Pursuing the Pursuer

It’s February already. I’m not quite sure how it sneaked up on me like this, but it did. I feel as though January was for me part crazy busy productivity and part quiet retreat, somehow all at the same time. I’m not quite sure how that happened either, but I suppose I don’t really need to know all the answers as long as I know the One who does.

My January journey came to a climactic close Sunday morning, February 1, as I sat on the floor in the back of the church, journal and pen in hand, and tears flowing so freely that I had to repeatedly stop writing because I could not see the page in front of me. The music ended, the tears ceased, and I sat staring at two pages of one of the most powerful personal words I have ever received from the Lord. The specifics of what He shared with me are too personal to share in this forum, as they are precious glimpses into the sentiment of the heart of a Lover toward His Beloved. I was overwhelmed by the bold confirmation of His affirmation of me, my dreams and my destiny.

I hesitate to share with you even what I have already written for fear of being received with the same enthusiasm as was Joseph, the Dreamer, when he shared with his brothers the dreams the Lord given to him regarding his destiny. I do not share this with you out of pride or selfish ambition. I tell you what happened to me because it is my desire to encourage you to pursue this same intimacy with Jesus, the Lover of your soul, the Wooer of your heart, the Lover chasing after the affections of you, His Beloved.

My January journey has ended, but the real journey is only beginning. This new place I find myself in is precious, but I don’t want to stay here for long, because there is still distance to cover for me to snuggle up even closer to Him. I’ll be sharing more of the insights I’ve received in recent days with you soon, so watch for them. They are changing my life, and I can only pray that they will inspire you to chase after the One with reckless abandon as the pursued becomes the pursuer.

“How precious to me are Your thoughts, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!
Were I to count them, they would
outnumber the grains of sand.”
Psalm 139: 17-18
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