As I was reflecting this morning on being thankful, one of the things that I am so thankful for is that God pursues us. We may not think about this often, but it is an important quality about God that sets Him apart. In most other religions, the seeker has to constantly try to reach out to the god, hoping to appease him or her. Not so with Jesus. The Holy Spirit is constantly striving to draw others to Him.
And what’s so neat is that it doesn’t stop with our salvation. No, God is constantly calling us to Himself, to a deeper, fuller, richer relationship with Him. Our initial acceptance of Him is only the “top layer” of our journey with Him, and if you stop there, you’ll miss so much more. As we dig deeper, God reveals new facets of Himself, new truths to be discovered, new joy to be experienced, and new work for us to do. We learn deeper prayer that gets to the heart of Him.
And what is the greatest of all, is that we can never get to the point where we can “outgrow” God. He has infinitely more in store for his pilgrims than we know. The deeper we dig, the longer we stay on the journey with Him, the more we’ll discover about Him and ourselves.
Happy Thanksgiving! Continue on your spiritual journey with persistence, just as the Pilgrims taught us so many years ago.