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Growing stronger, no.1 -I have set the Lord always before me

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Growing stronger, no.1 -I have set the Lord always before me

  1. 1. I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. (Psalm 16:8 KJV) “I Have Set the Lord Always Before Me” You are away from home, possibly in a far- away city or country and before you go to sleep, you look at a photograph, or imagine the face of someone you love. How calming is the influence of that likeness! I knew of a man who used to keep a portrait of a great preacher in the room behind his shop... John Henry Jowett (1864-1923) was a gifted preacher and Christian writer. Although his preaching style was not dynamic (he read all of his sermons), the depth of his knowledge, the clarity of his language, and the power of his life commanded respect. (Adapted from Christian Classics Ethereal Library.) ...and when he was tempted to do something he knew he shouldn’t, he would set the picture before him, and it influenced him to do the right thing. Growing Stronger, No. 1 John Henry Jowett:
  2. 2. “Setting the Lord always before me” is not a temporary vision; it is a fixed outlook. But the object of the Psalmist David's contemplation is no earthly personality, no matter how noble and ennobling. ...and in the glory of that searching light, David determines his affairs. It is not only a Sunday contemplation; He “sets” before him a vision of the loving and holy presence of God... it is the permanent background of the week. Jesus, guide me about the dance class tomorrow...
  3. 3. If the Lord is “always before me,” then I will see everything in relationship to Him. ...shall all be seen in this heavenly relationship, and its revelation shall determine their quality. How does a thing look with God in the background? my prayers,my business, my conversations, my ambitions, my pleasures, my desires, My suggestions, I will judge everything by its appearance in His revealing light.
  4. 4. We who “set the Lord always before us” not only discern the real nature of things; we choose the worthy... and resist the improper. But to “set the Lord always before us,” not only means we possess revealing light; it also means we make the right choices. # *** !!! ??? % ## ... CLICK! What a beautiful song. Thank ye so much, Moira, for encouraging me to join the troupe! When we place God before us, the worry and stress go out of life because we are grounding our actions on what God would have us do and our thoughts on God’s promises. S&S link: Christian Life and Faith: A Personal Connection with Jesus: Quality Time with Jesus-2a Adapted from the writings of J. H. Jowett. Illustrations by Jeremy. Design by Stefan Merour. Published on My Wonder Studio. Copyright © 2014 by The Family International.