“… And He said to them, ‘Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.’”
— Matthew 4:19
Are you living an adventure, or are you living a humdrum monotony? When it comes to truly following Christ, life is one of the most thrilling and most exciting adventures the human spirit can know. What is an adventure? It would be interesting to have people answer that, wouldn’t it? It may be something very different than you might think.
Actually, “adventure” comes from the Latin words ad and venire, which mean to “come to,” which are exactly the same roots from which we get the word “Advent.” An Advent means the “coming to” this world by Christ. An adventure is a “coming to.” It is a coming to Christ.
The Christian life is a supernatural life. The spiritual man was dead, and only as the Holy Spirit, the giver of life, comes and quickens our lives will there be the slightest stirring in the garden of our soul.
We need to pray that the Spirit would fill us and enliven us, that He would bring us to spiritual life and joy that only God can give, and that He would empower us to live for Him, to overcome temptation, and to serve Him throughout our lives. It is the work of God’s Spirit to sanctify us in this way. Life is never the same after that.
Lord, forgive us for ever believing Satan’s lie that following You is boring, while rebelling against You is exciting. Thank You so much for the Christian adventure. Lord, give me strength for today to follow the prompting of Your Spirit…
BY GOD’S STRENGTH, THE
CHRISTIAN LIFE IS AN ADVENTURE.