Pursued by Goodness; Overtaken by Love

Pursue

“I’m being pursued only by your goodness and unfailing love” (Ps. 23:6a, TPT).

“And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you” (Deut. 28:2a, NKJV).

Pursued by goodness and love. Overtaken by His blessings. Sounds like a pretty amazing arrangement, right?

What Daddy God is wanting to communicate to us through these Scriptures is that He is the Initiator. In our relationship with Him, He is the Pursuer. He is the Author of our faith, the One writing the story. We are the wooed, we are the betrothed. We are the ones living out the dreams of His heart.

You are His dream. Long before He gave birth to creation, He was dreaming of you. “Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us… This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure” (Eph. 1:4a, 5b, NLT)

He has longed for you for endless ages. When the moment was exactly right, He brought you forth. And now He is pursuing you.

We can’t draw near to Him unless He takes the initiative and exerts a pull on our spirits. “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him” (John 6:44a, NIV). He knows this, and so He longingly draws us to Himself. He entices us with His beauty. He magnetizes us with His magnificence. He conquers our hearts with the tenderness of His love.

We can’t come to know Him intimately unless He takes the initiative and pours revelation into the depths of us. “No one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him” (Matt. 11:27b, ESV). He understands this, and so He reaches out and touches the eyes of our hearts, healing our blindness. We look up in wonder and finally see Him for who He is. He smiles into our eyes and floods our inner being with the light of His countenance.

If He is the Initiator, what, then, is our part? To listen. To yield. To surrender. When He calls, to put all else aside, and to come away with Him. To minister to the depths of His heart by giving Him our yes.

Today, He is pursuing you. He yearns to manifest Himself to you, to overtake you with His love. He is drawing you. Do you feel that nudge to come away and be with Him?

How will you respond?

“Take me away with you — let us hurry! Let the king bring me into his chambers” (Song 1:4, NIV).

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Have you been aware of God pursuing and wooing you?

6 thoughts on “Pursued by Goodness; Overtaken by Love

  1. Hi, Jennifer. I am sensing in my spirit that the Americas may be entering a major wave of persecution of Christians; not just antagonism to morals and education, but outright ‘vengeance’ against us. Your message today is vitally important, that we recognize Father’s unfailing love, even in the middle of trials.
    However, even as Israel and Judah were being carried off to captivity in the OT, Yahweh promised to redeem them and protect them… if they repented. Pray for the US and all the nations of the Americas that we will return to the God of our fathers.
    ❤️&🙏, c.a.

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  2. I love the fact that His blessings chase us down and overtake us! I always imagine I keep looking over my shoulder and when I see those blessings coming, I stand still, plant my feet and let them catch me, full force!

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  3. I love being reminded that we are being pursued and chased by His Love and Blessings. We continue to be HIS in the midst of All challenges etc, Thank you.

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  4. Yes! He is so, so good! I’ve recently had such a sweet awareness of his goodness toward me. In snuggling my grandchild, laughing with my husband, letting little slivers of hope shine through to my soul as I listen to my Bible readings. He knows what I love, and I’m appreciating those little moments and kindnesses—like the summer storm he brought while I was out on the porch reading today. And the thoughtful message from a dear friend who reminded me of God’s truth in a difficult situation the other day. God is good. Bring it on, Lord. Whatever you have planned, let it overtake me. ♥️

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