We all go through different seasons in our lives. Some seasons bring abundant blessings. Everything goes along fine, all of our needs are met and we’re generally satisfied. These times may seem like happy, carefree, easy, fruitful times. But they hold danger, as well, because it is so easy to quit pursuing God in these seasons. When all of our needs are met, we don’t “need” God. (Or so we think…) We stop being hungry, because we have everything we need.
But, when we hit the seasons of drought, our hunger returns and we cry out to Him. When we’re dry, don’t have the answers, hurt and lost, THEN we seek God. We may even beg or bargain with Him.
Too quickly, we neglect Him in the good times and use Him in the bad times.
I’ve seen this happen so often. In the beginning, when we’re hungry and desperate, we wake up in the middle of the night, get up early, spend hour after hour seeking God. We just want to be with Him. We put aside our own needs and wants, just so we can spend more time with Him.
But as time goes on, our desperation decreases and hunger all but disappears.
You see, our relationship with our Father is all about the pursuit. Do we pursue Him? Do we seek Him? Do we follow Him? The pursuit is what makes us.
However, most of us pursue comfort, convenience, what’s easy… what’s right in front of us.
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