Unshakable Pursuit: Read All about It

Unshakable Pursuit devotional

We pursue many things in life: Friendships and acceptance. Freedom in the form of a driver’s license or a high school diploma. Higher education or technical training. Financial security with a job that pays well and provides benefits. Hobbies that feed our passions. Love and maybe a family of our own. The comforts of our dream home. Recognition for a job well done. Retirement goals. Items on a bucket list. Happiness. Purpose.

And we even get pursued. By the university we’ve always wanted to go to. By the company we’d like to work for. By the person we are interested in getting to know better. By God.

God has pursued us in love since He created the world. The new 30-day devotional Unshakable Pursuit: Chasing the God Who Chases Us by Grace Thornton explores this truth and helps readers understand that life finds its rhythm when we pursue Him wholeheartedly.

Emphasize It

Unshakable Pursuit is WMU’s emphasis for 2018–20. And Unshakable Pursuit is the emphasis book that delves into this theme, based on the watchword 1 Corinthians 15:58 (CEV).

In this verse, the Apostle Paul instructs the church at Corinth to “stand firm and don’t be shaken. Always keep busy working for the Lord.” In Acts 17:16–28 (CEV), we see Paul doing just that as he speaks to the Areopagus, a council who considered themselves the custodians of teachings that introduced new religions and foreign gods in Athens.

Weaving in compelling stories from the author’s life, the emphasis book focuses on this story in Acts, showing us what God’s pursuit of us and our pursuit of Him look like.

God knows us even better than we know ourselves. He “isn’t far from any of us.” And He is always at work, giving us “life, breath, and everything else” we need to be who we are.

Why? “So that we will look for him and reach out and find him.”

Over the next 2 years, WMU wants to help you

  • know God more;
  • show His love unconditionally; and
  • make disciples who make disciples.

Study It

There’s a world walking the paths God has orchestrated, just waiting for someone to be fully engaged in His story—and share it with them. So what are you waiting for?

Join the chase by incorporating this book into your personal quiet time. And then share it with other adults and students in your church or community by planning a small-group or churchwide study. Find a teaching guide, written by the author, here.

Kathleen Penton is an assistant editor with WMU.

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