“What do you want more than anything else in the world?” That does seem like a open ended and loaded question doesn’t it? We must refine our focus in order to answer it.
Right now my greatest pursuit is within my relationship with God. To bring me into relationship with Him came with the greatest of cost; the sacrifice of His Son. That demonstrates His love for me. Without Jesus I can do nothing and at the same time being “in Him” I already have all of Him. No one loves me with a greater Love than this. Yet there is the matter of “what” are you and I truly and genuinely pursuing in our lives?
So where do I desire to go with this here this morning? Sometimes in the process of writing I discover what my heart is yearning for most at the moment.
“O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you;
my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.”
Perhaps you and I don’t have a true grasp on what relationship actually is to consist of as per the measurement of God’s word. That appears rather mind boggling does it not?
Relationship is at the heart of creating. It is what truly drives our love and passion. Our creations are meant to be a play of love. We often use the term labor of love. I don’t know about you but When I am highly passionate about what I am investing of my energy, time and talent into, it is anything but toil or labor but rather is in an out-breath of expression of who I am, coming from the heart of soul, mind and spirit being inspired.
Being inspired by what exactly? Is it not a reciprocation of being deeply loved? As when it comes to God; infinitely loved. Do you and I have a grasp of of how far reaching such love expands? I could stop right here and say let us ponder that, well then that would be an eternal assignment that knows no end. But let us ponder that to some extent every day, and I choose to make it a prayer of my heart that God would continually fuel a fire within to be in continual expansion of such. You don’t actually “fall in love” but rather you totally surrender into it’s highest expression to lay hold of every fiber of your being and in essence fall “into” what love truly consists of and that of which it’s genuine expression births into life.
Oh my, we are going deep real fast here this morning it seems!
May I illustrate for a moment? Suppose I had met the one person God has seemingly made clear to me would be the ideal one to choose to marry; the one I choose simply because I love her with a love that transcends my understanding that is inspired by some of the very qualities in her that I seek to fill my life with that exudes from the expression of who she is. This is displayed in the manner in which she best represents that on a practical down-to-earth level. I seek being able to share in her essence, which is reciprocal and not merely focused in one direction of self interest.
My highest ideal in response to that is, how may I seek to out-love her in my quest to make known to her heart the love that I carry for her, that I am willing to go the distance to see that her heart is fully cared for, nourished, and protected? Is any cost too great? Is this even a realistic question? For me I have to say it is if this is truly a genuine quest. No, I will bear whatever the cost; without question. That is just who I am. It may not express where you would come from and then it may. Okay, I just made an illustration on a human level and now let us apply it in a broader application if we may do so briefly.
Are you and I at a place where we follow hard after God in such a pursuit? Does your flesh faint into unconditional submission because this must be secured? Will the satisfying of such pursuit quench your thirst as would that of a desperately needed drink of water in a dry and barren desert place? Is this truly a most earnest quest?
Then apply the same questions toward to following of your highest love and passions in life. What nature of quest are you and I on or are we truly on such at all?
I’ve presented some food to whet the appetite, right? I know I have this quest surfacing in me which this morning I had to address in a new way and so now you can be on board with this if you wish. You are invited as always. I am here to share this personal journey with God. The pursuit; it is certainly worthy of consideration, right?