Having just celebrated my 53rd birthday, it’s not as common for me to try something new. Yet, I find it’s always invigorating when I come across another way to see God’s awesome world. My new adventure this year was to try paddle boarding. I’ve always wanted to give it a go, so it brought a sense of excitement and a bit of nervousness when this opportunity presented itself. Good news! I didn’t kill myself. I didn’t even fall off and get soaked. I did, however, enjoy the calm stillness of Saginaw Bay in a way that made me feel almost as though I were walking on water.
This new perspective reminded me that God will ALWAYS have something new in store for us. He delights in delighting us. Most of all, I know that Jesus is eager to welcome us into the awesome new wonders of heaven. It will certainly be incredible.
If you find yourself getting bored with life or taking things for granted, step out and try something that stretches your comfort level a bit. Maybe go paddle boarding. Or, better yet, open the Word of the Lord and read about the awesome things He has in store for you…in this life and the next. Consider Paul’s words in 1 Cor. 2:9-10, “‘What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him’— these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit.” Dig into the Word and let the Spirit guide you to something new and glorious!