Posted: March 31, 2011 in Uncategorized

PURSUIT: an effort to secure or attain; quest… the act of pursuing, chasing, or striving after

Pursuit. I was reading AW Tozer’s “The Pursuit of God” today. (If you haven’t read it… go read it) As I was reading today I came across this statement I had previously highlighted… “Moses used the fact that he knew God as an argument for knowing Him better.” In Exodus 33:13-18 we see this pretty amazing conversation taking place between Moses and God. We see Moses asking God to continue to show him His ways and Moses acknowledged the fact that this was all about God’s people. Then God tells Moses “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”

What an incredible encounter. For most of us we would have been content to stop right there. To know God’s presence was with us wherever we went and that He would give us rest. Game over. Amen. Thank you Lord. Talk to you later. Moses, however, didn’t want to just settle for the presence. Read verses 15 &16  and you’ll see Moses knew how desperately he needed God’s presence, but he still desired more. In verse 18 Moses makes about a bold of statement as you’ll find in the Bible. God had told Moses He was pleased with him and was going to do everything that Moses asked and then Moses goes for it when he states “Now show me your glory.”

Moses wouldn’t settle. God’s presence was enough to get him through, but he wasn’t about just getting through he wanted more. He wanted God’s best no matter what kind of pursuit it took. God’s presence was enough but Moses wanted to see God’s glory and if you read the rest of the story we got what he pursued.

Let’s learn from Moses. Let’s not be satisfied with an average or even an above average walk with God… let’s get all we can. Let’s not pursue GOD-and… God and this… God and that… Let’s just pursue God. When we get a hot pursuit after God everything will fall into place. (Matthew 6:33) Let’s put a great effort into securing or attaining Him. Let’s go on a quest after Him. Let the act of pursuing, chasing, or striving after God consume our lives. Let’s not use the fact that we think we know God as an excuse for not knowing Him better. Let’s be like Moses and use what we know about God make us want to know Him more!


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