In HIS Presence


Read: 3 John 2

Meditation verse:

“Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers” (3 John 2)

All living things have essential emotional needs that must be met for them to thrive, flourish and be fulfilled. When these emotional needs are not fulfilled in sufficient balance, they are unhappy, unfulfilled, dissatisfied, restless, unstable, over-emotional, anxious, or greedy. This is of particular importance in the season of midlife when the individual is living with a sense of time consciousness. The Human Givens Institute has identified a set of basic emotional needs that should be met in balance if we as human are to be emotional and socially healthy or fulfilled. These needs include:

  • Security: The need to feel safe and secure, and able to cope with the demands and challenges of life.
  • Emotional Connection: The capacity and opportunity to connect openly and intimately with others.
  • Control: A sense of influence and choice over how they live their lives.
  • Community and status: The need to belong to groups where they feel valued (humans are social beings.
  • Privacy: The opportunity for personal space where they can reflect and be alone.
  • Achievement: The need to attain and accomplish. The human brain and body are like muscles that have evolved to be at their healthiest when being utilized and stretched.
  • Attention: The degree to which people receive attention and the form of attention they receive throughout their lives strongly influences their self-esteem.
  • Meaning and purpose in life: The need to pursue a mission that is beyond self. Having meaning and purpose to life is an essential element for emotional well-being. It is derived from 3 criteria: being stretched and personal growth, being needed and serving others and connecting with something bigger than self.

However, your greatest need remains to totally surrender your life to Jesus and pursue the purpose for which He created you. Have you met that need?


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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