In high school, pursuing God meant raising my hands in praise, saying the right things, and never questioning.

In college, pursuing God meant deconstructing all I’d known, reading the right books, and breaking just enough rules.

In my twenties, pursuing God meant book clubs over Bible studies, finding God in hiking and nature rather than in sitting and pews, and grappling with what the Upside Down Kingdom really meant.

Now, pursuing God still looks like bits and pieces of all those experiences. It also looks like the Jesus Storybook Bible and modeling restoration and redemption in our home. Pursuing God looks like justice through backyard gardens, Kiva loans, and Godly Play.

Sunday School
Sunday School

Pursuing God means chatting with a toddler while multitasking devotionals, taking time to pray while kneading bread, and making thoughtful purchasing choices as an act of hope for the future.

Pursuing God looks like walks, dinners, babysitting, hikes, camping, play dates, and doing life with friends who are family.

Pursuing God looks a lot quieter these days – more listening and sharing stories, less talking and sharing doctrine.

Pursuing God isn’t as loud or as grand as I once thought it had to be. But, in pursuing those quiet moments of grace, I find God more intertwined in my daily practices than ever before.

How has the way in which you pursue God changed and grown?

Linked with The High Calling’s Pursue God.

UPDATE: The High Calling featured an expanded version of this post over at their site.


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Annie Rim

Welcome! I live in Colorado with my family and have taught in the classroom, at an art museum, and now in the playroom. I reflect about life, faith, and books here on my blog.

5 thoughts on “Pursue”

  1. Unfortunately, from day one of my journey with Jesus, my pursuit of Him has looked the same; trying to prove I’m good enough. Not good enough for God–no His blood bought my “good enough” for Him–but good enough for the people who claim to represent Him. Unfortunately, those I may never be good enough for.

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