Thursday, July 7, 2011

Seek HIS Face

Hey Readers,

So, this is not the post "the struggle" but I'm going to write it next. I was doing my devotions yesterday and this one kind of spoke to me for some reason. I wanted to share what I wrote after reading this verse with you. Who knows it may touch someone :-).

"When You said 'Seek My face', my heart said to You, 'Your face, Lord, I will seek'" Psalm 27:8 NKJV

Let's look at the context of this passage. The author of this Psalm is pleading with God, asking HIM to have mercy on him. The author has a very strong desire to seek God and to seek HIS beautiful face and longs to be taught the ways of the Lord.  How amazing is the dedication of this man, all he wants is to know God and to see HIS face.

This poses a few questions in my mind. What does seeking HIS face actually look like? Is it something we can see in others or something that is hidden and out of sight? Others would ask "Should seeking HIS face be the only purpose we have in life? Why is it so important to seek God?  Well I hope to answer these questions. Some may not agree but, this is how I see it.

I've always told people one thing when they ask me 'What does seeking HIS face actually look like?' and it's simply this 'Seeking Gods heart should be the motivation of every thing we do in life.' Trust me it will make since in a minute :-). I believe that when the scripture says seek HIS face it means seek HIS heart. Still confused, think about it this way, would you say God looks at us with eyes on HIS face or the eyes of his heart. Exactly, God looks at us with the eyes of HIS heart :-) so that we may be enlightened, so that we may see the hope he has called us to, and so we may see the riches of HIS grace. (Ephesians 1:18).

Wow!! I got a little side tracked there, lets me continue...

When we focus on God, that focus intertwines its self with our passions.  We begin to see them show up when we least expect it and we begin a molding process that intertwines the passions our hear with the passions of Gods.  It is simply something amazing to think about isn't it? 

God created each of us with passions and throughout our lives He molds those passions after HIS own heart. However, we can't simply sit back and wait for God to move. We have to take steps towards letting HIM mold us as we seek HIS face and HIS calling upon our lives.  How do we do that? We do that by taking a good look at our hearts and "Finding who We are" as  Kutless would say.  

We must ask God, who is the spirit of truth, 'in what area of my life do I need to seek your face more?" We must say to HIM as the Psalmist did "Your face, Lord, I will seek" and mean it with our whole heart. We must make time every day (and I struggle with this still) to be in HIS word, to pray for HIS guidance, to seek a place in which we can wholeheartedly call on HIM and we need to  give HIM our praises.

God is a God who wants nothing more than to let us see HIS heart when we look at HIS face and we should be people who want nothing more than for others to see the heart of a Godly man or woman when they see our faces.

Thanks again for visiting "The Gathering Room"

Stand Strong and continue to believe the teachings given to you
(2 Thes. 2:15b NCV),


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