11 comments on “Setting the Lord Always Before Us

  1. Something that goes along with this that John Piper pointed out in his book Desiring God was that the righteous man ” meditates day and night (on God’s law)” (Psalm 1:2). Often times people just read the Bible to check the box and not to become filled and satisfied. Something I am constantly aware of falling in to.
    By the way, I appreciate how you are always posting about scriptural things that are deep. Convicts me. I don’t want to be one of those that says their a Christian in the bio but only posts about movies and such. I want to suite to action to the word, like you do.
    So thank you.
    ~N

    • Thank you for sharing this perspective of John Piper! Yes, just going through the motions to “check the box” would be so mechanical and lifeless, indeed! Our motivation to go to the Word must be to be filled and satisfied, and to find great joy. It is my humble privilege to share what I learned and gleaned from God’s Word and also through the thoughts of godly people who serve Him. Thank you so much for your insightful comments! God bless you richly! Dee

    • Hi Diane, have you ever heard of the book Hinds’ Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard? It’s a classic and I’d hhgliy recommend it if you have the chance. This scripture reminds me of this wonderful book.

  2. Dee, I love this piece for it is a reminder that not only should we keep our focus on the Lord, but to never forget that even when we don’t, He remains with us and in us (and waiting for us to see). I love this piece and appreciate the heart that could share its message of love. ~ Truly, Bobbie

  3. We set alarm clocks and timers to remind us to do something important, we write important dates on the calendar so we don’t forget them, we ask friends/colleagues to hold us accountable for completing important projects; yet, when it comes to something as important as our everlasting life, we tend to just “wing it!” And, as you point out, in the hustle and bustle of life today, communing with God often gets overlooked, forgotten, postponed, and neglected. Great reminder of what is vitally important to those who believe. Thanks for the encouraging words, Dee.

    • You’re exactly right, Ken. So we have to apply the same discipline to our walk with the Lord. Just as we purpose to wake up for a particular reason and “set the alarm clock”, we need to discipline ourselves and “set our internal alarm clocks” to have fellowship with the Lord. Great contribution. Thanks so much, Ken!

  4. I love it that even when I have lost my focus, I am not out of His sight for a moment! I used to feel so guilty when I missed my devotional times… Good thing God doesn’t think like I do, huh? 🙂

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