To let go of everything we were taught; inside and outside the church. To surrender false ideas, rigid religion, and legalism. A relationship with God trumps religion.
We rethink our family's traditions, practices, and ideals. We ask ourselves hard questions. Did my upbringing align with truth? Did I only follow and practice what I was told to? Did I think for myself? Or did I lose myself along the way?
On the path of a sacred wandering, we welcome worship. We embrace newfound peace. We immerse ourselves in God's infinite love.
Along our wilderness journey, we commit to growth and change. We have a willingness to learn. Sometimes, we unlearn things that have led us astray.
We expand our thoughts, values, and beliefs. There's a hunger to gain incredible insight. To find more meaning and purpose in this crazy venture called life. We go all in!
Here's a beautifully expressed explanation of what this looks like:
“We all want to spend eternity with God. We just don't want to spend time with Him. We stand and stare from a distance, satisfied with superficiality. We Facebook more than we seek His face. We text more than we study The Text. And our eyes aren't fixed on Jesus. They're fixed on our iPhones and iPads - emphasis on "i." Then we wonder why God feels so distant. It's because we're hugging the rim. We wonder why we're bored with our faith.
It's because we're holding out.
We want joy without sacrifice.
We want character without suffering.
We want success without failure.
We want gain without pain.
We want a testimony without the test.
We want it all without going all out for it.”
― Mark Batterson
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