“My people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face…..” (II Chronicles 7:14).
If a nation sins against God by worshipping other gods thus going into idol worship then it will have to face several curses. Rain would fail resulting in famine. Locusts will arrive from somewhere and destroy the crops. Some wicked king will invade such nations. There will be an outbreak of a pandemic disease. If the people continue to commit sins that nation would go into captivity and deaths would befall.
Only one thing can stop all these things and it is the prayer. A prayer one does with humility is a prayer which searches the Divine Face. Your defeats will turn into successes through this prayer. David Looked up to God and pleaded, holding His promise “Seek my face,” my heart said to you, “Your face, Lord, I will seek” (Psalms 27:8).
Children have a right to claim the birthright from their father. Is it not? Pray, “Father, I seek your face according to your word. Pour the blessings of your face on me. Did you not say that I should seek your face? Let the curses on the nation change. Let the storm and the turbulence which blew the family, settle down.”
Turn your face today towards the face of God today. Looking at God with love and expectation is also prayer indeed. Not only men but also the animals and creatures also seek His face. “The eyes of all look expectantly to You and You give them their food in due season” (Psalms 145:15). “These all wait for you, that you may give them their food in due season” (Psalms 104:27). When it is so, how essential for us, who have the sixth sense also, to seek His face and to look up to Him!
All the spheres and the planets also rotate towards the face of God. It is God’s grace which makes them move in the right direction perfectly. “The heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament shows His handiwork” (Psalms 19:1). “The Cherubim, Seraphim and the angels stay looking at the face of God. God gave His command over the tabernacle of meeting saying “….the faces of the cherubim shall be toward the mercy seat” (Exodus 25:20).
The Salvation comes from the face of God. “Restore us, O Lord God of hosts; cause your face to shine and we shall be saved! (Psalms 80:19) Though Zacchaeus was hiding in a tree, he waited with eagerness to see the face of God and this brought Salvation to his family. Is it not?
To meditate: “Look to me, and be saved, All you ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other” (Isaiah 45:22)