In HIS Presence


Read: Psalm 119:1-176

Meditation verse:

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” (Psalm 119:105)

Every living thing needs certain nutrients for healthy growth and survival. Humans require several essential minerals and vitamins the absence of which will lead to certain deficiencies and even death. For instance, absence of vitamin C will lead to scurvy, a condition that leads to swollen and bleeding gums. Absence of vitamin D will lead to the softening and weakening of bones in children. Lack of Vitamin E will lead to heart problems and sterility. Without vitamin K in the body, an injured person will bleed to death. Even plants require nutrients to thrive, else they will shrivel or wither. We would not want to suffer from these deficiencies, so we are careful to nourish our bodies with a wellbalanced diet.

What about our spiritual diet, which is the word of God? Are we as careful about feeding our spirits as we are about our bodies? Jeremiah 15:16 says, “Your words were found, and I ate them, and Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart; for I am called by Your name, o Lord God of hosts”. John 6:63 says, “it is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life”. Psalm 119:9 says “how can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word”. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 says, “all scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work”.

The word of God is a very essential nutrient for your spirit. You cannot afford to starve yourself of the word. Just as lack of vitamins and nutrients in our food lead to severe abnormalities, absence of the word will result in lack of growth, a weakening of your spirit, making you vulnerable and prone to sin, fear, anxiety, spiritual apathy, and eventually spiritual dryness or deadness. As we prepare to end this year and enter a new one, make up your mind to stop starving yourself of the word of God. Make meditating on the word of God your number one new year resolution.

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."

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