Date Number #28

A Persistent Pursuit

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One of the things I adore about Cary is that there are absolutely no games with him. From the very beginning he has pursued me in such a way that I have felt honored and set apart.  After a few weeks of dating it was the very thing that bent my heart towards him because initially I wasn’t sure if I had romantic feelings.  I had never been so consistently sought after in a healthy way.  I loved how he always let me know he was thinking of me or just to wish me a great morning.  By date number four my lack of romantic feelings were completely transformed.  I now saw him in a new light that told me I definitely had a desire to consider a dating relationship.

Today I’m at one of my most favorite coffee shoppes doing some writing and having too much coffee.  The lattes here are simply divine and one is not enough.  Jesus is meeting with me about what it means to pursue.  In Webster’s the definition of purse or a pursuit is to run after, follow or chase.  This could certainly have negative connotations, but when it’s a healthy and secure chasing after it can be beautiful.  I have been chasing after God and Him after me for a lot of years, so I love to think about a Godly man chasing after me like He has.  It’s thoroughly different because it is God, and yet the parallel of a mature MAN following hard after us can be done well by God being the model of a healthy pursuit.

Psalm 139:1-3 says, O Lord, you have searched me and you know me.  You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.  You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.”  Long before we ever pursued Him, he pursued us and it is simply amazing!  How does it feel to be know this specifically? Do you realize that even now God is pursuing time and connection with you?  He knows the real you wherever you may be.  If you are lonely or confused or just flat out befuddled by life, he is there.  He can handle all of it! May we bring our authentic self to Him and pray about this passionate pursuit.

Dear Lord~You say you know when I sit and when I rise and that is beautiful.  You have pursued me with a faithful and consistent love and I want to pursue you in return. Please forgive me for always choosing other loves before you.  I desire to be pursued by a man. Please bring him to me.  May I not pursue men who are not your plan for me.  May I not allow counterfeit loves to chase me, just for the prospect of having a relationship.  It’s your love that is the best love.  I crave that feeling in my innermost being.  I know you already know that and I pray that I will be fully fulfilled in your love for me.  I am complete right now.  I have everything I need.  Thank you, It’s in Jesus name I pray.  Amen!