In HIS Presence


Read: Judges 9: 7-15
Meditation verse:
“But the olive tree said to them, ‘should I cease giving my oil, with which they honour God and men, and go to sway over trees?” (Judges 9:9).

The story is told of a lady who died and was on the queue standing before the Judge on judgement day to give an account of her life. She watched those in front of her reel out the mighty exploits they had done whilst on earth. Some had built great cathedrals and several places of worship, others had given billions of naira in God’s name, and some had fed thousands of people.

Finally, it was the lady’s turn. Feeling intimidated and bowing down her head in shame as she approached the judge, she said “I am so sorry that I did not do much with my life. I stayed at home to raise my four boys. But to her utmost surprise, the Man at the gate said “well done woman, you did better than the others because you did exactly what. You were put on earth to do. You were sent here to raise these four boys well so that they could fulfil the great call on their lives. And because you did that, your three sons who are pastors have collectively won thirty million souls into God’s kingdom and your last child created an invention that improved the existence of mankind here on earth. These other people did what no one asked them to do, even though they spent millions doing so.

Isaiah 55:8-9 says “for My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor your ways My ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts. Before you were formed, God knew you and ordained you for a particular assignment. It is important that you discover, stick with, and actualize your purpose, because when all is said and done you will stand before God and give a full account of how you accomplished your purpose. Whether yours is insignificant or great, stick with it. The size of your purpose does not matter to God, it is how well you accomplish it that He is interested in.

The One who created you did so for a reason. So, stick with who you were called to be, every other person is taken.

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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