Friday, June 26, 2009

The Real Adventure

OK, I tried blogging once before, but I didn't feel it was having much success. But never one to give up easily, I'm going to try again. This time I'll probably post my Monday Morning Musings each week, perhaps add comments from my Sunday sermons, and offer various random thoughts.

I've chosen the title "Adventures of the Spirit" because I have always lived for adventure, but the greatest adventure is the spiritual journey we travel with Christ. I love the adventure of things like alpine climbing, rock climbing, back-country skiing, and hiking not only because I simply love being in the mountains and experiencing God's glory, but because I love the challenge of reaching for the summits and getting back down. The mountains test your stamina, your perseverance, your courage, your team spirit. And you never know what's beyond the next ridge, over the next hump, or around the next bend--that's the adventure part.

In that, climbing mountains is a lot like ministry. The adventure of serving Christ in his kingdom, of trying to impact the world for Christ, or of simply coming to be more Christ-like in your own life is a far greater challenge and test of your mettle. And infinitely more exciting. And if you keep seeking Christ in your life, you never know what's beyond the next ridge.

As I seek to grow in Christ, it is an adventure of the Spirit. Hopefully through this blog I can share that adventure with others. Adventure is always best when it is shared. So come on along with me, and let's go for the summits.


  1. Randy, glad to see you are giving this a shot again. For me, reaching for the summit or the adventure as you call it is the daily striving to be a good husband and Christian.
    As I have only been a Christian for a little over nine years, I am realizing more and more each day that this is a long, ardous climb to Heaven. But the best is yet to come I know so this climb will be worth every tired step, every strained breath, every bit of pain that I have to endure.
    Once again, I am happy that you are doing this and I pray it bears much fruit for the Lord.

  2. Hey Randy, David here. Believe it or not this is my very first time ever blogging. I hope that it works out for you!

  3. Thanks for the great comment. After 30 years as a Christian, I'm still making that climb. Sometimes it seems like trying to climb Mt. Everest. But fortunately, Jesus is there to carry us every step of the way.

  4. Thanks, David. Blogging is fun. I just have to be careful not to let it take too much of my time.