by Heather Tietz
For David says concerning him, ‘I saw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved. Therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced. Moreover my flesh also will dwell in hope; because you will not leave my soul in Hades, neither will you allow your Holy One to see decay.
Wouldn’t you like a pair of God glasses, glasses that reveal God’s presence? What would life be like if in every situation, every place we ventured, we could see God at work? How would that change our days, our lives? Would it urge us to offer a little more grace to others when they make mistakes? Would it stir up kindness in us, or give us a reminder of God’s constant care?
We can’t see God, not in all His glory, not yet. But Jesus encourages us, “Blessed are those who have not seen, and have believed.” John 20:29. Those words are for us, for those centuries later who never had the privilege of walking and talking with Jesus. We haven’t seen Him, but we believe, perhaps like a mustard seed at times, but we do believe, we do trust and we do want God’s hand bettering us and our world.
David prophesies about Jesus in today’s verse. Jesus always had God’s face before Him. He knew God the Father was watching Him, helping Him to create miracles, instructing Him how to teach, giving Him peace when circumstances were overwhelming.
How can we put God’s face before us? Perhaps the answer is in our question. God must go before us. Before we even begin the morning, we should invite Him to lead. Acknowledge Him. Praise Him. Invite Him in to your day.