“Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his face continually.”(I Chronicles 16:11 ). “Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.” (John 7:24). There is something about seeking his face. That must mean being close to him, because if you are right up to some ones face then you are pretty close to them. They say you are in their space. The Bible says in (Isaiah 53:2,3) “For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.” These verses were talking about the time when Jesus came to the earth, and lived, and was crucified for you and me. If that is a picture of Jesus’s face on the shroud of Turin, and I believe it is, then he wasn’t a real handsome man when he was on the earth, was he? If you look in the book of Revelation it gives quite a different description of what Jesus looks like now in his new body. The Bible says we will look like him too, and our new body’s “shall be fashioned like unto his glorious body.”(Philippians 3:21). “and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.”(Revelation 1:16b).However I am sure that we won’t shine as bright as Jesus does. Jesus said; “I am the bright and the morning star.” (Revelations 22:16b).The star that shines brighter than all the stars. Wow, that’s symbolic of Jesus ! “And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.” (Daniel 12:3). If you are hanging around Jesus a lot some of that shining is bound to rub off on you. So hang out with Jesus and shine. “Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:” ( Isaiah 55:6). “And ye shall seek me , and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.” ( Jeremiah 29:13). Jesus wants to come and live inside of you, and transform you. “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” (Romans 12:2). “He must increase, but I must decrease.”(John 3:30). I just want more of Jesus, and less of me.
Say this prayer to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I believe you died on the cross for my sins ,and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.