her, Christianity is more than words of mouth or coming to the church but should be expressed in godly character, relationship with others and living the word of God. “Although everyone has the choice to do whatever they like, but obeying God is what makes one a true child of His, irrespective of how inconvenient it is. Christianity is not a child’s play,” she said.

Speaking from Matthew 24:10-13, 2 Corinthians 13:5, Luke 15:17, Hebrews 5:11 and I John 1:3-7, she said that believers ought to examine themselves constantly so as to know the types of fruits they are producing. In her words, “You have to search your motive for serving God, whether it’s for what you would get from Him or because of the love you have for Him. If you don’t examine yourself, you will miss it. If you don’t feed on the word of God, the flesh will overrule you.”

She further said that believers who dwell, meditate on and obey the word of God would always reflect His character, noting that this will also make their walk with God meaningful and rewarding. “When you meditate on His word and allow His character to form in you, the world would see Him in you. You are light and so must shine. Walking with God is better than working for God. Who you say you are should be who you are,” she said.

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She then urged them to always live to please the God who sees both the secret and the outward appearances. “Being born again is irrelevant if your life doesn’t match the word of God. Living a new creation life is a choice. It may not be easy but it’s a choice worthy of reward in the end,” she stated.