Then Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying: “As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of many nations.” —Genesis 17:3-4
In this fast-paced, busy life, we don’t spend nearly enough time face down before our Lord. Albeit, we must desire God more than anything else. We must seek Him, and cry out to Him, and long for Him. It is essential to make an absolute determination that nothing will separate us from Him. It is our duty to be utterly ruthless with ourselves and cut away everything that offends us. Now is the time to cut the world and all of its idols away from us! We are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for Gods own possession, that we may proclaim the excellencies of him who called us out of darkness into his marvelous light.
The Scriptures declares, “Abram fell on his face” as the Lord talked with him (Genesis 17:3). Abraham was reverent and submissive. The behavior of Abraham in the presence of God is the greatest illustration out of the Bible. God is on His throne speaking while Abraham is on his face listening!
“If from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find Him if you look for Him with all your heart and with all your soul” (Deut. 4:29). He has bound Himself by His Word. Humble yourself in the sight of the Lord and He will lift you up (Jam. 4:10). Depend upon the grace of God. He will deliver, and He will keep. If you seek Him with all your heart, you will never have a regret.
Seek the LORD, All you humble of the earth, who have carried out His ordinances; Seek righteousness, seek humility Perhaps you will be hidden in the day of the LORD’S anger. To build a relationship between God and you, not only should we talk, but God must be the communicator as well, and man must be listening as well. If men and women are not willing to assume this listening attitude, there will be no meeting with God in the living or personal experience….
Abraham had full understanding before Whom he was, and he fell on his face overcome with awe, humility and reverence as he was surrounded by the world’s greatest mystery. Although God was overwhelming Abraham and yet inviting and calling him, pleading with him and promising him a great future as a friend of God . I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Likewise, I desire that in every place the men and women should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling. Let your prayer be counted as incense before God, and the lifting up of your hands as the evening sacrifice!