The Passionate Pursuit
Here's the difference between a mediocre relationship with Jesus and an incredibly passionate one that is completely fulfilling. There are those who come to Him by receiving Him into their hearts as their Lord and Savior. We are saved by God's incredible mercy and grace and for some... salvation is enough. They have been purchased by the blood of Jesus and saved from hell's fire and for that they are appreciative. They love God, go to church, they may pray a little and even read their Bibles on occasion. By all earthly standards they are good people and even considered good Christians. I was that person at one time, I loved God and was content doing the bare minimum to get to heaven, ease my conscience and feel as though I'm doing all of the right things... yet...I was depressed and miserable. So what was lacking? Passion...a deeply passionate relationship with Jesus. I'm talking about pursuing His presence with everything within you. Surrendering every area of your life, not holding anything back. When I stopped pursuing Him for what He could do for me and began chasing after Him just so I could bless Him, it became a total game changer. I had to realize that I was nothing, had nothing and could give nothing without being completely ruined by His presence.
I no longer spend a minimal amount of time with Him, because there's nothing more important to me. Every evening, I come to Him fully expecting a divine encounter with the Holy Spirit, and I'm prepared to wait until He comes. Sometimes it's immediate and other times it takes hours, but I refuse to finish until He shows up and we fellowship together. I'm desperate for Him! If I don't feel Him with me right away, I quickly search my heart and repent of anything I may have done to grieve Him. With all of the terrible things going on in this world, I want His time with me to bless HIM! It's no longer about me...I desire to be called a woman after His own heart and I will do whatever it takes to touch it and completely ravish it. I am my beloved's and He is mine and nothing in this life is worth affecting that relationship. I feel the distance that sin can quickly create... no... nothing is worth it.
Don't settle for just a good Christian life... it's not enough! Experience what falling madly in love with your Saviour is like. I guarantee that absolutely nothing in this life can come close to comparing! He's so beautiful, loving, gentle and kind. You'll find everything you need and have been searching for in His presence. Actually it's much more than that... it's beyond your greatest imagination and wildest dreams!
Song of Solomon 6:3 (NKJV) I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine. He feeds His flock among the lilies.
Psalm 103:1-2 (MSG) O my soul, bless God. From head to toe, I’ll bless His holy name! O my soul, bless God, don’t forget a single blessing!
Psalm 16:8-11(NLT) I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for He is right beside me. No wonder my heart is glad, and I rejoice. My body rests in safety. For you will not leave my soul among the dead or allow your holy one to rot in the grave.You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence, and the pleasures of living with you forever.