In HIS Presence


MARK 4:21-23

Meditation verse:

“You will arise and have mercy on Zion; for the time to favor her, yes, the set time, has come” (Psalm 102:13).

You are the light of this world. There are talents inside you that you are meant to light up the world with. A lamp is meant to be set on a lampstand and not put under a basket or bed. In Mathew 5:16 says: “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven”.

However, if you are currently frustrated by a lack of progress in the place of your God-ordained assignment, do not be discouraged. If you have done all you know how to do but are yet to see any result or if your light currently seems dim and you are wondering when it will be placed on a lampstand, do not give up. God is the one who put the light in you, He can put you on a lampstand and position you on a hill so that the world can benefit from your light. Our times and seasons are in God’s hands. Favor and promotion come from Him, so He determines the set time to lift us up. “For exaltation comes neither from the east nor from the west nor from the south. But God is the Judge: He puts down one and exalts another” (Psalm 75:6-7).

When the bible says there is nothing hidden that will not be revealed, it is not only in reference to hidden sins. It includes the gifts and talents in you which are irrevocable. The things that are hidden are only hidden until the appropriate comes for their revealing. Everything that is hidden will eventually be brought into the open, every secret will be brought to light. Quit fretting. In the fullness of time, you will emerge. Your set time is coming.

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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