If I have found grace in Your sight, show me now Your way, that I may know You . . . (Exodus 33:13)
Many people give up everything for an ideal, sacrificing themselves in order to reach the goal that is the passion of their lives. For example, an athlete preparing for a competition leads a rigorous life with severe privations. Such passion ought to characterize Christians as they seek God’s face. We must burn with the spiritual fire that burned in Paul (Philippians 3:8-11), Jeremiah, Moses – men who did not feel satisfied with themselves regarding their own spiritual lives. They longed to know God intimately. <!–split–>
There was a time in my ministry when I would be told how tremendous the worship service was, but I was unsatisfied. I would pray: “Lord, I know there are rivers and springs overflowing with the Holy Spirit. I want to know You better.” God put that thirst in me. When I sought Him passionately, I found what I needed.
When I understood that fellowship with the Spirit is more than addressing words to God, I was transformed. I reached a new stage in my life and ministry. Everything was fresh and renewed with no religious routine. Unable to sleep at night, I instead had fellowship with Him. My experience affected crowds.
We must seek God’s face. The people of Israel wanted to witness God’s great works, but they did not want God himself. How different was Moses’ attitude! He witnessed the miracles, but he prayed to know God. (Exodus 3:13, 18).