Seeking God’s face

Vote against the popular?

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray,
and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven,
and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

I just came out from precinct after voting and left wondering how those politicians will get back the money, effort, and time they spent during the campaign. Will their meager salary suffice to pay for what they spent should they win? In retrospect to previous elections, graft and corruption became popular source funds for election campaign. What a wicked thing to do!

Nevertheless, I did my part, I voted. And it is just one part of the stages in the development of my country. And part of it is to hope and to pray for a brighter future. But does it end here if we are really pushing for our societies’ welfare?

I recall a verse mentioned by former Chief Justice Davide about the conditions given by God found at 2 Chronicles 7:14-22 (NIV) that God’s people should know Him by seeking his face too. But he never really expounded on the meaning of the verse. Generally, you would think that it is just about a change in leadership and a people power in EDSA, where people gather in front of the giant idol. It is definitely more than that, it also encourages and imparts a change of belief, a big shift to a more logical and reasonable paradigm. Letting go of our own understanding and seeking God’s face is the right thing to do to start off because seeking God’s face is seeking His righteousness and His kingdom.

Have we started humbling ourselves so we can see His face? If not, we are just another  Juan Tamad, an easy-go-lucky fool, who is hoping and waiting for a guava fruit to fall in his mouth, doing nothing but lie on his back. And the worse is, the fruit can fall and choke him too.

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