Just think—you don’t need a thing, you’ve got it all! All God’s gifts are right in front of you as you wait expectantly for our Master Jesus to arrive on the scene for the Finale. And not only that, but God himself is right alongside to keep you steady and on track until things are all wrapped up by Jesus. God, who got you started in this spiritual adventure, shares with us the life of his Son and our Master Jesus. He will never give up on you. Never forget that. (1 Corinthians 1:7-9, The Message, emphasis mine)
I climbed on top of the car, lay against the back window, and gripped the edges of the open windows along the sides. A friend of mine climbed up and wrapped an arm around my waist. In front of us, a boy sprawled across the front part of the roof. Five other people were crammed inside the vehicle.
When we were ready, the driver started driving, slowly at first but then picking up a bit of speed until we were going about twenty-five miles per hour.
My church’s youth group was holding a retreat. Eight of us were on a bathroom trip since the campsite we were staying at had none.
We drove up the road, music blaring from all the open windows, night air blowing in my face, tangling my hair into hopeless knots. I giggled. Who knew youth group retreat would be so amazing?
That was an incredible moment. It felt so fun and adventurous. I look back on that scene with a smile. I think God likes His children to have adventure. He likes it when we go out of our comfort zone to glorify Him. God enjoys having fun as much as we humans do. After all, wouldn’t the Creator instill in His creations the things He loves? God must have been watching with a smile as I rode on top of that car.
Once or twice this week, you could step out of your comfort zone and do something fun (don’t forget to invite God to do it with you!). You could go on a walk and listen for His voice or you could tell a random stranger that God loves them.
Whatever you do, know that having adventures with God builds your relationship with Him. It’s like knowing your best friend. When you talk to your best friend, you can recall fun experiences you’ve had together. It’s the same with God except that adventures with Him are even better!
Danielle Dodge is a fourteen-year-old girl who lives in Missoula, Montana. She’s in love with writing and reading. She also enjoys playing the violin, dancing, and horseback riding.