This Spiritual Adventure of Yours

This Spiritual Adventure of Yours

Some people think that living your life through faith would be boring. They could not be further from truth. Faith is not for the faint of heart!

This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It’s adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike “What’s next, Papa?” (Romans 8:15, MSG)

God has called you out of death into resurrection life. When Christ becomes your Savior your own self is crucified and we are resurrected into new life in Christ. But that’s not the end of it. Jesus also wants to be the Master of your life, leading you to spiritual adventures in his name. Do you let Jesus to be the mastermind behind your life? Do you dare to say “thy will be done, not mine”? It is not easy because we want so many things. But the trick here is…God is not against life and love. God is not against you fulfilling your destiny. He has created you, equipped you with certain gifts and life history. He is the one who plants those dreams in you. He calls you to go out and share your gifts in his name. He is waiting for you to come to him asking “What’s next, Papa?”

God, who got you started in this spiritual adventure, shares with us the life of his Son and our Master Jesus. He will never give up on you. Never forget that. (1 Cor. 1:9, MSG)

God will never give up on you and he will always be with you. God got you started in this spiritual adventure of yours and he will be with you until the end of the world. It does not mean that things would be easy from now on. But it means that we will not be alone going through our adventures. God is with us. So powerful.

Good friend, take to heart what I’m telling you; collect my counsels and guard them with your life.
Tune your ears to the world of Wisdom;
set your heart on a life of Understanding.
That’s right—if you make Insight your priority,
and won’t take no for an answer,
Searching for it like a prospector panning for gold,
like an adventurer on a treasure hunt,
Believe me, before you know it Fear-of-God will be yours;
you’ll have come upon the Knowledge of God.
(Proverbs 2:1-5, MSG)

Keep on seeking God and you won’t be disappointed. God wants to be found. God wants you to grow in his grace. God wants you to know him and be known by him. God loves you and rejoices that the grace that saved you is now maturing you into Christ-likeness. It is an adventure, for sure. Like any good adventure, it will be full of drama, high points and low points, but – what’s most important – it will be full of grace. Grace that sustains. Grace that restores. Grace that heals. Grace that guides. Grace that surprises. Grace that renews. Grace that leads. There’s nothing else we need. So what are you waiting for? Get on with the spiritual adventure of yours! God is beckoning! Go! God is with you!

Gracious God,
Bless all the faith adventurers of yours!
Tend to our needs.
Teach us your wisdom.
Grow us in your grace.
Fill us with your Spirit.
Push us out to the world.
Fill us with your courage.
Guide us clearly.
Keep us close to you.
In Jesus’ name,

Q4U: What kind of spiritual adventures you’ve been on lately?

Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you venture on your faith journey! God is with you! Go!

This is part of One Word at a Time: Adventure Blog Carnival. Check out the other adventurous posts!

Photo courtesy of Pierce Brantley “David Wresting s Lion”

12 thoughts on “This Spiritual Adventure of Yours

  1. My spiritual adventure lately? Well, this is going to sound kind of lame for “adventure”, but last year I started a Women’s Prayer Group with a couple of other ladies. See, I’m not usually the “starter” or organizer. I usually lend a helping hand somewhere, but am not “from the ground up”, you know. It was up to me to take the initiative and talk to our pastor, and do stuff that is out of my comfort zone. But it is working out nicely. We have a group of about ten ladies, which is rather small for our parish, but that is okay. Where two or more are gathered and all that, right?

  2. Helen, I think going outside of our comfort zone is definitively an adventure! Good for you! The secret of having a successful prayer group is the connection to the ultimate power source (not the size of the group)! Abundant blessings to you and your prayer group! And big thanks for leaving a thoughtful comment! I appreciate it!

  3. “Faith is not for the faint of heart!” So true. One of my spiritual adventures this year is trading in worries for faith. I’m working hard, but can’t do it without his grace…

  4. Such a great spiritual adventure, Lisa! Excellent! I can hear the new version of the old song: “I’m trading my worries….I’m laying it down for the joy of the Lord! And we say yes Lord yes yes Lord…” Thanks, Lisa, for sharing your inspiring spiritual adventure! Blessings!

    1. Thank you, sister! It really takes courage to keep going when you are weak and trust that God will provide all the strength needed! God bless you!

  5. (boy it takes a while to get through all of the carnival!)

    “What’s next?” I need to read the Message more. I really like how that just pops right out. What’s next is a great question for me. My book study is wrapping up. I’m facing resistance from within and without on the direction this study has taken. I feel like there’s a cliff in front of me and I need to jump.

    1. Thank you, Frank, for taking time to read and comment the blog carnival entries! Yes, Message has a way to catch us off guard.
      Jumping is scary. But usually we are sorrier about not taking the leap than actually braving the leap.
      Clear guidance and abundant blessings to you!

  6. Walking with Jesus has been the best adventure I’ve ever been on, but I forget that often. Thanks for pointing me to this exciting life with Him again!

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