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 3:4)

The children of Israel were about to cross over the Jordan to the promised land after forty years of wandering in the wilderness. The officers went through the camp and instructed the people to move only when they see the priests and Levites bearing the ark of the covenant of God. They were to set out from their places only after they had seen the ark, so that they would know the way to go.

It is the beginning of a new month today and as you have not passed through this month before, what lies ahead is unknown. The ark of the covenant was a symbol of God’s presence: Yahweh’s presence: His strength and Almightiness. Today, you do not have the ark with you nor the Levites who bear it. But you carry the presence of God inside you, in the person of The Holy Spirit. You are the bearer of the ark. Do not move ahead in this new month before you see the ark. Begin the month 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 30:21).

“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”. – M.L. Haskins

May you find the hand of God leading you in this new month.


IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye

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