I Shall Not be Shaken

Here are a couple of thoughts that inspired me from the James River Church Wednesday night service (02/11/2015).

Psalm 16:8 – I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. (‭Psalm‬ ‭16‬:‭8‬ ESV)

  • If I set the Lord before me.
  • If I keep Christ always at my hand.
  • If I keep the presence and voice of God always within reach of my thoughts and spiritual ear, I will have the guidance and confidence I need.  My path, my faith, my confidence, my soul, will not be shaken.

Psalm 16:11You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is —–fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. (‭Psalm‬ ‭16‬:‭11‬ ESV)

  • Christ wants us to rely on him for all.
  • Reliance first, faith first, and then blessing and reward follows.
  • God is not our personal shopper or ATM.
  • God is not at the beck-and-call of our “desires.”
  • When we bury our desires at the foot of The Cross – Christ will give us what we need, and surprise us with blessings beyond our petty understanding.
  • Our job is to discover God’s heart, and get onboard with His mission.

Psalm 16:2,5,7 – I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.” The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot.  I bless the Lord who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me. (‭Psalm‬ ‭16‬:‭2, 5, 7‬ ESV)

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