Hide not Your face from me! I cannot keep living without Your presence for then though my body lives my soul dies. I am more afraid of living without Your presence then dying in Your presence, at least then my last moment would be sweeter than an eternity without You. My soul is bereft with darkness but I will run through the night to find You. I will have You or die trying! I love You! I have tasted but a sliver of Your presence and nothing can compare, no beauty that man can behold with his mortal eyes compares to You. Only You can satisfy my longing! Truly, truly like David I thirst for You like a parched desert longs for rain. Forgive me Abba for I have been the prodigal as I sought earthly pleasures more than Your presence. I have been the older brother also as I let the pride of my works and my own righteousness separate me from You. I renounce these paths. These ways and works both “good” and bad are nothing to me, I lay hold of the Son’s righteousness. I want to walk past the torn veil. I want to sit in Your presence and never leave. I would go there and die and let my name die with me for the surpassing sweetness of Your glory drowns out all other lovers. Father answer my tears! Do not hide Your face from me! Let me gaze upon Your countenance forevermore!
I see a young man come along, he’s like a bull in a china shop, a raving mad man, a lunatic, someone ought to lock him in jail for three years so he doesn’t hurt anybody. But there’s a passion there, a fire there, not content! “I don’t want morality! I don’t want to just look nice! I don’t want to be churchy! I don’t want to be religious! And most of all, I never want to be civilized! I WANT GOD! And I’ll have Him or I’ll die! Show me Your glory.” Moses wasn’t a dumb man, he knew what that meant. It’s almost as if Moses was saying, “I know it will kill me. Just give me one glimpse! And let me die!”~Paul Washer
For the eyes of YHWH run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward Him. ~2 Chronicles 16:19
He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, He has put eternity into man's heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.~Ecc. 3:11
It is the glory of God to conceal things,
but the glory of kings is to search things out.
As the heavens for height, and the earth for depth,
so the heart of kings is unsearchable. ~Prov. 25:2-3
You will seek Me and find Me, when you seek Me with all your heart. ~Jeremiah 29:13
But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.~John 4:23