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.