Psalms 16:8-9

I have set the Lord always before me; Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will rest in hope.

David was one person that had a considerable understanding of the supernatural dimension in the Old Testament. In our scripture for today, he communicates to us a practice that became his secret for success during his reign as king over Israel; he constantly practiced the presence of God. For David, “the Lord is with you”, was not a mere statement, but a reality that influenced everything about him.

In Psalm 16:8, he describes a habit he developed based on his understanding of the Lord’s abiding presence. He says, “I have set the Lord always before me, because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved”. In other words, David is saying “with my imagination, I have engaged the Lord in my heart as my shield and buckler and whatever rules or dominates my heart shapes my experiences”. In plain terms, David retrained his imagination to focus on the Lord always. He judged and concluded all matters with an awareness that the creator of the universe was with Him. No wonder David declared, “I shall not be moved”. It is noteworthy that practicing the presence of God is an integral aspect of walking in the miraculous.

Furthermore, in verse 9 of Psalm 16, the Psalmist introduces another slant to operating in the Glory Zone. He says, “Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; my flesh also will rest in hope”. In Acts2:26, Apostle Peter quoting Psalm 16:9, brings a fresh insight by introducing the word ‘tongue’ in place of ‘glory’, implying that the tongue is the key to the glory realm. The Prophet Isaiah re-echoes Peter’s insight with these words in Isaiah 40:5, saying, “The glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”

Beloved, we can glean from these as lessons on how to operate in the Glory Zone. Firstly, the imagination must be retrained with the gospel message to enable good vision. Secondly, the tongue must constantly give voice to what the heart imagines from the gospel. Thirdly the tongue must become subject to the supervision of the Holy Spirit in prayer (praying in other tongues). These combined, unlock the flow of the glory zone into your business, marriage, ministry, release a touch of heaven into your life and make you become a blessing, indeed, to people. Child of God, the world is waiting for your manifestation.


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