I will pursue you to heaven

This is a phrase that bursts out of my spirit through my mouth from time to time, in my personal (quiet and at times not so quiet) time with God, in my sacred place, most times, in the early hours of the morning.

It flows from meditating on the goodness and lovingkindness of the Eternal. I get to a point at times when the only thing I can say is “Lord, I will pursue you to heaven”. My pursuit, my devotion, my commitment, my submission to this Spirit called God is eternal. When I ponder (and it does require pondering) on the Love of this God as revealed in the Bible, it is so much that I realize it is beyond knowledge and would necessitate an eternal “chasing after”, to even begin to apprehend.

In my language, Yorùbá, one of the names for God is Àwámáridi , which means (and I realize this may dilute the essence of the word), “unsearchable, unfathomable”. The Yorùbá word implies God is someone we seek after but can never fully apprehend. In reality, God is such that the more we seek, the more we need to seek, not in a negative sense but in the sense that every climax leads to another in an unending progression through “joy unspeakable, full of glory”. The more we know, the more we know how precious little we know and because of the sweetness of the present discovery, the more we delightfully want to know. It is intoxicating and extremely addictive.

The more we know this Spirit called God, the more we realize like the ancient King David that we should run to him, not away from him, even when we offend him. His arms are open. His recorded description of himself is “merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.” A perpetual chasing after the Almighty who is All Love, whose whole intention is the total, present and eternal wellbeing of his creation, is a no-brainer, for me. Lord, I will pursue you to heaven.

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2 thoughts on “I will pursue you to heaven

  1. Wow! I had tears in my eyes reading this, filled with awe and wonder at our God. He is worthy of our pursuit even till our last breath. When I read the book 'The Pursuit of God' by A.W. Tozer (one of my most favorite Christain writers) I fell in love with God all over again. In the same week I read 'God catchers' by Tommy Tenney and that just all did it for me. I love the phrase 'Lord, I will pursue you to heaven'He is beautiful beyond description…why then don't we pursue after Him…why?

  2. Thank you Maid of Heart. Thank you for feeling what I feel from time to time. I never tire from reading A.W. Tozer. You ask a timeless question. I have mused on it and I realize that it is impossible to know God and not pursue Him, and not love Him with all our heart, soul and might, so I think the issue is our ignorance of God. If we knew He was good beyond measure, we would pant after Him as the deer pants for the water brooks.

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