Have you made any resolutions for the coming year? I am becoming more and more certain that if we would primarily seek the face of God everything else would fall into place.
Didn't He tell us that in Matthew 6:31-34? “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
I am choosing this passage of scripture as my goal for 2013. I want my primary desire and goal to be--'to seek the face of God and know His glory.'
Wouldn't it be wonderful if the body of Christ made that their corporate goal? I believe a church that seeks the face of God will be one that knows the glory of God. As Martyn Lloyd-Jones, who witnessed God’s presence in his congregation in South Wales, stated, “There is no doubt but that 99.9 percent of our troubles as Christians is that we are ignorant of God. We spend so much time in feeling our own pulse, taking our own spiritual temperature, considering our moods, and states and fears. Oh, if we but had some conception of Him, the inconceivable glory of God.”
I want to know Him in this way, don't you?