Today over at Bonnie’s place, we are discussing this One Word:
an unusual and exciting, typically hazardous, experience or activity.
Life is filled with uncertainty. This road underneath my feet is not always smooth. My eyesight is often blurred, and at times, it’s too dark to see in front of me. There are bumps in the road, huge boulders at times, sudden twists and hairpin turns. And in the most extreme cases, the adventure is slowed to a near stop with roadblocks, detours and sudden drops.
But I am learning to embrace the adventure. Setting out to accomplish what is still unclear can be exciting. I want to walk intentionally to the other side, conquering obstacles along the way and overcoming any curve balls tossed onto the road.
I can’t always see where I am going. The wind blows so fiercely upon my face at times that I have to close my eyes. Yet still I walk, unhindered by the elements that try to stop me in my tracks. And I lean, pressing into the One who is my strength, because I know I cannot arrive at my destination without Him.
My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me. (Psalm 63:8)
When we take the hand of the greatest Tour Guide ever and choose to trust Him, a life full of uncertainty is quickly turned into one of living with excitement and joy. This One, He doesn’t need a map or a compass. He never gets lost, and He always leads us and guides us safely, steering us clear of pot holes, falling rocks, and cliffs. His eyesight is keen. He can see for miles. He protects us from the scorching sun, the perilous winds, and the dry waste lands. He brings water and nourishment along the way. He is confident in His leadership ability. He knows exactly where He is going and He is faithful to bring us there.
My bags are packed. I’ve got my passport. I may not know where I am going, but I am certain that I will arrive safely.
How about you? Are you ready to take the hand of this One who will never lead you astray along life’s adventure?
And the LORD will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail. (Isaiah 58:11)