“But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.”
1 Timothy 6:11
The scripture almost goes back to what I was writing about on August 19. If I am abhorring evil, I will flee from it. I can cling to what is good by pursuing righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, and gentleness.
I have to make a choice about what I flee from and what I choose to pursue. If I am pursuing good, I will have my back on the devil, and things that are against God.
I notice also that half of the things in the pursuit category are fruit of the Spirit.
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23
So pursuing God is what I should be doing, daily. It’s about more than reading Scriptures daily. It’s about more than taking needs to Him in prayer. Although both are great starts. Pursuing Him is about relationship.
True relationship, koinonia fellowship is where righteousness and godliness are found. I have right standing with God because of Jesus Christ. I stand on that in faith, even when I feel far from God. I allow his love to permeate my life and only then can this lion personality, enneagram type five, be gentle in my pursuit.
Prayer – Lord I love that You tell me, and show me what to do. Reveal to me things that I need to turn away from that I have been deceived about and give me a deeper desire for what You have called me to pursue. I want to live a life pleasing to you and then true koinonia fellowship with You. Help me to always flea evil and pursue You.