28 Day Challenge – Day 21, Chase After God

28 Day Challenge

Day 21

Chase After God

Day 21 of
the 28 Day Challenge tells us to race to our place.  We can be so consumed with the business of
running our lives in this day and age. We have to be at work on time and don’t
want to disappoint our boss. We have to be at school on time and don’t want to disappoint
our teacher or counselor. We have to be at our friend’s event on time, and don’t
want to disappoint them.  We chase after
all these things partly to please someone else, or to make money, or to get an
education.  In that chase, we tend to
forget about God.  In all the hustle, we sometimes
neglect to pray before we act.  Or we
tell God, “Oh, I’ll talk to you later, on my lunch break.” We are so busy doing
all the things that we think will propel us ahead, that we neglect the One who
made us.

Our #1
quest should be to chase after God, not just to find out our ultimate
assignment in this life, but each day and for each thing that we are scheduled
to do.  There comes a time when we need to
put down the schedule and get away with God to find out what He has to say
about our life and where we are headed.

I like what
Jesus said in Matthew 11:28-30:

“Are you tired? Worn
out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover
your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with
me–watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay
anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to
live freely and lightly.”

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