When Did Your Walk With Christ Cease Being An Adventure: Are You Tired of Boredom & Predictability

Today’s selected reading continues in the New Testament gospel account of the life and ministry of Jesus Christ as written and recorded by the beloved physician Luke. More specifically, today’s passage is found in the first twenty verses of the tenth chapter. When you come to this particular passage of Scripture you will find something that closely resembles and parallels an event which took place earlier within the life and ministry of Jesus the Christ. As you draw near and approach the tenth chapter of the New Testament gospel of Luke you will find a secondary sending which took place within the life and ministry of Jesus Christ—one that was entirely and altogether different from the initial sending when Jesus called His twelve disciples unto Himself, appointed them as apostles, and sent them out two by two into the land of Judaea—into all the towns, villages and cities within the land in order that they might partner together with Him in the ministry for which He Himself had been sent and appointed. In fact, I am convinced that if we are to truly understand that which is found within the tenth chapter of the New Testament gospel of Luke, it is absolutely necessary and imperative that we consider it in light of the choosing of the twelve and ordaining and appointing them as apostles who would partner together with Him in the ministry. If you turn your attention back to the tenth chapter of the New Testament gospel account of the life and ministry of Jesus Christ as written and recorded by Thea pestle Matthew you will find the first record of the choosing of the twelve disciples, and their appointment as apostles of Jesus Christ. It was this choosing and appointment of the twelve disciples that thrust them forth as co-laborers and joint-ministers together with Jesus Christ in the earth. If there is one thing I absolutely love about the choosing of the twelve and their appointment as apostles of Jesus Christ, it’s that when Jesus called them to follow Him, He wasn’t simply inviting them to walk with and follow Him alone. If you study the New Testament gospel accounts of the life and ministry of Jesus the Christ you will find that there was an initial call which was given by Jesus to follow Him—a call that found Simon and his brother Andrew, James and his brother John at the lake among their ships and nets, for they were all fishermen. Even the initial call of Matthew was one that was to follow Jesus, and one that found him sitting at the receipt of custom doing what he had always done—collecting taxes from his fellow brethren for and on behalf of the Romans. As you read the New Testament gospel accounts of the life and ministry of Jesus the Christ, you will find that there was first the call to follow Jesus the Christ, and this was followed by a very specific choosing and appointing of these men as apostles of Jesus the Christ—those who would join and partner together with Him in the ministry for which He was sent. Consider if you will the accounts of Jesus calling Simon and his brother Andrew, James and his brother John, and even Matthew the tax collector as these events are recorded in the New Testament gospel of Matthew:

“From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. And Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. And they straightway left their nets, and followed Him. And going on from thence, He saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and called them. And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed Him” (Matthew 4:17-22).

“And as Jesus passed forth from thence, He saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saith unto him, Follow me. And He arose, and followed Him. And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with Him and His disciples. And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto His disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners? But when Jesus heard that, He said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance” (Matthew 9:9-13).

With these two passages found within the New Testament gospel of Matthew—not only do we encounter the calling of Simon and his brother Andrew by the sea, not only do we find the calling of James and his brother John, but we also find the calling of Matthew as he was sitting at the receipt of custom. Within the New Testament gospel accounts of the life and ministry of Jesus the Christ there is and there was an initial call of the disciples to follow and to walk with Jesus the Christ, however, that initial call was followed up by a secondary choosing and appointment by Jesus unto a very specific task, ministry and assignment within and upon the earth. It’s actually quite interesting to think about and consider that even before we transition to the New Testament book of Acts and read of the great works the apostles of Jesus Christ wrought in the earth, and even the words which they spoke, taught and preached, we find Jesus inviting them into a partnership in the ministry which He had been given within and upon the earth. There was an initial call to follow Jesus, and it was that initial call that invited them to forsake and leave everything behind, which for Simon and Andrew, as well as James and John, meant leaving their ships and their nets—essentially leaving their livelihood and that which they used to earn and make a living within the earth. As you continue reading the New Testament gospels you will find that beyond the initial call to follow Jesus, there was a secondary appointment—one which would invite the disciples into something much more than simply walking with and following Jesus. In all reality, I am convinced there is something to be said about this particular reality, for it is absolutely wonderful that you and I have made the decision to forsake and abandon everything in order that we might walk with and follow Jesus Christ. With that being said, however, there must come a point when our following and our walking with Jesus must transition beyond simply walking with and following Jesus and observing what He has done, and watching what He will do, to us actually partnering together with Him. WALKING WITH CHRIST FROM THE SIDELINES! FOLLOWING CHRIST IN THE SHADOWS! Each of these phrases must be carefully considered, for there is not a doubt in my mind that there are those among us who are completely and totally content walking with and following Jesus Christ, but when it comes to participant in any type of ministry within and upon the earth for the kingdom of God, they tend to shy away from and avoid it at all costs. There are those among us who are perfectly content walking with and following Jesus, and they are content hearing and listening to Him speak, and are content watching Him move and engage in a work among men within and upon the earth, but when it comes to some type and form of responsibility that would be placed on them, they tend to reject and resist it.

