In HIS Presence


Read: PROVERBS 4:20-27

Meditation verse:

“Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life” (Proverbs 4:23).

Be very selective of who you permit into your personal space. Avoid people who dispense negativism. They will drain your internal power: (your hope, self-belief, resilience, and optimism).

Do not let people’s actions determine your emotions and actions. People do not get you angry, they just do what they do, and you react as you will. Since your action determines your outcomes, you are letting others determine the outcomes you get out of life.

Do not wait for apologies before forgiving an offence. You may be waiting for a long time. Suppose they never apologise?

Be responsible for your life and actions. Own your experiences. Cherish the good, change the bad, accept what you cannot change. Strive to become financially independent. Avoid depending on others for your existence. If you do, they will control your life.

Assert yourself when you should. It is wise to know when to speak and when to be silent. The bible says do not answer a fool according to his folly, lest you be like him, in the next verse it says answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his conceit (Proverbs 26:4-5). When people mistreat you, let them know. We teach others how to treat us.

Never compare yourself with anybody. Be unapologetically who you are.

Guard your heart with all diligence. The battle is always first lost in the mind. Feed your mind with the word of God and avoid unwholesome content. As a man thinketh in his heart so is he (Proverbs 23:7).

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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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.

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