In HIS Presence


Read: MATTHEW 5:13–16

Meditation verse:

“When they found Him, they said to Him, “Everyone is looking for You.” (Mark 1:37).

Everywhere Jesus went, during His time on earth, He did good things. He opened the eyes of the blind, made the deaf hear, healed the sick, raised the dead, cast out demons from the oppressed and fed tens of thousands. Little wonder a great multitude followed Him wherever He went. Little wonder when He withdrew to a solitary place to pray, His disciples searched for Him and said, “everyone is looking for you”.

You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. – Matthew 5:14–16

Everyone is attracted to light. Our lives are energies that people encounter when they meet us. This energy can either be a positive or a negative one. When you add value to the life of others, you will constantly be in demand. The greater the value, the more the people looking for you are. When you love people and make them feel good in your space, they will seek to be with you always.

If on the other hand, you treat people badly and make them feel unwelcome in your space, they will stay away from you. “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavour, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men” (Matthew 5:13). If your presence is not felt, your absence will not be missed. It is as simple as that.


IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye

Have you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Saviour?

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.

Are you ready? Here’s a prayer you can say right now:

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

If you prayed this prayer, please email me at and let me know about it. I would love to pray with you personally and send you a copy of my eBook; ‘Living the Life’ to encourage you as you begin your journey with Jesus.


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