THE PURSUIT OF GOD IS THE GREATEST PURSUIT EVER KNOWN TO MAN. IT IS GREATER THAN ANY OTHER TIME CONSUMER THAT MAN CAN ENGAGE IN.
It is greater than the pursuit of a wife, a college degree, the right job, the right house in the right neighborhood, the best doctor, the healthiest most fulfilling diet, the best treatment plan, the best school and teacher, the right friend, the right vehicle, the right field to plant crops in, the right location to get the cleanest water.
THERE IS NO OTHER PURSUIT THAT WILL COMPARE, NONE, NADA, NEIN, GEEN, NOTHING WILL COMPARE TO OUR PURSUIT OF GOD…yet we place HIM low in importance. We keep HIM an arms length away and give HIM crumbs in our buffet, the last few seconds of our too busy life, the last few dollars or some change on the bottom of our purse, a few rote words of prayer at the dinner table as we dig in, a nod here and there, a bare mention at our wedding, a bare mention at our family get together. Why is this so? I will ask HIM now.
LORD why is it so that we give you bare mention or barely a nod when YOU are the AUTHOR of our LIFE?
IT IS I, YOUR GOD AND I LOVE YOU. WHEN I DIED ON THE CROSS I GAVE YOU AND ALL THE REST OF MY CHILDREN MY BEST. I GAVE YOU MORE THAN A MORSEL, MORE THAN A NOD, MORE THAN A FEW NODS AT THE END OF MY DAY. I GAVE YOU MY ALL. I GAVE YOU MY BEST. I GAVE IT ALL TO YOU.
YOU ASK DAUGHTER, WHY YOU ALL GIVE ME A LEFT OVER AT BEST IN YOUR DAY OR AT YOUR BANQUET TABLE AND THIS IS WHAT I SHALL SAY TO ALL OF YOU: YOU GIVE ME LITTLE TO NOTHING BECAUSE THE ENEMY HAS TAKEN OVER YOUR HEART. YOUR HEART HAS TURNED ALMOST COMPLETELY TO STONE JUST LIKE THE ISRAELITES.
YOU ASK WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? WELL GO BACK AND READ AGAIN OR READ FOR THE FIRST TIME THE OLD TESTAMENT AND YOU WILL SEE, FEEL, HEAR WHAT A HEART OF STONE LOOKS LIKE AND HOW I, YOUR GOD, GAVE MY BEST TO THEM AND THEY TURNED AROUND AND GAVE ME THE FINGER. YES, YOU HEARD ME RIGHT. THE ISRAELITES GAVE ME THE FINGER AND YOU TODAY ARE FLIPPING ME THE BIRD LIKE I AM A COMMODITY TO POSSESS WHEN YOU WANT ME LIKE YOU CAN TAKE ME OFF THE SHELF AND BUY ME WITH YOUR HALF HEARTED GESTURES AT BEST.
I AM NOT A GOD THAT CREATED YOU TO TAKE ME OFF A SHELF AND USE AND ABUSE ME AT YOUR WILL AND YOUR PLEASURE. I AM A LIVING, BREATHING, HEART BEATING GOD THAT HAS FEELINGS AND DESIRES AND I DESIRE YOU. WOULD YOU WANT TO CONCEIVE, GROW AND GIVE BIRTH TO A CHILD THAT NEVER CAME TO SEE YOU, NEVER SPOKE TO YOU AND NEVER GAVE YOUR BEST TO? NO, WELL I DO NOT WANT THAT FROM YOU EITHER. NO, I DO NOT.
TAKE THIS BIT OF INFORMATION THAT I JUST DOWNLOADED TO YOUR FILES AND PLACE A STICKER ON IT, PLACE AN ASTERISK BY IT AND TAKE IT TO HEART. TAKE IT TO YOUR HEART AND SOFTEN IT AND TURN IT TOWARDS ME, YOUR GOD.
YOUR TIME SPENT WITH ME READING MY HOLY WORD AND DON’T LEAVE OUT THE OLD TESTAMENT IN ITS ENTIRETY, PRAYING TO ME LIKE YOUR LIFE DEPENDED ON IT AND LIVING A HOLY AND FRUITFUL LIFE WILL NOT GO UN-NOTICED. I WILL TAKE NOTE, MY FATHER WILL TAKE NOTE, THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL TAKE NOTE. NO ONE AT ALL WILL LET THIS GO BY THEM IN THE HEAVENLIES.
EVEN MY STAUNCHEST FOLLOWERS ON EARTH NOW IN HEAVEN WILL ONE DAY TAKE NOTE OF WHAT LENGTHS YOU WENT TO IN ORDER TO PURSUE YOUR GOD.
START TODAY, MOVE TOWARDS ME, PICK UP A BIBLE, GET ON YOUR KNEES OR BOW YOUR HEADS WHAT YOU DO TO PURSUE ME WILL BRING BACK THE GREATEST INVESTMENT IN YOUR HEAVENLY RETIREMENT THAT YOU COULD EVER IMAGINE.
IT IS I, YOUR GOD AND I LOVE YOU.
I PLACE MY STAMP OF APPROVAL ON THIS MESSAGE. SHALOM, AMEN SHALOM AMEN.
Word from the LORD to Donna McDonald 7/24/18
We love Him, because He first loved us. 1 John 4:19
The Lord did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people: But because the Lord loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the Lord brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. (Deuteronomy 7:7-8)
Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless His Holy Name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; Who healeth all thy diseases; (Psalm 103:1-3)
Explanation: ‘flipping me the bird’ and ‘gave me the finger’ are very negative terms in the English language used to mean severe disrespect.