download (7)
In HIS Presence


Read: JOHN 16:25-33

Meditation verse:
“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).

Psychologists often say that it is not so much the events in our lives that distress us, rather, it is our attitude towards the events. When you encounter an event, you immediately develop an attitude around what has happened, which could either be a positive or a negative one. The attitude will generate thoughts within you which will evoke certain feelings or emotions in you. The feelings will determine the action you take which will eventually lead to an outcome. If that attitude was a positive one, it will trickle down the chain and lead to a positive outcome. If, on the other hand, it was a negative one, it will evoke negative thoughts and emotions in you which will lead to a negative action on your part, leading eventually to a negative outcome.

Two little girls went to the beach with their parents and whilst playing by the shore, a huge wave arose in front of them. The first child screamed in horror, ‘I can’t believe our parents brought us here to die’, and frantically tried to get away from the wave as fast as she could. The second child screamed in delight “I can’t believe it took our parents this long to bring us here”, running excitedly towards the wave. The same event resulted in opposite reactions, based on two different attitudes and thoughts around what had occurred.

You have little or no control over what life throws at you, but you can control your attitude and thoughts towards them and by extension control your life’s outcomes. As you live your life daily, remember that nothing means anything except the meaning you give to it, and that the meaning you give to it is not the only one. There are always several perspectives to every event. The glass can either be half empty or half full. Jesus told His disciples to be of good cheer as they live in the world; that speaks of having a positive attitude, irrespective of what is going on around you. Choose to see your adversities as opportunities for growth. Always see your glass as half full.


IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye

Have you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Saviour?

Jesus says in Mathew 11:28; “come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. No matter what you’ve done or where you’ve been, this invitation is for you. Jesus is knocking at the door of your heart; all you need to do is invite Him in, by believing and receiving Him.

Are you ready? Here’s a prayer you can say right now:

Dear Lord, I acknowledge that I am a sinner in need of grace. I believe that Jesus died to set me free from my sins. Thank You Jesus for dying to save me. Please forgive me for all my sins and come into my heart. Be my Lord and Saviour. Fill me with Your Spirit and enable me to live for You from now onwards, in Jesus’ name, Amen

If you prayed this prayer, please email me at and let me know about it. I would love to pray with you personally and send you a copy of my eBook; ‘Living the Life’ to encourage you as you begin your journey with Jesus.

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.

If you prayed this prayer, send me an email at

I would love to pray with you personally and send you a copy of my book; ‘Living the Life’ to encourage you as you begin your new life in Christ.

Leave your thought here

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Receive IN HIS PRESENCE in your mailbox each day.

Sign up to our newsletter for regular updates and more.