Ashley Philips, daughter of CeCe Winans, the famous US gospel singer, has revealed how the messages and prayers of The Elevation Church (TEC) online helped her during pregnancy.
Philips brought the revelation to light when she featured on ‘Generations: A Celebration of Motherhood’, a talk show, alongside her mother and Delores Winans, her grandmother.
She explained that during pregnancy, she had searched for “declarations about childbirth” on Google and stumbled on the church’s website with its message of declaration for pregnant women.
According to her, the statements of confession prayers that she found on the church’s website became an integral part of her pregnancy journey until the birth of her baby recently.
“A good thing I did when I was pregnant was making positive declarations over myself. I was just praying, declaring things over myself, like, my emotions are in order, like I am going to have a great pregnancy, postmortem period …… that I have the peace of God, I am not anxious….,” Philips, who got married in September 2017, said.
“There is a church somewhere in Africa, I think they are out of Nigeria, called ‘The Elevation Church’… and their website has confessions about everything; family, health, finances… and I really like to read them and say them out loud almost every day because I believe in the power of the word of God.
“I have shared such confessions with friends and they have seen major differences in their first pregnancies compared to after I told them.”
During the show, the trio detailed the excitements as well as challenges that come with motherhood from different points of view.
They also provided biblical guides on how parents and those intending to marry can give their children a proper upbringing.
TEC, a non-denominational church in Lagos, is founded by Godman Akinlabi, and Bola, his wife who is also a minister.
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