In HIS Presence


JOHN 10:10

Meditation verse:

“Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.” (3 John 2).

God’s plan for us is that we prosper not only spiritually, but in every aspect of human endeavour: emotionally, mentally, intellectually, financially, socially, psychologically, maritally, and occupationally. He wants you to stay connected to Him, He wants your mind to be alive, He wants you to think intelligently, He wants your body to be sound, He wants your relationships to flourish. He wants you to live out your purpose fully, He delights in your financial prosperity. He wants you to be emotionally and mentally sound. This is the wholesome and abundant life that Christ came to give you.
To thrive means to prosper, to flourish, to grow vigorously, to gain in wealth and possession. Other words for thrive include succeed, prosperous, advance rise, achieve success, shine, expand, develop, do well, grow, turnout well and fly high. This is God’s mind for you. He wants you to do well, expand, advance, rise, and prosper. You are destined to make progress in every area of human endeavour. The opposite of thrive is deteriorate, decline, retrogress, retrograde, wither, stagnate, die. This is the devil’s desire for you. John 10:10 says, “the thief does not come except to steal, kill and to destroy I have come that they may have life and that they may have it more abundantly”.
In what area of your life have you experienced retrogression and defeat? James 4:7 says, “therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you”. Why not submit that area to God and command the devil to take his hands off. You have been given authority over the wiles of the enemy in the name of Jesus Christ. “Whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven” (Mathew 18:18). Exercise your authority today and break free from the yoke of the enemy. Your Father says live and thrive!

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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