Stop running to pastors, engage in personal prayer — Pastor Kumuyi urges Christians
The General Superintendent of Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor William Kumuyi, has urged Christians to engage in personal prayers instead of rushing to pastors.
Speaking at a ministers’ conference, the cleric said it was totally wrong for people to shift their personal responsibility of taking their problems to God for divine solutions to their pastors which is what is in vogue nowadays.
He described the current trend in the church as “pray-for-me generation”.
Drawing his teaching from the book of Exodus 33:1-3, 12-15, Pastor Kumuyi said, like Moses, Joshua and Elijah who were exhausted yet created time to hear from God, ministers must wrestle in the presence of God so as to get strength and power to move their vision.
Speaking on the topic, “An extraordinary Ministration to an Exhausted Minister” Kumuyi recalled that on the verge of his death, Jesus personally sought the face of his father, therefore, leaders and professionals should also take out time to seek the face of God.
According to him: “The trendy situation where people are shifting personal responsibility of taking their problems to God for a divine solution to their pastors is totally wrong. We are in a pray-for-me generation. A generation that feels they cannot live except somebody does it for them.
He noted that: “There is a need for personal prayer. Pulpit prayer is good but personal prayer is very necessary. Whatever is happening in your life engage in personal prayer. We must do less talking to men and talk more to God. Jesus personally approached the father at His point of death. Do not be so busy with the work of the Lord without the Lord of the work.”
Pastor Kumuyi admonished: “Just like Moses, we should not be satisfied with the presence of an angel because direct communication with God without an intermediary with an angel is the best for the Ministry.”