“Seek My face.” I hear the Spirit whisper the directive as the daily devotional book I read in the early morning points me to Psalm 105:4
Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually! –ESV
His strength is what I need. A busy few days, maybe more than a few, leave me weary and spent. There is too much to do, too much stuff to contend with, too many obligations.
Give me strength, Lord! How many times have I prayed that prayer? I hoped for super-human powers to accomplish my plans, my goals, my intentions, my self-imposed complicated agenda.
His answer is “Seek My face. In My presence is the fullness of joy.”
And isn’t joy what I have chosen for this day, for this one wonderful life I’ve been given?
Joy comes when I seek the face of God in Christ Jesus, my hope and my salvation. Rest is waiting for me when I seek the Lord and His strength. For when I seek the Lord more than I seek my own way, when I look at his beautiful face and behold His countenance of grace, I find rest and peace.
I am strengthened for the journey. It is the road He has laid out for me to travel, not the scribbled map of my own making.
I will seek His face and find strength for today. And for tomorrow.