Our mission at CedarCreek Church is to introduce people to Jesus and the life-changing adventure with him. Maybe you’ve been around CedarCreek for a while and that sentence has become familiar. Or maybe that word “adventure” catches you off guard—you don’t really associate Jesus and church with adventure.
At CedarCreek, we truly believe the Christian life is meant to be an adventure—that God has a wild, exciting, fulfilling story he wants you to be a part of. So I want to ask:
Are you living that adventure right now? And if you aren’t, why not?
Many of us don’t want to step into God’s adventure because we’re scared. One way to define adventure is “a bold undertaking, usually involving danger and unknown risks, that leads to exciting new experiences.”
That’s right—sometimes the life God calls us into is risky, maybe even dangerous. And to some of us, the risks just don’t seem worth taking. So we run from the life God is calling us into. We tell ourselves God’s adventure isn’t for us. We look for adventures without risks, sometimes trying to live vicariously through someone else’s adventure …
… And we miss the deep, bold, fulfilling, exciting story God wants us to experience.
I truly believe God has a life-changing adventure he wants you to be a part of, but you’ve got to have the faith and courage to take the first step. Some of you aren’t scared, but you’re not really sure how to step into this adventure. If that’s you, start by engaging with the weekend message and reading the LIO. Over the next four weeks, we are going to continue unpacking the adventure God wants to invite you into.
But first, you must decide if you’re ready to step into it. Are you?
For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.
Do you feel you’re living the life-changing adventure God has for you? If you are, what does that look like? If you aren’t, why not? What would stepping into that adventure look like?
If you’ve never taken that first step in your adventure by accepting Jesus Christ as your savior, now may be your time!
If you’ve been on this adventure for a while, consider sharing your story of what God’s been doing in your life! Go to CedarCreek.tv/adventure for more information on how to share your story with us.
Heavenly Father, I’m so grateful for the adventure you call each of us into. Thank you for the bold, exciting, purpose-filled life you want me to experience! Help me to step into that adventure, overcoming my fear through my trust in you. May your will be done in me and through me. Amen.
This post was written by Payton Lechner. Payton is currently the apprentice copywriter at CedarCreek. In her spare time, she freelances as a writer and editor. Besides the English language, Payton loves swimming, cats, and a good cup of tea.
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