I love the word "pursuit". It brings several things to mind like, an arrow headed to a bullseye, a police chase as defenders of justice, a dedicated dreamer going after his/her dreams, a goal getter getting goals accomplished (lol), a sincere drive with an incredible end game, a great desire fueled by the willingness to sacrifice to obtain, relentlessness (in a good way) etc. Those are a few off the top of my head for now, but I think you can see why I like the word "pursuit" right? It's brings rather exhilarating, strong, motivating, active character qualities to mind doesn't it?! And I saved my favorite example for last - I love pursuit lived out in the form of a man striving to obtain the key to a woman's heart. It gets me every time. It's my favorite part of a love movie, it's my favorite part of when someone tells me their love story, and it's my favorite part of my life story. The part of my life story where God pursued my heart so incredibly He gave up His Son Jesus' life for me. And what's more - He never stops pursuing my heart. That fact brings tears to my eyes. His love is out-of-this-world!
And what's awesome about pursuit by God's definition is just that - it never ends. It's a glorious thing really, but it IS a choice! God chooses every day to pursue me, because He loves me. That's how true love lasts a lifetime and beyond too! A man who pursues a woman and is given the key to her heart, once he has it, it's just the start of a lifetime of pursuing her heart deeper! And with God's help it's a wonder to behold! And truly - it goes both ways - the girl pursing his heart too! And THAT really brings me to the main point of this blog post - lol!
God laid on my heart today a desire to hit the "boost" button in pursing HIS heart - truly the best pursuit I could ever do in my gift of life here on earth! I've been slacking in my relationship with Him. He's pursing me every day so generously and lovingly and my return is rather pitiful to be honest. I grin to think of how amazing He is in even showing me that, because He knows the more I pursue Him, the more our relationship grows deep and wide and strong and He wants that more than anything! Do I?
I don't know where you're at in your walk with God, in your pursuit of His heart, but would you join me in praying for God to enlarge our hearts as we run in the way of His commands? Would you choose along with me to choose Him first?! All of you and me -loving all of Him! That's the greatest of loves - the greatest pursuit!
"I will run the way of thy commandments,
when thou shalt enlarge my heart!" - Psalm 119:32
-Listen to the Holy Spirit - alive in you!!!!
-Think with your heart not just your mind.
-Keep your eyes steady on the King of Kings no matter what life brings!
-Get to know God and what He loves and do what He loves with Him!
-Don't ever give up - ever. Complacency is dangerous in love.
-Talk - don't have conversations with me, myself and I to make decisions. Talk to Him.
-Quality time together is a must - give up time to be with Him!
-Give gifts in His name
-Don't fear. "There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love." - 1 John 4:18
-Tell others about Him and share the story of His pursuit of your heart! It should be our favorite of love stories to tell!
Blessings to you as you revel in the humble fact that the God of the UNIVERSE pursues your heart with every moment of every day and may you choose to pursue Him with fervor and know His heart deeper and deeper with every moment of every day!
Cheering you on as a fan of your life story!