There have always been God chasers:


Something in my heart leaped as I read the intro...and so I decided to share the intro, hoping that some of your hearts would leap as well...

As long as there has been God, there have been God chasers. History is filled with their stories. Mine is just another. Stories of this type can be read as road maps to the Holy of Holies, or to places of access to the heavenly.

God chasers transcend time and culture. They come from every background imaginable. They come from every era of time that has existed...from Abraham the wandering herdsman, to Moses the adopted stutterer, to David the shepherd boy. As the parade of time continues, the names keep popping up: Madame Jeanne Guyon, Evan Roberts, William Seymour of Azusa Street fame- until we reach today. Really, only history can tell us the names of God chasers, but they're there. Are you one? God is just waiting to be caught by someone whose hunger exceeds His grasp.

God chasers have a lot in common. Primarily, they are not interested in camping out on some dusty truth known to everyone. They are after the fresh presence of the Almighty. Sometimes their pursuit raises the eyebrows of the existing church, but usually they lead the church from a place of dryness back into the place of His presence. If you're a God chaser, you won't be happy to simpy follow God's tracks. You will follow them until you apprehend His presence.

The difference between the truth of God and revelation is very simple. Truth is where God's been. Revelation is where God is. Truth is God's tracks. It's His trail, His path, but it leads to what? It leads to Him. Perhaps the masses of people are happy to know where God's been, but true God chasers are not content just to study God's trail, His truths; they want to know Him. They want to know where He is and what He's doing right now.

A God chaser may be excited about some dusty truth, and may even be thrilled somewhat over determining the weight of the kabod, or glory, that passed in the path, and how long ago it was. But thats just the problem. How long ago was it? A true God chaser is not happy with just past truth; he must have present truth. God chasers don't want to just study from the moldy pages of what God has done; they're anxious to see what God is doing.

If you want to recognize a real God chaser, think of a whooping, barking, tail-pounding dog trembling with excitement. Just give God chasers the scent that God is nearby and see what happens. As the bible says, the scent of water causes many things to happen. Like bloodhounds on a trail, they'll get most excited when they reach their prey. In this instance, their prey is His presence.

All I can say is, I'm a God chaser. And so are a lot of those who have God encounters. Why don't you join the company of God chasers?

We just want to be with Him...

7 comments:

disgodkidd said...

and he rewards those who diligently seek him too.

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Kafo said...

i almost read this book a couple of years back
hmmmm
mayb i should

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

I really enjoyed this post, and learnt alot from it. Even to the point I have had to ask myself on a daily basis, which Im I? Im I a God chaser. Thoroughly relevant to our times.

azuka said...

Update?

Unknown said...

The very first line of Mr Tenney's introduction goes directly against Genesis 1, John 1:1-5, and Romans 3:11. I seek God's presence daily. However those "dusty truths" are the foundation of knowing if something is of God or not. If your chase takes you to somewhere scripture debunks then you need to check who you're chasing. It might not be God.

Relationships Tips said...

I think every man seeks God. Nice intro or will I say review, would love to read more...