I will praise the LORD, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me. I have set the LORD always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure, Psalm 16:7-9 (NIV)
Never Be Shaken
Do you want to be able to rest secure? Do you want to live a life that will never be shaken? Do you want your heart and mind to be filled with gladness and rejoicing? Who could say no to any of these questions? Who wouldn’t want to rest secure and never be shaken? Who wouldn’t want their heart and mind to be filled with gladness and rejoicing? Yes, of course, I want all these things to be true of my life. Would it be surprising for you to learn that we want both want the same things for you? I also want all these things to be true of your life. That doesn’t surprise me at all. Why is that? You are good and kind and loving. You love and care for me. You want the best for me. Yes, I do want the best for you. It pleases me that you know that about me. I’m glad about that. It is the desire of my heart to live a life that is good and right and pleasing to you. That’s good.
What must I do if I want to rest secure and never be shaken? What must I do if I want my heart and mind to be filled with gladness and rejoicing? Those are good questions. It is good that you knew to ask them. Why is that? My promises usually have a premise. What does that mean? It means for one thing to be true, some prior something else must also be true. The answer to your questions will make this point clear. I’m listening. If you want to rest secure and never be shaken, you must receive my counsel and follow my instruction. My counsel and instruction will guide the course of your life. My counsel and instruction will guard your life. I will be before you, leading you to where I want you to go and giving you what I want you to do as you receive my counsel and follow my instruction. As you follow and obey me, your life will be secure and will never be shaken. Do you understand? Yes, I do. Living a life of following and serving me will not only make your life secure and unshaken, it will cause you to be filled with gladness and peace and joy. It will be the desire of your grateful heart to give all your thanks and praise to me for the life I have given you to live. Will you receive my counsel and follow my instruction? Yes Lord, I will. That will be very good.
Lord, I welcome your counsel and instruction into my life. I will follow and obey you. I will live my life according to your will. I will do what you ask of me. I will go where you guide me. Thank you that your counsel and instruction will help me to rest secure. Amen
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