No matter where we look today we hear people saying that it is the time to seek God through prayer.  Many people across the nation are hearing the same call.

As I was thinking about this today, my mind went to the word of God concerning prayer.

I heard a scripture arise in my spirit; it is found in 2 Chronicles and is very familiar to those who pray.

If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.   2 Chronicles 7:14

It is certainly a time of calling upon the name of the Lord in prayer.  However, we don’t want to forget the rest of the scripture…it is also a time to seek His face.

Prayer is powerful, there is no doubt about it.  Yet the truth remains, there’s a power that is beyond anything we can imagine when that same prayer comes from a place of intimacy with God.  A place of seeking His face and not only His hand.

To seek means to desire, to seek to secure oneself to, and to require.  The word face in this scripture means to seek His presence.  To turn toward Him.  To make a clear path to God.

We are to desire God, to secure ourselves to Him.  We are to desire His presence, to turn toward Him.  To remove anything that would stop us from being in His presence.

That is what it means to seek His face.

It is easy to pray a short prayer and go about your day.  It’s not so easy to pray from a place of seeking God’s face.  The latter takes time.  It takes focus and it takes setting your own agenda aside.  It takes surrendering entirely to God alone.  It takes putting God and His presence first.  Before anything else.  Before work, family, and ministry.  Before everything that puts a demand on your attention.

God is not only calling His people to prayer.  He is calling them to Himself.

God is calling His people to seek His face as never before.  This my friend, is a good thing!

Times of intimacy are always followed by conception.  And ultimately, a time of giving birth.

I am excited about the times we are in.  God is calling me, personally, into a closer relationship with Him as well.  I know that times of intense prayer are followed by times of intense victory.

In Psalm 27:8, David said, “When You said, “seek My face,” my heart said, “Thy face, Lord, I will seek.””

God is saying to you and I today, seek My face.

What is your response?  Is it like David’s?  Are you saying, thy face God, I will seek?  Or are you saying, “when I get caught up at work, or when things slow down a bit?”

The time is now and by next month this time may have passed.  Seek Him now, while He can be found, as the scripture says.

It is an appointed time to seek His face.  If it is an appointed time, for you, to seek Him, He will come to you and His reward will be with Him.  Wherever His presence is, healing will manifest.  Wherever His presence is, restoration abounds.  Wherever His presence is, peace rules.  Wherever His presence is, prosperity is released.

Psalm 27 doesn’t end with seeking God face, it ends with my favorite scripture…I would have lost heart if I had not believed I would see the goodness of God in the land of the living.

Seeing the goodness of God, is the fruit of intimacy with God.  It is the reward.  Seek His face and behold His goodness.

 

Meditate on This Today:

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.  Psalm 23:6