We are living in an ever increasing fast-paced world. The possibilities placed before us are so numerous--where do I go next, what do I read that would be important to me, how should I communicate--is a phone call or a text more efficient (it may depend on how fast you can text--smile), what should I buy (tomorrow it may be obsolete--smile again). There are more things to do than we have hours in which to do them!.
As I asked the Lord what to write, the word "pursue" was dropped in my spirit. The dictionary describes "pursue" as "to follow in order to overtake, to strive for, to seek after, to devote oneself to". It seems the whole world is in a mad dash of pursuit for things that will change or lose their value, but in the midst of this, God is asking us to pursue Him and His Kingdom.
Because Saul wanted to hold on to his earthly position, he wasted much of his life in pursuit of David, whom he thought was a threat to his kingdom. He strove for the temporary and lost it. David, on the other hand, pursued God and that which is eternal.
In the midst of all the clamor, God is beckoning us to pursue Him--not in name only, but in a lifestyle of righteousness, peace and joy that He offers to those who pursue His Kingdom above all other things! What surrounds us will vanish, but that which we are pressing into, is eternal!
Your contribution to this portion of the Kingdom is so much appreciated. Thank you for joining with us as we all pursue the purpose of God. We are not wasting our lives or our gifts when we commit them to the Lord!
May your pursuit count for eternity!
Dr. Mark & Tess Hanby