In HIS Presence


Read: EXODUS 14:10-18

Meditation verse:

“And the Lord said to Moses, “Why do you cry to Me? Tell the children of Israel to go forward” (Exodus 14:15).

An automatic door does not open on its own, even though it is clearly marked ‘automatic’. You must get within the sensor range, before it will open. Irrespective of how desperate you are to enter a building, if you are thirty yards away from the sensor range of its automatic door, it will remain shut.

Similarly, we all have big dreams and huge expectations in life. There are certain opportunities that we have been asking God to bring our way, but nothing seems to be happening. Is it possible that God is expecting you to move towards the sensor range? When the children of Israel found themselves in a difficult situation, with the red sea in front, and the Egyptians behind them, they cried out to Moses. God’s response to them was “why stand there and cry, move forward”. In order words, get within the sensor range and you will see the path that I have made for you.

Too many of us expect doors of opportunities to swing open whilst we are over a hundred yards away from the doors. We wait for miracles to fall from the sky or for someone to come rescue us. Getting within sensor range could be as simple as picking up the phone to call on prospective clients daily or writing proposals and sending them off. It may also entail going back to school to get that degree, working extra hard to get that promotion or acquiring the skills required to start that business.

It is often said that success happens when opportunity meets preparedness. In this new month, ask God to show you what you need to do concerning the opportunities you desire in life. And when He does, act with intent. Move forward and do all you need to get close to the doors. When you are within sensor range, the doors will swing open.

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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