“Seek the Lord and His strength; Seek His face continually.”
Psalm 105:4 NASB

“When You said, ‘Seek My face,’ my heart said to You, ‘Your face, O Lord, I shall seek.’”
Psalm 27:8 NASB

“You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.“
Jeremiah 29:13 NASB

A number of years ago, I had a mentor about my age now, who said to me, “John, do you want to radically change your prayer life?” He then commenced to tell me that most people think prayer is about asking God for something. But when Jesus instructed his disciples on how to pray, He first instructed them that it’s all about our Father, who art in Heaven. He told me, “John, you must seek the face of God before you seek the hand of God.  You must seek His presence.”

Even if we have not abandoned God, there are times when we neglect to pursue Him. God’s face, His holy character, is often obscured by our human condition and fleshly desires. That is why the Lord urges us to seek His face continually. The Lord desires to be our constant companion in every experience of life. Let me tell you about my saga with snicker bars. I love snicker bars. We are usually tempted with something we really like. When there are the snicker bars of life that come along, and they will come along, our Father doesn’t want us to go for the snicker bars, but instead, go for Him. You see, as you pursue His presence, seeking His face will turn your thoughts from the snicker bars to the Father. And when you do that, it will change you. Where are you with the snicker bars in your life? I pray that you will pursue His presence more today than you did yesterday and that pursuing God will become a daily habit in your life.

Commit to praying, “Father, help me to seek Your presence, to pursue You with my whole heart. Father, keep me today from anything that would cause me to stumble. Keep your promise today in my life that no temptation will overtake me that’s not common to man, for God, you are faithful to not allow me to be tempted beyond my own strength but with that temptation, you will provide a way out that I will be able to endure. Amen.”