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In Christ, Not Shaken

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

It is a discipline for every Christian to learn to lead the way of their lives with the Lord.  Jesus is Lord, but we have to make him Lord and walk with him as Lord, every day in every situation.  

We have to set the Lord in front in our lives continually.  Jesus is the great counterbalance to all the challenges in your life.
"Come unto me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for my yoke is easy and my burden is light."
-Matt. 11:28-30
When you reach for strength in your life, draw on Christ.  You are weak and he is strong.  He is not shaken and you in him will not be shaken.
I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
-John 15:5
Abiding in Jesus Christ is the Christian's life.  To live in and by Christ, you must abide in him.  You must intentionally, continually, breathe Jesus into your self.  It becomes second nature, but you must train yourself and you only finish the training when you die.
"I have set the Lord always before me."
There is a principal that what you gaze upon, you will become.  What have you been looking at?  Are you continually putting Jesus before your eyes and gazing upon him and becoming like him, or are you constantly looking upon something else?
And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.
-2 Cor. 3:18
When you set the Lord before you and draw life from him, as a rock, and you are not shaken; it is not an add-on, but a takeover.  Remember that the one who builds his life on the rock and survives the storms is the one who puts Jesus words into practice (Matt. 7:24).

Jesus is called The Lord because he is God.  Lord means all.  He is Lord, but will I continually make him Lord?  My faith requires action to be proven real.  Here comes a challenge.  Will I set Jesus Christ, my Lord, before my self as the counterbalance?  I die on my cross and the risen Christ lives my life.  If he is set before me and at my right hand, being the one I draw life from, I will not be shaken.  That is good news.


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