In HIS Presence


Read: Mathew 24:36-44

Meditation verse:

“Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming” (Mathew 24:42).

Have you noticed how busy we have all become? We are busy with our phones, and other devices, on social media, in different programs, in pursuit of wealth and with everything else except spending quality time in God’s presence. Everyone is mostly online. 2 Timothy 3:1-5 says, “but know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!”.

Part of the enemy’s strategy in these last days, is to keep us busy and distracted. The last thing that leaves our hands before we sleep at night is our phone and as soon as we wake up, we reach out for it. If we are to do an audit of how much time we spend on our devices, I bet we would be horrified. Mathew 24:36-40 describes the coming of our Lord Jesus thus “but of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only. But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying, and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be”.

Are you spending enough time in worship, prayer, and bible study? These are the ways you get spiritually nourished. Inadequate nourishment will stunt your spiritual growth. More importantly, let’s not get so caught up in the addiction of this digital age, that the coming of our Lord takes us unawares. “See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore, do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is” (Ephesians 5:15-17).


IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye

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