Ian Acheson – Insight

Rather than ask Ian for a standard interview, I asked him if he would share part of his life with us, either how he met his bride, how he came to know the Lord, or something interesting from his family heritage. Ian has chosen to tell us part of his journey to faith.


19_Ian Acheson_22.05.12_by rasha photography“It’s time!”

I woke with those two words on my lips. I knew what they meant because I knew who spoke them.

It was February 2002. I was on holiday at Disney World, Florida.

My life changed in that moment. I knew then I was being pursued.

Pursued by the one who I first met 20 years earlier as a teenager. Our relationship over that time had experienced some highs but a lot of lows. We were now experiencing a long separation. I had chosen that, not deliberately, but allowed my mess to distract me.

But He wanted me back. Just as He wants all of us back.

I responded tentatively, not sure I was deserving or worthy. I’m not, but that’s the point – we don’t need to be.

Because He is!

We started talking again. Well, I did most of the talking and still do. I still struggle to listen. I know I’m not alone in that endeavour. I found a community where I could worship. I’ve always loved worship. No matter how I feel, something magical happens when I raise my arms in surrender and praise Him.

That was then. This is now.

I’m still in that community. I’ve learnt a lot but am still very much a work in progress as I will be for the rest of my days on this beautiful earth. I hunger and thirst for more.

I feel like I’m now the pursuer.

I love how the Lord chases us down like that, and yes, we ending up running after Him. Thanks Ian for sharing. Can you tell us what you’re working on now?

Right now I’m working on the second in the series of the Chronicles of the Angelguard: “Wrestling with Shadows.”

I’ll be looking out for that one. Last week I reviewed Angelguard, and you can read it here, along with more info about Ian and his book. Thanks for joining me on my blog, Ian!

6 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. It’s so my pleasure, Amanda. Thanks for having me along.

    All the best with your writing.



    • 🙂 All the best with yours too, Ian.

  2. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:


    • True. We’re everywhere. 🙂

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