David wrote Psalm 27:8. It says, “When You said, “Seek My face,” my heart said to You, “Your face, Lord, I will seek.” The word (seek) in the Strong’s means: to diligently look for, to search earnestly until the object of the search is located.
When I read Song of Solomon 2:14, I think of the Lord. I read it like this. “O my Dove, in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the cliff, let me see Your face, let me hear Your voice; for Your voice is sweet, and Your face is lovely.”
David was a seeker. Psalm 63:1 says, “O God, Your are my God; early will I seek You; my soul thirsts for You; my flesh longs for You in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water.”
Years ago I read “Pursuit of God” by A. W. Tozer and it radically changed my quiet time. I would use his prayer-words at the end of his chapters. Such as, “I long to long for You; I thirst to be thirsty more; I desire to desire You.”
Psalm 42:1 says, “As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul for You, O God.” Making A. W. Tozer’s prayer-words my own, began to develop in me a desire to know the Lord through an intimate communion that could not be rivaled by anything in this world.
Here is a new song the Lord gave me years ago.
Song of the Altar
In the midst of adversity when trouble surrounds me. I come into Your presence and I build an altar. I remember how You met me time and time again and I bow in worship.
Nothing can overtake me when I hide in You. Nothing can overwhelm me when I look to You. I set my eyes on You and I gaze into Your face. I bask in the love of Your eyes full of grace.
No one can comfort me like You O Lord. I will make Your presence my abiding place as I hide in You from the tempest of this storm. Yes I’ll hide in You as I bow and worship at Your feet.
May this post encourage your to set your eyes on Him, to spend time in His Presence, and to enter into deep communion with the Lover of your soul.