What does it mean to pursue God? The definition of pursuit is as follows: “the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture.”
A. W. Tozer wrote in his book The Pursuit of God the following excerpt:
How tragic that we in this dark day have had our seeking done for us by our teachers. Everything is made to center upon the initial act of “accepting” Christ (a term, incidentally, which is not found in the Bible) and we are not expected thereafter to crave any further revelation of God to our souls. We have been snared in the coils of a spurious logic which insists that if we have found Him, we need no more seek Him…
In the midst of this great chill there are some, I rejoice to acknowledge, who will not be content with shallow logic. They will admit the force of the argument, and then turn away with tears to hunt some lonely place and pray, “O God, show me Thy Glory.” They want to taste, to touch with their hearts, to see with their inner eyes the wonder that is God.
How true it is that as people we sometimes feel and believe that we have arrived at a place where we can no longer know God more, step deeper in Him, or receive fresh revelations and new encounters.
We become satisfied with the initial experience and never stop beyond that place. We become satisfied with the familiarity of our Christian walk and never pursue the deeper things of God. There is more to God than we know. There are deeper dimensions of God into which we have never stepped. There are fresh revelations of God that are ready to be revealed.
Are you pursuing God today?