Monday, September 8, 2008

A "Looking-For" Face

Our 3 year-old son Benjamin has recently shown great interest in people's facial expressions, and he likes to practice his knowledge of them. Frequently, Benjamin will ask me or Kristi to "Show me a happy face," or "Show me a sad face," or a mad face, surprised face, and so on.

But, the last time we played this game, Benjamin threw me a curve. As we worked our way down the list of faces to make, he asked for a new one. He said, "Show me a looking-for face."

Well, I had never heard of that face before, but I guessed it must have meant the face of someone looking for something, so I gave Benjamin my most curious, eye-darting expression, in hopes of conveying what he wanted.

A "Looking-For" Face. What an interesting request.

Benjamin isn't the only one hoping to see this expression.

"But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him." -- Hebrews 11:6

"He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; for in Him we live and move and have our being." -- Acts 17:26-28

"But from there you will seek the Lord your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul."
-- Deuteronomy 4:29

Struggling for answers in life?

Are you seeking the Lord?

Thinking you have all the answers in life?

Are you seeking the Lord?

How often does our God look at us and see a "Looking-For Face"?

How often does He wish He did?

1 comment:

Paul Ford said...

".... from the mouth of babes..." :)

That's also a new one on me, but excellent observation. It's interesting to observe the inherent desire that God has placed in each one of us, to "Look for" something.

If we keep silent, and listen for that voice, and follow it and walk after it, we are promised that we will find what we're looking for. Thanks for the great verses that remind us of that.

Thanks for the reminder of how it is possible for us to have faith. Not by hearing our own little voice, but the voice of God that's found in His word.

However, far too often in my own life, I am too busy on the elevators of life to hear that small voice. Please pray for me that I may search for and find and listen to our God. And that I may renew my vow to Him every day to serve Him.

Thanks again for your Blog, and may God continue to bless you and your family.