Did you ever want to get out of the normal and do something exciting? That was me a few years ago when I quit my job. I was ready to do things that I had been waiting my whole life to do. Not that I had lofty goals, but there were places I wanted to see and things I wanted to experience. I was tired of reading about them and making the proverbial "bucket list."
So a few times a month I would tell my husband not to make plans for Saturday because we were going on an adventure. Sometimes I would tell him what it was, sometimes it was a surprise. Soon, he began to plan some adventures of his own. It was no surprise when this past summer we packed my truck full of snacks and headed out for a totally unplanned 12 day adventure that took us to 11 states, too many museums to count, beautiful mountain ranges, and visits with old friends. When we finished at one place, we would grab a snack and say, Well, where to next? Honestly, we didn't want to come home.
Life can be so full of trials and troubles that consume us and steal our sense of adventure.Yet, life with God can be our greatest adventure. In Isaiah, the Lord is pleading with Israel to leave their wicked ways and return to Him. They had chosen a life without God and were suffering. He told them that life would be good if they would just obey His commands and walk according to His instruction. He told them:
58:11 The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.
Of all the adventures I've been on in the last couple of years, I can truly say that life with God has been the grandest adventure of them all! I've seen miracles, felt His power and presence in my life, experienced His comfort and peace in unbearable situations, lived in and by His faithfulness, and I have His promise that my greatest adventure still lies ahead. It just doesn't get any better than this!