The blessing of pursuing Jesus

July 22, 2020

    But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

     –Matthew 6:33
     
    What does your faith look like today?  How relentless are you in your pursuit of Jesus Christ?
     
    In Matthew chapter 15, we see how a Canaanite woman relentlessly pursued Jesus to heal her daughter from affliction.  We see a woman whose faith in Christ was daring…desperate…and determined.
     
    Think about that Canaanite woman for a moment.  Think about all the obstacles she had to overcome to get to Jesus.  She was a social outcast.  The religious people of her day had turned their backs on her.  And not only that, Jesus didn’t respond to her the first time she called out to Him!
     
    Yet she still came to Jesus.  She still pursued Him.  She still sought His blessing in her life.  And as a result, Jesus said, “O woman, great is your faith!”  And forever she is an example in God’s Word of a person of relentless faith.
     
    Maybe today, your kids have turned their backs on you or on God.  Maybe your parents are far from God…with no desire to know Him personally.  Maybe your friend doesn’t know the Lord and is making all the wrong decisions in life.  And maybe Satan is saying to you, “It’s a lost cause!  Give up!  I’ve got them now!”
     
    Don’t you believe a word of it!  Keep running relentlessly to Jesus!  Keep crying out to the One who said, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”  Literally, keep on asking, keep on seeking, keep on knocking!
     
    Psalm 37:4 says, “Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”  Trust in this promise today…as you relentlessly pursue Jesus Christ!


     RELENTLESSLY PURSUE JESUS CHRIST WITH A DARING, DESPERATE, AND DETERMINED FAITH.

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