God the Pursuer

One of the amazing things about God is that he seeks out and pursues sinful people. Adam and Eve committed high treason against him in the garden, and yet God came pursuing them–wanting to mend the broken relationship. The entire Bible is the story of God seeking man. The very last book of the Bible has Jesus knocking on the heart doors of individual Laodiceans seeking entrance and fellowship. “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If any man hear my voice and open the door, I will come in and sup with him, and he with me.”

A. W. Tozer mentioned that even when we think we are seeking God, it’s really more accurate to say that God is seeking us and what we think is our seeking is really just our response to him. Theologians call this “prevenient grace.” Continue reading