Odyssey, Expedition, Quest, Journey, Excursion, Voyager, Scout, Explorer, Safari, Cruz.
Attention getting words. Exciting words. Motivating words. All words that have become names of cars. The automobile industry has clearly tapped into our inner desire to go on an adventure. Are you on an expedition? Or have you given up on quests? What is your excursion? Do you have a "lifelong dream"? Anything "dominating your life" enough to hold your attention for hours, days, weeks, months, years and decades?
Without an odyssey, life is quickly reduced to bleak and wimpy black and white, a diet too bland to get anybody out of bed in the morning. An safari fuels our fire. It refuses to let us drift downstream, gathering debris. It keeps our mind in gear, makes us press on.
Do you know who else is on an expedition? God. God is on a mission. In fact, He reveals His adventurous journey throughout the New Testament.
Rom 8:29 reports to us that God is seeking to conform us more and more into the image of His Son.
1 John 2:6 tells us that if we belong to Christ, we should walk like Christ.
Eph 5:1 informs, be imitators of God.
Eph 2:10 exposes that we are God's workmanship created to go on great adventures with God.
2 Peter 1:5-7 publishes a list of beautiful, strong characteristics God is producing in us; faith, moral excellence, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness, and love.
Phil 1:6 confesses that God will carry on this good work in us and He is not about to stop.
Character qualities in His children—that's His quest. And He won't quit until He completes His masterpieces.
When will that be? When we rest in peace . . . and not one day sooner. If you think you've arrived, then you probably haven't even started.
Thanking God for His awesome expedition. Seeking to cooperate with God on His mission.