Friday, February 7, 2014

"Your face, Lord, I will seek."

Dr. Alexander Maclaren, the great Scottish preacher, attributed everything he knew to one habit: spending an hour each day alone with God.  Sometimes he allowed other into his study, but they were never allowed to speak. Maclaren would sit in a well-worn armchair with his Bible lying across his knees. Sometimes he'd read it's pages, but mostly he'd just sit with his hand over his face. During that hour he wouldn't read the Bible as a student, or study it for sermons.  One of his assistants noted,"He read it as a child would read a letter from an absent father, or your heart would drink in the words of a loved one from far away."  How well do you know the Lord? How well do you know Him.? The answer is not in what you say but in what you do.  What you truly desire, you pursue. The psalmist said, "When You said , Seek my face, Lord, I will seek." Ps. 27:8

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