May God be gracious to us and bless us and make His face shine on us. Psalm 67:1 (NIV)
I love the way the sunshine feels on my face when I close my eyes and can feel the warmth of the sun on my skin. How much more glorious will it be to feel God’s face shine on us? In I Chronicle 16:11, David says to “Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.” ALWAYS!
Read Jeremiah 29:13 with me: You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all of your heart. How do we seek God? With all of our heart. 100%.
Notice the words the are underlined: seek, find, heart, and all. How important those words are. Let’s focus on seek today and jump forward to the New Testament.
What does Matthew 6:33 say? But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well.
What does the theme around these verses seem to be? Seeking God and His kingdom. How do we seek God? With 100% of your heart.
Let’s add another verse to this discussion: Psalm 11:7 tells us the “For the Lord is righteous, he loves justice; the upright will see his face. What that says to me is that to see God, I must seek God.
Remember Matthew 5:8? Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
My challenge for you is to take time to find and read references to God’s face. My next post will be talking about eyes, if you want to find those verses in God’s Scriptures. 🙂