Saturday, 13 April 2013

Why I Love Adventure

Gandalf: The world is not in your books and maps. It's out there.

Adventure: an unusual and exciting, typically hazardous, experience or activity (Oxford dictionary)

I love adventure. I like reading about it, watching it and enjoying the various adventures of life. I also believe it is essential for the christian life. If you think being a christian means you'll have a stress-free life with no hardships, I'm sorry to say, but you're sadly mistaken, there is nowhere in the bible that indicates being a christian is easy and nothing short of an adventure. 

I've heard it said that Christians should be in the world, but not of the world. We aren't supposed to be chasing the temporary 'stuff of earth', because this earth is not our home. Our eyes should continue to focus heavenward. However, we aren't supposed to be hiding our light within us from the world because we still live in the world. We are in a war and it's good vrs evil. "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms." Ephesians 6:12

Adventure is fighting against evil for righteousness. Adventure is sharing your faith with those around you. Adventure is saying "Lord, I'm here, use me for your glory."

And I suppose that's why I love adventure so much. Giving up yourself for a greater cause no matter what personal cost thrills me to the core. 




  1. That's awesome Lauren! :) So true. The lie that everything is marshmallow soft when you're a Christian is so... annoying, not to mention untrue- think of the brave martyrs in persecuted countries, for example.
    That's also one of the reasons I love LoTR- the Fellowship's courage and perseverance as they face the epic, difficult and exhausting fight against evil and adversity is so encouraging! ^_^
    Better go- sorry, don't think this comment is long enough. [Joking].