THE 19th OF APRIL
THE LORD COUNSELS AND STRENGTHENS HIS CHILDREN
The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; yes, I have a good inheritance. I will bless the Lord who has given me counsel; my heart also instructs me in the night seasons. I have set the Lord always before me; because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved. Psalms 16:6-8
David was so close to the Lord that his worldly possessions meant nothing to him compared to the spiritual ones. He was rich in the Lord. The inheritance he spoke about was the marvelous relationship he had with God. The Lord spoke to David in the day and night time by bringing him counsel in his spirit (the inner man of the heart).
David tells us how he came to be so close to the Lord. David’s spiritual eyes were “always” (non-stop, continuously) set on the Lord. In other words, he did everything possible not to be influenced by life’s circumstances or by those around him but always sought the counsel of the Lord. As long as David had the Lord at his right hand, nothing could even move him no matter what he had to go through.
Lord, please help me to permanently set my spiritual eyes on You, to be sure of Your protection, and not to forget how rich and blessed I am, because I am Your child. Thank You for advising me and strengthening me when I seek You. You never leave me or forsake me, no matter what the situation is. You always show me the best solution for all that I am asking Your advice about. Please help me stay close to You, so that I remain in You and not be shaken. In the Name of Jesus I pray. Amen