Wednesday, June 24, 2009


"1,2,3,4,5,10! Ready or not, here I come!" Sound familiar? I think we've all played hide-n-seek in our lifetimes. Notice how much small children love to be pursued, to be sought after, to be chased, to be found... That is an amazing fact for a couple of reasons.

For one, we as women are also born with an innate desire to be pursued, to be sought after, to be chased, and to be found. We want men to ask us questions (or better yet, discover the answers to those questions), to study us, to take the time to truly know us... Women were born to be pursued just as men were born to take up that pursuit. As a young believer and a young woman, the very few relationships that I attempted to pursue all fell apart. It was not until my husband came along that I realized the significance of being sought after to a woman's heart. He watched me (and yes, sometimes stared!) , he studied me, he waited for me... and he chose me. As women, sometimes we fail to see a good thing if it is right under our noses, but I will never forget the day that I felt G-d whisper his name into my ear and ask me, 'what about him?'... It was only then that I understood I was to accept his pursuit, and now we are happily married.

Secondly, G-d created women with this need because He Himself has this characteristic. As G-d is neither male nor female, He has the ability to pursue and to be pursued. He pursues us unceasingly and sometimes relentlessly, whether we choose to accept it or not. However, as a woman, I sometimes have trouble pursuing Him as a man would pursue a woman. I have to remind myself that I first have to accept His pursuit of me and then also turn around and pursue Him back. His Spirit, known as the Comforter, has many feminine qualities. He wants to be pursued, to be sought after, to be chased, to be found, to be chosen... When He speaks, He whispers softly. He yearns quietly and passionately for us to truly know Him. He wants us to pursue Him, and in that pursuit we will become better women, wives, mothers, and servants. He will also teach us how to be pursued by the men who need to pursue us. So let's pursue Him...

1 comment:

  1. Joanna,
    Leah and I just read your blog for today and were truly blessed. Your writing is beautiful. We are excited to one day read your book!!!
    Blessings of grace, peace, and love,