Pursuing Intimacy with God

Life's #1 Priority

This book is about pursuing life’s priorities. It is the thesis of the book that life’s first and fundamental priority is the ardent pursuit of a personal intimate vital relationship with God. Often we pursue relationships, things and experiences in life that cannot satisfy the soul because the human soul was designed to find its ultimate satisfaction in the Creator not the things that He created.

Friar and author Simon Tugwell, in his book The Beatitudes, observed, “It is the desire for God which is the most fundamental appetite of all, and it is an appetite we can never eliminate. We may seek to disown it, but it will not go away. If we deny that it is there, we shall in fact only divert it to some other object or range of objects. And that will mean that we invest some creature or creatures with the full burden of our need for God, a burden which no creature can carry.” In the words of Augustine, “Thou hast created us for Thyself and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in Thee.” There is a God shaped vacuum in every human soul that only God can fully satisfy.

Randy Madison Randy Madison currently serves as Senior Pastor of the Evangelical Free Church in Hastings, Nebraska. He has been a pastor for over 30 years, pastoring a church in urban Kansas City, a church in suburban Oklahoma City, and presently in the rural/college town of Hastings. He has received degrees from Wheaton College (B. A. 1974), Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M. Div. 1977), and Denver Seminary (D. Min. 2009). He and his wife Elizabeth have four wonderful children and five grandchildren.

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