In HIS Presence


Read: 2 SAMUEL 11:1-28

Meditation verse:
“He who covers his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy” (Proverbs 28:13).
After a particularly restless night, I got up in the early hours to take off a weave I had attached to my hair. The heat and discomfort on my scalp had become unbearable. I stood in front of my bathroom mirror at about 3am with a pair of scissors in my hands, taking off the threads that attached the weave to my hair. As the weave came off, I cringed at the state of my hair. It looked very dry and had gone grey at the roots. The weave had served as a cover for the true state of my hair. On the outside, my hair looked perfect and well groomed, but underneath the weave, were rows of dry and damaged hair. I decided there and then to visit a hair therapist and commence the process of rejuvenating and restoring my hair to a healthier state.

Whilst praying a few moments later, it was impressed in my heart that in much the same way, we cover up mistakes, sins, and wrong attitudes in our lives. We use pretence, falsehood, lies or bravado to cover up the rottenness within ourselves. After committing Adultery with Bathsheba and impregnating her, King David tried to cover up his act by ordering the death of her husband in the battlefront. But his actions were visible before God, and He was displeased. David’s life and family were greatly affected by that singular indiscretion.

“There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death” (Proverbs 16:25). Do not cover your sins no matter how grievous they are. If you do, it will not be well with you at the end of the day. You may succeed in fooling others, but God cannot be mocked. He knows about them; He is waiting for you to own up and ask for His help. I could only commence treating my hair after the weave came off. Complete restoration and healing can only occur when you confess and forsake your sins. Decide today to remove every cover of falsehood. No sin is too great to be forgiven, and none is too small to be confessed.


IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye

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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.

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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

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