Our Great Reward

Oh diligent seeker
Do not grow weary
Perseverance is needed
In this pursuit
Has He not promised
Great reward
To those who seek with all their heart?
It is Him
He is the prize
Our great reward

Daily seek Him
And be watchful
For oftentimes
You will find
He reveals Himself in unexpected ways

Ignore distraction
Flee temptation
That threatens to slow you in the chase
And run after Him
With all your heart
Shedding every weight that hinders along the way

It is no carrot dangling from a stick
An unobtainable enticement
That we run after
But His sure promise
Of knowing Him
That fuels this pursuit

4 thoughts on “Our Great Reward

  1. Loren September 4, 2009 / 6:19 pm

    Eirene, your poetry is so beautiful and such a blessing to me, thank you.

    Just yesterday I heard someone on the radio say the old cliche: “God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life.” I thought, why do we as Christians tell people things like this? Why are we so slow to realize that God loves us and He is the Plan for our lives!

    Our pursuit is Jesus Christ Himself, not what He can do to improve our lives. Thank you for so eloquently sharing this truth. He truly is our Prize and Great Reward!

    May He continue to bless you in your service to Him.

    In Christ,

    Loren

  2. Mike September 4, 2009 / 8:04 pm

    If people could catch a glimpse of how ‘attainable’ God is. . .

  3. Eirene September 5, 2009 / 7:55 am

    Loren,

    It seems that the human race will continually try to make life all about themselves. Our very nature seems to direct us that way. But Jesus came to give us life and then He told us what that life is – “And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. (John 17:3) We shortchange ourselves when we refuse to make Christ the center and focus of life. You said it well – He is the Plan for our lives.

    PS – I have been enjoying your study in Genesis.

    Eirene

  4. Eirene September 5, 2009 / 7:59 am

    Mike,

    The apostle Paul in Acts 17:27 said that God “is not far from each one of us.” If only we would look, if only we would reach out, if only we would set apart some time to know Him, we would find our lives filled with delight greater than we could imagine.

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