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“Seeking the Face of God” by Pastor Don Rogers.

We are given the privilege and summons to boldly come before God’s throne in personal intimacy with Jesus Christ! (Ezekiel 1:10, Hebrews 4:16)

The invitation by God for you is based on two principles.

The first principle is to come and seek His face – His intimate character, and the second is to come and seek His mercy – His kingdom power and authority:

Ezekiel describes the face of God in four manifestations that reveal how to boldly come before His throne to seek intimacy and answers:1) The face of a man; 2) The face of a lion; 3) The face of an eagle; 4) and the face of an ox.

This illustration reveals the seeking of the face of Jesus Christ through consecration. Many theologians teach a historic and Hebraic text concerning the four faces of God.

For the sake of prayer I want to share what these four faces also represent when it comes to boldly seeking the face and character of Christ with intimacy.

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“JUST PUSH”
A man was sleeping at night in his cabin when suddenly his room filled with light and God appeared. The Lord told the man he had work for him to do and showed him a large rock in front of his cabin.

The Lord explained that the man was to push against the rock with all his might. So, this is what the man did, day after day. For many years he toiled from sun-up to sun-down; his shoulders set squarely against the cold, massive surface of the unmoving rock, pushing with all his might.

Each night the man returned to his cabin sore and worn out, feeling that his whole day had been spent in vain.

Since the man was showing discouragement, the Adversary (Satan) decided to enter the picture by placing thoughts into his weary mind: “You have been pushing against that rock for a long time, and it hasn’t moved.”

Thus, giving the man the impression that the task was impossible and tha the was a failure,these thoughts discouraged and disheartened him. “Why kill myself over this?” he thought. “I’ll just put in my time, giving just the minimum effort; and that will be good enough.”

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“Wait on the Lord” by Erin Rodrigues.
Waiting is often one of the hardest things to do in life, but it seems that the world around us is having to do just that at this very moment. Because of COVID-19, everyone is beginning to learn the art of waiting, even if they don´t want to. No one is exempt.

Some are weary of waiting, some are anxious, some may even be fearful; but if you will wait upon the Lord, He will renew your strength. He will give you a supernatural peace to carry you through these uncertain times.

When Isaiah said, “But they that wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint¨ (Isaiah 40:31), he knew what it was to warn and instruct God’s people. But at that moment, God also wanted His people to receive His comfort and encouragement.

For many, waiting is to just sit patiently or passively and do nothing, but to wait on God simply means we are completely dependent upon Him. Waiting on the LORD is not sitting around passively until He does something for us. Yes, God does give us strength and peace, but He doesn’t just pour strength and peace into us as we sit around passively doing nothing with our hands open.

Waiting on the Lord involves the actions of serving Him in prayer, trust, and faith. His strength, renewal, courage, and peace come as we seek His face, as we serve Him, as we rely completely on Him, and not upon our own understanding and strengths. As we all look to God and wait on Him, His word promises He will strengthen our hearts and revive our spirits.

God desires to give us strength and peace during these uncertain times – all He asks is that we wait on Him!

Erin Rodrigues along with her husband, Oscar, and two children, Levy and Lily, are UPCI missionaries to the nation of Portugal. This article was originally published by Ladies Prayer International.

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