When I’m up there in my harness, where is God?
I sometimes tell groups at the beginning of the day that we learn more about them when they’re in the air than we would ever learn on the ground. One of those things is often how they pray…out loud. So how does God fit into an adventure program? Glad you asked.
Throughout the bible God calls us to step out and honors those who do. Two that come to mind are Joshua and Caleb. Funny thing, I don’t know the names of the other ten.
OK are you saying climbing up on the high elements is like being spies in the promised land? No not exactly. What I am saying is that people tend to live their lives in patterns. When we challenge our fears in one area, it becomes easier to challenge our fears in all areas. On the other hand if we back away from things we’re afraid of in one area it also becomes easier to back away everywhere else.
I’ll finish with this. Over the years as a ropes course facilitator I have heard countless stories of people who have been on a ropes course, done things there when they were in absolute terror and then weeks or even months later they find themselves doing things they never would have dreamed of trying before their ropes course experience.
Are you ready to try new things in your life? It’s never too late. In Joshua 14:10,11 Caleb said:
10 And now, behold, the Lord hath kept me alive, as he said, these forty and five years, even since the Lord spake this word unto Moses, while the children of Israel wandered in the wilderness: and now, lo, I am this day fourscore and five years old.
11 As yet I am as strong this day as I was in the day that Moses sent me: as my strength was then, even so is my strength now, for war, both to go out, and to come in.