The Ultimate Pursuit
Updated: Jul 15, 2019
There are a lot of people in this age who have given up on God performing His miracles of old. When’s the last time we actually saw someone split the sea like Moses, shout down the walls of Jericho like Joshua, or turn water into wine like Jesus? The Bible is full of miracles but perhaps we’ve settled our lives to just leave them there in the past, in the book. Perhaps, special effects and block buster movies have quenched our craving for the supernatural or, could it be we just don’t see the point in all that hoopla?
The American dream is about pursuing happiness, mostly it means a life of normalcy, toss in of few moments of the extraordinary we call it “the good life”. We define our lives by what we consume, purchase, and possess. All the while, the supernatural tugs at our
Gucci belts and trips us up on our Louboutin shoes reminding us that we are more than stuff. Jeremiah 1:5 says, “"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart…” We are spiritual beings first, in communion with God before our time of conception and so, shouldn’t our lives consist of the pursuit of the supernatural since it is our true state of being? The pursuit of happiness can get you stuff, the pursuit of the supernatural gets you God!
If you were stuck in a traffic jam and tried to relay a message to someone six cars in front of you would you succeed? Now, let’s say you’re moments away from your death and the person six cars in front of you can save your life, would you continue to yell over honking horns and screeches of road rage? Or would you jump out of your car and run through the traffic to get to your life saving source? Life is a traffic jam and there’s no greater noise pollution than the noise you hear when you kneel down to pray. Trying to reach a God who’s throne room is in the third heaven can be inconceivable when the day’s worries stifles your communication. Here’s the beauty, King David said it best,
“Because he bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath!” Psalm 116:2 Now there’s a miracle! Can you picture it? The Creator of the world shifting His posture to get a better listen to what you’re trying to say. With that kind of access how can we not pray and pursue heavenly things?
Many things happened to Moses on the backside of a mountain, one of them was God speaking to Him through a burning bush and you would be right in saying it was another Old Testament miracle, but what has God set on fire to speak to you? It could be through your pastor, the vocal chords of an anointed psalmist, or even a stranger who God woke up at 3am just to talk about you. God can’t be doing all the pursuing, all the reaching, this is a relationship after all. Do ou want to see miracles in your life? Want to be overwhelmed by the supernatural? It’s simple, just believe. It takes faith to believe in the supernatural and it takes your pursue of God to see it. Hebrews 11:6 "... He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him."
Let’s pray together: “Father, show me how to chase you with all that I have. I need you more than anything. More than possessions, more than the pursuit of happiness, I need you. I believe You are the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and what you have done for them You can do for me. Signs, wonders, and miracles surround my life and I am a living testament to the glorious things You do. Your Word declares that you are the same yesterday, today, and forever more. I believe You. Father, teach me how to pray, how to move in the supernatural, and please remind me of who I am in You. Please protect me from the cynicism of the world and help me to encourage other people’s faith as I am an example of your miraculous works. I love you. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.”