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child reaching

You can start by listening to Him, listen for His voice and pay attention to the whispers in your heart. ‘My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.’
Wait for instruction. Like a child, you are free to do anything you like to please your father. However, sometimes you have to wait for him to give you a task, as he does with his other children. ‘Be still and know that He is God.’
Do not sit on the couch of idleness. Yes, you have made up your mind not to chase after anyone else, but is that all you are doing? Are you actively chasing after God’s heart, or are you sitting idly on the side lines of life? ‘I have set before you life and death; chose life.’
What is your motive? Why do you want to chase after God anyway? What’s in it for you? Do you stand to gain your own glory, prestige, some lofty position in the Church, or monetary ‘blessings’ of some worth? ‘If any man come after me, let him deny himself, pick up his cross and follow me’
Be grateful. Not many people feel the strong passionate call to chase after God; many do not find reason to. So be glad to have received such grace on your life. ‘For many are called, but few are chosen’
Do not keep it to yourself. Although this desire for more of your Father is deeply personal, let others see it and share the story with all who care to listen. ‘As the Father sent me, I am sending you.’
Know the truth. Although your plan is to chase after Him; realize that He is never running away from you. Your Father is not the leaving type; He will always be there for whatever you need. You can never do anything to change His mind about you, so only do the chasing from a heart that yearns for Him just because He is who He is. ‘Love the Lord you God with all your heart, with all your soul; and with all your mind.’
Delight in Him. In the same way that a child delights in a loving father. Listen to the words the He sings over you, and uses to describe you-the apple of his eye; you are His son, His daughter. He never sleeps or slumbers but watches over you, He sends His angels to keep watch over you and fight the enemies that come against you. All this so that you are left with all the time in your heart to delight yourself in Him; so do not distrust, debate, despair, depress, deject yourself in Him; but delight, take joy and be light in spirit. ‘…my soul, delight in my God, for He has wrapped me in garments of salvation.’
Let nothing dissuade you. Once you have made up your mind to chase after God; let nothing stand in your way. Do not over think the process; don’t have a strategy or ‘plan’ mapped out. Simply and naturally follow the leading of the strong love that you have in your heart for your Father. ‘If you love me, you will keep my commands.’
Thank Jesus all the way. Without the sacrifice of Jesus, you wouldn’t have a Father to speak of; which would be especially dark for those in the world. So thank God for His Son’s faithfulness that has made room for you and I at His table; for us to be called His sons and daughters. ‘I will be a Father to you…’

Written on the 8th of September

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