Written by Merrie Dortignac. Artwork by Christine Hwang.
“My heart says of you, ‘Seek his face!’ Your face, Lord, I will seek.” — Psalm 27:8
I purposefully got up this morning before the rest of my family. Making a pot of coffee, gathering up my Bible, journal, and laptop, settling in for quiet time before the day got fully started – this had been a routine in my life that I started almost two years ago.
I love the morning quiet, and the way my thoughts seem to order themselves on a page in front of me, free from distractions. It’s a “calm before the storm” in our household.
The only problem in this scenario is that the routine that I had built two years ago had been pushed aside as I grew complacent and lazy in my walk with the Lord. Truth? These past weeks have not been fruitful ones. Truth? Before the last couple of mornings, I hadn’t opened my Bible at all to read it for myself. Truth? My relationship with Facebook receives more of my attention than my relationship with my Savior.
But my Savior is faithful when I am not. Time and time again He has met me wherever I was, brushed me off when I had fallen flat on my face, put me back on my feet or even carried me home on occasion.
In His word, He promises to reward the ones who diligently seek Him, and I’ve seen Him deliver on that promise in ways I could never imagine. His righteous nature does not allow Him to back out of a promise. I sit in awe of His living Word as I flip randomly through the Scripture, verse after verse jumping off the page telling me just what I need to hear, ministering to the exact problems I am facing today.
It is this kind of love and faithfulness that causes my heart to say, “Seek His face!”
Your face, Lord, I will seek. Meet me here as I proactively pursue a deeper relationship with You, Father, because You are worthy.
1. What good habits have you built that are beneficial to your spiritual growth?
2. Who do you think is doing the work of transformation within these good habits? Are you pursuing the Lord or is He pursuing you?