Title: SEEK THE LORD
When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek.Psalms 27:8 (KJV)
This scripture sincerely tickles something in me every time. There are days when I just hear a whisper within my being echoing these lines, Thy face, LORD, will I seek. To me, this is everything. Seeking God, for me, has become more than a seasonal thing. To me, it is what I do every time. The word, Adonai (MY LORD) is a word that means a lot to me. It connotes my submission to a Master. I don’t call it merely as a name for the LORD. Rather, I call it because of its meaning, He is MY Lord. I serve Him.
But tonight, I want to remind us of the way a man walked and how God called him, A man after My Heart. This man, David, had a craving, an addiction for seeking God. Not because he wanted or loved to stay in the place of prayers as a habit, he simply just wanted to know and see the heart of this God and he wanted to stay close to it. David never toyed with his love for the Person of God (not the gift or blessing). He once described that craving for God as the craving a deer has for water (Ps. 42:1)
He tells us how he, the man, could maintain such pursuit and we can learn that tonight. My heart has heard you say ‘Come and talk with me’ and my heart responds ‘Lord I am coming‘. (Ps. 27:8 NLT)
David kept his heart towards the Lord all the time. Even in his darkest or weakest moment, he let God know that he owed Him his love, his time and his energy. So when David wasn’t “with God” , he felt something was missing. One thing about love is that it follows the heart. David made us see that it was possible for a man to have a constant fellowship of affection with divinity. And if he could do it, we who have Him even more closer than David did can enjoy a more intimate walk with Him.
But the question is, Is there a hunger in your heart for God or do you just want Him to bless you?
Paul writes in his letter to the Romans:
For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:Romans 8:15-16
We don’t have to fear to come to Him anymore. He is our Father and He wants us. There is a yearning for Him within you because of the Spirit He has put in you through faith in His Son Jesus Christ. Don’t be too busy for God. Don’t be too busy to write your love letters to this wonderful Savior, Father and Friend of ours.
When your heart whispers to you again, “Seek Him”, I hope your answer will be “O Lord, your face will I look for?” (New Life Version)
Can you just ask Him to awaken/stir-up that deep hunger for Him in your heart? The hunger that will drive you into the place of intimacy as is meant to be. Call out Abba tonight! He answers.