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Where is My Focus?

And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah. 

And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink? 

And he cried unto the LORD; and the LORD shewed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet: there he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them, 

And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee. 

Exodus 15:22-26

In this story, God provides yet again for Israelites, removing the bitter waters and turning them into drinkable water.

God used this as a demonstration of his power and ability. He saw a chance to remind Israel of their covenant towards him, and his desire to build a relationship with them.

He encourages them to focus on him, instead of their troubles. He will provide, but they simply need to walk in his pathway.

The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.

Psalms 19:7

The power of the word of God converts our soul. We need to allow our focus to remain on God, not our issues. Then our problems can be solved.

When we allow our focus to be more on our problems, than God, we have an issue. When we allow our focus to be on perceived offences, instead of God, we have an issue. When we allow our focus to be on the world or others, we have an issue.

Today I pray that my focus is on God. Despite whatever issues, problems or situations may crop up, I know that I can rest assured if my focus is on him, not anything else.

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