Who Are You Pursuing?

A devotional by Reverend Dr. Kevin Schwamb

No one would question that we live in a fast paced, information age.  As technology and medical advances continue to change the world, staying caught up can be exhausting.  For most of us, our week is spent pursuing what is urgent rather than what is important.

Psalm 42 begins, “As a deer pants for water so pants my soul for you, O God.  My soul thirsts for the living God.”  The two verbs, pants and thirsts, indicate a strong desire and craving for the presence and knowledge of God.  In the third century, Augustine would write that God has formed us for Himself and that “…our soul is restless until it finds its rest in Thee.”  If you find yourself feeling restless, worn out, spiritually dry, and just going through the motions, then you are not craving what is most important.  Change that by setting aside time every morning to pursue after the one who has already pursued after you!