I used the phrases “WALKING WITH CHRIST FROM THE SIDELINES” and “FOLLOWING CHRIST IN THE SHADOWS” for a very specific reason and purpose, as I am convinced there are men and women who may have made the decision to walk with and follow Jesus the Christ, yet they want to do so absent any type of responsibility placed upon them. These men and women may have been genuine in their pursuit of Jesus Christ, and may have been enthusiastic about their decision to walk with and follow Jesus, and would even walk with and follow Jesus anywhere, and wherever He would lead, however, when it comes to a responsibility placed upon them to move beyond simply walking with and following Jesus, and actually engaging themselves in ministry, they resist and reject such a notion. Such individuals are perfectly content walking with and following Jesus, and would follow Jesus wherever and whenever He would lead them, however, they have absolutely no desire to have any part in the partnership of ministry. Such individuals would prefer to walk with Christ from the sidelines, and would prefer to follow Christ in the shadows, for they would rather walk with and follow Jesus and watch and observe all that He is doing, and all that He has done within the hearts and lives of men than actually engage themselves in the work and ministry of the kingdom. Such individuals read the words which Jesus Christ spoke and declared concerning the harvest being truly plentiful, yet the laborers are few, and yet they would rather remain in their perfect little world of walking with and following Jesus the Christ. Would it shock and surprise you to discover that it is possible to walk with Jesus the Christ without any sense of responsibility within your own heart and life? Would it surprise you to discover that you can follow Jesus and yet not have any responsibility within your own heart and life to do anything for the kingdom, and anything for the name of Jesus the Christ? It is possible to walk with and follow Jesus, and to do so from the sidelines and from the shadows, as you have absolutely no interest or desire in participating in any type of ministry within the kingdom of heaven. It is possible to be completely and utterly content in walking with and following Jesus the Christ, so long as it never places any responsibility on your shoulders, or asks and requires something of you. Oh, there are those among us who would walk with Christ, and would follow Jesus Christ wherever He would lead, so long as it never asks, demands and requires anything from them. Such men and women might even enjoy walking with and following Jesus the Christ, and enjoy hearing Him speak, and enjoy watching Him move and work among men, yet they have absolutely no desire to themselves partner in that ministry. Such individuals are what I would call “Sideline Disciples” and “Shadow Disciples,” for they have absolutely no interest or desire in participating in the work of the ministry which Christ was given within and upon the earth.

