So after quite a hiatus, I set out to walk this morning, anxious to hear from God….it’s not that I don’t hear from Him at other times, it just seems that these walks/jogs/workouts seem to be the best time for me to be open to hear from Him….and my roller coaster life has been yearning for those times…so anyway, I start walking and because I am my worst critic, I begin to think that I won’t hear from Him today, because I had not taken the time to spend with Him of late…and then, as is His custom, I heard clear as day, “Pursue Me”. And as I kept walking, I tried to have other thoughts, but “Pursue Me” is what I kept hearing, so I walked, and listened. And this is what I received this morning: 1) 2009 was the true beginning of my “Rebel Yell” ride in life (who remembers that ride? lol), the beginning of God showing me that I truly have NO control of what is His will to happen; 2) I had broken one of the most important of the 10 commandments – thou shall have no other God before me – I had made myself/my abilities/what I could see or control my God; 3) The ups and downs of my life since then have been necessary, so that I can be more effective for Him; 4) No matter what happens in my life, I am to pursue Him as if my life depended on it; 5) So let’s decide today, to pursue God, more than we pursue that bigger house or luxury car, more than the approval of others, more than “hot” purse or boots – and trust that in our pursuit of Him, everything else will be added (Matthew 6:33)….
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Keischa Pruden hails from Eastern North Carolina and is a self-proclaimed country girl. She is a wife, mother of 2, licensed therapist, and published author. In her free time, Keischa enjoys listening to music of various genres, reading urban novels (her guilty pleasure), and writing for online publications such as The Mighty, which offers encouragement and a voice for those with special needs, and Notes and Narratives. View all posts by keischapruden