In HIS Presence


Read: 2 Kings 7:3-16
Meditation verse:
“Now there were four leprous men at the entrance of the gate; and they said to one another, “why are we sitting here until we die”? (2 Kings 7:3).

A well-known model for handling the challenges of living designed by D’Zurilla and Goldfried, proffers six steps for solving problems. First define the problem, then generate alternative solutions, list pros and cons of each solution, choose the best one, plan and then execute it. This was what the four leprous men at the entrance of Samaria did, when they found themselves in a desperate
situation. The famine had besieged the city, and everyone was hungry. Rather than sitting still and doing nothing, they reasoned amongst themselves, evaluated their options, decided on a course of action, and acted. And their problem was resolved.

What difficult situation are you currently faced with? What have you done or what are you doing about it? Can you truthfully say that you have exhausted your options? A lot of times, when faced with adversity, we either keep shouting at God in prayers or we sit still, expecting the problem to disappear. As you call on God to act in that situation, is it possible that He is waiting on you to act? “All things pertaining to life and godliness have been given to you by the divine power of God through the knowledge of Him who called you by glory and virtue” (2 Peter 1:3). God has given you the wisdom, power, knowledge, and ability needed to live a godly life. You are well equipped to find solutions to the challenges of your everyday living.

Why then would you choose to remain in that situation until you die? In Spencer Johnson’s book: “who moved my cheese”, four characters enjoyed a plenteous supply of cheese until they suddenly found themselves in a cheese less situation. Whilst three of the characters searched for other options until they found another supply of cheese, the last one chose to remain in his cheese less condition. Whilst it is okay to pray whenever you encounter difficulty, there is always something you can do about it. So, evaluate your options today, decide on a course of action and act.

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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