In HIS Presence


Read: Hebrews 11:1-39

Meditation verse:

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1)


I stumbled upon a movie some years back which has made a huge impact on my faith even till this day. The movie “Faith Like Potatoes” is based on the autobiography novel of farmer turned evangelist Angus Buchan. It portrays the inspiring true story of Angus, a local farmer in South Africa who learnt to trust God with every detail of his farming work. After his conversion, Angus began to live out his newfound faith in God in his work as a farmer. When a chance fire threatened to spread, Angus challenged his Zulu Farm assistant to pray with him for rain. It wasn’t yet the rainy season and the assistant scoffed but Angus prayed, and it rained. The rains extinguished the fire.

When the land experienced severe drought, such that nothing could grow on it, Angus challenged the farmers to go ahead and plant their potatoes. Everyone was skeptical, but Angus knew the God he had come to believe in. So, the potatoes were planted, but the surfaces remained very dry. It seemed nothing was growing underneath. But when it was harvest time, Angus again challenged the farmers to dig and harvest the potatoes. That little Zulu town experienced a bumper harvest of big, fresh potatoes like never.

At the end of the day, each one of us must live out our faith wherever we are and in everything we do, otherwise our faith is useless. Our Christian faith must be lived out especially in the marketplace. There is no separation between that which is secular and spiritual – everything is spiritual. Our business practices, engagements, associations, decisions, goals, activities, and outcomes must reflect our faith in Christ. And this faith must be like the potatoes harvested by Angus Buchan and his co-farmers several years ago. Our faith must be big and real enough for others to see, feel and touch.


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.

If you prayed this prayer, send me an email at I would love to pray with you personally and send you a copy of my book; ‘Living the Life’ to encourage you as you begin your new life in Christ.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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