If you continue reading the New Testament gospel account of the life and ministry of Jesus the Christ written and recorded by Matthew, you will find in the tenth chapter the account of the appointment of the twelve apostles for service and ministry within and upon the earth. When you come to this particular chapter you will find that there would eventually and ultimately come a time when the disciples and apostles would be ordained and appointed for something more than simply walking with and following Jesus the Christ—despite the fact that walking with and following Jesus the Christ was something absolutely extraordinary and wonderful. Pause for a moment and consider what it must have been like for the disciples to walk with and follow Jesus day by day—to walk with Him along the roads of Judaea and Samaria, and to follow Him wherever He went. Imagine rising each morning knowing that your single mission, and your single assignment was simply to walk with and follow Jesus. There was nothing more that was asked of you other than to follow Jesus whithersoever He would lead, and much like the wind which you cannot see and do not know where it comes from, nor where it goes, you follow Jesus not knowing where He would journey today. Pause for a moment and consider how each day walking with and following Jesus must have been such an adventure for the disciples, for each morning when they woke up they did not know where Jesus would go on that particular day. When they laid their heads down to sleep each night, they would go to sleep not knowing what the next day would hold, for there was no advance warning or notice concerning where Jesus would go, nor what Jesus would do. Permit me to deviate from the subject of this writing and present you with a very potent and powerful question—one that I would hope would shake you to the core. The question I would ask you is simply this: When did following Christ stop being an adventure for you? When did walking with and following Jesus the Christ stop being an adventure where you would lie down to sleep at night not knowing what the next day would hold for you? When did walking with and following Jesus the Christ stop being an adventure when you would wake up each morning not knowing where you would journey with Jesus as you walked with followed Him? Please note that when I speak about not knowing what the next day will have in store for you, I am not speaking about trials, or struggles, or tribulations, or troubles. Please note that what I am referencing and speaking of has absolutely nothing to do with lying yourself down to sleep at night and wondering how you are going to pay your bills, or how you are going to put food on your table, or how you are going to take care of and provide for your family. When I speak of walking and following Jesus Christ as a sense of adventure, I am not speaking of anything having to do with trials and troubles, struggle and strife, or even problems and pain. I am speaking about something far more intense, and far more intriguing than simply wondering how you are going to cope and deal with the various problems and struggles you will face.

This question of when walking with and following Jesus the Christ stopped being and becoming an adventure for us is one which I am convinced must be asked and answered of each and every one of us who claim and profess to walk with and follow Jesus the Christ. I can’t shake this particular question, for I am convinced that there are men and women who have walked with and followed Jesus Christ, and yet it has stopped being an adventure for them within their lives. For certain men and women—walking with and following Jesus the Christ has become something routine and almost ritual for them, for there is nothing new and exciting experienced within their lives. They lie themselves down at night expecting more of the same the next day, and they wake up each morning expecting absolutely nothing different, new and even exciting within their lives. As I sit here this morning thinking about the disciples who walked with and followed Jesus the Christ, I can’t help but think about and consider the fact that when the disciples laid themselves to sleep each night after an intense day of walking with and following Jesus, they had absolutely no idea what the next day would have in store for them. When the disciples laid themselves down to sleep each night—perhaps tired, weary and exhausted from the day’s activities—they would go to sleep having absolutely no clue what would or could take place the following day. What’s more, is that when they awoke the next morning, they would wake up not knowing where they would travel or where their journey would take them—only that they would walk with and follow Jesus. In all reality, I would dare say that Jesus was perhaps one of the most spontaneous individuals who ever walked the face of the earth, for you never knew where Jesus was going to go, nor what He was going to do. What’s more, is that if you read the New Testament gospel of John you will find that Jesus never said anything He did not hear the Father speak, nor did He do anything He did not see and observe the Father doing. Jesus emphatically declared of Himself that He could in and of Himself do nothing, but could only do that which the Father was doing within and upon the earth. This is actually quite interesting, for I would suggest that Jesus was only aware of what He would do on a particular day, or what He would speak on a particular occasion based on what He heard the Father speak, and what He saw the Father do. I would dare say that only to the degree and measure Jesus prayed unto and communed with His Father did He know and was He aware of what He would do on any given day. I would dare say and suggest that Jesus only knew what He would do and where He would go based on spending time in prayer before and with the Father, in order that He might hear and listen to His voice speaking unto Him. I am convinced that Jesus never went anywhere His Father wasn’t leading Him, and He never did anything His Father in heaven did not ordain, orchestrate and appoint. Absolutely everything Jesus said and did was that which He observed from the Father in heaven.

