Pursued Though We Wander

I can't tell you how much I love publishing posts from Hannie! Her words speak straight to my heart again and again. I hope you enjoy this little gem from her as much as I have; do read it and spend time meditating on our Father God, who loves us so much that He constantly and fiercely pursues us, even though we wander! L xo

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I have fallen head first into a new season of life. Months (actually weeks!) after writing this post, I found myself starting a new job, in an old city, with a new fiancé. The girl who wrote about how little she liked change found herself to be the very definition of transformation.

It’s crazy how quickly it happens, but university feels like a dream that took place many moons ago. Life just picks up pace, and as someone who’s been a keen runner for six years now, I tend to tie my laces and get going.

But I have an awful habit of leaving God behind...

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There are few hymns that I empathise with more than Come Thou Fount. Prone to wander? Yes, I feel it - no matter how hard I try, I always seem prone to leave the God I love.

Many of you will have just started either a new school, a new university, or maybe like me, a new job and graduate life. As this new life flurries around us with excitement and pace, we tend to lose sight of the One who loved us first - who may have even been the One we held onto as we sat those GCSEs or university exams.

I know how desperately I did; during my finals, I felt so overwhelmed with life and all that lay ahead that I found myself holding onto God more than ever. Yet when the blessings came, I acted like a spoilt child and ran off with my new toys.

And we are not alone! David wrote of his struggle in the great anthem Psalm 119, saying:

“I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands.”

Our hearts, our souls, and our brains are so often at war.

Thankfully our Shepherd has always left the 99 in search of the 1.

Although you may now find yourself in a season of wandering, it is never too late to turn back to God. Your Father is a compassionate and patient God whose grace is always sufficient. Our tendency to wander is matched only by God’s effort to pursue.

"Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it, Prone to leave the God I love; Here's my heart, O take and seal it, Seal it for Thy courts above."

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Hannie

Hi, I’m Hannie, Co-Editor and Social Media Manager here at More Precious. I recently finished my time studying at the University of Birmingham and have since been abruptly dropped into the "real world". I love running, fresh flowers and spending a copious amount of time in coffee shops with friends. I am passionate about encouraging a generation of girls and young women who radically pursue their God-given purpose.

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