Adoration

The Passionate, Pursuing, Loving God

God, you are the passionate pursuing, loving God in all of life and the marketplace!  You are close and near, not distant and far off.

You are the passionate, pursuing, loving God.  You were, and are, the abundantly available God. 

You are the God who loves us and is always available in Your love.  You're our refuge and our strength, our ever present help in times of trouble.  You're the lifter of our heads.  You're here with us in our valleys of decision.

-Ps 46:1

You are the passionate, pursuing, loving God.  You are approachable.

You want us to approach with boldness because of Your love.  You want us to come to You when we are weary. Even the little ones came to you.  You loved them and they loved you.

- Heb 4:16, Mt. 28:20, Mat. 19:14

You are the the passionate, pursuing, loving God.  You are compassionate and thoughtful.

You saw the multitudes and had compassion on them.  I am one of them.  You don't look over me or past me, but you see me.  I'm not just a blur.  You first loved me.  You had to pursue me to get me.  You see my weaknesses and needs in life.  You have compassion as you finish the work You have begun in me!

- Mt. 9:36, 1 John 4:16, 1 Cor. 13, Zeph. 3

You are the passionate, pursuing, loving God.  You are the "Loving for ME" God!

Nothing can separate me from your love, not even failure or loss.  You love me and are for me.  It's not just someone else you love.

You are the passionate, pursuing, loving God.  You are forgiving.  You forgive me.

You are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate to a thousand generations of those who love you.  You are a friend at all times, sticking even closer than a brother.  You forgive your friends over and over again. 

You don't cast me aside when I lack faith or trust, or when I've said or done the wrong things.  You forgive me when I haven't done all the things I said I would.  A bruised reed you will not break.  The goal of all You do is love!  Your love is nurturing!  It smells like myrrh.  I can smell it so I know you're near to me.  

- Neh. 9:17, 1 Tim. 1:5, Isaiah 42:3, Songs 5

You are the passionate, pursuing, loving God.  You are the loving reconciler and restoring God.

You refresh and restore my life.  When I've grown weary in hardships and loss, You return all things I ever lost, and more.  You reconcile.  You desire no relationship to remain broken.  You long to set things straight, even things I lost, or people I lost.  

- Ps. 23:3

You are the passionate, pursuing, loving God.  You are VERY NEAR in Your love, in all my life.

You never leave us or forsake us, even when we go to work or go through family things.  You're not a stranger who doesn't reveal who You are, where You are to us when we need it.  Even when I doubt, You're there to put my hand on your side and remember...

- Mt. 28:18-20