In HIS Presence


Read: JOSHUA 13: 14-33

Meditation verse:
“But to the tribe of Levi, Moses had given no inheritance; the Lord, God of Israel, was their inheritance, as He had said to them (Joshua 13:33).

The tribe of Levi was dedicated to solely to priestly service, which demanded their total commitment and time. Giving them an allotment of land would saddle them with the responsibility of taking care of the land, which would distract them from their priestly service. So, what did God do? He commanded the other tribes to meet their needs. The Levites were to receive cities within each tribal territory.

God’s ways are unchangeable. In modern times, He has called some people to be Levites: a life of full-time service in ministry. They are to devote themselves to the work of the ministry. Ministry is the spiritual work or service of a Christian. It is service done for God and to others, rather than for self. Do you sense a call of God upon your life? Do you have a deep longing to serve God? Are you called to be a Levite? You may know by a strong stirring in your heart. God will always stir your heart in the direction He wants you to go. You can also know from a scripture coming alive in you, through counsel from others or a life experience.

If you have sensed God’s call upon your life for the work of ministry, have you responded to His call, or are you holding back, due to fear of lack, failure, or other factors? If God has called you to be a Levite in these times, He has already put in your life a person or people who would guarantee your sustenance. Neglecting this call may lead to a life of struggles, failure, and disappointment in the other endeavours you choose to embark on instead. Sometimes, it will take humility, faith, and total surrender to accept this call, but the rewards are enormous.

The CEO of the universe is the best Boss to work for. He pays the best dividends. Do you sense this call upon your life? Why not surrender totally today and take a step of faith towards His call.

IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye.
Have you asked Jesus Christ to come into your heart?

He says in Mathew 11:28, “come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” He longs to give you rest."

Would you like to do so now? Here’s a prayer you can say:
Dear Jesus, I believe that You died to save me from all my sins. Today, I invite you into my heart and I accept you as my Lord and Saviour. Please forgive all my sins and help me to live my life for You.

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