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Read: GENESIS 30:25-43

Meditation verse:“And when they mated in front of the white-streaked branches, they gave birth to young that were streaked, speckled and spotted” (Genesis 30:39).

Your mind is a dynamic gateway. It is where you feel, think, imagine, and dream. It is the seat of your thoughts and beliefs. What you see and hear influence your thoughts, and your thoughts influence your actions. Your actions determine your outcomes and results.

Jacob’s strategy for building his flock depicts this powerful principle. He had asked Laban, his father in-law, for the livestock that were streaked, speckled and spotted. Whenever the stronger females were ready to mate, he would place the peeled branches marked with white streaks in the watering troughs in front of them. And when they mated in front of the white streaked branches, they gave birth to young that were streaked, speckled and spotted. He did not do this with the weaker females. So, he built a great flock of strong livestock.

There is a connection between your mind and the outcomes you get out of life. Whatever you focus on is conceived in your womb of destiny and later birthed. Whatever you turn your mind to will eventually spur you on to a path of success or defeat.

What is the object of your focus? “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue, if there is anything praiseworthy, meditate on these things (Phil 4:8).



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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