Seeking His Face
Until March 3rd 2001, I did not have a relationship with the Lord, I simply feared Him. I was raised to fear God and had no understanding of His grace, mercy or love. I walked through life waiting for the ‘other shoe to drop’, because I was always doing something wrong. In the long run I figured it didn’t make any difference. I was a lowly sinner, it was only a matter of time before judgment would strike.
The day I finally realized He was a God that loved me and wanted the best for me was the first day of the rest of my life. I no longer walked through life under constant condemnation. Yep, I still mess up, we all fall short of the glory. The biggest difference from then to now? I strive not to sin, to not use course language and to love people right where they are just like Jesus did.
The relationship with our Father changed everything for me. He has the answers to your life, no one else…believe, seek, follow.
Seeking His Face
by Os Hillman
Since then, no prophet has risen in Israel like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face. – Deuteronomy 34:10
One of the great differences between Moses and any other character in the Bible is how God describes Moses. Moses was a friend of God, and he met God face to face. “The Lord would speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks with his friend” (Ex. 33:11a). So often, we view others for what they can do for us, instead of who they are.
There is a difference between being a servant and being a friend. There is a difference between being an employee and being a son.
Do you seek God’s face, or do you find that you spend more time seeking His hand? God wants us to seek Him for our every need. However, there is a higher calling for every believer. That is to seek God’s face, and to see Him for His love and tenderness toward us as His children. He can provide for our physical needs, but when we see Him face to face, we are changed. We no longer see Him as one to be feared as much as one to know intimately. We no longer view Him for what He can give to us, but for what He already has given for us.
When we see Jesus face to face, we are no longer slaves, but friends. We do not fear Him as a slave fears his master. We have entered a new kind of relationship-a relationship that has mutual respect and care.
Today, Jesus is calling you to seek His face, not just His hand. When you seek His face, you will know His provision and His mercy in all aspects of life. Seek His face today and become a friend of God.