There’s an expression that’s used in the modeling industry. It’s called “Giving good face.” Giving good face means that the model is really working the camera and turning out some great pictures. Well, I’d like to suggest that there’s a way you can “give good face” in the Kingdom as well. Giving good face in your walk with God means spending quality time or face-to-face time getting to know the Lord. When you give Jesus good face, you’re allowing Him to teach you, woo you and stir up the gifts inside of you. When you’re giving good face, you take time to pray, hear (from God), read and meditate on the Word of God. Moses is an example of somebody who gave good face. In fact, Moses gave such good face that his face shone like the sun whenever he came from the presence of the Lord. Peter is another who gave good face. John, the disciple whom Jesus loved, gave good face.
This concept also applies to your relationships with your husband and children. They need face-to-face time with us every day. You can give good face at home by providing opportunities for your husband and children to speak to you and express their hearts uninterrupted. You can give good face to your family when you eliminate any distractions by turning off the TV, putting the cell phone down for a designated time and shutting the laptop. This seems like a simple concept, but there are so many distractions. Some moms may benefit from setting a time each day to be present with the family. I can tell when my son needs face-to-face time because he will turn my head to face him. Yeah, he does that at 16 months old! I really believe that the marital relationship will be strengthened as well as your relationship with your children if you take time to get to know their hearts. And let’s be honest, you can be married for years and still discover something new about your spouse. Give him and the children some good face!
In Acts 17 when Paul was visiting Athens, he saw that the people dedicated altars to their worship of an unknown God (v. 23). We, too, will be like the people in Athens if we don’t give God and our families good face time. We won’t know the God we claim to worship, and if we don’t spend time with our families, we won’t really know or understand those whom we claim to be devoted to. This especially applies to our children as they mature. We never want them to feel like they cannot talk to us. We have to establish a means of communication and keep the lines open. I believe that every person has the desire to be fully known and accepted. The first step to that knowledge is face-to-face time.