retreieve your losses - in his presence
In HIS Presence


Read: 2 KINGS 6:1–7

Meditation verse:

“But as one was cutting down a tree, the iron axe head fell into the water; and he cried out and said, ‘Alas, master! For it was borrowed.’” (2 Kings 6:5).

Some years ago, I had this journal in which I wrote inspirational messages, goals I was working towards as well as specific promises I received, whilst in God’s presence. It was a treasured possession, but then suddenly, I couldn’t find it. I searched everywhere I could have kept it but did not find it. Weeks of searching turned into months, and then one morning when I was not searching, I found it in the least likely place.

I had been getting a stirring in my spirit to say a prayer which I had written down on a sheet of paper and placed inside my bible.  On this morning, the desire to say this prayer was so strong, so I opened my bible to retrieve the paper and as I lifted the flaps, I saw my long-lost journal. My joy and gratitude knew no bounds as I reached out and picked it up. The Holy Spirit knew how important my dream journal was to me. Even though I had given up searching for it, He kept prompting my heart towards where I would find it. Suddenly, I lost my treasure, and suddenly, I found it in the least likely place.

In today’s reading, the sons of the prophets were cutting trees, when suddenly, the iron axe head fell into the water. Using an unconventional approach, Elisha made the iron float and said to them “Pick it up for yourself. So, he reached out his hand and took it” (2 Kings 6:7). What have you suddenly lost? What are you currently searching for? Peace of mind, good health, a job, or the joy and sweetness in your marriage? God’s word for you today is that you are retrieving your losses. Suddenly, and in the least likely manner, you will find that which you seek. When you do, reach out take it.


IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye

Have you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Saviour?

Jesus says in Mathew 11:28; “come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. No matter what you’ve done or where you’ve been, this invitation is for you. Jesus is knocking at the door of your heart; all you need to do is invite Him in, by believing and receiving Him.

Are you ready? Here’s a prayer you can say right now:

Dear Lord, I acknowledge that I am a sinner in need of grace. I believe that Jesus died to set me free from my sins. Thank You Jesus for dying to save me. Please forgive me for all my sins and come into my heart. Be my Lord and Saviour. Fill me with Your Spirit and enable me to live for You from now onwards, in Jesus’ name, Amen

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