More than 3,816 delegates who attended the three-day District Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses organised in Accra were cautioned to be wary of selfish desires, which could endanger their relationship with God.
Mr Daniel Asamoah, a Circuit Overseer who gave the advice stressed that true Christians needs to keep a spiritual “wide-eye” in order to notice and to avoid factors that could undermine their love for God.
He likened a Christian’s “walk with God” to that of the trek carried out by a hiker.
Mr Asamoah said just as a hiker needs to be alert to avoid dangers on the road, true Christians should keep away from pitfalls in their spiritual journey.
“Hikers need fluid and nutrients to sustain them. Similarly, true Christians need waters of truth and spiritual food to stabilise them,” he added. Mr Asamoah underscored the value of Christians studying, meditating and applying counsel from the Bible as well as attending Christian meetings to stabilise them in the truth.
He urged the 37 candidates who presented themselves for water baptism to allow their thoughts, actions and speech to be guided by God’s Word. “Just as a hiker needs direction from a map or a device… you also need the bible to guide you in your walk with God.”
Mr Asamoah reminded the faithful to avoid bad association and to rely on the spiritual support that Christian elders and wholesome association could offer them.
He advised the baptism candidates to focus on the blessings that God had assured His faithful servants to enable them to endure hardships.
A 208-page book, published to draw attention on modern-day lessons to be learnt from Bible characters like Ruth, Naomi, Abraham and Abel, was outdoored. Each of the convention delegates received a copy of the book.
The book entitled “Imitate their Faith” was published to help Christians to imitate the faith of Jehovah’s loyal servants from the past and to draw closer to God.
The volume, which is said to be a tool designed for personal and congregation study, could serve as a reading material for many families.
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