“Seek the Lord and His strength; seek His face continually. Remember His wonders which He has done. Psalm 105:4-5
Many years ago I received a white marble sculpture of the face of Jesus with this verse scripted below it. Oftentimes it was used as a great reminder of God’s instruction in the daily grind of this temporal life on earth.
If we choose to live life within our own strength we will live very small lives. God offers us His strength which requires trusting in His Words and stepping out in faith becoming so much more than we are within ourselves. This can only happen if we allow Him to impart His strength that resides within us through the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 8:11 decrees:
“But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to our mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.”
I know this is true. As an aging endurance athlete I have to rely on Him as never before for strength in the physical realm. That same power also enables me to forgive others and not return evil for evil. Whatever you face in this life He has provided a strength that supersedes anything we are capable of. It is yours for the taking. The promises in scripture are offered to all.
We are instructed to seek His face continually. Seeking someone’s face is much more intimate than seeking a hand or foot. A little child is allowed to touch our faces, and so often does as we hold them in our arms. This is the heart of Father God. He desires to speak to us mouth to mouth as we intimately seek the face of God. In Numbers 12:1-8 God reveals this. He tells Aaron and Miriam with all the prophets He reveals Himself in dreams, but not so with Moses — with Him I speak mouth to mouth. Which do you prefer? I personally choose to seek His face and be spoken to mouth to mouth as Moses. There is no room for error!
We then are instructed to remember His wonders. How can we not remember as we are surrounded by His beautiful gifts of creation, if we have eyes to see. The greatest wonder is the love He proved to all mankind on the cross. When lost in this world if I can get my focus back on cavalry I find my way home into His loving arms seeking His face.
It is so important to remember His faithfulness in each of our lives as we reflect on our past. I was told at 44 yrs old by one of the only pelvic specialist on the east coast I would never run again, and if I did I would have a severe limp. There was no hope medically as they tried traction as opposed to surgery after having my pelvic crushed by a horse accident. I have spent my last 20 yrs not in a wheelchair, but participating in endurance sports including endurance runs with extreme elevations and very technical terrain. I have lived the miraculous wonders of my God! I remain in remembrance the only reason I am anything in any way is by the resurrection power through the Spirit which increases my faith to continue trusting Him to the finish line. May we all follow Jesus’ example and declare with our last breath in this world, ” It is finished” as we are transported home into the arms of our Savior eternally!
In His love.
Living a big life experiencing the wonders of His love continuously! All glory and honor to Him who is always faithful and true!