Have you any plans to travel this summer? Where are you going? What are you taking along? A big part of any journey is planning and packing. It is important to have relevant gears with you. Not too much, not too little. And it is important to know where you are going and how to get there. Hence you need a map and possibly a passport. It is so also on the great adventure called faith.
The revelation of God is whole
and pulls our lives together.
The signposts of God are clear
and point out the right road.
The life-maps of God are right,
showing the way to joy.
The directions of God are plain
and easy on the eyes.
God’s reputation is twenty-four-carat gold,
with a lifetime guarantee.
The decisions of God are accurate
down to the nth degree.
(Psalm 19: 8-9, MSG,*)
If you are a citizen of God’s kingdom, your baptism is your passport.
You can leave any excess baggage at the cross.
Your map is the Bible.
Jesus is your compass.
The Holy Spirit is your guide.
And God will make sure that you reach your destination: heaven.
Just think—you don’t need a thing, you’ve got it all! All God’s gifts are right in front of you as you wait expectantly for our Master Jesus to arrive on the scene for the Finale. And not only that, but God himself is right alongside to keep you steady and on track until things are all wrapped up by Jesus. 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. 1:7-9, MSG, emphasis added*)
But just as on any road trip you take, also on the great adventure called faith you don’t know what will happen. You have packed well, planned well and you’re taking caution on the way, yet unexpected things happen.
You could have stayed at home to avoid these kind of troubles…but that’s living out of fear, folks. We are to be courageous and keep going. We can be hopeful because God is with us every step of the way. God will show us where to turn and how to proceed when things get tricky.
We need to trust the Lord. And we need to show our trust by praying and laying down our concerns to God. He will take care of us. Sometimes it is so amazing how God protects us from harm. Like when leaving your car full of your travel gear unlocked for a day and nothing gets stolen. When you pray, ‘coincidences’ happen. When you don’t pray, they don’t happen. Go figure! Go God!
Life with God is about sharing everything with him and watching him in action in and through our lives. The great adventure called faith is indeed amazing. There is no lack of twist and turns but God is forever faithful.
Thank you for living in me.
Thank you for walking with me
on this great adventure called faith.
Take always good care of me.
Protect, guide, empower.
Keep me steady and on track.
Be praises forever and ever!
In Jesus’ name,
Q4U: How has God helped you on your great adventure called faith?
Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you boldly advance on your adventure called faith!
* [As you might have noticed, I enjoy reading the Bible in different translations and love comparing them. I have started linking the Bible verses to Biblegateway.com so you can easily read (and compare) them in the different versions I’ve used while preparing each post.]
Image courtesy of Cody Jensen. Linking up today with Sharing His Beauty, Unforced Rhythms, Playdates with God, and counting blessings with Ann Voskamp: #1115 God is forever faithful. #1116 God is active in and through our lives.
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