There is not a doubt in my mind that each day with the disciples was an absolutely adventure, for they never knew where Jesus was going to lead them, nor what that day would entail for them. The disciples would wake up each morning and in my opinion would be completely and utterly surprised at where walking with Jesus and following Jesus would lead them. Tell me dear brother, tell me dear sisters—is your relationship with Jesus the Christ like this? Is walking with and following Jesus the Christ an adventure for you, or has walking with and following Jesus stopped being an adventure? Do you wake up each morning excited and anxious about where walking with and following Jesus the Christ will take and lead you on any particular day? Do you wake up each morning expecting and anticipating something new, something exciting and something fresh by walking with and following Jesus? Even if you work a secular job in a secular field, is your day governed by the fact that you have absolutely no clue or idea where you are going to end up, or what you are going to do because everything you say and do is appointed and ordained by Jesus the Christ? One thing I find to be absolutely fascinating about the disciples walking with and following Jesus, and even Jesus walking before the Father upon the earth, is that the disciples had absolutely no clue where they would go or what they would do each day when they woke up, and Jesus did not know where He would go or what He would do each day without and apart from spending time in prayer. Please notice the core progression of both the disciples and Jesus, for only to the degree and measure that Jesus spent time before His Father in prayer would and could He know where the Father would lead Him, wha the Father would have Him do, and what He would say. Only to the degree and measure Jesus was in communion with the Father throughout each day, and only to the degree and measure Jesus was sensitive to the Spirit was He aware of what He must do, where He must go, and what He must say. With this being said, only to the degree and measure the disciples walked with and followed Jesus the Christ would and could they know where they would go and what they would experience each and every day. In all reality, I am convinced that prayer is intrinsically linked to living a life of adventure walking with and following Jesus the Christ, for if you attempt to go through each day without spending time before the Father in prayer and communing with Him, you will live your life in nothing short of that which is routine, rote, ritual, boring, and even mundane. There is absolutely no room for any excitement, anticipation, nor even adventure for the disciples who does not walk with and follow Jesus, yes—but who also does not spend time before the Father in prayer. Please note that by excitement I am not speaking of the type of excitement we experience at an amusement park, or even at a home game for our favorite sports team. I am speaking of an excitement that far surpasses and moves beyond this artificial and superficial excitement we find in menial and tribal things of this world that matter not within the kingdom of heaven.

I am sitting here this morning and I can’t escape this question of when walking with and following Jesus Christ stopped being an adventure for you. I am thoroughly and completely convinced that there are countless men and women who are walking with and following Jesus Christ right now, and yet their walking with and following Jesus Christ has stopped being an adventure for them. For these individuals, it has been quite some time since there has been any excitement surrounding walking with and following Jesus the Christ. These individuals wake up each morning and experience nothing but the same mundane, routine, boring and predictable lives they have always experienced. This actually leads me to yet another question which piggy backs off the question of walking with and following Christ no longer being an adventure for you. This secondary question I can’t help but first ask myself, and then ask you who are reading this writing is when did your life, and when did my life become so predictable. In other words, is there anything spontaneous about your life, or is your life simply about “work, eat, sleep, repeat?” Is there anything spontaneous about your life if you claim and profess to walk with and follow Jesus who is the Christ, the Son of the living God? Are there spontaneous moments in your life when you hear the Father speak, and as a result of hearing Him speak, you yourself speak His words? Are there spontaneous moments within your day(s) when you see the Father doing something, and as a direct result of seeing the Father do something, you yourself do what you have seen Him do? Is there any room for spontaneity and adventure within your life, or is your life so rigid, routine, mundane, precise, predictable and boring? What’s more, is the question of whether or not you are bored with your life. Are you? Are you bored with your life and where your life is at this present moment? Do you wake up each morning, and instead of feeling a sense of excitement and adventure, you experience a sense of boredom and predictability? Oh, I know there are men and women who right now wake up each morning completely bored, completely dissatisfied, completely discontented with their lives, and they have absolutely nothing exciting or spontaneous happening in their midst. How do I know this you might ask? The answer is actually quite simple. I know this because this describes me and my life right now. I am convinced that my life has stopped being an adventure, and my walking with and following Jesus Christ has absolutely no spontaneity, and there is no room to move with the leading of the Holy Spirit, and no room to obey the words and will of the Father. I wake up each morning knowing life is going to give me more of the same, and knowing that I will get up, spend time reading in the Starbucks near my job, go to work, workout on my lunch, finish my work day, come home, get ready for the next day, spend time watching something on the television, eat dinner, and then sleep—only to wake up and do it all over again the next day.

