The Senior Pastor of Eternity Network International, Apostle Joshua Selman while preaching in a video on YouTube some hours ago admonishes believers to take time in examining and evaluating themselves before they go to God in prayers and fasting. According to him, self-examining is required to receive restoration from God.
According to the Cleric from the video, “God is indeed a restorer, but you have to examine and evaluate yourself first. This has to precede prayers, fasting, or finding a man of God. Luke 15:17-20 tells the story of a prodigal son. The prodigal son came to himself by having deep thoughts of himself.
He thought about the actions that led to him eating with the swine. He thought of how rich his father was, yet he was suffering in a strange land, a situation he brought himself into. He started examining and evaluating himself. After he recognize his mistakes, he arose, went to his father, and receive restoration”.
Speaking further, the Cleric admonishes believers to pray for God’s grace for them to be able to have time to take deep thoughts about their lives, away from distractions and activities that preoccupy them.