In HIS Presence


Read: Luke 14:25-30
Meditation verse:
“For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count
the cost, whether he has enough to finish it” (Luke 14:28).

Have you ever visited a construction site? It is very messy right? With building materials strewn all over the place, sweaty bodies digging, filling, and molding. It may even be a dangerous place to visit, with nails, split woods and loose blocks posing a danger. But after all that hard work and effort, an amazingly beautiful structure stands tall.

Growth takes time. It takes nine months for a baby to be fully developed in the womb of a woman, during which time her stomach is fully stretched to accommodate the growing child. After birth, it takes several years and different stages before the baby becomes an adult. Achieving or building the life of your dreams will not happen overnight. It will take time and great effort on your part. You will go through several transitions and may be tempted to give up. Your mental, physical, financial, and emotional capacity will be stretched to accommodate the person you are becoming.

Indeed, most processes of development that result in change from one form to another are difficult and uncomfortable. The purification of gold, the emergence of pearls from oysters and the emergence of a butterfly from a larva are not easy processes. Change is a difficult process. Enlargement is uncomfortable. Mediocrity resides in your comfort zone. If you want to grow to your full capacity and achieve all you were created for, you will have to push beyond your limits. “The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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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