(Psalms 16:7-8), I will bless the Lord who has counseled me; indeed, my mind instructs me in the night. I have set the Lord continually before me; because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
Have you ever been getting ready to leave the house and something tell you, "take your umbrella?" You look out the window and see nothing but sunny skies, so you leave the house without your umbrella. About an hour later the clouds fill the skies with a blacken layer. It starts to storm and you have to walk at least five minutes to your car. Then you say to yourself, "something told me to take my umbrella, dag". That happens a lot to people. I have learned through prayer ministry that it is best to listen to that small still voice that you hear. If you develop a close relationship with the Lord you can depend on Him to give you guidance in everything that you do. Everything is important all the way down to what you should wear for the day. You may want to wear a specific pair of shoes and the Lord tells you to put on another pair. You really want to wear the first pair, but you are also obedient to the Lord. You wear the second pair and as you begin to put the first pair back into your closest you notice the the heel coming off and if you would have worn them they would have broken off. That is how the Lord gives you counsel throughout the day.
If you wake up in the morning blessing the Lord, He will give you counsel throughout the day, all you have to do is listen. If you keep your mind stayed on Jesus; He will instruct you even in the midnight hour. Just this morning, I woke up with a horrible attitude. I was not upset with my husband, I was upset that my shoulder had been in pain all night and I am going through menopause and was wet all night, I did not sleep well at all. I had to take a step back and think about the fact that the Lord blessed me with another day. I did a quick attitude adjustment, read my word and continued to listen to worship music and pray. I ask the Lord for forgiveness of my attitude and prayed that I would be able to sleep without pain tonight. That's all I can ask for, and even if I go through the same things tonight, I am determined to wake up with a grateful attitude.
The scripture is written by David and he is saying that he has set the Lord before him (meaning that he will not go anywhere without God. He is not going before the Lord, David is expecting the Lord to go before him and make straightway his path. He continues on to say that he will keep the Lord by his side so that his faith will not be shaken. No matter what the enemy throws in front of him, the Lord is before him and on the side of him, he will not fear the enemies thorns.
If you set the Lord before you every morning, there is nothing for you to fear. Your right hand will be lifted up by the Lord and He is also in front of you giving you all of the instructions that you will need for the day. Remember that the Lord God is continually going before you and is clearing your path to your blessings. PRAISE GOD! AMEN!