Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State has charged Christians in the country to always have the heart of forgiveness towards one an other because God is love.
Akpabio gave the charge on Sunday during the thanksgiving service of the 50th birthday celebration of the state Commissioner for Special Duties, Mr. Emmanuel Enoidem, with the theme, “Celebrating God’s Exceeding Grace’, at Power City International Church, Uyo, the state capital.
He remarked that, “For those of us who are going somewhere in life, we must learn to forgive. We must always have the heart of forgiveness because God is love, and any position we find ourselves, we should always leave it better than when we met it”.
Congratulating Enoidem, Akpabio remarked, “I thank God for the life of the celebrant, and we are all gathered here today to rejoice with him. The celebrant has a good heart, and he is a hardworking and very dedicated and a result-oriented personality. Through his education, light has come into his entire family because when God is in someone, he will always be lightened up in touching the lives of the people, which he has done through electricity and good road in his village”.
The Governor stressed that the leadership of government is in the power of God’s grace, and charged the people of the state that in any position they find themselves, they must always endeavour to leave it better than they met it.
He then appreciated the Power City International Church’s Senior Pastor, Damina and wife for being great spiritual mentors to the people of the state and called on the youths and members of the church to tap into the source of greatness and the blessings of the man of God.
Pastor Damina, who preached on the topic, “The Supernatural Church’, said the church of God was born supernatural since the days of Pentecost in the Bible, pointing out that the mission of God was for children of God to function in the supernatural, which he stressed that the supernatural signifies the realm of God.
Damina said one couldn’t function ordinarily in that realm if one is not born supernaturally, disclosing that with the corruption in the world, one can escape it when one have the nature of God and carries God on the inside, stressing that faith produce supernatural things and that every born again Christian is given a measure of faith.
The celebrator, Enoidem, disclosed that the history of his life characterised by the exceeding grace of God, which he said he wasn’t even qualified for, stressing that education is the bedrock for what he has now become in life and that his wife and family are the pillar and inspiration of his life.
He commended Governor Akpabio for his developmental strides in the state, stressing that he is one of the great supporters of the Akpabio’s administration and pledged his continued service with the Governor.