Wednesday, February 26, 2014

You Will Never Possess What You Are Unwilling To Pursue


“You Will Never Possess What You Are Unwilling To Pursue.”
— Mike Murdock
The day I decided to knock,
At God’s door,
To knock and knock and knock some more,
That day, finally, he opened that gate,
And to my wonder,
I wasn’t harmed,
As he had me wait.
We cannot have God unless we truly want him. God cannot be discovered – as if a long lost land – unless we are willing to search and plumb the depths and continue to do so.
The person that knocks and knocks and knocks some more, that person, most certainly, opens God’s door.
The title of this article is a truth that fits not only in this context, but in perhaps all contexts. But the most astounding thing about this truth in the present context is that it blows all other truths away. To know God – to have ready experience of the Divine – is to have no other need that God cannot provide.
When we are willing to pursue the Source of All Life, and to do so because we listen to what others have gleaned and gained from God, we truly put life in its best perspective, even though the world will tell us we are mad. Pursuing God is the best decision we could ever make. Knocking continually at God’s door will not only facilitate the opening, but it will reveal life itself, and a whole lifetime of life-loving experiences.
And the person who has knocked and knocked and knocked and still hasn’t found God, there is but one option: to continue to knock and knock and knock. God will be found, and perhaps more intimately to you than to most; not that that is to cause pride to well up.
The greatest lesson for all humanity about God is that he wishes to be continually sought. We make the mistake, all too often, to become dispassionate about things we should remain passionate about.
The more we pursue God the more we will know God. There is no limit to how much we might be blessed by God because of our plain pursuit.
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The person that knocks and knocks and knocks some more, that person, most certainly, opens God’s door.
God will be known, if we wish him to be known.
If we have no true need of God, we may never know God.
The more we enjoy God, the more God enjoys us, showing us the way to joy.
A continual desire to experience God is the experience of God’s continual desire.
© 2014 S. J. Wickham.

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