God pursues us

A sketchnote

This is an ongoing series about the book Love Does by Bob Goff. I am exploring each chapter and sharing a few of my thoughts.

Chapter 26 – Jailbreak

I’m going to share this quote and let it sit with you quietly and powerfully:

God pursues us into whatever dark place we’ve landed and behind whatever locked doors holds us in. He holds our unwashed and dirty hands and models how He wants us to pursue each other. Sometimes that means picking up a phone and asking a stranger to do something that seems crazy at first. He invites us to leave perfectly fine careers like Charlie did, and rather than having us apply for a position, He says our lives are the position. And He says to ordinary people like you and me that instead of closing our eyes and bowing our heads, sometimes God wants us to keep our eyes open for people in need, do something about it, and bow our whole lives to Him.

To read an excerpt check out Bob’s guest post for Donald Miller here.



  1. Our youth pastor spore a few weeks back about what happens “the fields are ready for harvest” and we pray for the Lord to send laborers in to the harvest, as Jesus instructed us to do. When we pray sincerely for God to send people into the lives of those around us to draw them to Him, we realize just how we can be those very people – and end up answering our own prayer. 🙂

    1. Yes! I sometimes buy into the lie that it’s for someone else to do and I’ll just pray about it. It’s a good thought to be reminded of – He uses each of us – be receptive to that.

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