Beyond the Grand Canyon

Are you up for an adventure?

It’s not like seeing the Grand Canyon, nor is it like going to an acclaimed restaurant for the first time. This is an adventure of the soul.

You can venture into it wherever you may be. It’s an adventure into the supernatural, into wholesomeness.

If it knocks your socks off, so to speak, it likely will be in a tender, quiet way. This adventure takes place in your mind and heart and in Scripture.

It begins when you pick a passage from the Good Book, as they call it, whether one verse or several, and read it from time to time, perhaps daily or whenever you have a moment. Start with the first phrase or sentence. In a few days, or longer (there’s no hurry), you may be able to repeat it in your heart. Then add the next phrase, then the next until the passage begins to become part of your consciousness.

As the adventure unfolds, you may notice a word, or a few words, or a thought in the passage that begins to affect your life and connect you to the heavenly Father. As you become intimately familiar with the words of the passage, the Holy Spirit may begin to use it to enhance your thoughts, your relationships, your endeavors.

Sometime later, you may gain another revelation or two from the passage. You may sense that it is helping to undergird your life, as if helping you to stay afloat amid the flow of your daily experiences.

You may be stirred to repeat this adventure with another passage, then another, perhaps on different topics such as prayer, your integrity as a person, your hurts and struggles, the quality of your friendships, your readiness to help others.

At some point, whether early on or later in the journey, you may be stirred to know how all this relates to God the Father, Jesus the Son and the Holy Spirit, how faith is a core dynamic in human well-being.

Far different than the Grand Canyon or an extraordinary meal, this adventure can be continuous, transforming you into a precious child of God, a tender soul always ready to venture into new revelations of divine, eternal significance.