Directs Staff give N20, 000 thanksgiving
“God is complete. He doesn’t need you or me to be God. So, whether you thank Him or not He will remain God. But to get more blessings from God, you just have to thank Him enough” – Haruna Jauro
These inspiring thoughts were put forward by the Acting Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Baba Haruna Jauro recently during the 15th Annual Thanksgiving of the Rose of Sharon Fellowship of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).
Acting DG Haruna Jauro led the management and staff of the agency to a jubilant thanksgiving session last week where he admonished the NIMASA staff present at the ceremony to give at least N20, 000 as thanksgiving because they were affluent and giving God has been good to them throughout the year. He opined that giving anything short of the benchmark N20, 000 wouldn’t be enough to fully appreciate God in the lives of NIMASA staff.
“As a NIMASA staff, what are you going to thank God with? We have danced and sang but if you come here with less than N20, 000 as thanksgiving seed, you are not thanking God enough. You are big and you must give sacrificially so make sure you thank God very well today. Isaiah 30v21 “And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left”, he preached.
Speaking at the ceremony, Baba Jauro also admonished the staff to live exemplary lives devoid of hate and cheating. He stressed that one who lives such kind of life wasn’t positioned to get a miracle from God.
“You must live your lives doing the right thing always. You must eschew hatred and cheating. You can’t live a life of a hater and cheater and hope to get a miracle by shouting a loud amen to a beautiful prayer, you are wrong. Check your lives and ensure you are always doing the right thing”, he added.
The ceremony wasn’t devoid of glamour as various maritime related agencies represented their agencies with songs and drama, but the peak of the event was when a choir from the Nigerian Police Force wowed the congregation with an awesome praise and worship session.
The President of Rose of Sharon Fellowship, Pastor James Opaluwa highlighted the effects of God’s grace to include overcoming the Ebola epidemic and the peaceful transition from one government to another after scary speculations of the 2015 Nigerian presidential elections.