The steps of the God-pursuing ones follow firmly in the footsteps of the Lord,and God delights in every step they take to follow him.

Psalm 37:23

Paul wrote to the Ephesians,

Mostly what God does is love you. Keep company with him and learn a life of love. Observe how Christ loved us. His love was not cautious but extravagant. He didn’t love in order to get something from us but to give everything of himself to us. Love like that. (Eph. 5:1–2 MSG)

The Father invites a man, his image-bearer, to partner with him, walk with him, trust him, depend on him, and align with him for more. First on the agenda is redeeming the man’s past, which is also where the early days of training begin.

God is guiding each man toward a great comeback. God directs the steps. Christ has set the table and much of the work has already been accomplished. But we are to play our part. We have a contribution to make, a corresponding choice, an exercise of our will. What God desires to do first in a man’s life is to initiate and validate him by pouring his love into him. Doing so settles the man’s heart and, in the process, invites him to partner with God in deconstructing the explosive work of the enemy and our false self impostor.

An excerpt from The Heart of a Warrior.