I Will Not Be Shaken
Date: December 13, 2023
I use the BLESS method every morning for my devotional.
B - Bible Verse
L - Listen for God's Voice and pray
E - Explore the History and meaning
S - Study the Key Words or Phrases
S - Summarize and Share
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B - Bible Verse (NIV): "I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With Him at my right hand, I will not be shaken." Psalm 16:8
L - Listen for God's Voice and Pray: Dear Lord, help me to truly keep my focus on You, even amidst life's distractions and challenges. Speak to my heart as I reflect on this verse and guide me in your wisdom.
E - Explore the History and Meaning: This verse, written by King David, reflects his deep and unwavering trust in God. He knew that by keeping his gaze fixed on the Lord, he could find stability and strength even in the midst of trials.
S - Study the Key Words or Phrases:
"I keep my eyes always on the Lord": David emphasizes his commitment to continually seek God's presence.
"With Him at my right hand": This symbolizes God's support and protection.
"I will not be shaken": David expresses his confidence that with God, he remains steadfast.
S - Summarize and Share:
In the busyness of life, especially now during the holidays, it's easy to become distracted, isn't it? But King David's words remind us of the profound power of focus. Imagine walking a tightrope; to maintain balance, you must keep your eyes fixed on a point ahead. Likewise, in life's balancing act, our unwavering gaze upon the Lord is our anchor.
I've experienced moments when life's challenges threatened to shake my resolve. But in those times, I've turned to this verse and others like it, reminding myself that as long as the Lord is by my side, I can stand firm. It's like having an unshakable foundation beneath my feet.
Have you ever found peace and stability by keeping your eyes on the Lord? Sharing your experiences can offer comfort and strength to someone who might be going through a turbulent season.
So, let's walk with confidence, knowing that our focus on God keeps us steady and unshaken. And let's extend that steadiness and assurance to those around us, reminding them that with the Lord at our side, we can face life's challenges with unwavering faith.
Bible Cross References
Psalm 121:1-2 (NIV): "I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth." This verse echoes the theme of seeking help and guidance from the Lord.
Isaiah 41:10 (NIV): "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." This verse emphasizes God's presence and support in times of trouble.
Proverbs 4:25-27 (NIV): "Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways. Do not turn to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil." These verses encourage us to stay focused on the right path, just as in Psalm 16:8.
Hebrews 12:2 (NIV): "fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." This verse highlights Jesus as the ultimate example of unwavering faith and focus.