Saturday, January 7, 2017
SEEK THE LORD’S FACE!
Dearly Beloved, SEEK THE LORD’S FACE! “When You said, ‘Seek My face,’ My heart said to You, ‘Your face, Lord, I will seek’” (Psalm 27:8 NKJV). As I do annually, I was led to use part of Psalm 27 to pray for people in my Internet ministry at the beginning of this new year, and I will base my first message for the year on that psalm. Because the Lord was the light and salvation and the refuge and fortress of the life of the psalmist, the psalmist had nothing to fear. Though the wicked tried to wage war against him, they did not succeed. The psalmist confidently triumphed over every adversity, and the Lord hid him in His shelter, lifted him up and made him sing praises to the Lord (see verses 1-6). Even though people have forsaken the psalmist, the Lord did not forsake him, but took care of him and had been his help (see verses 9-10). Because of these, he decided to seek the face of the Lord, trust in the Lord and wait patiently for Him (see verses 8, 13-14). He also asked God to teach him His way, and lead him (see verse 11). Undoubtedly, one would want God to be one’s light and salvation and the fortress of one’s life this year. Likewise, one would want to confidently triumph over every adversity, be lifted up to the point of praising God. In addition, one would wish that even though people forsake one, God will not forsake one. All these things are good wishes and prayer points. However, in order for one to have these things, one has to determine to seek the face of the Lord, trust in the Lord. Furthermore, one should be ready to allow God to teach one His way and be ready to follow His leadership. Finally, one should be ready to patiently wait on the Lord, and He will strengthen your heart. Are you ready to seek the face of God this year? If you do, you will have nothing to fear because the Lord will be your light and salvation, He will save you from all harm, and He will lift you up and make you sing praises to Him before the end of this year in Jesus’ name. Seek the Lord’s face! In His service, Bayo Afolaranmi (Pastor). Prayer Point: Pray that you will earnestly seek the Lord’s face this year.