The year 2022 has begun with mixed feelings of emotions, expectations, joy, and uncertainty as people have started setting goals, visions, and projects.
However, whatever the reality is, believers have been enjoined to stay with God and continue the year with the full assurance of faith that it will be a great year.
This charge came from Pastor Tosin Sowemimo at the January 6 Thursday Showers.
“Whatever it is you are going through, stay with God. He has all the answers and all it takes for you to make it. Life is uncertain, but for the children of the kingdom, there is a certainty, so long you stay within the boundary of God,” she said.
Speaking from Isaiah 46 and Psalm 91, she said that the world is in its last days, so events would happen that would throw people into different emotions. However, she noted that believers need to stay with God to be able to navigate whatever event life brings to them.
In her words, “Staying with God does not mean there will not be storms or unpalatable experiences, but for you as a child of God, you are in the palm of your Father, and His eyes are on you always. There is no emergency in heaven, so God is not surprised by whatever is happening to or around you.”
Pastor Tosin further cited Philippians 4:6; Romans 8:35-39; Hebrews 10:23; 1 Thessalonians 5:21; Deuteronomy 10:20, and Hebrews 4:14 in explaining that the Word, praying, praising, always rejoicing, believing, as well as serving in God’s house are ways a believer can stay with God.
“His Word is absolute and unchangeable. Every other thing will change to align with the Word. So, do not be distracted by what the world is saying. Stay with the Word of God and the God of the Word because they are one,” she posited.
She continued, “The dosage of prayer is to say it always. Also, praise Him always because praise to God is food. Obedience is the measure of love to God. If you love him, you will obey him. If you do not obey him, your love is questionable, and service is the fabric of the kingdom.”
The preacher added that the best times to stay with God are in adversity, challenges, or bad times. She noted that nothing should shift the focus of a believer from God.
“There is nothing worth taking a believer away from God. So let us keep the sanctity of the love of Christ in our hearts. Do not let anything steal your joy; stay with Him no matter what happens,” she maintained.
Pastor Tosin Sowemimo thus admonished the believers from Deuteronomy 30:15-19 to keep their eyes glued to the God who has everything in his hands and has it all figured out.
“He is always on your side and for you. So, stay with Him. At times, it may cost you, it may be difficult but stay with him, and it will end well with you,” she added.