Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A little adventure

The sky was bright blue. The sun was warm despite the crisp, chilly breeze. Today was a perfect day for an adventure. So on my way home I decided to take a road I'd never taken before.

The country back road turned and twisted leading me past beautiful trees and fields. Every time I thought I could predict where the road would go, it surprised me with an unexpected bend. The meandering road would have been frustrating if I had been in a hurry, but today I was up for the journey and had nothing but time.

I began to think about all the times I passed this road. In a hurry to one thing or another, I never considered taking the unknown path. There were things to do, places to go, and appointments to keep. For years I've driven by not knowing what I was missing.

I sometimes treat my spiritual path the same way. I become so used to doing things a certain way that I don't consider other options. I feel comfortable where I am and I ignore the quiet whisper of God prompting me to take a chance.

I'm not a big fan of New Year's resolutions. But this year I think I'll go a little slower, schedule a little less, and be a little more open to an adventure. Where's God leading you?

Be blessed,

"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 Corin 1:7 MSG)


Teri Jones said...

Amen, Sister! Me too. A little less Martha and whole lot more Mary.

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