Pursuing God can be the toughest part of our Christian walk. We get busy with school, relationships, social events, social media, and almost anything else but pursuing our Father.
Pursuing God doesn’t have to be a 1 hour devotional every morning at 5 am. It can be 10 minutes or even 5 minutes. God just cares that you make time to seek Him.
10 ways to pursue God
1. Read a Proverb a day
2. Read a Psalm a day
3. Listen to a podcast
Elevation church has an amazing podcast on iTunes where you can listen to past sermons.
Before your feet hit the ground in the morning, send a prayer up to God, it can be a simple “God thank you for another day”.
- Rather than rambling off your list of problems to God, sit quietly and ask for His guidance on something.
6. Seek God
Remember the phrase “What would Jesus do?” Start weaving that thought into your daily life and situations.
7. Find an accountability partner
The key to staying strong in our Christian walk is to have others around to support us. Find a girlfriend who is a Christian who you can talk to about God. Someone who you can ask each other if you’ve pursued God today.
8. Get involved with your church
The church is the body of God’s believers and followers. By serving through your church, you are pursuing the kingdom of God. Think of it like this, if you cleaned the house without your mother asking, she would be so pleased with you. God feels the same way when we serve in the church.
9. Be yourself before God
Like I said, you don’t have to carve out an hour long devotional time every morning to pursue God. You just have to seek Him – however that works for you. And you don’t have to come to Him with everything figured out or put together. He wants us just as we are – and sometimes that means we are a hot mess.
10. Always keep your eyes on Jesus
This is so much harder than we even know. But if we just focus on keeping Jesus at the center of all that we do, you will radically be pursuing the Lord.
Written by: Brittany