In HIS Presence


Read: Joshua 3: 1-17

Meditation verse:

“…that you may know the way by which you must go, for you have not passed this way before” (Joshua 3:4b)

The children of Israel were about to cross over the Jordan to the promised land after forty tears of wandering in the wilderness. The officers went through the camp and instructed the people to move only when they see the ark of the covenant of the Lord their God, with the priests and Levites bearing it. They were to set out from their places only after they had seen the ark, that they may know the way by which they should go for they had not passed that way before.

It’s the beginning of the year today: the first day of a new year. What lies ahead in the year is unknown to us as we have not passed through this year before. The ark of the covenant was a symbol of God’s presence: Yahweh’s presence: His strength and almightiness. Today, we do not have the ark with us or the Levites who bear it. We carry the presence of God inside us in the person of The Holy Spirit. We are bearers of God’s Almighty presence.

Do not move ahead in this new year before you see the ark. Begin the year by setting yourself apart to wait on God and seek guidance from the Holy Spirit who is inside you. When you do this, “your ears shall hear a word behind you saying, ‘this is the way, walk in it’. (Isaiah 30:21a).

“And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year: ‘give me a light that I might tread safely into the unknown’. And he replied: ‘go out into the darkness and put thine hand into the hand of God. That shall be better than light and safer than a known way. So, I went forth and finding the hand of God, trod gladly into the night”. -ML HASKINS

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."

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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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