An Eagerness to Pursue God
By: Mikey Pesqueda
I imagine that most Christians struggle with eagerly pursuing after God. Why do I think that is the case? I
think that it is because even a pastor like myself struggles with eagerly pursuing him. I find that my
morning routine of reading the Bible can become more bland than I would like to admit. Most Christians
that actively read their Bibles can find themselves doing it more out of duty than delight.
Is it just me or do you wish that getting up to read your Bible felt more like a Christmas morning as a child? The
eagerness that a child has when they wake up in the morning to find presents with their names on it.
The joy of knowing that this gift was given with us in mind. I believe that God intends for believers to not
only pursue him out of duty but most importantly to be eager to pursue him. I believe that God desires
for us to go to bed at night with the excitement of knowing that when we wake up that we get to spend
time with the King of the universe. How can we recapture this eagerness? I want to give us two ways to
help us recapture that eagerness. I hope that these two reminders help you like putting logs on a
dimming fire on a cold night.
God has revealed himself to us
Bibles are so accessible to us that we often take God’s Word for granted. We must remember that God
has chosen to reveal himself to us through the Word. God could have left us in this world only with
theories of a Creator but he chose to give us the Word to reveal to us his goodness, grace, mercy, and so
much more. We don’t have to wait on the word of prophets like in the Old Testament but we have the
blessing of having his Word in our arms. We can wake up in the morning running to the Word of God
that is sitting on the kitchen table. We can make a cup of coffee and sit in the quietness of our house
reading about our Savior. God has not left us without any idea of who he is but he has revealed himself
to us through His Word. Let us capitalize on this truth by being students of the Word.
Dwell on the Word
If you ever read through the book of Psalms, you will see that the word “meditate” often comes up. One
of the problems with our Bible reading is that we don’t meditate on the Word throughout the day. This
doesn’t mean that we sit with our arms and legs crossed humming but that we think about what we
read that morning throughout the day. I encourage you to find one or two verses in your Bible reading
from the morning to think about it. Think about what that verse says about God and how we are
supposed to live in light of that verse. If we dwell on the Word of God then we will not let the words that
we read fall to the ground but instead they will sit in our hearts.
I hope that these two things help you in your eagerness to pursue God. As a pastor, I find great joy in
seeing the people of God joyfully pursuing after him. Have a Merry Christmas!
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