WHEN DID YOUR LIFE STOP BEING AN ADVENTURE? WHEN DID WALKING WITH CHRIST STOP BEING AN ADVENTURE? WHEN DID FOLLOWING CHRIST STOP BEING AN ADVENTURE? Would it shock and surprise you if I told you that each and every day has the potential of being an adventure despite and regardless of whether or not you work a full-time job, regardless of whether or not you work nights and/or weekends, regardless of how many hours a week you work, regardless of what you do for work, regardless of where you live, regardless of where you go to church, and regardless of whether or not you are satisfied and content with your life? I read the account of the disciples of Jesus Christ—those who walked with and followed Him, and I can’t help but be gripped by the tremendous and awesome fact that each night the disciples laid themselves down to sleep—regardless of how they had spent that day walking with and following Jesus, and regardless of what took place on that day—they had absolutely no clue or idea what was going to take place the next day. When the disciples went to sleep each night for three and a half years, they did so not knowing what would happen when they opened their eyes the next morning, got themselves up from where they were sleeping, and walked with and followed Jesus who was the Christ. Walking with and following Jesus the Christ was nothing short of an adventure filled with spontaneity and excitement, as they had absolutely no clue where Jesus would go, what He would say, or even what He would do. The only thing the disciples knew was that they made the decision to walk with and follow Jesus whithersoever He led, and that following Him was like following the wind, for just as you do not know where the wind blows, so they did not know where Jesus would go. Imagine walking with and following Jesus, and your life walking with and following Jesus was filled with such excitement, such enthusiasm, such anticipation, and such spontaneity that it was nothing short of an adventure. Imagine waking up each morning, and despite knowing you were going to a secular job which you may or may not enjoy—your life in Christ, your life with Christ, your life walking with Christ, and your life following Christ has the potential and ability to bring forth a wonderful and powerful sense of adventure. I am convinced that it doesn’t matter what you do for work, where you work, how many hours you work, whether you enjoy your job or not, whether you are in “full-time ministry” in the traditional sense of the phrase, or not, for your life in Christ, your life with Christ, your life walking with and following Jesus who is the Christ has the potential to be an adventure. Each and every day—regardless of whether it is a work day or a day off has the ability and potential to be filled with adventure, excitement, wonder and amazement.

In the tenth chapter of the New Testament gospel of Matthew you will find Jesus calling unto Himself His twelve disciples, and ordaining and appointing them for partnership in ministry within and upon the earth. In other words, it wasn’t just about them walking with and following Him, and watching as He healed the sick, cast out demons, raised the dead, cleansed the lepers, and preached the gospel of the kingdom of heaven, for now they themselves would be invited into that reality themselves. Scripture is unclear at what point during the ministry of Jesus this event took place, and we don’t know how long the disciples had walked with and followed Jesus before Jesus ordained and appointed them as apostles. What we do know for certain is that the disciples were ordained and appointed as apostles of the Lord Jesus Christ, and would now participate in and partner with the same ministry which Jesus Himself had engaged in before their eyes. Consider if you will that which is written within the tenth chapter of this New Testament gospel of Matthew beginning with the first verse of the chapter:

“And when He had called unto Him His twelve disciples, He gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of diseases. Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus; Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed Him. These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter yer not: But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give. Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses, nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat. And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, inquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence. And when ye come into an house, salute it. And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon i: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you. And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or dirt, shake off the dust of your feet. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city. Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves” (Matthew 10:1-16).

