bring me the parchments in his presence devotional
In HIS Presence


Read: Romans 12:1-21 

Meditation verse: 

“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you  into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know  God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect” (Romans 12:2). 


Romans 12 offers instructive guidelines on how to live the life we were called  and saved to live: 

Don’t think you are better than you really are. Be honest in your evaluation of  yourselves, measuring yourselves by the faith God has given us. 

In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So, if  God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God  has given you. If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher,  teach well. If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give  generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility  seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly. 

Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold  tightly to what is good. Love each other with genuine affection and take delight  in honoring each other. 

Never be lazy but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically. Rejoice in our  confident hope. Be patient in trouble and keep on praying.  

When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to  practice hospitality. 

Bless those who persecute you. Don’t curse them; pray that God will bless them.  Be happy with those who are happy, and weep with those who weep.  

Live in harmony with each other. Don’t be too proud to enjoy the company of  ordinary people. And don’t think you know it all!

Never pay back evil with more evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can  see you are honorable. Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone. 

Never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures  say, “I will take revenge; I will pay them back,” says the Lord. Instead, if your  enemies are hungry, feed them. If they are thirsty, give them something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals of shame on their heads. 

Lastly, don’t let evil conquer you but conquer evil by doing good.


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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