You have said, Seek My face [inquire for and require My presence as your vital need]. My heart says to You, Your face (Your presence), Lord, will I seek…. Psalm 27:8 AMP
David was not your average man. He had one thing that burned within his heart—one craving that consumed his consciousness. He had a passion for God’s presence. “The one thing I ask of the Lord,” he said, “the thing I seek most—is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, delighting in the Lord’s perfections and meditating in his Temple” (Psalm 27:4 NLT).
Nothing—absolutely nothing—is more valuable than the abiding presence of God. Since the Father and the Son are in heaven, the Holy Spirit has been positioned on earth to manifest God’s presence in and through every believer. The sad truth is many believers are not enjoying His constant companionship. Take a moment to ask yourself: How vital is God’s presence in my life? Am I enjoying the blessings and joy of His presence?
Adapted from The Holy Spirit: An Introduction (Messenger International, 2013).