Pastor Borngreat Selasi Amedeka, the Resident Minister of the Pentecost International Worship Center (PIWC) in Takoradi, has called on Christians to prioritize Christ over their needs, emphasizing that doing so will bring rest from their problems.
During a church service to usher in the new year, Pastor Amedeka, speaking on the theme “Cast Your Net into the Deep,” urged believers to follow the example of Peter, who, in Luke 5:1-11, put Jesus ahead by offering his boat for use, resulting in an abundant catch.
“Peter chose to listen to Jesus, and Christians can be victorious in all they do if they ignore human methodologies and follow the leadings and promptings of Christ,” Pastor Amedeka stated.
He encouraged the congregation to put Jesus first, saying, “We will receive our miracles in 2024 if we will put Jesus before us.”
Pastor Amedeka emphasized that surface-scratching Christians might get surface results, but delving deeper into spiritual matters would lead to comfort.
Acknowledging that the depth might be intimidating and risky, he added, “No height was achieved without risk.” He highlighted the deep as a space to navigate, positioning individuals away from unnecessary competition.
Pastor Amedeka emphasized that the resources needed for the next level of one's assignment reside in the deep, listing various ways to go deeper, including faith in God, prayer life, offerings and sacrifices, righteousness, holiness, business and professional ventures, and commitment to church, marriage, and family relationships.