Was reminded of this verse while listening to an online sermon by R.T. Kendall:
“I have set the Lord always before me” (Psalm 16 verse 8 a)
Of course He is always there, but on those days when I am not particularly conscious of His presence, I can “set” Him there before me. I can do things that help me do just that, such as reading the bible, praying etc.
When we are conscious of His presence we can change the verse as Peter did on the day of Pentecost: “I saw the Lord always before me.” These times are precious and it is the Lord helping us to experience His love for us.
However, when we are not conscious of the Lord, but choose to always set Him before us is our way of expressing our love for Him.
Anyway, I found that helpful and thought I would share it. Hope it helps you too.
With thanks to R.T.