YOUR FACE I WILL SEEK!
The Lord invites us many times in Scripture to seek His face. King David writes in Psalm 27:8 When You said, “Seek My face,” My heart said to You, “Your face, Lord, I will seek.”
How does one “seek God’s face”? Why does He ask us to seek Him? This has been a pursuit of mine since walking with the Lord. One thing He showed me about the FACE is that all five senses of a person are found in their face! We see, hear, touch, smell, and taste all in the face, and is also where one's thought life is revealed. For example, we can see people’s joy or anger, love or hatred, peace or depression by looking at their faces. We can look at them and follow their eyes to see what they are looking at or notice what they hear. We can see the look of pleasure when a cool breeze brushed their face or see the agony of fierce heat. By looking at one’s face, we can tell if they have eaten something sweet or something bitter; we can watch as they enjoy the melody of a favorite song.
God wants us to seek His face so that we can perceive what He is saying to us. He desires to perform His word as promised to, “heal the land.”
Many times, we don’t seek God’s face in our decisions because we know He will disapprove of what we want to do. We want to loudly sing that old Frank Sinatra song, “I did it my way!” However, if we will seek His face, His perfect will for our lives, not His permissive will, He will bless it. What seems right to us can often be destructive. I urge you, if you are in the midst of making a life decision without seeking God’s will – His Face – in the matter, we already know it is not the right choice. How much better to sing, “I did it God’s way!”
In the Father’s love,
Judy A Bauman
Jeremiah 29:11-14a "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. I will be found by you, says the Lord,"