Covenant University Concludes 8th Convocation with Thanksgiving
“Thanksgiving is one of the forces of the Spirit. If you must continue to fly as Eagles and not crash, you must put this force to work at all times”
This was the parting charge by Pastor (Mrs.) Faith Oyedepo to the 2013 Graduating Class at the Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, July 28, 2013 to round off activities marking the 8th Convocation Ceremony of Covenant University.
Pastor Faith Oyedepo, who is also the Vice President (Education) of the Living Faith Church Worldwide (the Proprietor base of the University), enjoined the “Renaissance Set” to make thanksgiving their lifestyle in order to become sweat-free fliers.
“Though, nobody knows you today, but as you put the force of thanksgiving to work, and make it your lifestyle, you shall become sweat-free fliers”, she noted.
The Esteemed Member of the Board of Regents of the University also advised the newly released Eagles, to learn lessons from the humble beginning of the Proprietor base of the university, and how it kept changing levels by engaging the force of thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving according to her is a choice, which must come from the heart in order to be acceptable before God. She added that thanksgiving is done because it is the will of God and a good thing commanded by Him (Mal 2: 1-2, Ps 92: 1).
Pastor (Mrs.) Faith Oyedepo also admonished them to always appreciate people God brought their way who contributed in one way or another to their success stories. She reiterated that their thanksgiving would not be complete without a letter of appreciation to their parents and guardians.
She however warned them against pride, which she called a destroyer and the greatest enemy of thanksgiving. “Pride is a destroyer of destiny; it is a spiritual cancer, please stay humble. When you are armed with humility, your thanksgiving will know no end resulting in perfection and multiplication”, she noted.
Speaking earlier, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charles Korede Ayo, appreciated the Chancellor and Chairman Board of Regents, Dr. David Oyedepo, for his dogged commitment to the University, which has brought her to this level of success.
He equally appreciated the Members of the Board of Regents, Management, Faculty, Staff, Students, Parents and other stakeholders for relentless efforts at attaining the goal of 1 of 10 in 10.
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