To You my heart says: “Seek My face.”
Your face, Adonai, I seek.
New Year – Same God
Happy Monday! The verse image for today reminds me of God’s bright light shining on my face when I’m seeking Him. How about you?
When I read today’s verse, the first words I heard were “Coram Deo.” It’s a Latin phrase and means “before the face of God.” A few years back I did a bible study on YouVersion. The man who wrote the study, said he literally felt God’s light shining on him when he accepted the Lord in college, and starting living Coram Deo. Googling everything I could about living Coram Deo, I found R.C. Sproul’s definition. Coram Deo is to live one’s entire life in the presence of God, under the authority of God, to the glory of God. As David is crying out to the Lord in his distress, fear of his enemies coming against him, his loneliness, agony, heartbreak, feelings and circumstances in his life, we see David living Coram Deo. If you know about David’s life, it wasn’t like a king’s life at all. He didn’t live in the palace all of his life. In fact, he was in and out of caves hiding from Saul and his own son, etc. But this is what we continuously see in David’s life, “Your face, Adonai, I seek.” No matter what David endured, he lived his life Coram Deo.
How about you? How about me? Are we getting alone with God enough for Him to speak to our heart and ask us to, “Seek my face.” Today is a new day. Get alone with God and seek His face. Live Coram Deo. I promise you, you’ll walk away different after being with Him than before you got alone with Him.
I close with Moses living Coram Deo – “the Israelites would see the face of Moses, how his skin shone [with a unique radiance]. So Moses put the veil on his face again until he went in to speak with God.” Exodus 34:35 AMP May your face have a unique radiance, because of seeking the face of Adonai.
It’s a new year, but He’s the Same God of David and of you.