Thursday, May 22, 2008

To Be Pursued. . .

Here are the dictionary definitions of the word PURSUE:
  1. to follow in order to overtake, capture, or kill; chase
  2. to proceed along, follow, or continue with (a specified course, action, plan, etc.)
  3. to try to find, get, win, etc.; strive for; seek after to pursue success
  4. to have as one's occupation, profession, or study; devote oneself to
  5. to continue to annoy or distress; hound

I would have to say that all of the above applies to my God's pursuit of me. He captured me and overtook my heart. He desires to kill "me" because I must decrease and He must increase. He has chased me when I have run from Him. No matter where I go He is always there continuing to carry out His plans for me. He desires to find me and win me to Himself. He will succeed at it. He makes it His business to devote Himself to me. I know~ that I know ~ I am His child because when I am out of His will, He hounds me, until I get it right and return to fellowship with Him.

As I go through my days, I have not made a habit of pondering His pursuit of me. Instead, I think I live in a state of self condemnation, not thinking that He would pursue me like He did Adam & Eve. . . before and "after" they sinned. As I think about it, I think that it must not be God's will for me to continue living like that, rather I think He would have me to dwell on the awesomeness of His pursuit, and to live in the awe of it.

Who am I, that He would even concern Himself with me. Or better yet. . . who is He?

Lord, open my mind (and heart) so that I may understand.



Tuesday Friends... said...

You Go Girl!! I agree. What an awesome thought that He pursues me.