Have you started to plan for your greatest adventure? Unlike your annual family vacation, this adventure is one that you will go on by yourself.
I have been in the travel industry since 1989, and I have seen the research and the great lengths that people go to when planning out the perfect vacation. They even go as far as planning their bathrooms breaks!
Here are some questions that you must know the answers to before you can start planning:
- Where will you be going?
- When will you be going?
- How will you get there?
- How long will you be staying?
Once you have these questions answered, you can start actually planning for the where, when and how. A lot of people research on their own, some turn to experts, and some give no thought to any plans and just wing it.
Now, think about the greatest adventure that you can take.
This is better than Walt Disney World, a cruise around the world, or a hike to Machu Picchu: Heaven.
Isaiah 65:17 says, “Behold, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind.” People tend to spend more time planning a vacation then they plan for their salvation.
Now, think about those questions again in relation not to your perfect vacation but your salvation. Where? When? How?
Can you answer these questions?
Do you know where you are going? John 14:2-4 tells us this: “My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.”
Jesus has gone to make a place for you; do you have a reservation?
This is something no one knows, but we do know it will happen to all of us. Ecclesiastes 9:2 says, “Everyone will die someday. Death comes to godly and sinful people alike. It comes to good and bad people alike. It comes to ‘clean’ and ‘unclean’ people alike. Those who offer sacrifices and those who don’t offer them also die. A good person dies, and so does a sinner. Those who make promises die. So do those who are afraid to make them.”
We see in Matthew 24:44 this same concept: “So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.”
Unlike your beach vacation, you may be a little uneasy about this, but aren’t you a little nervous and excited when you go on a vacation? These are new things, new experiences, that are about to happen.
Do you know how you are going to get there? We see the answer to our question directly in scripture. John 3:16 says, “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.”
Also, in John 5:24 it says, “Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.”
Thomas had a similar question for Jesus in John 14:5-6. “Thomas said to him, ‘Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?’ Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'”
Through Jesus, make sure to get ready. Pull out that Bible to use as your guide, and get prepared because while you may not know when, you do know how to get there. Also, as God illuminates truths to you about your wonderful adventure, remember to share them with others. This will bring praise to God and joy to yourself.
Are you ready for your greatest adventure?
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Well said, Christee! Following Jesus is truly an adventure here in this world as we head to our new and perfect home of heaven. Love this reminder you have given us!
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