Friday, February 15, 2013

The Adventure

Do you believe that everything happens for a reason?
 When you close your eyes, do you see the future?
If you could escape from your past... 
Would you be ready for the next Adventure?
- AvA

Life is full of ups & downs, highs & lows, joy & grief, love & pain and let's not forget about everything in-between. 

When we are at the highs & lows in life, we may sometimes forget a little about God. Especially when everything is going good (the high) times and maybe even during the low times also. What about the times we are in-between  these ups & downs of life? Waiting patiently for something to happen? 

Just as Dr. Seuss wrote in the classic "Oh, The Places You'll Go"
“You can get so confused
that you'll start in to race
down long wiggled roads at a break-necking pace
and grind on for miles across weirdish wild space,
headed, I fear, toward a most useless place.
The Waiting Place...” 
 ~ Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go!

We wait in this place between are ups & downs. While we wait, this is when many of us spend the most time seeking out God. Throughout most of our lives with all the the ups & downs, we sometimes only tend to passionately seek Faith & God the most during the lows or these waiting periods between "Lows & Highs." Which is Great!, but don't get me wrong and misunderstand me, because seeking out God & strengthening your Faith is Great!  BUT! We should not forgot about God no matter what "place" you are at in life; Low, Middle, or High! Seek Him whether you're down, whether your in-between, or whether everything is going great in your life! 

Look back and thank God. Look forward and trust God. Look up and seek God. Look around and serve God.

On Top Of A Mountain
When we are at one of the "high" times of our life (on top of a mountain) everything is going good. We sometimes can get pre-occupied with what is going "well" for us in life, whether it be your job, new relationship, busy times, fun times, vacation, etc... Just don't forget about God and what got you to this good time of your life and be grateful of what you have at the moment! 

Down in The Valley
Maybe we are experiencing a "low" time (down in the valley) or in-between (and trust me, we will all at one time or another in life & multiple times throughout life).  But maybe we feel like we've have gotten away from our Faith & God since we were once busy with the"high" good times in life we were experiencing before.  But now we're back down to the middle or even lower, Well DON'T WORRY! Because God wants you back and always welcomes you with open arms! 

These are the times God wants You and Him to get know each other again! He wants to learn, grow, re-evaluate, and show you that he now has a new exciting things planned for you! So get excited again, because God is always working for you! Remember: You also need to continue to be working for him. So get excited and start on your new path today! Are you ready for your next adventure? 

If God is for us, who can be against us? ~ Romans 8:31

The Whole Journey (From The Mountains to Valleys, & Everything In-Between) 
So my message to you today is...
You may be experiencing either a Low (down), Middle (waiting), or High (good) point in life at the moment (and you'll get to experience all 3 multiple times in life). Regardless of where you are currently at this moment, don't stray away from God and your Faith! Especially during the "Ups" in life, this is the best time to give thanks and praise to God! 

During The High - Be Grateful, Praise, Give Him Thanks, Worship and Let others know of God's Gifts!
During The Middle - Wait, Trust, Be Patience & Persistent in Your Faith.
During The Low  - Seek, Discover, Understand, & Give Him Thanks for What Lessons You've  Learned! 

 But from there you will seek the Lord your God and you will find Him if you search for Him with all your heart and all your soul. ~ Deuteronomy 4:29

Keep God Close For Your Entire Adventure
No matter where you are "at" in this moment, High, Middle, or Low;  I hope you don't forget & stray away from your Faith & God. God is working for you each and every day! Sometimes we get caught up in what's happening "now" in our lives and only see how good or bad things are at the moment. But remember, God is always Great! He is always working for you, even if you can't see it in the low valley or you forget about it on the mountain top. 

Keep God Close All The Time! 

- Ross 

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