“I’M GOING ON AN ADVENTURE….a Faith Adventure, that is! I never heard of this term until last Sunday when I was at an information meeting for a mission trip to Puerto Rico that I’m on going on. They call it that instead of the over used ‘mission trip’.
It does take a lot of faith to depend on God when you decide to step out and go minister to people in a foreign country. But as I thought about it during the week, I realized that we all have been on some sort of faith adventure in our lives. Maybe we don’t want to call them adventures, but that is what they are. An adventure can be an exciting journey, but why do we think that having faith or putting our trust in God is a risky venture, instead?
I know I have thought this way many times in my life and I think it’s because we allow our faith to be chaperoned by fear and worry. It’s as if they are chained together unable to be loosed. That is not what God intended for us, quite the opposite! He has told us many times to trust in him; for that faith gives us the assurance, peace, and comfort we so desperatley need.
Do you receive those things when you trust Christ?
I know I haven’t always. I instead take control and plot and conspire as to what to do next. I’m not listening to God when I do that.
My church explained at the meeting that when we going on a Faith Adventure we must learn to listen to God first. I thought we would start with faith, but hearing is what we really need. We must listen to the Lord’s instruction and be willing to follow it. Unfortunately, we love to rush into decisions with our emotions devising outlandish schemes that often lead to terrible disappointment.
I know our days can start abruptly, busily, and loudly and because of this we forget to listen to the One who knows all and can direct our paths. Fear should not accompany our faith, for it says in Psalm 40:4 “Oh the joys of those who trust the Lord”. Choose the joy of trusting instead of the anguish of fear. If we would start to realize that trusting in God is not a hardship but a joy, we will be more apt to listen more to what he has for us.
Wouldn’t you want to trade your turmoil for peace?
Think of the things you are facing right now that could be considered a Faith Adventure. It could have to do with your finances, relationships, careers, school anything. Stop looking at it as a struggle and start looking it as a Faith Adventure. You are putting your problems and difficulties in the hands of the Creator of the Universe, One who cares deeply for you and can handle it!
I hope you will join our journey where we listen for God’s voice and begin to fully trust him so we can live in peace.
If you wonder how to hear God’s voice, I started by just asking him to guide my day and all my plans and decisions that I had to make. I would pray in the morning and then as things came up I would quietly pray for direction. I felt in my spirit what I was to do and not do. At first it was a very small feeling and then it grew bigger as I recognized it more as being the Holy Spirit. I’m learning what is God and what are my emotions. When I listen to the Holy Spirit things run smoothly.
I would love for you to tell me the Faith Adventure you are on so I can pray for you! When we think of our problems as detrimental they can defeat us, but if we view them as a Faith Adventure because we are now trusting in Christ, we will surely prevail.
My Faith Adventure to Puerto Rico officially begins this Sunday July 23rd. There are so many things I need to trust Christ for as I minister to people, I would appreciate your prayers too.