A few months ago, I bought a book for Jordyn called, The Chase by Kyle & Kelsey Kupeky. I wanted to read it first because it’s about trusting God with your happily ever after, and I needed to make sure it was aligned with our standards on the topic of dating, courting, etc., before I let her get her hands on it. I was pretty pleased with it, aside from some minor things that we as a family have decided to steer away from, but nothing that took away from the point of the book.
So basically the book is their story on what it was like trying to serve God as a teenager/young adult and be set apart from this world in high school and college. It’s their own personal testimony on how they both grew up in Christian homes, they both attended church & youth group regularly, and what they both struggled with when it came to what& who they were, and/or weren’t chasing. They were both very transparent on what they struggled with. Kelsey told her stories and gave her advice from a girl’s point of view, while Kyle gave his from a guy’s point of view. I really liked that he did that because it gives the young readers a little insight on what guys really think about certain topics. There main point is encouraging the youth to chase God.
I started thinking about that: to chase God. Our youth aren’t the only one’s who struggle with that. It’s in all of us. We’ve all struggled from time to time in chasing the wrong things or people. We live in a generation that is yearning for love. They are searching and giving anything to taste and feel love. They are chasing the things of this world in hopes to find love, but only to be left with heartache. It portrays sex as love. Sex isn’t love, and it surely doesn’t fill that void you’re looking for. It does the opposite…leaves you feeling even more empty than you were before.
So what I did was, I bought all the girls in our teenage bible study a copy of The Chase. I bought a box of conversation hearts Candy and found a cute printable on Pinterest about God’s conversation and tied it all together.
I’ll be giving these to the girls tonight!
Chasing the world always leads you so empty, so broken, so lost. It takes you farther than you wanna go and lasts longer than you ever planned on staying. Sure, at first it seems cool and fun, but that’s temporary. Before you know it, you find yourself deeper and deeper in a hole, with nothing but broken dreams, broken promises, and a
broken shattered heart.
Chasing God is so much more fulfilling and satisfying and permanent. His love for us never fails. He loves us like no one in this world could ever love us! He fills us with an everlasting joy and peace. He leaves you feeling worthy and whole, and He keeps His promises. He died for you!
We’re all chasing something. Who or what are you chasing?
But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8