“Seek Him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: the Lord is His name.” Amos 5:8
The first time I sought His face my face was lifted up toward the heavens in wonderment that the Creator of the skies and their array of nighttime splendor loved me. I had learned in Sunday School that morning that the God who created the universe, the stars, and the moon up above, loved me so much He sent His Son to die for me to pay for my sin. As I looked up at the stars and reflected on what that must mean, in childlike faith I gave Him my heart trusting in Him for what He had done for me. So it was far before I learned about Orion or the seven stars of the sky that He had created, I sought His face loving Him because He first loved me.
“We love Him, because He first loved us.” I John 4:19
Today I often look into that same night sky seeking His face remembering the work that His Son did for me, thanking Him for the work that He is still doing in my heart and life as I continue to learn more of Him. Sometimes, quite often in fact, when I look upward I find myself looking for strength; in those moments I come before Him seeking His face knowing that in myself I am weak, but in Him I will find the strength I seek.
“Seek the Lord and His strength, seek His face continually.” I Chronicles 16:11
“Seek the Lord, and His strength: seek His face evermore.” Psalms 105:4
As I look up this morning, the stars are starting to fade as the day begins to approach, and so it is that I seek His face knowing that my strength will come from Him.