Setting Him Before Us

by Apr 1, 2022Easy and Light

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)

W ordle is an internet game where a new word is released every day and you get six attempts to guess it. Silly right? WRONG! My love for this game is serious! My routine each morning is to wake up at 6 a.m. and sit down with coffee and my Bible. I leave my phone in the bedroom and give myself 30 uninterrupted minutes to spend quality time with God. But then Wordle entered the scene. When I first started playing, I told myself I would do my quiet time with God first and then leave the last five minutes to guess the word. No harm in that, right? I started bringing my phone into the living room, but I told myself I wouldn’t look at it until after my quiet time. Well, you can guess how things progressed.
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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