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Chasing After Jesus

Some people think I’m crazy.

They are right.

I am crazy. Crazy for Jesus. You see, I love my Savior.  I can’t live without Him.  And the more I get to know Him, the more I want of Him.  Psalms 42:2 says, “My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?”   Some other verses that talk about longing to have more of God, of His laws (which, remember, are like the guidelines a loving parent gives us to keep us on the right path; His laws are guidelines that keep us on the “righteous” path), of being thirsty for the wellspring of Living Water, of a deep desire to know Him more:

Psalm 43:4  Then will I go to the altar of God, to God, my joy and my delight. I will praise you with the harp, O God, my God.

 Psalm 63:1  A psalm of David. When he was in the Desert of Judah. O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water.

Psalm 84:2  My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.

Psalm 84:7  They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion.

Psalm 119:20  My soul is consumed with longing for your laws at all times.

Psalm 143:6  I spread out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. Selah

Isaiah 55:1   Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.

I can’t help it; I want more of Jesus!  Every day, Lord, I will seek Your face; every day, my soul is crying out for more of You!  I yearn to know You more and more.  Kari Jobe sings a song that kind of epitomizes what I’m feeling:

The more I seek you,
The more I find you
The more I find you, the more I love you

I wanna sit at your feet
Drink from the cup in your hand.
Lay back against you and breath, feel your heart beat
This love is so deep, it’s more than I can stand.
I melt in your peace, it’s overwhelming

This is why I chase after Jesus; I have to know Him more.  I can’t rest on my laurels, I can’t go about my day as if everything is under my control, I have to, have to, HAVE TO have a closer relationship with God!  I have to know Him more!  I canNOT live without more of Jesus!  Being satisfied with where I am spiritually is a death knell for my spiritual life.  If you aren’t growing, then you are growing stagnant, right?  I can’t BE stagnant!  I want to have “rivers of living water” (John 7:38)  flowing through me!

Chasing After Jesus

By Melissa Warren

I can’t be shallow any more
I won’t be content with the status quo
My soul thirsteth for God, for the Living God
I yearn for more and more of You
I’m chasing after Jesus

No more satisfaction with the way things are
No more living day to day without a change, stagnancy
Rivers of Living Water flowing out of me now
You are my joy and my delight, my God
I’m chasing after Jesus

Every day holds something new
Hand in hand with Jesus
Learning about the breadth, length, depth, and height of God
The love of Christ surpasses all knowledge
I’m filled with the fullness of God
I’m chasing after Jesus

“That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.” Ephesians 3:17-19