Psalm 16:8 - Keep The Lord Always Before You.

Psalm 16:8 (NIV) I keep my eyes always on 
the LORD. With him at my right hand, I will not 
be shaken.  

Psalm 16:8 (HCSB) I keep the LORD in mind 
always. Because He is at my right hand, I will not 
be shaken.  

Psalm 16:8 (AMP) I have set the Lord 
continually before me; because He is at my right hand, I 
shall not be moved.  


Aware of God's Presence
   An awareness of Gods presence is very 
important to me, and I believe that all of us want to 
know without a doubt that He is with us. The good 
news is that God is never more than one thought 
away. We can bring God into our conscious 
awareness by simply thinking about Him or by 
acknowledging His presence. Stop for a moment right now 
and say, "Father, You are here with me right 
now." Rest for a while with that thought in mind 
and just enjoy His presence. Take the time to 
let God become real to you! 
   There are multitudes of things going on 
around us at all times, but they don't affect us 
unless we are aware of them, and awareness is based 
on what we put our minds on. If I think of my 
problems in life, they become larger than anything 
else, but if I think of my blessings, then they 
become larger, and this same principle holds true 
with all things. 
   God has promised to be with us always, 
and all we need to do is think about Him or 
meditate on one of His promises to bring Him into our 
awareness. Think of the Lord often and keep in mind 
that as long as He is with you, there is no need 
to fear anything. 
   Father, thank You for Your presence and 
for helping me think of You often. [My Time with 
God by Joyce Meyer] 


   Many have an idea that they must do some 
part of the work alone. They have trusted in 
Christ for the forgiveness of sin, but now they 
seek by their own efforts to live aright. But 
every such effort must fail. Jesus says, "Without 
Me ye can do nothing." Our growth in grace, our 
joy, our usefulness,--all depend upon our union 
with Christ. It is by communion with Him, daily, 
hourly,--by abiding in Him, --that we are to grow in 
grace. He is not only the Author, but the Finisher 
of our faith. It is Christ first and last and 
always. He is to be with us, not only at the 
beginning and the end of our course, but at every step 
of the way. David says, "I have set the Lord 
always before me: because He is at my right hand, I 
shall not be moved." Psalm 16:8.   
   Do you ask, "How am I to abide in 
Christ?" In the same way as you received Him at 
first. "As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus 
the Lord, so walk ye in Him." "The just shall 
live by faith." Colossians 2:6; Hebrews 10:38. 
You gave yourself to God, to be His wholly, to 
serve and obey Him, and you took Christ as your 
Saviour. You could not yourself atone for your sins 
or change your heart; but having given yourself 
to God, you believe that He for Christ's sake 
did all this for you. By faith you became 
Christ's, and by faith you are to grow up in Him--by 
giving and taking. You are to give all,--your 
heart, your will, your service,--give yourself to 
Him to obey all His requirements; and you must 
take all,--Christ, the fullness of all blessing, 
to abide in your heart, to be your strength, 
your righteousness, your everlasting helper,--to 
give you power to obey.   
   Consecrate yourself to God in the 
morning; make this your very first work. Let your 
prayer be, "Take me, O Lord, as wholly Thine. I lay 
all my plans at Thy feet. Use me today in Thy 
service. Abide with me, and let all my work be 
wrought in Thee." This is a daily matter. Each 
morning consecrate yourself to God for that day. 
Surrender all your plans to Him, to be carried out or 
given up as His providence shall indicate. Thus 
day by day you may be giving your life into the 
hands of God, and thus your life will be molded 
more and more after the life of Christ.  SC69-70 


   Living in close communication with Me can 
be a foretaste of heaven. It is wonderful, but 
it requires a level of spiritual and mental 
concentration that is extremely challenging. In the 
Psalms, David wrote about this wonderful way of 
living, declaring that he had set Me always before 
him. As a shepherd, he had plenty of time to seek 
My Face and enjoy My Presence. He discovered 
the beauty of days lived with Me always before 
him and beside him. I am training you to live 
this way too. It is an endeavor that requires 
persistent effort and determination. Yet rather than 
detracting from what you are doing, your closeness to 
Me will fill your activities with vibrant 
   Whatever you do, do it for Me - with Me, 
through Me, in Me. Even menial tasks glow with the 
Joy of My Presence when you do them for Me. 
Ultimately, nothing in all creation will ever be able to 
separate you from Me. So this delightful 
you-and-I-together adventure can continue throughout eternity! 
(Psa. 16:8; Col. 3:23, 24; Rom. 8:39) [Jesus 
Always by Sarah Young] 

   Live first and foremost in My Presence. 
Gradually you will become more aware of Me than of 
people and places around you. This awareness will 
not detract from your relationships with others. 
Instead, it will increase your ability to give love 
and encouragement to them. My Peace will 
permeate your words and demeanor. You will be active 
in the world, yet one step removed from it. You 
will not be easily shaken, because My enveloping 
Presence buffers the blow of problems.  
   This is the path I have set before you. 
As you follow it wholeheartedly, you experience 
abundant Life and Peace. (Psa. 89:15, 16; 16:8; 2Pe. 
1:2) [Jesus Calling by Sarah Young] 

   Set Me before you continually; keep your 
eyes on Me. I am at your right hand, close by 
your side. This is the most reliable source of 
Joy: knowing that I am always near. Seek to 
strengthen your awareness of My Presence so you can 
enjoy Me in your moments and feel more secure. 
   Communicating with Me - in silent 
prayers, in whispers, in spoken words, in shouts of 
praise - is the best way to stay attentive to Me. I 
want you to be real with Me in your prayers. 
Instead of worrying or obsessing about things, turn 
those thoughts toward Me. Talk with Me about 
whatever is on your mind. I will show you My way to 
handle the person or situation that concerns you. 
   Study and meditate on Scripture. Let it 
saturate your heart and mind, changing your way of 
thinking. Permeate your prayers with biblical concepts 
and content. As you stay in close communication 
with Me, the Joy of My Presence is yours! (Psa. 
16:8; 71:23; Phi. 4:6; Psa. 90:14) [Jesus Always 
by Sarah Young] 


Psalm 16:8 - Keep The Lord Always Before You.



If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or 
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either 
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in 
hearing from you.  Thanks in advance and let's keep 
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred 


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