This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: 1 Peter 4:10 (ESV)
Today is what we traditionally call Easter Monday. This is still a day for rejoicing because the entire Lent season has been about our spiritual renewal and going deeper to go higher.
For me personally, going deeper means going inward to be in a deeper communion with God. This is when my way of thinking and my approach to my everyday living is renewed. Once I feel renewed and can see things from a more spiritual perspective I am even more ready to be used in God’s service.
This reminds me of a time when I heard a pastor explain the difference between someone being on a quest and on an adventure. The pastor explained that an adventure is personal. It’s about your journey. You can stop or turn back whenever you choose. Some families might be on an adventure this week as many students are on spring break.
Yet a quest is about something greater than yourself. It is when your journey leads you to helping others and turning back or giving up is not so easy because those following you and partaking in the journey with you would be let down.
When I turn to the Scriptures, I think about the apostle Paul’s life. He professed in Philippians 3:12 that he would keep working toward that day when he was finally all that Christ Jesus saved him for and wanted him to be.
We don’t become renewed to keep it to ourselves. Are you ready to embark upon something greater than yourself? If so, hold onto these words: “As you have been spiritually renewed this Lent season, how will you go deeper to go higher? What will you embark upon that is greater than yourself? As you think about that, cling to one of my favorite verses: “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” 1 Peter 4:10 (ESV)
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So today, embark on your quest.
Thanks for today’s inspiration! Often I struggle with leading others when I get in a quest state of mind. Then abandon the quest. It’s so much easier for me to go on an adventure. Had not realized that until now!
Joyce, I can definitely relate to this! If can be very powerful once we know the clear distinction between being on an adventure and a quest.