In HIS Presence


Read: John 2:1-10

Meditation verse:

“His mother said to the servants, “whatever He says to you, do it” (John 2:5)

God longs to guide you in every area of your life. He longs to speak to you, and He can speak to you in a variety of ways. Psalm 32:8-9 says, “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye. Do not be like the horse or like the mule, which have no understanding, which must be harnessed with bit and bridle, else they will not come near you”. He may speak to you through scriptures; a particular scripture may light up before you as you study His word. He may speak to you through messages from trusted and anointed men and women or through counsel from other people. Whichever way He instructs you, be sure to do exactly what He says and promptly, rather than what you think is best.

At the marriage at Cana, the wine got finished, so the organizers had a problem at hand. The problem was presented to Jesus and His mother told the servants to do exactly what Jesus commanded. The key to receiving your miracle lies always in your obedience, and this is where we miss it as Christians. God sometimes instructs us to do things that seem foolish to the human eye. But you must remember that his ways are sovereign.

Imagine asking for wine and being told to fill jars with water. Imagine needing money for tax and being told to go to the sea and cast a hook to collect a piece of money from the mouth of the first fish that comes up (Matt 17:27). Imagine fishing in tested waters all night as an expert fisherman and catching nothing, then being told to cast your net into the least likely side of the river (Luke 5:5). Imagine been told to roll away the stone from the grave of a man who had been dead several days and stinking, so that he could be brought back to life (John 11:39).

What instruction has God given to you lately? Where do you sense His leading? Are you struggling to obey because it looks so unlikely? God’s ways are not our ways, His thoughts are not our thoughts. Do yourself a favour and respond quickly. The miracle is always in the obedience and obedience begins only when you take the first step.


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 rockteachingministry@gmail.com. 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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