With the year gradually approaching its end, many Christians are reflecting on the year and making plans for the next. It is in this regard that One Church executive pastor Stephanie Ike has urged Christians to pray and fast for their “identity in God” before the year’s end.
Stephanie passed the message while delivering her first Sunday sermon after her maternity leave. During the October 29 sermon titled “A Sent One,” which was shared on YouTube, Stephanie challenged Christians not to pray for their “marriage, not for the kids, not for the job, not for the finances, but for your identity in God.”
In a Tuesday Instagram post, She emphasized that the prayer and fasting should be focused on discovering God’s purpose for one’s life.
“Don’t let the year end without dedicating time to prayer and fasting, seeking to uncover another layer of what God knows and has written about you,” she wrote in the caption of part of the sermon video she shared
“Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” Psalm 139:16,” she added.
After nearly two months on maternity leave following the birth of her daughter, Pastor Stephanie Ike returned to church on October 29. Prior to the Sunday service, she expressed excitement about delivering words that have been “marinating” in her “spirit”.
“I am so excited for this word that has been literally marinating in my spirit and it’s so timely, so weighty, and I’m excited to see what God does through it,” she said.
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