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Seek His Face When You said, ‘Seek My face.’ My heart said to You, ‘Your face, LORD, I will seek.’” Psalm 27:8   So simple is the wooing, so poetic that only a heart steadfast and listening will hear the urgent, intense, and compelling instruction of the Lord’s heart.  “Seek My face” is the cry of the Father in this crucial time.  To hear and to heed is our only proper response. This “heart to heart” response reflects His cry with our own, “I hear You, LORD … Your face, I will seek.”       David, a man after the very heart of God, expressed emotions and conflict in this familiar prayer in Psalm 27.  A declaration of faith was made in a time of trouble to which he pointedly encouraged his own soul (1 Sa. 30:6). Surely “The Lord is my light and my salvation;  whom shall I fear?  The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”  The Lord, our proven deliverer against the enemy, perhaps reminded David that a table of communion and abundance is prepared for him even in the presence of his enemies (Ps. 23:5).    Currently, in the midst of many unsettling changes that have increased enemy activity in the natural and overridingly in the spirit, we too find comfort, counsel, and conviction in David’s eternal words.  As David, and as Mary ( Lk.10:42), only “one thing” need be our focus.  A seeking heart, seeking His face!  Within our lives, set apart for His Glory, may Jesus find an abiding place through which to reflect His beauty.   “This is Jacob, the generation of those who seek Him, who seek Your face.”  (Ps. 24:6)   Jacob wrestled and would not yield his hold, UNTIL he received the blessing (Gen. 32:26-29) and a name change.  The deceiver and supplanter became Israel, the one who prevails with God.    The tone changes after David’s confident declaration to “one who wrestles”.  “Lord, hear when I cry... have mercy on me… answer me … do not hide Your face … don’t leave or forsake me … teach me … lead me … deliver me !!! (Ps. 27:1- 12).  After encouraging his soul with the Word and in the midst of the cries of his soul, shaking in temporal reality, he heard the wooing counsel of the Father.  Come higher, “seek those things above” (Col. 3:1-4), SEEK MY FACE, and as you do the reality of my goodness and Glory (Ex. 33:18-19) will been experienced in this land of the living (Ps. 27:13) .    Now as never before, may our hearts respond, Your face, LORD will I seek… Wait on the Lord and be of good courage.” (Ps. 27:14)       Rev. Sharon Carlson