Setting Him Before Us
Setting Him Before Us
I have set the Lord always before me; Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
Psalm 16:8 (ESV)
Dear God, thank you for always being available for us. Help us remove anything in our lives that distracts us from keeping our eyes fixed on You. We are grateful that time with You leads to peace, joy and life! .
Once I realized that I wasn’t able to guess the word in five minutes, five minutes turned into ten, ten turned into fifteen, fifteen turned into an Instagram break, and before I knew it, my quiet time was over and I didn’t even open the Bible!
I take my time with God very seriously. But when my phone was in front of me, my actions did not reflect my priorities.
Psalm 16:8 says, “I have set the Lord continually before me; Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.”
What had I been setting before me? In this instance, it wasn’t the Lord. Instead, it was a silly game that doesn’t bring me any closer to becoming the unshakeable Christian I want to be in Jesus. In order to take back my time with God, I had to physically remove my phone from sight.
It may not be a physical object or a silly word game, but is there something that you are continually setting before you that takes your focus off of Jesus? A toxic relationship, an addiction, an unhealthy mindset? This week, what’s one step you could take to remove whatever it is that is taking your focus off of the Lord?
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