People crave adventure. Most of them look for “fake” adventure through various forms of entertainment, whether it be sport, movies, or gaming. Unfortunately, however, when the screen gets turned off, people end up right back in their typically very unadventurous lives!
Some people think that being a Christian is boring: just go to church, sing the songs, be good, and so on. That’s one reason why, these days, not so many people want to be Christians.
To Live Life with Jesus is the Greatest Adventure of All!
But that’s not at all how the life of a follower of Jesus is meant to be!
One of the perhaps most adventurous of all characters in the Bible was the apostle Paul. He live his life as one magnificent adventure. I like The Message paraphrase of 1 Cor 7:9:
God, who got you started in this spiritual adventure, shares with us the life of his Son and our Master Jesus. He will never give up on you. Never forget that.
Here’s why a life with Christ is the greatest adventure of all:
1. A life with God is an adventure of infinite possibilities
With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God (Mark 10:27, NIV).
Adventure is about breaking through barriers, and having new experiences. But life in this world is full of very real limitations.
With Christ, everything that you ever thought impossible suddenly opens up and becomes possible. There may be times in your life when you don’t feel that is so, but don’t trust your feelings! Trust God, for whom all things are possible!
2. A life with God is an adventure that never ends
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16, NIV).
Imagine if you could live forever in health, strength and happiness! There is nothing that would be unachievable for you!
The reason why every possibility will open up for you when you live which Christ is not just because of the infinite power of God, but also because he gives you eternal life. With him, you are living every day in eternity. Given infinite time, you’re in for an infinite adventure!
3. A life with God is an adventure with the best companion
God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus (Eph 2:6-7, NIV).
When you live your life with Christ, you are in heavenly places with him. In the ceaseless ages to come, his purpose is to be beside you, through whom God will show you his incomparable kindness and grace. What better companion could you have?
You can jump out of airplanes if you like. You might scale the tallest mountains. You might even explore the furthest reaches of space. But to live with Christ is the greatest adventure of all.
Article supplied with thanks to Dr Eliezer Gonzalez, is the Senior Pastor of Good News Unlimited and the presenter of the Unlimited radio spots, and The Big Question.