Psalms 16:8 “I have set the Lord continually before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.”
In this world there are so many things that we can put our focus and attention on–our daily needs, our goals, our families and even our ministries. So many things are battling for our attention and affection on a moment-by-moment basis. It’s so easy to get swept up in the details or administration of life and forget to simply gaze on the One that should be the focus of our entire lives. Jesus.
When we make Jesus the focus of our lives everything else falls into place. This doesn’t mean that we aren’t diligent to do the things he’s called us to or to steward every part of our lives. But I’ve found that as we worship Jesus and make hosting the presence of God our priority, every other aspect of administration becomes more effective. I know that when it comes to David’s Tent our fundraising, mobilization and worship booking always go so much better when we’re keeping our focus on Jesus and not on what we can do in our own strength. He is the miracle worker, not us! Despite our small staff and seemingly insufficient resources he continues to do miracle after miracle! As we focus on the Lord in prayer and worship he is so faithful to breathe on all of our efforts to administrate, gather and fundraise. Praise God!
Psalm 16:8 has been an incredibly significant verse to our community in the past couple of weeks. We’re setting the Lord before us always, keeping prayer and worship going around the clock 24 hours a day, 5 days a week. We wish that we could go continuously without taking a couple days off each week but due to our small number of staff we aren’t able to at this time. We’re praying and dreaming about the day when we will be able to see worship rising to Jesus 24/7/365 right here in the nation’s capital!
Of course, we will be going 24/7 this fall for 50 days on the White House Ellipse! Please continue to keep us in prayer and join us in just a couple months for David’s Tent DC 2014!