With God Face to Face

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"One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple." - Psalm 27:4

King David knew there had to be more to knowing God. He sensed there was something about the Lord that he had not understood, and he would not rest until he found it. He said, "There is a beauty, a glory, an excitement about the Lord I haven’t yet seen in my life. I want to know what it’s like to have uninterrupted communion with my God. I want my life to be a living prayer. Only that will see me through the rest of my days."

The face of God is his likeness, his reflection. In answering the cry of David’s heart to have intimacy with him, God said, "Seek my face." David’s response was, "Lord, when you said, ‘Seek my face,’ my heart leaped in response. My heart said, 'Thy face, Lord, will I seek.’” - Psalm 27:8

In answering the way that He did, the Lord revealed to David that he could satisfy his longings by reflecting God in his own life. He was instructing David, "Learn of me. Search my Word and pray for understanding through the Spirit, so you can be like me. I want your life to reflect my beauty to the world."

This was not merely a call to prayer; David had already been praying seven times a day. In fact, David’s prayers are what created this passion in him to know God. This call from God was to hunger for a lifestyle that totally reflects who the Lord is.

Today, when God says, "Seek my face," His words have greater implications than at any other time in history. With all that is going on in the world around us, how should we respond? When David was surrounded by a host of idolaters, God said, "Seek my face." And we do it for one purpose: that we may be like Him! That we become "imago dei" or "in His image," so that those who seek the Lord will see Him, in us.

Prayer: 
May God bless you and keep you. May God let His Face shine on you and be gracious to you. May God show you His Face and bring you peace.(Numbers 6:24-26) Amen.
Date: 
Jan 27 2018