The Mampong Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Samuel Kwabena Asare, has urged children of pastors to strive to personally know God and walk with Him.
He made the call during an end-of-year Area Ministers’ Family Retreat held recently at the Hidden Hills Hotel and Suit, Agona-Ashanti.
Speaking to the theme of the retreat, “Knowing the God of our Fathers in Maintaining Generational Blessings,” he said that Abraham walked with God to the extent that God could not hide anything He was about to do from him.
Referencing Genesis 18:17-19, Apostle Asare said that God’s covenant blessing for Abraham was conditioned to transcend to generations after him, and that Abraham was to pass on the blessings to his children and grandchildren who would further pass on to future generations.
He added that the condition was for the descendants of Abraham to know and obey God so that the blessings shall be maintained and further passed on.
“In order for us to maintain the blessings God has promised us, God wants us to know Him to activate the blessings in our lives,” he asserted.
According to Apostle Asare, knowing God is to become conscious or aware of the presence of God and have intimacy with Him.
He added that as children of ministers of the Gospel, they must be astute Christians by knowing God intimately without compulsion, saying, “The fact that you are a minister’s child does not grant you automatic access to heaven.”
Drawing an example from the life of Moses in Exodus 3:1-6, the Mampong Area Head indicated that Moses grew up having so much information about the nation Israel and God, although he was nurtured in the Palace of Egypt.
The retreat which brought together all ministers of the area, their wives, children and their households was to share fellowship. The children were divided into two groups – ages 0-6 years, and ages 7 and above. The 0-6 group was engaged in activities like drawing, singing, dancing and watching movies, while their older counterparts were also taken through the talks, workshops, and prayer sessions. Some of the topics treated included: “Knowing, Loving and Appreciating your Church,” “Belonging to The CoP and getting involved in Church Activities,” and “Avoiding Familiarity with things of God, Church Members and Officers.”
The facilitators were Pastor Daniel K. Amedey (Ejurafie District), Pastor Vincent Cudjoe Amuzu (Kofiase District), and Pastor Timothy Afum Adipah (Jamasi District).
Pastor Patrick Twumasi (Agona Apemso District) and Pastor Francis Nyarko Koomson (Nsuta District) also led the participants in prayer.
Report by Mampong Area Media Team.