Loving God, by Mike Bickle

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{ Day 284 }

Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts. Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always. —Psalm 105:2-4

The breakthrough anointing over fear is found in the secret place of God's beauty. Fear does not dominate the heart there because a superior pleasure upholds the heart. It is a lifestyle of encounter and intimacy with the beauty of God that rescues us from fear. This was a drastically new concept when David put it forth. Moses, who lived five hundred years earlier, popularized the teaching that you cannot see the face of God and live. In Exodus 20:19, the people said, "Do not have God speak to us or we will die." David answered that paradigm of God with his own experience, which created a vastly different paradigm: "God Most High told me that He wanted to show me His face." This is the first time God ever said to the human race that He desired us to seek His face. David was the first person to declare this. His new teaching was that the God of heaven does not want to strike us dead when He shows us His face, but He desires to bring us into the experience of closeness and comfort with Him.

{ PRAYER STARTER }

Father, I seek Your face. I know that You desire to show us Your face, and I long to behold Your beauty. I declare with David, "Lord, show me Your face."

Fear is no longer our preoccupation.

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