Chasing after the wind

Pursuing Christ

Ecclesiastes 1:17
So I set out to learn everything from wisdom to madness and folly.  But I learned firsthand that pursuing all this is like chasing the wind. 

Lord, deep within there is a settled peace and understanding—
pursue only Christ,
 pursue God—
and all will be well.
Jesus, you said, Seek FIRST the kingdom of heaven.

But Lord there is another voice—
It is the voice of culture, 
It is the voice of my flesh,
It is even the voice of demons…
This is what they are saying:

Pursue knowledge.
Pursue possessions.
Pursue success.
Pursue position.
Pursue relationships.
Pursue advancement.
Pursue money.
Pursue security.
Pursue contentment.
Pursue bigger.
Pursue better.
And here Solomon screams at me—-pursuing all this is like chasing the wind.

Those things do not satisfy.
Those things are empty.
Those things are draining.
Those thing are circular.

David said: 
Psalms 37:3-4 (NIV) Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Ah!  There it is.
Delight in You Lord,
And You will give me the desires of my heart!
Not my flesh.
Not the voice of culture. 
Not the voice of demons.
My heart!
Where you live.
Where you reign.
Where you rule.

Lord I gave you my heart.
Lord I give you my heart.

I choose to pursue You Lord.
I choose to pursue Your ways.
I choose to pursue Your look.

I choose You.


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