We have been blessed to travel a lot in our lives and work. My wife and I have literally traveled and lived all over the United States as well as in Africa. We have also been blessed by being with each other, and we have been blessed by meeting many other Christians and non-Christians who have touched our lives where ever we have been. We often refer to our lives as “our adventure,” and most probably many of you can relate to that.
I recently read a quote that went something like this: “It doesn’t matter where your journey takes you as much as it matters who you take with you.” As with our “life adventure”, we have often felt this is true. We have taken so many unexpected paths on our journey and know for certain that it is who was with us that was most important.
Sadly, I’ve met some lonely people in my journeys as well as some people without much of a purpose or meaning to their lives. I think for at least some of them it’s because they are making the journey alone.
Now here is the real question we need to consider: Who are you traveling with? We know that any person can let us down and any person can fail you and perhaps when you need them the most is when this happens. That being the case we need someone more in our lives that just people.
As you know I like many of the old hymn and one sprang to the front of my mind titled, “Trust and Obey,” notice some of the words…
“When we walk with the Lord, In the light of His Word, What a glory He sheds on our way; While we do His good will, He abides with us still, And with all who will trust and obey.
Not a shadow can rise, Not a cloud in the skies, But His smile quickly drives it away; Not a doubt or a fear, Not a sigh or a tear, Can abide while we trust and obey
Trust and obey, For there’s no other way To be happy in Jesus, But to trust and obey”.
So, where is your journey… your adventure taking you and more importantly, who is traveling with you? If God is not with you, if you are not trusting in and obeying him I can guarantee you will have a rough road. Another old hymn says, “Not a step will I take without Jesus.” Or as the apostle Paul of God in Ephesians 2:10 “For we are His creation, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time so that we should walk in them.”