Have you ever ambushed God?
Some people go to inordinate lengths to find God. The Bible has devoted a whole book to running after God and laying in wait for Him. The bridegroom in Song of Solomon was ever elusive but the bride pursued after him, even appearing like a disrespected harlot in order to find him. She forewent all personal pride in order to find the object of her affections.
David was hungry for God and pursued after him like a thirsty deer searching for water. Look how he forewent his pride when he brought the ark of God back from the Philistines. He danced semi-naked as it was being carried into Jerusalem; so much so that his wife despised him in her heart.
In Matthew we have the story of a woman who had been haemorrhaging for 12 years. While people all around her had shunned her, she forced her way through the crowds and deftly touched the hem of Jesus’ robe. She forewent her pride and what was expected of her and ambushed God and in so doing, she received her healing by the faith she had had in the Healer.
In every case, God was searched for with the person’s whole heart. Nothing distracted the person from their purpose. The person wasn’t deceived by the illusions and promises of the Enemy. Human pride and human approval were disregarded and the person sought God alone.
God has promised that if we seek him wholeheartedly, we likewise will find Him. Even when we are far from Him, He has promised that He will be found. “But from there (ie distracted from God to worship other beings) you will search again for the LORD your God. And if you search for him with all your heart and soul, you will find him” (Deut. 4:29 NLT).
Like the prodigal son, the Father is waiting for the lost to return to Him after being consumed in the pleasures of this world. It is never too late to find Him.
Even Christians can discover more of the Father if they pursue Him with this same passion. I challenge you to press in to God, forgetting your preconceived beliefs and get to know Him more and more. He's waiting.