Monday, April 20, 2009


Chase's credit card tag line says, "Chase what matters." That could be taken two ways. One, Chase (the company) matters. (Kinda egotistical, don't you think?) And two, chase after the things you want most in life. Sure, the credit cards wants you to chase after things. (Buy more stuff so you can be in dept the rest of your life!) But things don't fill you up and keep you going.

I've been doing some thinking about that tag line above. . . Chase what matters. Am I chasing after what matters? Am I using my gifts for His kingdom? Am I chasing after Him? I know I let other stuff come before my relationship with Him. The ironic thing is that I get so frustrated when other friends put me on the back burner for whatever reason. When they call last minute and cancel plans or don't call at all. But I'm EXACTLY like that with my Jesus.

"Jesus, I'm too tired to do my quiet time with You today. Can you just give me strength to make it through the day?"
"Jesus, I'm sorry I forgot to spend time with you today."
"Jesus, I'm sorry I forgot to talk to you today."
"Oh, Jesus, you wanted to come with me too, huh?"

Excuses. Excuses. Excuses. There is no excuse for not spending time with the very One who created me. Who knows me in and out. Knows why I do the things I do. I don't have to explain myself with Him; He knows. But yet... I get so discracted by every little thing around me. If I would just STOP...

.... and listen for His voice, maybe I wouldn't feel so jumbled up sometimes. I know Jesus just wants to hang out with me. We get quality bonding time in the car, to and from work. He constantly talks to me through songs. This morning, I was listening to David Crowder's "Everything Glorious" and had an epiphony of sorts.

I find it amazingly interesting how I can listen to something a million times over and not take anything away, but the millionth and one time, it hits me like a ton of bricks. Because He makes everything glorious... and I'm part of the "everything" He made, then I too am glorious. It made a lot more sense in my head this morning. Hmm.

The point I'm trying to make here is, we should chase what matters. Chase Him. Pursue Him. Love Him. Follow after Him all the days of your life.



d$ said...

Oh, you. Here I am enjoying my selfishness and wallowing in my own depravity... and LIKING IT... and you had to go be all conviction and crap. Thanks for that, McQ. Sometimes I think the Holy Spirit just takes your fingers and types, and you wake up later going "Wha... wha happened?"

Seriously. Brilliant post. Good job.

Poet4Him77 said...

D$, I love you and I value your friendship. I'm glad He used me again to reach someone else. You know it is true. I started with an idea of what I wanted to say, but He always takes over. I love that about writing. If you'll let Him, He's got things to say! :)