PURSUING THE PURSUER

A few years I had gone to see a movie  that had really been taunted to be a great new film.  Upon arriving at the theatre and finding my seat assignment,  I settled in to my chair. I watched and waded through all the adds showing the “up and coming” new movies.  Finally, the feature film began to play.  But it wasn’t long before I realized that I really was not into the movie that I had so eagerly anticipated.  I decided to slip out and see what else was playing that I might watch.  Stepping into a show that had begun, I found myself caught up in the action and drama of the movie.  The lead character was an Asian detective sent from his country to investigate some mysterious deaths of his fellow agents.  It wasn’t long before he realized that there was corruption in the foreign police force at the highest level, which was the cause of their death.  And now,  he was eye-witness to this high level of violence and corruption and not willing “to go along”, he became an immediate target for elimination.  But something unexpected happened…As he was being chased (and had no where to hide from attempts on his life)the storyline flipped.  Suddenly, he who had been pursued became the pursuer of those who were after him!  And when the pursued became the pursuer what an amazing and different outcome to the story.

Pursued or Pursuing?

I believe there is a message in all this for we who have stepped across the threshold of a New Year.   While others may be trying to figure out, “What new goals and resolutions do I want to make (And for most, break)?  And realized that we are the object of pursuit and start pursuing the One who is pursuing us.   Namely, God.   We can either play “Hide and Seek” or declare like David, “O God, You are my God; early will I seek You; My soul thirst for You in a dry and weary land where there is no water.  So I have look for You in the sanctuary, To see Your power and glory”(Psalm 63:1-2 NKJV).

God had initiated the chase but He was waiting for the one being pursued to be caught up in His pursuit.  It is what Tommy Tenney called “The God Chasers”.  God is waiting for those with a heart like David respond and turn His chase after them to no longer run after their dreams but to pursue God for His dreams.   The outcome will not only be better but bring peace and satisfaction like nothing ever known.  The secret of the LORD is with those who run after Him with reverence and awe, He will make known His secrets. “God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek after Him”(Hebrews 11:6).    He is hiding in open sight, waiting to be chased until He is found.

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