God created humanity for a love relationship with Him. More than anything else, God wants us to love Him with our total being. He is the One who pursues the love relationship with us. We do not naturally seek God on our own initiative. Everything we are experiencing from God comes in response to His invitation. In fact, He reached out to us dramatically by sending His Son Jesus. God clearly demonstrated how valuable the love relationship is to Him when He permitted Jesus to die an excruciating death on a cross in order to make a relationship with us possible.
The pursuit of God is a journey or quest to seek a deeper and more intimate relationship with our Lord. It involves seeking to know and understand God's nature, purpose, and will for our lives.The pursuit of God can take many forms, including prayer, meditation, studying the word, and engaging in acts of service and worship. The pursuit of God is not about trying to earn God's love or approval, but rather about seeking to align our lives with God's purposes and values. It is a lifelong journey that requires humility, openness, and a willingness to surrender our own desires and plans to God's guidance.
Once we are believers, God continues to pursue us through the Holy Spirit who indwells us. The Spirit leads us in the ways of the Lord and brings freedom, love, help, correction, and the power we need to walk with God and in obedience to His Word. The Spirit is God pursuing us and enabling us to pursue Him back so that we may have a close relationship with Him and bear spiritual fruit. The Spirit is here to pray for us and help us in our weakness. He illuminates God's Word to us so that we can know God better. He unites us as believers with one another, equipping us to build one another up. He guides us in life and reminds us that we have been adopted by God and can rest steadfastly in hope in Him, trusting that He will fulfill His promises.
Ultimately, the pursuit of God is a deeply personal and transformative endeavor that can bring meaning, purpose, and fulfillment to our lives. It is a journey that can lead to a deeper sense of peace, joy, and connection with the Lord.
1. Ironman meeting February 28th
Sunday March 3rd, 2024
Bible Basics at 9:00 AM
Worship service at 10:00 AM
Streaming: Live Streaming will be posted on the church website starting at 10:00 AM
Church Website: https://www.firstbaptist3rivers.com/
Pastor Alex Garcia
First Baptist Church of Three Rivers
If you have any questions, please call 561-4228 or 623-1002