2 Chronicles 7:11-14
As God spoke to Solomon after the completion of the temple, The Lord gave certain guidelines or conditions for His people to follow when they would find themselves up against harsh times. One of these was to ‘seek my face.’ Let’s explore this idea and see where it leads.
As children, a generation of us whiled away summer evenings playing Hide and Seek. Those living in my neighborhood stayed outside every night until we could no longer see while playing it. One person,called “it”, would cover their eyes and count slowly to one hundred. The rest of the kids would scamper away, looking for a place to hide. As I remember, the person found last would be “it” for the next round.
As children of God, when we pray we have to search for His face. Our needs can seem so great we have to concentrate on who He is and His attributes before we begin to lay our requests before Him. Given the economic picture of our world–bank crises, insurance companies' messes, the automotive industry situation and our personal issues–health concerns, family situations, relational circumstances, these are times we should pray before we make decisions. But we might want to think on who God is and what He is like before we open our hearts.