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Time after time, the Bible records hopeless situations that ultimately ended in victory. While we often question our purpose for existence during persistence hardships, God’s character, revealed in the Bible, leads us to the conclusion that there is only one place where hope can be found, and that is in Jesus Christ.
The statement above resonates with what worship leader and recording gospel minister Isaac Serukenya revealed last week while addressing believers at Breakthrough Miracle Life Ministries, founded by Pastor Noah Sematimba.
Serukenya used his sermon labelled “building things that last” to urge that just as architects know how a solid foundation is essential to any building, Christians need to cultivate a strong, healthy spiritual life that stands firmly through turbulent times.
“What do you when life or circumstances around you hand you a deal that is rocky? It may feel disappointing in the first place, but when you flip the coin around, you will observe another side of the foundation you had not seen,” Serukenya said.
“When you get to a rocky foundation, continue digging. The Father knows why he handed you a rocky place. Before you were formed, he fortified you to prepare you for such a time as this,” he added.
The story of the walls of Jericho falling down, recorded in Joshua 6:1–27, is one that vividly demonstrates the miraculous power of God. But more than that, the utter destruction of Jericho teaches us several grand truths regarding what Christians should do when faced with hardships in life.
“Have you ever wondered why God insisted that the Children of Israel walk around the walks of Jericho seven times? And of these, He simply told Joshua to have the people to march silently for six days, and then, after seven circuits on the seventh day, to shout. Not that they did not have songs to sing… If things come to you so easy, you must take your time and walk around them. Study the environment, study the circumstances,” Serukenya said.
The electrical engineer by profession urged urged listeners not to base their progress on somebody else’s, adding that God assigns ministries different callings.
“If you are a singer, do not pace yourself according to somebody else. Our mandate is different. There should be no basis for competition, especially among the brethren that harbour revelation. We need each other, it doesn’t matter what our history is like. Actually, my history can reinforce your faith to push you where you should be,” he said.
“When you begin to share who you are and what God has brought you form, you reinforce somebody next to you to avoid your mistakes. Without sharing my story, one might thing I have gone through nothing, but when I share, the words that I speak to you will get you where you should be faster than I got there,” he continued.
Serukenya explained that there are powerful television ministries everywhere in the country, but the element of Christians gathering together creates a moment where each believer can open up to the other for strength and encouragement.