When the Lord is visiting us, we need not set Him before us—we know that He is there and that we have to respond. The time to do this is when we do not feel like it, when we feel dry and barren and arid; then we must especially set Him before us. Surely we can all testify to the fact that as we look back across our lives, there is nothing, in a sense, that has been more wonderful than when in an arid and barren condition we have deliberately set Him before us and sought Him. Suddenly the clouds broke, and the light shone again. Oh, there has been nothing more wonderful than that! So do this even though you do not feel like it. Do it every day—always! Do not do it fitfully; do not start off wonderfully and then begin to flag. Always set your affections on the Lord. Put them there, put them at that point, and keep them there. And go on doing it.