This week someone asked me to recount my God story. It took me approximately twenty minutes to tell her of my hardships, my pains, and my Creator’s redeeming love. After I was done she sat there for a few moments with a big smile on her face. When she finally spoke her response surprised me: she found it inspiring how God has vigorously pursued me all my life.
I spend a great deal of my time trying to figure out what I need to do to seek God and then implementing what I come up with. I read books about God, study and memorize the Bible, listen to Christian music, spend time in prayer, and talk to fellow believers and non-believers about my Jesus. What had not occurred to me before that moment was that God has been pursuing me all along. All my time and energy is a drop in the bucket to all God has been putting into me. When I am running from Him, He is doggedly pursuing me and when I embrace Him, He is still racing after me.
Jim Feiker said, “God has been revealing this astounding balancing truth to me – that God is and has been pursuing me with His radical love all my life.” This simple and yet breathtaking truth is vital and life-changing. Our journey with God isn’t about chasing after Him, it’s about responding to His love for us. I am so excited for what God is going to reveal to me as I pursue more and more of this truth: God is pursing me!
Your beauty and love chase after me every day of my life…
- Psalm 23:6a (The Message)