The Archbishop of the Niger Delta Province and Bishop of Ikwerre Diocese, The Most Rev. Dr Blessing Enyindah, has called on Christians to walk with God and be blessed.
The Archbishop who led the Bible Study sessions of the Synod of the Diocese of Abuja held at Cathedral Church of the Advent Life Camp Abuja, did an exposition of the Synod theme – “Planted by the waters: The beauty of walking with God” taken from Psalms 1:2-3. He said that the text is a gateway to the Book of Psalms and the entire Bible as it provides the key to the blessedness espoused in the Psalms and the Bible. Noting that the Psalms are the outpouring of the hearts of the writers, he said that David had his fair share of blessedness and proclaims the blessedness in walking with God from his life experience.
He pointed out that the statement that “blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the ungodly…” shows that being blessed is a choice. He said: “Some may choose to have other sources of what delights them other than God, and still, some may choose to not meditate on the word of God… Anyone whose decision is to be a blessed person should note at least, five choices to make upon reading the Psalm.”
Describing walking with God as having a special, godly and acceptable relationship with God, Enyindah said that it is a lifestyle that agrees with God on daily basis and devoid of distractions. Such life must be different from the world in attitude, dressing, etc. “Brethren, when we walk with God every day, the world cannot help but recognise that, in spite of our imperfections, we have been with the Lord… The blessed man is the child of God who refused to be distracted by the world or controlled by the spirit of our generation” he said.
The Bible expositor urged the people to meditate on the word of God by applying it to their lives. He identified the problems and skirmishes in the church and society today with the people’s failure to apply the word of God to their lives. He described the word of God as both mirror that helps us to check and see where we need to change and a light to lighten the dark world. “We live in a dark world. This darkness cannot be dispelled by philosophy, education, economy, science, common sense, practicality, experience or even combination of all of them. The word of God is the only remedy”, he asserted.
By Princewill Ireoba