Psalm 27:7 “Hear my voice when I call, O LORD; be merciful to me and answer me.”
[It is wonderful to know that you, LORD, are consistently merciful, and always ready to hear us when we call. You always answer our prayers at the right time and in the right way, whether it be “Yes,” “No,” or “Wait.” You are the great and wonderful God who cares for us richly, positively and powerfully.]
Psalm 27:8 “My heart says of you, ‘Seek his face!’ Your face, LORD, I will seek.”
[Yes, Lord, I do want to consistently seek your face, spending time in your Word, opening my heart and my spirit to you and your direction. I want to understand and embrace all that you are and what you have for me.
To seek you I must spend time in personal worship, focusing on the wonder of your beautiful character without thinking how that benefits me. “I praise you, Lord God, that you are the Almighty Creator, breathing the stars, giving each a name, setting them in their place. Praise you that you hung the earth on nothing and that nothing can shake it without your permission. On the other end of the scale, you delicately created flowers in their many colors and shapes, giving them beauty and scent. I praise you that you are eternal, all-knowing and all-present. You are truly worthy of exaltation.”
To seek you I must lift my soul to you, getting out my thoughts, feelings and desires so you can help me sort through them, judging them from the perspective of your Word, and choosing what you desire.
Sometimes this is hard, for I often set my heart on things on the earth which are not so important to you. Then as I seek your will, you help me to set my heart and mind on things above.
To seek you I must let go of my myriad plans and projects, surrendering them all to you. Instead, I must hold onto your mercy, your goodness, your wisdom. And then I can rise above the uncertainty around me, the problems before me and my impatience within me.
Here on the farm there are so many possible projects before me, like finishing the roofing work, so every day I need to let go of what I’d like to do, hold on to what is possible and wise and thereby be able to rise above all my worry and fear and frustration. Thank you that you always help me with this. Guide me today in seeking your face in all.]