My commitment this month was to write each day until the 25th and I have kept it thus far. Today, everything in me says to seek Him, in quiet, in reading His Word, in being still and rest.
The instruction in Psalm 105:4 suggests that we go to the Lord to know Him. The suggestion is not a gimmee-gimmee prayer but one of relationship. The words “seek His face” say to me ‘up close and personal’! If I was to seek the face of a friend I would be ‘in their eyes ’, so to speak, connecting intimately. This is not a casual invitation but an invitation to be actively engaged in going after God and learning of Him and to build our understanding of Him.
Although I am unable to sit next to Christ today as I would a friend, I can read His Word¹ and meditate on it. I can praise and worship Him in service this morning and throughout the day. As we draw near to God He promises to meet with us, James 4:8. This verse also speaks to me to pray and ask God how I can know Him more and in quiet, listen for Him to speak to my heart. I may also seek His face in serving others or sitting with those who have developed a close relationship to God and hearing them share.
Ultimately, God will lead you in how to seek Him as you desire to do so and take a step in His direction. This week has ended in devastation with the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. We need God and His strength to bring us all through.
Peace to you and your family.
¹As you may have read in my postings, or you have prior knowledge, God’s Word in the bible is God.; In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1;
²Be still, and know that I [am] God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. Psalms 46:10