A weekend spent intentionally seeking God, worshipping Him and resting in His presence is definitely a weekend well spent.
Something powerful happens when you gather with others who have the same desire as you, when you allow God space and time to move amongst you collectively and individually.
Let’s be honest, how often do we give God the time He deserves in our daily lives to impact us, to change us, to be God?
Almost a month ago, a group of people gathered in a tent in a field to give God that time and space he deserves.
We went into the wild with God, we participated in wild worship, we wildly pursued God, we prayed wild prayers and we had wild dreams.
Throughout the weekend I can honestly say that God met with us, He spoke to us, each and every one of us. That might have been through prophecy, testimony, time with friends or the small voice in your head that you just know is Him.
The Pursuit is a place where you don’t put a limit on God, you’re not in a rush with God and that allows you to be changed by Him, to have your eyes opened to all He is and has for you.
How then can you meet with God so intimately and powerfully and not act on that when you leave?
You need the time and space to seek God but then you also need to action that. To take what happened so powerfully in a tent in the middle of a field and use it to impact the world. God changes us for His glory. God changes us so that we can impact the lives of others. God changes us so we can change the world.
You come away from a powerful weekend and you are reminded of what you are called to do:
Then Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? (Matthew’s Gospel 16:24-26)
Go wild with Jesus, lose yourself in His presence and recommit your life to Him once again. Then go out and change the world.
by Kate Newhook, a fellow Pursuer.
Photos collected from the weekend can be found on Facebook here and instagram #thepursuit16