Seek God first: Vokia

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By EDDIE OSIFELO

SOLOMON Islands needs to seek God first before this country can move forward.

Member of Parliament for North East Guadalcanal, Jamie Vokia stated this during his contribution on the Speech of throne delivered by Governor General David Vunagi in Parliament recently.

Vokia referred to 1 Chronicles 4:10 where Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” And God granted his request.

He said at that time the country was facing hardship and time of struggle and stagnation.

“What is known of this boy that offers his heartfelt prayer to his beloved God?

“You know God granted it,” he said.

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Vokia said this man chose not to find answer on his own ability but he decided to seek first the kingdom of heaven and believed God will provide the answer.

He said this is all biblical principles.

As such, Vokia said the government needs to look beyond the horizons to implement its policies.

Further to that, Vokia encouraged other MPs through the words of former President of United States, Barak Obama made during his Nobel Prize acceptance speech in December 2009.

Obama stated “that for all the cruelty and hardship of our world, we are not mere prisoners of fate. Our actions matter and can bend history in the direction of justice”.

Parliament has adjourned to Monday, August 26.

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