These words bring us face to face with the choosing of the twelve disciples, and their being ordained and appointed as apostles of Jesus who is the Christ, and to partner together with Him in the ministry for which He was sent. Jesus recognized, knew and understood that the harvest was truly plenteous, and that the laborers were few, and Jesus also knew that He was not to do everything Himself. It was true that the gospels are replete with example after example, and account after account of Jesus healing the sick, raising the dead, cleansing the lepers, driving out unclean spirits, and the like, however, Jesus knew He could not do it all Himself. Oh how I absolutely love that Jesus ordained the twelve disciples as apostles and invited them to partner together with Him in the ministry for which He was sent, and invited sent them out to do the very same things He himself did, and even to preach the very same message He Himself preached. What’s more, is that it wasn’t just the twelve whom Jesus appointed to partner together with Him in ministry, for in the tenth chapter of the New Testament gospel of Luke we find Jesus appointing other seventy also, and sent them two and two before His face into every city and place, whither He himself would come. It was true that Jesus appointed the twelve disciples as apostles and sent them forth to the lost sheep of Israel to preach the kingdom, to heal the sick, to cast out devils, to to raise the dead, to cleanse the lepers, and the like, however, there were seventy others whom Jesus appointed to go before His face into every city whithersoever He would go. Beginning with the first verse of the tenth chapter of the New Testament gospel of Luke you will find the following words:

“After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before His face into every city and place, whither He Himself would come. Therefore said He unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that He would send forth laborers into his harvest. Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs above wolves. Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and salute no man by the way. And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, peace be to this house. And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: if not, it shall turn to you again. And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such tings as they give: for the laborer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house. And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you: and heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you. But into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you not, go your ways out into the streets of the same, and say, Even the very dust of your city, which cleavers on us, we do wipe off against you: notwithstanding be ye sure of this, that the kingdom of God is come night unto you. But I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city” (Luke 10:1-12).

Both the words which we find in the tenth chapter of the New Testament gospel of Matthew, as well as the words which we find within this particular passage of Scripture present us with the awesome and wonderful reality of walking with and following Jesus, and how eventually there must come a point when we accept responsibility and accept the invitation given unto us from Jesus Himself to partner together with Him in the ministry for which He was sent, and the ministry for which He sacrificed His life as a ransom for many. The more I read the words which are found in these two chapters, and the more I consider the lives of the twelve disciples, the more I can’t help but be drawn to the fact that for the disciples, each day for a period of three and a half years was nothing short of an adventure, for not only did they not know where Jesus would go, but they had no idea what Jesus would do, nor even what Jesus would say. Now on top of this they were invited to partner together in the same ministry which Jesus Himself was engaged in among men within Jerusalem, Judaea, Samaria, and the surrounding region. Now the twelve disciples were appointed and ordained to partner together in the same ministry which Christ Himself engaged in, and there were seventy other also whom Jesus ordained and appointed to go before His face into those cities into which He would come, in order that they might be made ready and prepared for His appearing. Oh, I am convinced that we who proclaim and we who profess to walk with and follow Jesus must live our lives in the sense and spirit of adventure as the disciples did when they walked with Jesus the Christ. Our lives were not meant, nor were they intended on being boring, mundane, routine, and predictable. Our lives were not meant to be more of the same each day without any sense of excitement and anticipation—not surrounding what we are going to do, nor even what we are going to say, but what Jesus is going to do, and what we are going to have the privilege of partnering together with Jesus the Christ. Our lives were not meant to be predictable and void of adventure and spontaneity, and I am convinced that if we are truly walking with and following Jesus, such words should not even describe our lives. Are you tired of your life being absent the adventure that is found in walking with Christ? Are you tired of your life being absent the spontaneity that is found in walking with and following Jesus the Christ? Are you ready to get your sense of adventure and your sense of excitement back? Are you ready to wake up each and every day to follow the wind that is the leading of the Spirit of Christ within the earth, and to do whatever you see Jesus doing, speak whatever you hear Jesus speaking, and go wherever you see Jesus going? Are you willing to wake up each morning and essentially “chase the wind” that is the Spirit of Jesus Christ as you walk with and follow Jesus Christ whithersoever He goes within and upon the earth?

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