Psalm 27: 8
My heart says of you, "Seek his face!"
Your face, LORD, I will seek.
You can tell a lot about a person from their face. Emotions show on the face more than even words sometimes. Facial expressions can show us joy, anguish, confusion, frustration, peace.
So what does it mean to ME to seek God's face? In my view, God's face shows what is important to him. What makes my Lord smile? What turns his countenance to sadness, pain, or laughter? What aspects of our world--or of my thoughts, actions, and words--bring my Lord joy, and which bring Him sorrow?
But seeking His face is more than just knowing. Most importantly, I want to align my actions, thoughts, and words with the face I long to see on my Lord. It should grieve me if, when I find His face, the expression is one of sadness, disappointment, anguish. My goal is to make His face full of joy, pleasure, and peace. And if I DO find an "unpleasant" face on my Lord, I should long to make it right.
Heavenly Father, I so want Your desires to be mine, for what You work for to be my goal too. Help me, Lord, to see what brings You pleasure and what brings You pain. Help me to seek Your face, Lord, and to work in Your power to bring a smile to Your Heavenly mouth. In Jesus' name, Amen