Good morning people who do not stop at requesting from God’s hand in prayer.
Psalms 24:6 NIV Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek your face, God of Jacob.
I’m drawn towards the highlighted phrase: ‘who seek Him, who seek Your face.’
Are we truly seeking God if we are not seeking His face?
It is very easy to confuse requesting something from God in prayer (something we are told to do) and seeking God’s face. Both are important and both are essential. But the latter is greater than the former.
There is a vast difference between truly delighting in simply being with someone, and only coming to someone when you want to ask them for something. Think about this. Naturally, we want to avoid those relationships that are based on ‘taking’ without any ‘giving’.
How much more when it comes to us and God.
Again, ask Him, absolutely! And keep on asking in faith, believing that we will receive what we ask for. This is Bible. This is truth. But don’t stop at asking God for things.
Seeking the face of God happens when we turn our attention and our affection towards Him just because we love Him. It is adoration-based intimacy. It is verbalising our love for Him. It is delighting in who He is; in His goodness and kindness and compassion. It is a heart cry of, “Show me Your glory Lord!” It is truly about God and us in deep communion.
May we all grow in deeper intimacy with the heart of God as we seek the face of God.