A SIMPLE REQUEST. David, in one of my favorite Psalms, has a simple request from the Lord, “You have said, “Seek My face.” My heart says to you, “Your face, Lord, do I seek.”” Psalm 27:8 The Lord says, “Seek Me”. In other Scripture, the Lord asks the same thing of us, “Seek the LORD while He may be found”, “Seek Me and live”, “Seek first the kingdom of God”, “Those who seek Me diligently shall find Me”. “It is time to seek the Lord”. This is not a one time command, but a lifetime of seeking God first before every decision.
Seeking His ways and finding out His principles to understand His laws and commands. To seek His face, is to become intimately affectionate with His nature, to love what He loves and hate what He hates. Seek His heart and become acquainted with His character. Seek His kingdom principles and laws, how He governs and what pleases Him. It’s a simple request and David replied with, “Yes Lord. I will seek You” and he made seeking God his aim in life. There’s a lot of people who have lofty goals and aims- “I’m going to win my city to the Lord!” Or “I’m going to take care of orphans!”, and so on. And these things are noble aims; however, if seeking Him first is not your main desire; you will eventually be misled.
Your work will become your first love. It’s a word of warning to the church in Ephesus and still relevant for us today. They did a lot of things right and had good works; but they left their first love: a simple request, “Seek My face”. Paul did many mighty works for God, but he kept in his sight and mind to love and seek God first so that on that day he would be found in Him. “Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of KNOWING Christ Jesus my Lord.
For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith— that I may KNOW him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead.”Philippians 3:8-11 ESVIt’s a simple request: “Seek My face.”#runyourrace
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