Thanks for the Pursuit

Published on Nov 23rd, 2012 by Pastor Ed Hlad | 0

At times, I am simply amazed at how and when God chooses to use his word in my life.  I was bored the other day and began to watch a TV show called, “Little People, Big World”.  Watching that show is not something I would normally admit too but it was during that show that God spoke to my heart.  The young daughter, Molly, was graduating from high school.  She had attended a Christian high school.  As she got up to give a word of thanks to her family and teachers she started off by saying this, “First of all, I would like to give thanks to God for daily pursuing my heart…” .  Wow, what a great thing to say.  I often think about the truth that God chose me before the foundation of the world was created but what a blessing to think about the truth that God daily pursues my heart.

Listen to these great verses:

“As a shepherd seeks out his flock when he is among his sheep that have been scattered, so will I seek out my sheep, and I will rescue them from all places where they have been scattered…”  Ez 34:2

“”Surely goodness and mercy shall follow (pursue) me all the days of my life…” Ps 23:6

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock.  If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.”  Rev 3:20

 Think through your Bible.  God pursued Adam and Eve.  He pursued Abraham.  He went after Hagar.  He invited Peter to dinner.  God pursues us daily.  What an amazing truth of love and grace.

I was struck by the image of Jesus standing outside of the door of my heart and knocking and calling for me to allow him to come in.  How embarrassed I would be to be at the door of someone’s house whom I knew was home who chose not to answer my knock.  I know my heart…I would not stay there and keep knocking and calling.  Why does Jesus stay?  His love for me causes him to continually pursue my wandering heart.

I have many reasons to lift my voice up in praise to God.  I now give him thanks for opening my eyes to the truth that he pursues me daily.

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