Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always. Psalm 105:3-4
I started today in a funk. I did not want to read the Bible, sit down to meditate on writing, sit at my computer to write, or even begin my morning prayers. The fog in my mind was not excessively heavy today but my emotional fog was thick with despair. As I moped around the house, I contemplated how I could muster enough motivation to begin my daily routine.
So I forced myself to sit down and read God’s Holy Word in hopes of becoming enthused, encouraged, and eager enough to write today’s devotion. After reading much of Psalm 105, my mind meandered back to today’s passage. My eyes focused in on “seek his face always.” I knew what I had to do, I had to pray and seek his face to let my heart rejoice in Him.
The Holy Spirit was urging me to do this all along. Morning prayer is even on my daily checklist, the crutch I live my life by now days. But for some reason, I had not even looked at my daily checklist. After praying, I felt so encouraged and inspired. As I meditated on “seeking his face” I remembered, isn’t this exactly what the shepherds and the Magi did over 2000 years ago. They sought the face of Christ so they might worship the new born King and rejoice in His birth.
If your day is starting out in a funk like mine did, I urge you to stop what you are doing and “seek His face.” You will be enthused, encouraged, and eager to go about your day as you serve the Lord and bring glory to His name. Spending daily time in prayer is a glorious opportunity we all have. Therefore, let us seek his face always so our hearts might rejoice, we might gain strength for our day, and we might continually glorify His name!