I have a question. Are you pursuing God? I mean really striving after him? That is a question for you whatever your season in life. God’s desire is that we pursue Him and that as a result of that pursuit, we find our joy in Him and Him alone.
I’ve been thinking about the different places in life in which several people I know are. Some are facing a time of uncertainty, wondering how the present circumstance they are in will turn out. Some are in a time of suffering, going through a difficult situation because of physical or relational crisis. Some are in a time of transition, seeking God’s will and preparing for and anticipating the next stage of their life. Some are experiencing a season of blessing, where everything seems to be going great and the future looks bright. Some find themselves in a time of peace, where things seem to be doing just fine and there is nothing particular going on. Still others are experiencing personal revival as God is shaping their heart, convicting of sin, and renewing their passion for the things of God.
In whatever situation we find ourselves, I am more and more convinced that we must be in active pursuit of God and His glory. Every season of our life can either cause us to draw near to Him or to move away from Him. Both our suffering and blessing, our uncertainty and our security, can lead us either toward or away from Christ. God’s desire, in every situation, is that we pursue Him and find our joy and satisfaction in Him. What is true as individuals is also true as a church body. Churches go through different seasons – times of blessing, times of loss, times of transition, times where things seem to be just humming along – and all those seasons are times in which we must be in active pursuit of God.
God promises in Jeremiah 29:13, “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” So I ask again: Are you, are we, actively pursuing Christ? In whatever circumstance you find yourself, God’s desire is for you to earnestly seek Him – and not just to seek, but in that seeking to find Him and be satisfied in Him. God’s desire for your church as a body is to earnestly seek Him and in so doing to Glorify Him and make His Son known. Let us pursue Him!