We’re all chasing after something, something that we think will make us happy — comfort, success, a bigger house, or someone’s approval. But if we are all honest, it feels like trying to catch the wind. ~ Jennie Allen
What are you chasing?
My heart stirs and pounds with the words in Jennie Allen’s new study — Chase. It’s a constant battle to not live my life chasing after things I feel will bring more worth to myself — money, titles, and prestige. Even laying down the need to control my image and what others think of me is a daily battle. Maybe you can relate?
For years I chased all the above. I wanted it all! But it seemed my dream of “more” was never catchable. There was always more to be had and I was never good enough.
My selfishness and pride were pretty sickening.
A heart for God.
What happens when our pride gets in the way is we feel we aren’t worthy of the call God has put on our life. We feel we aren’t good enough or yet perfect, so we give up the chase of the only thing that matters — God.
In Jennie’s new study, Chase, she helps us see that we chase those things because our heart is out of synch with God’s. Looking at the life of King David she leads you on an adventure where you see how much David really messed things up. His life was sometimes very messy, but yet God says “David was a man after my own heart!”
I don’t know about you, but that brings me comfort.
A man who struggled with lust, had an affair, manipulated the army, fathered a child to someone else’s wife, and arranged for murder definitely chased the wrong things. But yet God praises him. Oh how there is hope for me!
Do you struggle?
Is it hard to keep your eyes focused on God and chase only Him?
If so, Jennie Allen’s study CHASE will stir your heart. It’s not only the story of David, it’s the story of you and I.
We were born to chase. But we so easily get thrown off and chase the wrong things.
I was honored to be asked to review this study. But it was more than a review, it’s was a message from God. The study arrived late the night before I left for Guatemala. I went to Guatemala chasing what I thought God wanted, but what I didn’t realize was that God was chasing me.
He was chasing me to reveal a bigger picture of Himself.
It’s a joy to chase God, but even a bigger responsibility to take a risk and chase God when you are out of your comfort zone.
“Whether you are running from God or working your tail off to please Him, David’s journey will challenge your view of God.”
As I look back through the book and see highlight after highlight, my eyes water because I know my life has been changed. My chase is just beginning!
Jennie writes,”God is invisible, and yet He is the only thing we can chase that won’t leave us feeing more empty.” Oh yes, He is our enough.
What are you chasing?
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