Psalm 16:8 I have set The Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. ~ When we set The Lord before us, there is preservation, there is safety, there is deliverance, there is peace, life, and health. There is joy, strength, and vitality. When we set The Lord before us, we are purposing in our hearts to place him in a fixed position before us with a determination to follow his leading.
In looking back over my 21+ years of Christianity, I see how The Lord has preserved me, how he has kept me, and how he has brought me into life and blessing. I see different times in my life where the enemy laid snares before me to try to trip me up and take me captive. But time and time again, as I kept my eyes on The Lord, he directed my steps and has kept me safe from the destruction of my enemy. Our success in life, our joy in life is found in keeping things in the right perspective and in the right order. If we want to live long and prosper in all things that the Lord has given us, we must keep him ever before our eyes. Don’t give place to the enemy, don’t hasten after other gods. There is only one true God and he deserves first place in our lives.