With Pastor Lekan Olatunde.
The current global economic crisis, resulting in a hike in the prices of food and most other items, presents a challenge for individuals, families and communities all over the world. Various governments are putting in measures to ease these effects, but individuals have roles to play. To define these roles and how we can get started, our host, Bunmi Oduntan, had Pastor Lekan Olatunde, an IT professional and a security expert and a Pastor in one of the RCCG parishes in Manitoba, Winnipeg, on set to discuss the issue of giving as an act of service to humanity.
Giving means different things to different people. Pastor Olatunde started from the beginning, where the very source of giving is God. He went on to establish that giving goes beyond money: it may involve one’s time, resources, energy, love etc. Everyone is called to give.
In response to the comment by the host that most people place themselves more in the position to receive than to give, Pastor Olatunde reiterated the portion of the Bible that says that it is more blessed to give than to receive, citing the concept of sowing and reaping agricultural seeds to buttress his point. In his own words, “if you say you only want to be receiving, that is not the kingdom of heaven”.
Explaining the concept in Luke 6:38, about receiving in good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, Pastor Olatunde pointed out that that the first person that gave was God, as He sought millions of children from one seed (Adam), a mystery He has revealed to mankind. He touched on Jesus ‘giving’ His own life, making His Name the One through which everyone can have access to God; in the kingdom, you don’t receive only in the same measure that you give.
A befitting statement to round off the session was given by host, as she quoted her own mother. “If you are tight-fisted, nobody is going to struggle to put something there; so you have to let go of what you have, and so much will come back to you”.
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