So I literally took my journey on a journey. A friend that I have known for some time and we served in the Army together are walking the Colorado Trail. We started a few days ago on Segment One. Yesterday we completed Segment Two. 28.3 miles in 3 days out of the 500 mile Trail. There are 28 segments. You can take a look here if you care to: http://www.coloradotrail.org/segments.html We are backpacking the trail and when time allows we knock out as much as we can. We camp when time permits and that is the best part. So peaceful. I enjoy being in the middle of God's creation. Our packs are roughly 40-50 pounds. Ok so how does this tie into the love dare?
We are trying to complete the whole thing this summer. When my friend asked me to do this I said sure but did not realize what I have gotten myself into. The walking part is easy. I am at such peace when we are hiking. I pray and think. I use this time to praise the Lord and invite Him into my life. What this does is allow me to actually take the journey. I have problems with metaphors. When Sean says "this is a journey between you and Christ" I know what he means but I do not understand it as I need the experience in order for it to really apply. I ask myself what am I walking too? What is the purpose? There is no destination. There is no purpose except one and the is my undivided attention to God. Today as I read posts and am trying to get caught up with everything, I felt I should share this with you all. As I walk I think on how God has come into my life. I think on how I am still keeping Him out of my life. I pray for Him to come in and continue His plan with me. I ask for forgiveness for my sins. I pray for His will to be mine. I pray for my release and acceptance of His plan for me. The excitement, strength and energy that I feel is AWESOME. On top of it I get the visual reminder of how great He is. I have taken many pictures and I wish to share them with you all. So I will post my Facebook link here. Please friend me so you can see. Let me know your from here and I will accept. If this is in violation of terms I am sorry. My reason for this is to help share my journey. I turn my back on Him to easily. I choose for Him to be my life. He comes first and what He has in store for me is all I need.
I am continuing the Love Dare. I have had some distractions that I mentioned before. I have also had some new ones. Ones that made me question my faith yet surprised me by reaffirming it. I have met a friend that was a temptation to sin yet turned out to be a light towards God. This past week has really gobsmacked me. Today has topped it off reading everyones posts. I will end with this. Abide in Him and He will abide in you.
Deliverance from temptation? Sounds like you have had some divine intervention my friend. Keep it up!
It is the times like these that you know there is more to this journey than just your marriage. I am not saying that it is any less important. But know this. In Gods will there is a perfect plan, and when we desire that plan and are willing to seek it out the blessings are astounding.
Take each day and look for where Christ wants your testimony, and be that worker for Him planting the seeds whereever you go!
Love this so much, JasonW. I understand every word, friend. Every word. :) I will visit.
LOVE this!! Feeling total peace for you. Looking forward to seeing the pictures.