A Catholic priest, the Rev. Joseph Obada, advised Christians to put more effort into personal devotions, meditation and reflection with God.
Obada, the associate priest of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Nyanya, Abuja, who gave the advice at a Sunday Mass, said with prayers that people would be in a better position to hear God’s message.
“We need to work harder in our prayers to be called sheep in the vineyard of the Lord and enter the kingdom of God,” he said.
According to him, most Christians who have a lukewarm attitude when it comes to praying to God, have to try harder in their relationship with God.
“When you read the Bible, it is a key to enter the kingdom of God; people should cultivate the habit of constantly reading God’s book,” he said.
Obada said the best investment for the kingdom of God is to read the Holy Bible, to listen to God, to pray so that you can understand God’s message.
He said, “God speaks to the spirit and so Christians should pay more attention to their hearts when praying in a quiet place.
Obada, who took his sermon from the book of John 10:27-28, said, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.
“And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish, and no one shall snatch them out of my hand.”
He called on Christians to always meditate on the word of God in order to be able to worship him correctly.
“God promises that we can gain wisdom and understanding as we listen to Him. To listen to God, we must first be open and willing to receive his word,” he said.
According to him, God promises that “we can gain wisdom and understanding when we listen to him”.
Obada said that to listen to God, Christians must first be open and willing to receive his word. (