It’s been a different kind of week at my house.
My man is home and the espresso is flowing.
Not that I mind all of this excess caffeine flowing through my veins
. . .
After all, even when he’s home because he’s recouping from the
minor surgery that was finally rescheduled (Praise God!)
I am seeing that he is still the adventurous one,
and I am still suffering from the
I am not so sure about this whole thought process of mine, that blames my husband for setting us off on crazy adventures. Because you see, the Lord has recently reminded me that I have a hunger inside of me for adventure as well.
Not that many years ago, my man and I were visiting our local amusement park. He, as usual, was excited and thrilled to ride every roller coaster there. I, as usual, was glad to just be walking in the fresh air and beautiful sunshine, taking in some shows and eating fun shacks. Watching the clock, and thinking about the wait times for the new ride in the park, it suddenly dawned on me that if I hurried, I might be able to run across the park and catch a glimpse of him for his first excursion on that new ride. So off I went, arriving there, out of breath, and scanning over all the visitors, hoping to catch a glimpse of him. There! I spotted him at the top, just as he was about to swing around for the giant drop, and I started waving. Wouldn’t you know it, he saw me, and started waving back! I thought how much like a silly little boy he looked, so happy and carefree . . . until I realized I was standing in the middle of that huge crush of people, waving like a silly little girl.
God knows the heart that HE has created deep inside each one of us. And when HE is the one inviting us on the adventure, I wonder if He stands waiting and watching us to see if we will respond with wide-eyed wonder and a silly crazy grin?
A few years ago, not long after the roller-coaster adventure, I heard God’s whisper to me,
“Will you come with me? I have an adventure planned, and it’s going to be a crazy, wild ride”
I thought long and hard about my answer, because I had been through enough adventures already, and I wasn’t sure I was ready for another one. But eventually my heart couldn’t help but give Him my “yes!” After all, there’s a hunger deep inside of me for the adventure that is God-Planned, and God-sized.
His ways are great, and unsearchable to us in the beginning of the journey. It’s in the going forward with Him that He reveals more of Himself to us. It’s in the daily climbing that He shows us the view from the rocky ledges. And it’s in the Calling Out that we can hear His answer to us.
So, I have a confession to make. Here, in this place of Rheumatoid Arthritis/Fibromyalgia slow, I’ve heard His whisper again:
“Will you come with me on a new adventure? It’s not like anything you’ve seen before.”
And my quivering, shaking heart is finding the “yes!” to His bidding to join up with thousands of other writers as we commit to writing a post for every day this October.
I’ll share with you the theme He’s placed on my heart next week. But for now, where is God asking you to go? Are you up for a new adventure?
I am linking this week over at these great sites:
#TeaAndWordTuesday, Meg Weyerbacher
#TellHisStory, Jennifer Dukes Lee
#LiveFreeThursday, Suzie Eller