"True adventure... Is the pursuit of the heart of God."
What are your expectations about your adventure?
“Although claiming my true identity as a child of God, I still live as though the God to whom I am returning demands an explanation. I still think about his love as conditional and about home as a place I am not yet fully sure of. While walking home, I keep entertaining doubts about whether I will be truly welcome when I get there. As I look at my spiritual journey, my long and fatiguing trip home, I see how full it is of guilt about the past and worries about the future. I realize my failures and know that I have lost the dignity of my sonship, but I am not yet able to fully believe that where my failings are great, 'grace is always greater.' Still clinging to my sense of worthlessness, I project for myself a place far below that which belongs to the son.”
― Henri J.M. Nouwen, The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming
God has intended for us to experience the treasures of His heart towards us and that it has been seeded in our hearts to pursue the heart of God.
13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search
for me with all your heart.
It should come as no surprise then that we were made in His image and intended to exercise skill over everything that God has given us to do. Also, that we were meant to rule over what God has given to us. As a giant oak is hidden in the seed of an acorn, the intention of God is seeded in the heart of men and women to rule with His power, blessing, and authority yet for so many of us; We struggle with stepping into true Sonship and the rich adventure that follows on the path of God.
Now, this is not about going on a personal power trip rather it is about accessing the intentions of God for you.
Think through this with me! Desires that are governed by a heart after God will naturally reveal our design. If we live in the framework of His design it will also naturally reveal our destiny. However, you don’t have to look very far into your own story or the story of any man or woman to ask the question; What’s gone wrong in the heart of man. I believe the answer lies with two pertinent questions, each revealing why we don’t live on course with His image.
Ultimately if we can’t answer these two questions it destroys our desire for discovery on the paths that are designed by God for us to walk in and enjoy.
Let that sink into your story for a minute!
In His Grip!