The wife of the Achimota Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, Mrs. Matilda Tekper, has advised Christians to make deliberate efforts to develop an intimate relationship with God in order to make a maximum impact in their spheres of life.
She said this at the bi-monthly prayer meeting of the Greater Accra Ministers’ Wives of The Church of Pentecost which was held on March 9, 2023 at the Thomas Wyatt Memorial Temple, in Accra Newtown.
Speaking on the topic; “The Ministers’ Wife; Reposition Herself for Maximum Impact”, Mrs. Tekper noted that “in order to make positive impact, you need to be a mature Christian.”
Explaining further, Mrs. Tekper noted that a mature Christian is a believer who knows God and puts their trust in Him. “If you do not know someone, you cannot be friends with them or trust in them. But you cannot know someone, without getting close to them. The friendship you build with the person helps you know them better, because you would learn about their likes and dislikes,” she explained.
Referring to Acts 22:14-15; Mrs. Tekper further noted that Apostle Paul drew closer to God and got to know Him better, adding that: “God sets us apart so that we would know Him more.”
She said that having an intimate relationship with God is beneficial to the individual as it has a positive on one’s family; especially children, friends and the community.
Mrs. Tekper advised Christians to be determined in their pursuit of God by renewing their minds and committing to the study of the Word. “It is by God’s mercies that we have been called as ministers wives. It is not a coincidence that we are married to Ministers, so we must work hard to support our husbands in order to accomplish the purpose for which they have been called,” she said.
She urged the ministers’ wives to complement their husband’s ministry by doing good, serving with all their heart and helping the members to remain steadfast in faith.
Mrs. Tekper also advised to endeavour to keep their respective mission houses neat and tidy bearing in mind that it is a special residence serving a divine purpose.
Ending her sermon, Mrs. Tekper advised ministers’ wives to be faithful to God and serve Him with a good heart.
“We must be wives of good behaviour. How we are in the inside should be displayed in public. As Proverbs 16:32 puts it, we must be people with self-control. Let’s not forget that we have a God who is able to help us control ourselves. That said, let us work with zeal so that the glory of God will be revealed to all men.” she said.
The prayer meeting was attended by both active and retired ministers’ wives of the church.
This month’s meeting was purposefully held to pray for both internal and external missions of The Church of Pentecost and also to fellowship, share knowledge and be equipped to excel in ministry.
The event was graced by the wife of the General Secretary of the church, Mrs. Rose Kumi-Larbi, and the wife of the International Missions Director (IMD), Mrs. Deborah Agyemang Bekoe.
The next session of the regional prayer meeting is scheduled to take place in May.