Brenda’s Blog – September 12, 2017
“This is not just a bar – it’s an adventure.”
Driving through farmland of Illinois, I entered Minden (population 250). I pulled up to the stop sign in mid-town and looked around. The words on the building made me smile. What a positive outlook.
Wouldn’t it be fun to fill in the blanks for our own journeys? I am not just a ________; I am a ________. This pushes us to move beyond the boundaries of what we do to the consideration of who we are. The art of being is often put on the back burner as we focus diligently on the science of doing.
Hurricane Irma is bearing down on the Gulf Coast of Florida. The Governor Rick Scott has given regular updates. Each time he uses the language: “I am a father and a grandfather. I love my family. I want them to be safe and I want every single Floridian safe, as well.” These heartfelt words express more than his function as executive officer of the state. He is talking in “Am” language.
Who else did this? Our Almighty God when He conversed with Moses. “I AM that I AM.” He was the creator of the Universe, savior of the Hebrew nation, and sovereign God – He had much to put on His business card. But He chose to identify Himself in being words.
Following Him is not just a religion – it is a relationship. The adventure of faith is worth the dedication of our lives. He is not just a force, or a spooky Grandfather – He is our ALL in ALL. He is the ultimate definition of true life. HE IS AN ADVENTURE.