There’s something about a good mystery that really intrigues me. I love trying to figure out the different plot lines in a movie, TV show, or book before the story comes to an end. I actually get this strange sense of achievement or victory whenever I can unravel the mystery half way through the story. Pursuing God is a lot like a good mystery. There is so much about him that we don’t understand and each new revelation takes us deeper into the reality of who he is. I love the mystery of who God is and I love pursuing him because it is in the pursuit that we get another clue to who he is and what he is doing. Each time we draw close it’s like unwrapping another layer to his identity, seeing his face from another perspective, and catching a new glimpse of his heart’s desire for us. Sometimes I just want him to tell me what is next so I can be prepared for what is coming but that also takes the surprise out of the equation. Just like a kid waiting for Christmas morning and wondering what is behind all the wrapping paper under the tree. There is a curiosity and excitement that goes with unwrapping each one of those gifts. And there is a curiosity with unwrapping each new season God has planned for us. Even as we wait for revelation, breakthrough, or for the waiting to be over, it’s important to enjoy the thrill of the mystery because knowing what’s coming isn’t nearly as exciting as having it all revealed in the moment. Enjoy the thrill, enjoy the moment, enjoy the pursuit.


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