When You said, “Seek My face,” My heart said to You, “Your face Lord I will seek.” Do not hide your face from me; Do not turn Your servant away in anger; You have been my help; Do not leave me nor forsake me, O God of my salvation. Psalm 27:8-9 NKJV
This Psalm is an exuberant declaration of David’s faith. His faith was sustained by the power of God.
David is one of my favorite bible characters. He was a rough and tumble kind of guy. He was a shepherd a musician, and a soldier. David protected his sheep by killing a lion and a bear when he was just a boy.
David defeated the mighty Goliath boldly declaring, “You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.”
David was a man with amazing faith in God. He trusted the Lord. David followed after God in times of trial and testing. David also had many struggles in his life. Saul wanted to kill him. David committed adultery. He murdered the woman’s wife.
David was faithful to God when his focus was on serving Israel. When David stopped looking for ways to serve God his real struggles began.
The Lord said to David, “Seek My face.” How do we seek God’s face?
If my son Daniel thought I wasn’t paying attention to him he would grab my face with both hands, force me to look him in the eyes and say, “Dad look at me in my face.”
Daniel wanted my attention. He wanted me to hear what he had to say. He took drastic measures to get my attention, why? Because He loves me. I am his daddy.
Your Heavenly Father is speaking to you today. He is saying “Seek My Face.” If you love the Lord obey Him!
Moses met face to face with God in a tabernacle in the wilderness. When Moses left from the presence of God the glory of the Lord was seen on His face. The children of Israel knew he had met with God. They knew the words Moses spoke were from God!
When you meet with Jesus His glory will shine upon you. It may not be in a way people can see with their eyes but there will be something different about you. People will know you have been with Jesus. They will know the words you speak are from God.
Take drastic measures to get God’s attention. Take drastic measures to hear what Jesus has to say to you!
Make an exuberant declaration of your faith in Jesus. Call out to the Lord so He can sustain you. The God of your salvation will never forsake you. Jesus will be with you when you need Him!
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