I declare in the name of Jesus I am a seeker of God. The Lord’s eyes are upon me. I seek Him and He is found by me. I am qualified!
THE HOUND OF HEAVEN
God loves it when you pursue Him because by chasing after His presence in your life, you are also chasing after upgrade.
You and I need to follow the example of our Lord in being what C.S. Lewis calls “the hound of heaven.” You see, Father God chased you, and called you blessed and holy before you were even saved. He said you were His before you ever cared anything about Him.
So be the hound of heaven. Here’s a practical example: If you think you are called to go on a mission trip, don’t wait until you have the money to go after it. Get a passport. Study the nation. Learn a new language. Get your shots.
If you are called to write a book, start writing a blog. Go to book signings, meet authors and get advice. Do whatever you can to step into the territory God is giving you. Oh, that makes God happy!
The most famous verse in the Bible that speaks of God having a unique calling for each of our lives is found in Jeremiah. You and I know this one by heart.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. – Jeremiah 29:11
Let’s be honest. You and I love this verse because it’s all about us and the good things God wants for us. But keep reading. There is a catch and it’s called pursuit.
Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. I will be found by you, says the Lord, and I will bring you back from your captivity… – Jeremiah 29:12-14a
See, you and I need to chase after God in order to find His plan for our future and our hope. You need to call on Him, go and pray to Him, and seek and search for Him with your whole heart. If you do that, the Bible says He will be found by you.
It’s amazing to think that the maker of the universe enjoys playing hide and seek with His kids. Why? To lead us out of the captivity of a useless, selfish, wasted life.
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO PURSUE YOUR DESTINY LIKE A HOUND DOG CHASING A FOX. SEEK YOUR FATHER IN HEAVEN AND WHEN YOU DO, HE WILL REVEAL HIMSELF TO YOU.
From my book Living Life /Forward