Adventure of prayer.
Don't you love that phrase?!
My friend, Debbie, sent me an email recently in which she used that phrase. I had shared a prayer request with her, and then I shared how God had unexpectedly answered it.
She praised Him with me, using this phrase.
I loved it.
I was reminded of times in my life when I was so scared, and so elated – all at the same time – that I thought I just might pass out!
Riding a roller coaster – and then doing it again backwards.
Taking off in a jet.
Riding a jet ski in the ocean – way too fast.
Hanging over the front end of a boat as it flew across the open sea.
Having a child – and doing it again.
The parachute ride at Knott's Berry Farm.
The Matterhorn at Disneyland.
The Tower of Terror at Disney World.
Learning how to drive a stick shift.
A bumpy jeep ride in the mountains of Colorado.
Looking into the Grand Canyon.
My list could go on and on. Moments when there was possible danger, potential bad outcomes – and yet, a serious feeling that I was really alive!
Doesn't that sum up prayer?
Real, scary, alive prayers??
Prayers that hold on to God with white knuckles. Prayers that have outrageous faith. Prayers that trust Him beyond all reasoning.
I like adventures.
So what keeps me from grabbing on to God like this?
I guess I also like security and control – Hmmm…
Can the two go hand in hand?
No, not really.
But, I can go hand in Hand with God!
So, here's to letting go and holding on for dear life!
Here's to being scared and elated – all at the same time!
Here's to faithful prayer – in spite of possible danger and potential bad outcomes!
Here's to the Adventure of Prayer!
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