Are you a God chaser? I am. What do I mean by that? I’m glad you asked. I have prayed, cried, hollered, kicked scratched (Well…, not really, but you get the idea), and basically poured my heart out to God for more of him. What I mean when I say “more” is more of an authentic, personal, and practical relationship with him. More than just the hype on Sunday mornings. More than just the feel good and stirring of emotions after a great sermon. I wanted to encounter God daily. But the more I prayed, the more I felt as if I were in the same place.
I didn’t know what I was doing wrong or what God wanted from me, why I wasn’t getting the revelation of God that I was seeking. And then all of a sudden it became clear. I wanted more of God, all of him, but he did not have all of me. In the book of Jeremiah 29:13 God tells us “You will seek me, and find me, when you search for me with all your heart.” Emphasis on the word “ALL”. Think about the last time you went after something with your whole heart. It could’ve been a job, a man, a woman, a gig, etc. The same drive that we have going after those things is the same drive God wants us to have going after him. Probably even more. It’s like when Jacob wrestled with God and said “I will not let you go until you bless me.” Or when David said “my soul thirsts for you in a dry and thirsty land.”
If we need more of anything, it’s more of God. So the chase continues. And even when I get there, I’ll persist. I’ll never feel like ‘I’ve arrived.’ Because there’s always a higher height and deeper depth to get to, in Christ.