Galatians 2:20 ESV
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Life is an adventure! That has always been my perspective. When I look at the Bible, I see it. I see ordinary people on the most amazing and unexpected adventures. I see it when Adam becomes a living being; opening his eyes he experiences and encounters God in a way no other human being ever has. I see it when I read about how God has Hosea marry a prostitute as a parallel example of His faithfulness to Israel in the face of their infidelity to Him. I see the adventure when I read about God opening the eyes of David’s servant to see the army of angels assuring him they were not fighting alone, or when Joseph, minding his own business, encounters an angel who tells him not to worry that his fiancé really is pregnant with God’s Son.
These are some amazing adventures. I’m sure if you think about it for a moment, you have your own adventures to share. One of my favorites is the time I was in a dressing room at the mall and a lady was sitting waiting on someone who was trying on clothes. God pointed her out to me and asked me to pray for her. I didn’t want to, but another part of me desperately wanted to. I had made myself available to God in word but now He was asking me to act on it. I remember walking up to the woman and saying, “Hi.” I chatted with her for a moment about clothes and then I asked her if I could pray for her. I remember she melted into tears. She was having such a hard time and needed prayer and encouragement. God could have invited anyone to join Him that day, but He invited me. I’ve also missed a lot of those moments, but I have learned that God won’t stop asking because He wants us to be with Him. I encourage you to make yourself available not just with your words, but also when it comes time to act. Don’t worry–He isn’t sending you on an adventure alone nor is He inviting you along to watch. He is making room for you in the adventure. Forget theme parks and reality TV. Be available to God and see what happens.
Your personal application:
Make room to serve others through volunteering.
1 John 3:18 (NIV) Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.
Keep an adventure journal.
Psalm 119:27 (ESV) Make me understand the way of your precepts, and I will meditate on your wondrous works.