In HIS Presence


Read: Genesis 1:1-31 

Meditation verse: 

“Then God said, “let there be light”, and there was light” (Genesis 1:3) 

The first book of Genesis offers an interesting insight for us, whenever we find ourselves in an overwhelming situation or when we are enveloped by a sense helplessness, confusion, and lack of clarity. Genesis 1 states that In the beginning  God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void;  and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Then God began to create. The first thing He created was light and He saw that the light was good. He then divided the light from the darkness. He called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night.  

If you are a child of God, you are a carrier of the Holy Spirit. And because the  Holy Spirit is in you, you can call forth light to shine into the chaotic and dark situations that you encounter. Job 22:28 says “You will also declare a thing, and  it will be established for you; so light will shine on your ways”. You have the power to call forth order amid chaos. “Whatever you bind on earth will be bound  in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven (Mathew  18:18.  

It’s the first day of a new month. What is that circumstance before you that feels  overwhelming? A difficult spouse? Joblessness? Dead marriage? Difficult child?  Financial difficulty? ill-health? With God on your side, no situation is ever as bad  as it seems. “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love  it will eat its fruit (Proverbs 18:21). You have God’s power on your side. You have  authority in Jesus’ name to stop disorder and permit order. You can call those  things that are not into existence through the power of the Holy spirit in you.  

Ask God to open your eyes to understand your authority as a believer. “that the  God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of  wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding  being enlightened; that you may know what the hope of His calling is, what are  the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints” (Ephesians 1:17-18). Then  open your mouth and call forth light into that dark situation. “Let there be light!”

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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