First, I have a humbling confession: I grew up and lived in Boulder, CO for 28 years. I saw the peak of Green Mountain daily. I wanted to go to the top, but at an early age I heard that it was a hard, day-long hike. I thought of doing it someday but never did. End of story until a month ago.
We were in Boulder last Thanksgiving. Our son Ben wanted to hike to the top of one of the nearby peaks. I said, “Sure if you can find a safe way we can do one.” Using his phone, he found one within an hour. Ben, Bri and I went that afternoon. It was a way to the top of Green Mountain from the back side. It was about a 30-minute hike to summit. The entire process took about 3 hours. The trail’s clearly an old one.
Ben has an adventurous spirit. It leads him to ask questions and see what can be done. He isn’t quick to stop until he finds an option he likes. When it came to Green Mountain, I stopped way too soon for years. I assumed and reasoned from the information I had and kept myself from something I wanted.
A similar pattern can easily happen in our relationship with God—the Creative Being Behind and Within all of Life (including us). It takes a creative, adventurous spirit to truly allow for God’s Creative, Adventurous Spirit. I am discovering that as I sincerely open and reach out to God, Heaven finds a way to reach out to me. Dreams, intuitions, signs and opportunities reveal paths—sometimes from angles I never even imagined let alone considered. All it really takes is faith and a sense of adventure. More power to you in cultivating both in 2016. I hope that the rest that works helps.
Thanks for journeying together.