Verse of the day
When You said, “Seek My face,” my heart said to You, “Your face, Lord, I will seek.”
Isn’t it reassuring to know that we are not the source of our desire for God? That we only seek His face because He called and enabled us to it? We are, thus, assured that when we seek Him we shall find Him for we do so not by our strength but by the strength that His call gives.
God’s face has been revealed to us in Jesus. In His response to Phillip’s request to reveal the Father, He’d said, “He who has seen Me has seen the Father.” Herein we find that, in Christ, we have received the ministry of beholding God’s face – a step higher than seeking His face.
Beholding Jesus must be separated from seeking to know the written word – for one may know the written word so well as to recite a whole book of it by heart and yet know so little of the living, working Word.
To behold Jesus also must be separated from seeking His power or beauty or being actively engaged for Him. To behold Him is to primarily receive the person of Jesus; then we can receive all that He brings – the Spirit’s gifts, fruits, love, sacrifices, joys, rest, peace, assurance, transformation, quiet, boldness, sufferings. We must know and behold Him for ourselves, that we may individually experience and become just like Him.
Every believer has received this call. To reject it is to deny ourselves of the transformative work that He does in our lives.
In fellowshipping with God, spend less time seeking things, and more time seeking Him, spend less time learning so you can teach others, and more time learning so you can know, be known of Him, and become Him.
Reference: John 14:8,9
Your face, Dad, in Jesus, will I behold all my days.
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