Monday, 6 July 2009
The Great Adventure
Eugene Peterson stated this in his book, Traveling Light:
The word “Christian” means different things to different people. To one person it means a stiff, upright, inflexible way of life, colorless and unbending. To another, it means a risky, surprise-filled venture, lived tiptoe at the edge of expectation. . . . If we get our information from the biblical material, there is no doubt that the Christian life is a dancing, leaping, daring life.
At the edge of expectation — that’s how we’re meant to live life. We can have confidence that God will take us on white-knuckle adventures that will make an eternal impact on others while at the same time giving us the thrills of a lifetime.
It’s the difference between a numb life of predictability and an exhilarating series of divine surprises.
Simply put, our role is this: to be ready and willing — because God is always able.
Cultivate passion and excitement for the unexpected adventure, and you’ll be amazed at how you — regardless of your age, gender, background, or experience — can stir up your church to become a more spiritually dynamic and contagious place.
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 Corinthians 1:8 – 9, The Message)