“God was our original habitat and our hearts cannot but feel at home when they enter again that ancient and beautiful abode.” A.W. Tozer
In my twenties I decided to leave the familiar and do something radical. I like to say I gave my faith legs and let it run wild without worrying about who was coming with me.
With two suitcases, a pillow, and a favorite blanket I moved to Vienna, Austria with a one way ticket and promised I’d return in two years.
Little did I know, my flight across the ocean would change my entire life. For ten years, I remained outside of the country I called home, away from the people I called family.
As you can imagine those years were marked with periods of homesickness, change, mystery, grief, and uncertainty. At the same time I also experienced joy, connection, belonging, wonder, and beauty in ways I had never known.
The world awakened and I came alive to my own adventure within it.
We hear a lot about adventure these days, don’t we? We see people taking crazy leaps from airplanes, climb soaring mountains, and spend years in foreign lands. We define adventure as a single act for the brave and daring few, those with money, passports.
Definitely. Not. Me. We think.
Through all my experiences, many in other countries, I’ve come to realize real adventure is the wonder of traveling with a wild God- carrying an excitement and expectancy throughout our days, exploring the unknown, and taking meaningful, tiny risks with Him.
Although it can start with what we deem a leap of faith, a radical step, adventure is much more.
His love is like your map, compelling us further out from whatever your four walls might be. He paves a trail before us, and it can feel dangerous and dark. We focus on the fog, scared of the shadows, of all we can not see. To trust Him is like learning to speak a different language. We like our sterile, clean kind of faith, where we don’t ask questions, only follow the rules.
But do you hear? Listen…His invitation awaits…
Your soul was made to travel with a wild God. To be a pioneer of sorts. One who seeks perspective from new places and the grandeur of His glorious creation, and a traveler who also knows the value of staying rooted in Him, exploring the depths of His heart and His presence within your ordinary days.
To see the adventure here. To whisper, yes at the dawn of every day.
Art of Adventure is encouragement to grab the invitation, to come alive to your own adventure and discover the wonder of traveling with a wild God.
It was birthed from my own experiences and longings of leaving fear and certainty, and learning to welcome the mystery and mess of adventure.
“If you wake me each morning with the sound of your loving voice,
I’ll go to sleep each night trusting in you.
Point out the road I must travel;
I’m all ears, all eyes before you.”
Psalm 143:8 (The Message)
Through encouraging words (link to blog) and creative products (link to shop) we hope you continue to traverse the paths beneath your feet with childlike curiosity, seeing every detail as a thousand opportunities to move deeper into the beauty and goodness of God.
Adventure begins when settle into the security of His embrace…our true home.