On Sun after service, I expressed to a sister that I long for an adventure. And by this I don't mean another triathlon, a race or a vacation. Triathlon doesn't seem to have much of an appeal no more. Been reflecting on what an uncle at church described how God made me to be adventurous. Last Sept, I backpacked around Australia by myself. To me, it didn't felt out of place. In fact, I never felt so free. He told me that God wired him differently and he would never imagine of backpacking....hmm....so slowly I am praying for God to discernment.
Is He shaping me for an adventure of a lifetime? (I sure hope so!!). At the same time, I am praying that He changed my heart to have a passion for Him...(regardless of the cost).
Tonight I stayed home. A rarity. I didn't go to Open Doors. Nor did I train. Nor did I hang out with friends.
I finished Tim Keller's Prodigal God. Great read. In the end, he wrapped it up the difference between knowing God's Glory and Mercy and truly in awe by His Glory and Mercy.
He compared it like one who know honey is sweet by logical deduction and someone who taste the dripping and flowing honey and know it is sweet.
Hmmm....as I reflected on my own life...it is the latter..when my mouth was so fill with His Sweetness that I cannot help but be in awe by who He is. And this is not just simply information or knowledge. But to know, to sense, to experience a truly Living God. So sweet, so satisfying. I will never want to let Him go....
The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they display knowledge.
There is no speech or language
where their voice is not heard.
Their voice goes out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.
In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun,
which is like a bridegroom coming forth from his pavilion,
like a champion rejoicing to run his course.
It rises at one end of the heavens
and makes its circuit to the other;
nothing is hidden from its heat.
The law of the LORD is perfect,
reviving the soul.
The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy,
making wise the simple.
The precepts of the LORD are right,
giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the LORD are radiant,
giving light to the eyes.
The fear of the LORD is pure,
The ordinances of the LORD are sure
and altogether righteous.
They are more precious than gold,
than much pure gold;
they are sweeter than honey,
than honey from the comb.
By them is your servant warned;
in keeping them there is great reward.
Who can discern his errors?
Forgive my hidden faults.
Keep your servant also from willful sins;
may they not rule over me.
Then will I be blameless,
innocent of great transgression.
May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be pleasing in your sight,
O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.