Seeking the Face of God

When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek.

And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;

Seeking God ought to be our desire daily as Christians. We ought to desire God’s glory and the manifestation of His presence in our lives every day. In seeking God, we need to have a schedule in order that seeking God may be effective and consistent. Our opening Scripture opens with a remarkable statement by David, the veteran, who sought God diligently in his generation. David was a man after God’s heart and so he sure has things to tell us about seeking God and knowing the heart of God. David said, when God said to seek His face, his heart responded, Your face, LORD, will I seek. So, God wants us to seek His face. What does it mean to seek the face of God? It means to seek to understand Him, His ways, His heart. The face of God is His presence; it is His heart, His character. Moses knew the ways of God, but the children of Israel knew the acts of God. Moses was a man to whom God spoke face to face, as a man speaks to his friend. Therefore, seeking the face of God is seeking to know Him intimately. That’s what it means to seek the face of God. Everyone that seeks the face of God actually seeks to know Him intimately; they seek to know His ways and His heart. God really wants us to seek His face. This is why God told David to seek His face. It is important to God that we seek His face. Hallelujah!

Understand that when it comes to seeking the face of God, it is a thing of priority, not of convenience. We are meant to seek the face of God with everything within us. Hear what David responded to God when He told him to seek His face. David responded with his heart, not his head: “Your face, Lord, will I seek.” Seeking the face of God requires your whole heart – your passion, devotion, attention, mind, might, motivation, purpose (the right motive), and everything within you. You cannot seek God’s face half-heartedly. You must do it heartily and passionately. What God requires of you is simply, “My son (or daughter), give me your heart, and let your eyes observe My ways.” – Proverbs 23:26. So, the Lord requires that you seek Him with the whole of your heart and that your eyes (devotion, meditation, attention) observe His ways. Did you note those two organs required in seeking the Lord: heart and eyes? Finally, prayer and fasting will help boost your devotion to God in seeking His face. Beloved, let the Lord have your heart and eyes. Hallelujah!

Heavenly Father, in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I seek your face in everything that I do. You have my heart and my eyes observe your ways daily. Amen!

Further Meditation: 
1 Thessalonians 5:17, Romans 12:12.

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