The Wonder of Adventure

It’s moments away. Another adventure awaits.

Some adventures are bigger than others – some come draped with more fanfare and glamor to them. But adventure can come wrapped in the common, everyday also. Maybe there is more adventure around you than you recognize?

This summer may you be filled again with the wonder of adventure with God.

I love these few words taken from Mark Batterson’s book: Primal: A Quest for the Lost Soul of Christianity

When we lose our sense of wonder, what we really lose is our soul. Our lack of wonder is really a lack of love.

Wonder defies logic. Wonder defies words. And anything else or anything less is religion. If loving God with all our heart means a heart that breaks for the things that break the heart of God, then loving God with all our soul means a soul full of wonder, a soul flooded with the glory of God, a soul awed by beauty and mystery, a soul that hallows God above all else.

So this week ~ allow wonder to fill your heart again. Open your eyes to see with a broader spiritual scope and a brighter love-driven clarity. Pray and ask God Almighty, the Maker of the Heavens and the Earth – to expand your capacity for excitement as you partner with Him and what He’s up to in this world. In particular – what He’s up too around you. Ask Him to use you – to awaken you to new adventures. Ask Him for eyes to see and ears to hear and for the courage to join in.

You’ll find that when wonder expands – then so will your joy.

May the Apostle Paul’s prayer for the Ephesians be a prayer spoken over you:

14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. 20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.                ~ Ephesians 3:14-20

2 thoughts on “The Wonder of Adventure

  1. We’ll be in prayer for your trip. I’m confident that God is at work, and I’m excited to hear all about what He does through you guys as you minister across the world!

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