Sunday, July 26, 2009

Seek His Face

Psalm 27 My heart says of you, “Seek his face!”
Your face, Lord, I will seek.
9Do not hide your face from me,
do not turn your servant away in anger;
you have been my helper.
Do not reject me or forsake me,
O God my Savior.
10Though my father and mother forsake me,
the Lord will receive me.
11Teach me your way, O Lord;
lead me in a straight path
because of my oppressors.
12Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes,
for false witnesses rise up against me,
breathing out violence.
13I am still confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living.
14Wait for the Lord;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the Lord.

The Lord has been speaking clearly to me about these things. "Seek his face" we are told. Wait for the strong and take heart...We are to be strong and take heart. How can we do that? Stay in his Word. Seek his face. Be an unmovable rock that this world can break itself on because of your refusal to move off of our God's promises for us.

We are to stand and be strong in his promises. When we do this we bring glory to him and we draw to ourselves the substance of what was promised which we receive through faith and patience.

Hebrews 6:12
We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.

Who knows how much longer it will be until we see the escape from all/rapture? It could be today. If it is today or tomorrow or the next day we will want to be in the very center of our God's will when he shows up. We can do this be shedding all the useless trash in our life and by laying hold of his promises and not letting go of them. We can find his promises in the bible, so we must get in that book and stay there. The Lord wondered if he would find faith on earth when he returned:

Luke 18:8 ... But when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?"

We must be built up in our most holy faith every single day in anticipation for our Lord's return. We increase our faith how?

Romans 10:17
... So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Notice how we "hear" according to the bible..we "hear" by the Word of God...the word of God is key to increasing our faith so that when our Lord does show up he will find some faith on us staying rooted in his words...

Rev 2-3 told to each of the revelation churches: "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches" and "hearing" is by the word of God.

I believe the Lord is speaking to me these days that if I want to be a vessel for his use, I must seek his face earnestly, stay in his word, and stay out of his way, meaning get rid of every thing in me that would hinder the flow of his Spirit. I am also to inceasingly humble myself before him and before you who read this in the hope that he will use me and in some way speak something of value to you for your edification.

I am laying every ounce of faith within me out on the line to follow the Lord's Spirit these days. As I share these things with you today there are alot more "I"s and "me"s than I would like in the writing because none of this here is really about me, its about you-for your benefit. If anything written here can benefit you than the Lord be glorified and I am thankful for it. May the Lord bless you and keep you today. Be strong in the Lord, seek his face, stay in his word...grace and peace