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“God Can Favour You in Difficult Times” – Mahama Preaches

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Former president, Mr. John Dramani Mahama has gone all ‘churchy’― bringing some form of consolation to Ghanaians as they try to sail through the various degrees of hardship that has since hit the country’s economy.

His ‘good news’ to Ghanaians had been captured in a three minutes video that had gone viral on social media, yesterday, after it was posted on Mr. Mahama’s official Facebook page.

The succinct sermon which connoted the need to seek God quickly in order to receive His favour had been delivered at the 2018 Men’s Ministry Day of the Ringway Assemblies of God Church, last Sunday.

“Even in the midst of hardship like how the economy is hard…if you seek the favour of God, you will reap hundred folds,” Mr. Mahama said, attracting a resounding applaud from the excited congregation.

According to him, though some people are crying out; “en kor yei,” to wit; “it is not going well”, “God can select you for favour that is if you seek his favour and if you do the things that please him.”

Mr. Mahama cited many examples from the Bible about people who were blessed, even in the face of famine and drought.

God’s favour according to him, manifests in different  adding that, “When it is manifesting, you will think God has done something to you and you will ask, why are you putting me through this, why are you doing this to me but in the end when you have a hind sight, you will see that God was preparing you to manifest the favour he had placed in you.”

The former president therefore encouraged Ghanaians to be thankful for the situation they find themselves because God is preparing them for something better.

Difficult times

This message seems to be very timely as even the president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo had on Monday admitted that the economy is going through some trying times.

The President had attributed the difficult times to the dramatic increase in crude oil as well as the firming up of the US dollar over other currencies.

Speaking to the Ghanaian Community in New York, USA, President Akufo-Addo confessed that the underlying reasons had led to “a significant and rapid depreciation of the cedi.”

The president was however quick to add Ghana had not yet reached a crises situation and that the Bank of Ghana is fighting to ensure that the depreciation of the Cedi becomes a thing of the past.

By: Grace Ablewor Sogbey/ ksogbey@gmail.com

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