Journal Entry: Christ before our eyes

Sunday, August 6, 2006

  • Psalm 16:8 – “I have set the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.”
  • Philippians 3:14 – Paul sets his eyes on Christ and strains to  press on towards Him.
  • Psalm 27:14 – WAIT for the Lord
  • Psalm 37:4 – “Delight yourself in the Lord…”; (vs 7) – Be still before the Lord and wait patiently; (vs 34) – Wait for the Lord and keep His way. He will exalt you…

All of these verses carry this idea of constant worship. Each carries the command to give every moment to Christ; to be in a constant search for Him. “I have set the Lord always before me…”, says David. And likewise, Paul “…press[es] on…” towards Christ. David delights himself in the Lord, and continually calls us to wait for Him; to be in a constant state of yearning for Christ; to expect in every moment to receive the Lord. And in this perpetual, expectant yearning we are to serve the Lord as He calls us to. Paul not only sets his eyes on Christ, but at the same time he presses on towards the prize of Christ.

Have Christ in view constantly. Expect Him continually. Oh God, help me do this!

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