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What is Adventure?

I understand after reading my last post, some of you might be wondering how all of what I said connected with Adventure. Talking to people and schedule changes may not seem like “Adventure” to you. I admit they do seem kind of lame, but I feel like God has used these little steps to prepare me for something bigger. In some ways I think that Adventure can be a relative term, and honestly the kind of Adventure I’m looking for may not be what you’re thinking at all. Let me explain.

I first really started thinking about the word Adventure when I was learning about Abraham in my Bible study. I have heard about Abraham since I was a wee one and really didn’t think I could learn anymore, but God’s Word is living and active. I noticed for the first time that Abraham wasn’t brought up in a christian home. He didn’t go to sunday school as a kid. He was brought up with different beliefs, different gods. Then one day God shows up and says follow me and Abraham does.

Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” So Abram went, as the Lord had told him, Genesis 12:1-4a

Abraham follows God, who he never knew before. He trusts Him, obeys Him, and what follows, is a great adventure. Abraham doesn’t know where he’s going, but he trusts God. That to me is a big part of the Adventure I’m talking about. The Adventure of being obedient to God, even when I can’t see the what, when, or where. Even when I think I can’t do it. Even when I know I can’t do it. Because the truth is whatever God wants me to do, I can’t do it. I can only complete it with His help, His strength, His wisdom, and all by His grace.

I guess what I ‘m saying is I’m here on the edge of the cliff, just relying on God to purpose my steps for His glory. Knowing my strength is insufficient, but He is all-sufficient. I am trusting Him to lead me on this Adventure.


2 thoughts on “What is Adventure?

  1. Paula! I love this so much!

    I haven’t actually written a post for One Word, but I have been thinking a lot about it. There have been a few words that I’ve been thinking about, but the theme is just exactly what you wrote about. I want to trust God, I want to follow His lead, I want to hear His voice and be obedient no matter how impossible, scary, etc it seems!

    Bless you friend! I’ll be praying for your year and your many adventures!


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