“Your face will I seek” Ps 27:8

God is, of course, omnipresent—He is everywhere

Ps 139:7–12

What does it mean, then, to seek His face

What does it mean, then, to “draw near”

Isn’t He everywhere already? Isn’t He constantly with us?

When we speak to someone, we don’t look at their their kneecaps

we don’t stare at their feet or back, we’re not focused on their stomach.

We address their face.

The face is the target of our occupation

The face is the “relational gate” into a person’s mind and heart.

To seek God’s face isn’t to find a place in space where God is located.

Rather, it’s to have our hearts enabled by God’s Spirit

to sense our Lord’s reality and presence

“The Lord spoke to you face to face out of the fire on the mountain”

Deut 5:4

And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel:

for he said, I have seen God face to face,

Gen 32:30

On this wise you’ll bless the children of Israel, saying to them,

The LORD bless you, and keep you:

The LORD make His face shine on you, and be gracious to you:

The LORD lift up his countenance on you, and give you peace.

And God will put His name on us; and He will bless us.

Num 6:23–27.

Father God we “pray to seek Your face

If my people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves,

and pray,

and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways;

then will I hear from heaven,

and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

2 Chron 7:14

To lose a sense of God’s presence is to lose God’s face

There’s a deep ache in our soul

when we’ve lost sight of the face of the one we love

How long will you forget me, O LORD? for ever?

how long will you hide Your face from me?

Ps 13:1

To seek God’s face is to seek communion with Him,

To seek God’s face is to experience real interaction with God,

To seek God’s face

is to share our feelings our thoughts and our love with Him.

To seek God’s face is to revel in the love of God

To seek God’s face is to know His love shed abroad in our hearts

by His Spirit engulfing us in the tender affection of Christ

Rom. 5:5

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