Friend, God is after your heart. He is chasing you in a beautiful and gentle way. He is not going to force you to trust Him and follow Him but He will make His love known. He loves you with a pure and powerful love and He enjoys spending time with you all the time. Whether you know Him or you don’t, He knows you and He knows everything about you. He wants the very best for you so that is why He is after you. Do you chase Him? Do you pursue Him? Are you after His heart? Are you chasing Him or are you chasing what He can give you?
I used to see God as a genie. I used to follow God because of what I could get out of Him. I used to believe that God would prosper me and bless me so I had to go after His blessings and the prosperity He had to offer. I was more interested in what I could gain from Him than who He was. I was running after the wrong things. I was very good at it but I was wrong in my pursuit. I loved God but I loved His blessings more. I can admit that now. Back then I was too blind to see that Jesus is who we should pursue. My mind was set on the wrong goals and the wrong aspirations. Knowing Jesus was not my priority. Then everything changed.
The Lord showed me that I should pursue Him and go after His heart. The Lord showed me that He was a loving, kind and just God whose character I wasn’t too familiar with. Knowing what someone can do is important but knowing who the person is in getting a higher level of intimacy. God calls us to be more intimate with Him. He calls us to be followers of His heart, imitators of His ways and chasers of His character. We should chase after His traits and adopt them. We should adore Him and revere Him for who He is. He is worth our time. He is worth our pursuit. He is the One we should follow wholeheartedly.
What can we know about God? There is too much to know. We will never know everything but there is quite a bit we can get to know thanks to His Word. I am learning that the more time I spend in the Word of God, the clearer His voice gets. The more time I spend in prayer, the closer I get to know. Prayer is one way we can use to get to know the Lord’s heart better. Prayer is talking to God and listening to God. When we pray, we chase after His heart and we make ourselves available to listen to His love and to His ways.
Chase after the Lord. Run after His heart. Pursue His ways. Go after His mind so you can share His mind. Trust that He wants to be as close to you as possible. He loves it when you spend time with Him. Chase after the things of the Lord and the Lord will become more real to you. Don’t run after fortune and blessings. They will come. They will follow you wherever you go when you always follow Jesus wherever you are. Seek His kingdom and all other things will be added unto you. Jesus is the best pursuit. He is the goal. He is the best objective. He deserves your time and your devotion. Go after Him and you will look more like Him. Keep going and keep seeking. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you.
Suggested reading: Matthew 6:33; Luke 12:31; Romans 14:17