.John Mark and Sandy Pool:
We Have Entered a New Season of Pursuit!
A Season of a Fresh Pursuit of the Father's Heart!
Recently, the Lord responded to my question of how so many things could be going against the will and way of the Lord in our country. Abba Father's answer was short and resounding:
"Do not look at the natural surrounding, but look to Me, pursue Me, I am the 'Beginning and the End.' Tell My people I have brought them into a new season – a season of pursuit for their Father Creator. Everything will now change during your pursuit of Me," the Lord said. Now is the new season of pursuit!
...Anyone who wants to come to Him must believe that God exists and that He rewards those who sincerely seek Him. Hebrews 11:6 (NLT)
How Do You Know God Will Bless Your Pursuit of Him?
When God says "I will," He does it! When God says, "Seek Me and I will reward you," He is always true to His Word. He is faithful to perform it, because He alone is Creator God to bring all His creation into a unity relationship with Him. He is not only our Father of Promise, but God is indeed faithful!
Nothing pleases our Father more than having His own children want Him, just because of who He is and their relationship with Him! All God's benefits are awesome, but God's heart, pleased by our faith, trust, and love for Him, is priceless! God provides us a way to come up and be with Him again whenever we feel stuck or unable to be with Him.
God wants us back with Him, not distracted or lost in the daily "rubbish," or mundane natural surroundings, which attempt to keep us away from God's presence. God always wants us in His protective presence. In that pursuit, we find that it becomes an "abiding place" to be under the shadow of our Almighty Father's wings of love. In pursuit of the Father, we learn to trust Him!
Matthew 6:27-29 (NLT) Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don't work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are.
God, Through the Holy Spirit, Has Answers To Our Every Problem Or Need
When our natural mind tries to address our spiritual or physical setting, it is never the best solution. God, through the Holy Spirit, has answers to our every problem or need. We are made in the image of God, made to take dominion and multiply, and given the greatest Grace gift – Jesus Christ, to be in loving relationship with our Creator Father. As spring time approaches, remember that we, like the flowers that burst forth, did nothing to make that awesome multiplication happen.
God gets all the glory. We allow God's Holy Spirit to refresh us and bring us into a fresh new season. In this preparation season, let us focus again upon the love of the Lord who gave us His supernatural power to reproduce HIS fruit, which will adjust all the surroundings, regardless of the circumstances. Let's bloom where the Father has planted us, because that fruit will remain, showing the beauty of God's great love and grace.
God Is "Yes and Amen!"
Recognizing God's faithfulness to His promises, King Solomon says in his prayer of dedication for the temple: "You have kept what You promised Your servant David my father; You have both spoken with Your mouth and fulfilled it with Your hand..." (2 Chronicles 6:15 NKJV).
Centuries later, the apostle Paul said that all of God's promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding "Yes!" And through Christ, our "Amen" (which means "yes and agreed") ascends to God for His glory (see 2 Corinthians 1:20).
Pursuing God's Heart Takes Us Back To Our First Love!
Our Father put us in the middle of all His plans because He wanted us to be with Him for eternity in an ever-increasing love relationship. If our love has less than the pursuit we first had as we came to Him through Jesus, that means it is time to go back to that "first love" kind of desire!
God loves our romance with the King! The Lord reminded me that it is much like a "courtship of true love," and finding and pursuing the romance of the "love of your life"! The Father said to me, "Think back how you acted when you first met Sandy, your wife."
Wow! I threw "reason to the wind" to take love risks, hoping they would not be denied in pursuit of our genuine love relationship. I wanted to do anything that would ensure her that I was at a level of "intense pursuit," not for the physical, but for the eternal genuine love relationship that only the Father could give us!
True love pursuit throws "Reason To the Wind!" I sent dozens of flowers wrote lots of letters and stayed up late on the phone to pursue conversation with what I hoped would be my soon-to-be wife of my life!
After the Lord reminded me of that, I felt conviction for my pursuit of the Lord, the way I did when He first "caught my heart"! Think about that – have we moved away any in our pursuit of our Father Creator and Eternal Love? Obviously, now is the time to run hard after His heart! Now is the time to pursue our Love with Abba Father – our true First Love!
Our Father's Love Is Always "Out Pursuing" Ours!
As we turn fervently back to the Father's heart, our hearts will realize that His love has always out-pursued ours! What a loving Father!
Isaiah 55:6 (NLT) declared this about our Lord years before Christ came to earth: "Seek the Lord while you can find Him. Call on Him now while He is near."
Seek the Father and not "busyness" to keep legalistic, religious rules. As we seek His heart and not just the benefits of "His hand," we will find that the more we know Abba Father, the more we will be deeper in love with Him and His family! We are in a new season of intense pursuit. Pursue Him now, and be assured our Father knows how to adjust the natural settings!
We are now in a new season of pursuit.
John Mark Pool
Word to the World Ministries