E-votional - Seeking
"My heart says of
you, "Seek his face!" Your face, LORD, I will seek."
- Psalm 27:8
The young man sought wisdom, direction and
answers from the old sage. "Where, oh where can I find God?
I want to find and experience God." The older man took the young
boy to a small lake where they looked, listened and experienced all that was
around them. Suddenly, the old man grabs the young boy by the scruff
of his neck, thrusts his head under the water and holds him there. The
boy struggles to find his breath, but is only surrounded by water.
Fighting and seeking freedom, he grabs this old man, but to know avail.
Finally the boy gives up and runs out of fight. When the boy becomes
relaxed, the man pulls him up out of the water and the boy, breathes in that
first life restoring breath. The sage looks the young man in the eyes,
and says, "When you desire to encounter God and seek His face, as you
seek that first breath, You will find Him, because He is in fact there!
Hear the Good News, seeking
the face of God is the ultimate desire of our heart.
The even better news is that He is there for us. Running this morning
at Martin Lake State Park, the water was smooth, the birds were the
violators of silence and the peacefulness was almost holy. The sun
coming up over the tall pines can even remind me of the rising Son.
Yet, where is it that we find God? Scripture, life, and the small tugs
within our heart. Scripture and the study of it, opens our life to
where God has been, is and will be. Life, watching the small
miracles of how God works within life is where we can find God. And of
course our heart can and will lead us to experience God's presence, grace,
calling upon our life, and love. Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God
. . .
Father, it is Your face that I seek.
I hope to be surrounded by all that is You, that I might be able
to recognize and share who You are with others.
When I read Your word, open my mind and heart to the inspiration of Your
Holy Spirit. When I watch the world and all that is in it, open my
eyes that I might see Your hand. And please, oh Lord, open my ears to
hear the calling You have placed in my life. Thank you
Father, for all You have
done and all You will continue to do in my life. Amen.