Seek Yeshua

Sometimes desiring God through communion, communication, presence, fellowship, embrace, I think of who He is – holy, exalted, perfect, infinite, almighty and I become disheartened because I am gas and He is fire, before I got to Him I would vaporize and burn up. I can not meet the smallest measure of His holy requirements, even my innate heritage and culture exclude me. Then I see the gate, the door, the only way that leads to Father God. I may enter because I know the gatekeeper and He invites me in. He is my pass and with Him I am fully welcomed, just as I am. He has all authority over who may enter; He knows me and I know Him. He is the Father’s Son, Yeshua Messiah, (Jesus’ Hebrew name) “My heart says of you, ‘Seek his face!’ Your face, Lord, I will seek.” (Psalm 27:8)

“The one who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not trust in an idol or swear by a false god. They will receive blessing from the Lord and vindication from God their Savior. Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek your face, God of Jacob.” (Psalm 24:4-6) I have tasted of the Lord and I have found that His lovingkindness is better than life. “One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.” (Psalm 27:4) “Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked.” (Psalm 84:10)

“As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?” (Psalm 42:1-2) Sometimes the heavens seem as brass or steel. We have all felt this way before, but we remember the sweet fellowship, the koinonia and worship with shouts of joy and praise among the festive throng. “Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.” (Psalm 42:5) This is how we know that we belong to the truth and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence: If our hearts condemn us, we know that God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything. Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God and receive from him anything we ask, because we keep his commands and do what pleases him. And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us.” (1 John 3:19-23) We take delight in the Lord, and he will give us the desires of our he