In HIS Presence


Read: Mathew 6: 25-34
Meditation verse:
“Therefore, I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?”.

Learn to live in the present and do not worry about tomorrow. Does this mean you should not plan for tomorrow? The answer is no. Planning for tomorrow entails putting well thought out plans in place. It is action based and is time well spent. Worrying about tomorrow is fretting and agitating without taking any action. It is a harmful as it interferes with our productivity and efforts for today. It also portrays lack of faith in God.

The same God who put life in you, surely can be trusted with the details of your life. Jesus enjoins us to take no thought for tomorrow, but rather focus on His kingdom and righteousness. When we make God our priority, everything we need will be given to us in due course. Rather, than fretting over prevailing circumstances, the psalmist yearned for God amid his distresses. He said “why are you cast down, o my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him for the help of His countenance” (Psalm 42:5).

The song writer says, “count your blessings, name them one by one and it would surprise you what the Lord has done”. Are you currently worried over a future occurrence over which you have very little control? Why not spend the time instead counting your current blessings. Icons of God’sfaithfulness over ourlives are always evident. Enjoy the blessings of today. “Be anxious for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7). Praying about tomorrow, is time well spent. Worrying about tomorrow is time wasted.

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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