Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Humble - Seek My Face

DL Moody used to say, "You can always tell when a man is far from God - he is always talking about himself, how good he is. But the moment he sees God with the eye of faith, he is down on his knees, and like Job, he cries, "Behold, I am vile."

This may not an easy realization to come to - to see that while we may be morally clean we are vile in our own righteousness.

2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

This verse particularly dealt with the humility in each of us. With hope that the part in us which He created from his own image reflects its way back to Him. How gracious is He to give us all the means to get back to our destine path no matter how stubborn we had become. It was very simple, God only needs us to acknowledge and to seek Him just as a father needs from his son. I do believe that if we humble our selves before God that makes us ready to be blessed by all His grace.


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Blogger Puritan Belief said...

Yes someone far from God not only talks about himself but leads others after himself. When we lift up Jesus we direct people after Him.

4:34 PM  
Blogger Michael Pendleton said...

I have always marveled at the fact that no matter how far away we think we might be from God, He is right beside us.

I think that is why when I was my "furthest" away from God, He spoke the loudest to me.

Jesus is our interesor and He stands in the presence of the Father and we are in Jesus so through Jesus we are always in His presence. We just look the wrong way sometimes.

A turn of the eyes and a prayer closes any distance we think we have built.

3:52 AM  
Blogger Jada's Gigi said...

May I ever be quick to turn to Him

11:09 AM  
Blogger AsianSmiles said...

MsE, thank you for the timely post.

It is true that when we rely so much on ourselves we actually focus on our own "power". We live like we don't need anybody to succeed. We think that we can reach the top because we are great and smart. We think that nothing can be achieved if "we" don't work on it. Worse, when success comes, sometimes we think that we did it "on our own". And so when failures come, we tend to overstretch our limits - we simply cannot trust anybody else but ourselves.

False pride, too much confidence in ourselves, too little faith in God, too much failure to recognize His blessings. I guess we can conclude that these attitudes lead to spiritual death. What do you think?

Thank you MsE. This post is an eye-opener.

2:42 PM  
Blogger curious servant said...


6:40 PM  
Anonymous wilbs said...

great post as always MsE, E for excellent.

The power of the universe is in our own hand but just don't forget who gave us such power and the God who created us with that powerful hand to shape the world.

We were created with endless posibility, we should be thankful for that.

8:15 PM  
Blogger mS eLoVe said...

Thanks every one for sharing your thoughts.


Jesus is the great teacher of lowliness of heart. we must need daily to learn of Him.

If we are not humbled in the presence of Jesus Christ, we do not know Him. We were so lost that nothing could save us but the sacrifice of God's only begotten Son. If we are not in Jesus - the only thing that we can see is our own selves, our own pride.

Asiansmile, truly indeed that most of the time we rely on our own strength but by doing that we more often see our own failure as well.

"People boast of their liberality, yet we look in vain for the fulfillment of actual obligations"

11:44 PM  
Blogger John said...

Seek the face of God!!
Why do you want to seek the face of God?
As God can not look upon sin, you seek the face of God to become sinless. The only time you are sinless is the moment you repent, therefore repent daily.

6:57 PM  

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