AMIDST STORMY WATERS By Renee ‘keji Akinlosotu

Very often, we encounter challenges in life, the kind that shakes us to our roots and leave us wondering what life is all about, most often, we give up, we give in to pressures, we give in to situations without even realising it.

Numbers 21:4-9 tells the story about the Israelites who sinned against God and God sent serpents to bite them. They realised what happened and they called unto Moses who called unto God on their behalf. Do you know what God told Moses?  He said “Make a brazen serpent and set it on a pole, and whoever is bitten by a snake should look up to it and live’’. Interesting, isn’t it? God only wanted to teach these people a lesson. God could have sent the serpents away or make the serpents non-poisonous. God could tell the situation in your life to disappear as He called the wind and the wave to order (Matthew 8:23-27) but He needs you to focus on Him. He needs your attention, He wants your heart. He wants to be the love of your life, He needs you to fix your eyes on Him and let your gaze remain there.

My dear friend, I encourage you to let God be the focus of your life today. Do not be distracted by the worries of this world, or the riches, or the troubles (Matt. 6vs 25-32). A famous man sang, when all is said and done, the only thing that would matter is whether you lived your life for God or for yourself. God says to you to seek Him first and every other thing would be added unto you. (Matthew 6vs 33-34).

Are you saying you have fixed your eyes too long and nothing has showed up? I want you to know God never comes too late.  I know that from experience. He’s trying to prepare you for something or prepare something for you. Just keep focusing.

Please, say a short love prayer unto God now. He wants to hear from you. It is well with you and all that concerns you.

Love you!!!