One week from right now I will be in Central Asia – on a missions trip for 2 weeks. Part of my journey involves one of the highest airports in the world (14,00 feet) and a 9 hour bus ride. These two things are a valentine from my Beloved. Jesus knows me so well. I LOVE ADVENTURE. Grab a hold of heaven’s rope swing and come up up up with me…
“Adventure is worthwhile in itself.”
– Amelia Earhart (one of my heroes)
“An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.”
– G.K. Chesterton
“Follow your bliss, and doors will open for you that you never knew existed. Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.”
– Joseph Campbell
“Believe me! The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously!” — Friedrich Nietzsche
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” — Mark Twain
“If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.”
— Thomas Alva Edison
“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.”
— Ambrose Redmoon
“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”
— Anais Nin
“A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are built for.”
— John A. Shedd
“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”
— Helen Keller
“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket- safe, dark, motionless, airless–it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable.”
– C.S. Lewis
To my mind, God is amazingly courageous.
Then I realize that is because He IS PERFECT LOVE.
Perfect love can not resist being courageous.