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?
A Conduit for a Blessing But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream.It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green.It has no worries in a...
Growth to the Seeds So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. 1 Corinthians 3:7 (ESV) When I was in college, I had a spiritual life crisis. I believed in God, but my faith was always something I assumed I would...
Hope Deferred You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore. Psalm 16:11 (NKJV) At first we were annoyed at the four cowbirds bullying the little sparrow—all puffed up, chasing and...