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In HIS Presence


Read: Mathew 17:14-21


Meditation verse:

“So, Jesus said to them ‘because of your unbelief, for assuredly I say to you, of you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain move from here to there and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you” (Mathew 17:20).


Romans 12:3 says “God has dealt to each one of us a measure of faith. This is so because we need faith to live out our Christian faith, victoriously. Indeed, there are several scriptures that highlight the importance of faith in our walk with God. Hebrews 11:1 says, “faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report”. Hebrews 11:6 says “without faith, it is impossible to please God. 2 Corinthians 5:7 says, we walk by faith, not by sight. Habakkuk 2:4 says the just shall live by faith and our meditation verse says if we have faith even as little as a mustard seed, nothing shall be impossible for us.


The opposite of faith is fear. Fear is one of Satan’s strategies to keep us stagnated and unfruitful, so that we are unable to become all that God designed for us to be. The bible says fear hath torment. Satan wants to multiply fear in our lives, and he is very busy doing so. He will tell you that the situation is hopeless and that things will never change for the better. But God wants you to replace your fear with faith. He wants you to live free of fear each day and so the bible contains 365 ‘fear not”.


Irrespective of what is going around you, do not be afraid. We are currently experiencing very difficult times, but you must hold on to your faith and ask God to increase it today. You are an heir to the throne and if your heavenly Father says, ‘fear not, I will be with you’, then fear not. The Most High always keeps His promises.


IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye.
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