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In HIS Presence


Read: PSALM 103

Meditation verse:“Bless the lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits” (Ps 103:2).

The story is told of a little boy, Johnny, who was drowning in a neighbourhood pool. As his mother screamed helplessly, a young man jumped into the pool to save him. Moments later he emerged from the pool with a thoroughly shaken and wet Johnny in his arms. As the young man handed Johnny over to his mom, she said in irritation; “where’s Johnny’s cap”?

The irony of this story is that as soon as Johnny came out alive from the pool, his mother forgot how desperate she had been for someone to save him. Instead, she focused on his cap which had obviously fallen off as he fell into the pool. Did Johnny even need the cap at that precise moment?

Many Christians are like Johnny’s mother. We focus on some insignificant need that we believe has not been met, all the while overlooking the numerous blessings that God has bestowed on us. And just like Johnny’s cap, it may not be important at that moment.

Your ways are not like God’s, His thoughts are much higher than yours. If your expectation is yet to be met, relax in the knowledge that God knows the plans He has for you. And He may be saying to you, ‘you do not need this at this time’.


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

If you prayed this prayer, please email me at rockteachingministry@gmail.com and let me know about it. I would love to pray with you personally and send you a copy of my eBook; ‘Living the Life’ to encourage you as you begin your journey with Jesus.

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