The Pursuit of God-What does it mean to Pursue?
Not just seeking God but pursuing Him like a cop pursues a “suspect”. A cop is not just seeking–but is active with his pursuit. He will not stop until he is successful in his “capture”. Shouldn’t we all be in an active pursuit of God?
Like a treasure hunter we should be so wrapped up in pursuing God that it consumes us. At least that is what I want. In seeking Him I can learn His truth–His way (Bible knowledge) but by pursuing Him, HE becomes my love–my main focus. His word transforms me from the inside out. Where some may call me radical about God or even addicted to God–I’d rather be addicted to God in whom I have eternal life than addicted to things of this world which are superficial and only leave me searching.
This pursuit of God fills the void in my heart that longs for unconditional love. A void that I once thought only my earthly parents could fill. Now I know that void was the love–the longing–I have for my Heavenly Father–my Abba and more importantly the love He has for me.
The love He has for us is what drives our pursuit. In order for us to pursue Him, He must of pursued us first. Our Heavenly Father must love each one of us so greatly it goes beyond what we can comprehend or even put into words in a way that can describe His never-ending and unconditional love for us.
Are you seeking God or are you pursuing Him?? I was motivated to ask myself this question because I am in the middle of a book called The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer.
One of the study questions is “What does being a Christian mean”? What classifies you as being a “Christian”? After much thought and prayer being a Christian is much more than just proclaiming your belief in God. To me it consists of three things:
1.) By having a heart that seeks God with all I am.
2.) Surrendering to HIS will. As Proverbs 16:9 states, “In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.”
3.) Allowing God to mold me.
- to go in search or quest of: to seek the truth.
- to try to find or discover by searching or questioning.
- to try to obtain.
- to try or attempt
- an effort to secure or attain; quest.
- any occupation, pastime, or the like, in which a person is engaged regularly.
And that brings me to another question. Why do we pursue things?