TRAVELING BRINGS PURPOSE
This is the underlying motto of the series we are currently going through here at KAT's blog! We all know traveling brings butterflies of excitement and what seems to be an escape from our realities. But what if it wasn’t just that. What if you discover it plays a role in who you are - humanly and spiritually?! What if I told you that traveling brings about a new perspective of purpose in your life each and every time you embark on a new journey? Sounds enlightening right?! Maybe even challenging - I hope. If you are up for the adventure, let’s end on a sixth quote and no worries if you missed the others. You can always go back and read them!
1 John 1:1-4 // “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us— that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.”
Back 1000’s of years ago, stories were oral. They were passed down via memory of hearing them repeatedly as a young child. If you were to go back several 100 years ago, stories began to be written down. Sentences. Grammar. Scrolls and books were put in libraries. All for someone to pick up and imagine or remember moments in history - personal or territorial. Then there is us - the technologically advanced generation. We wake up each morning looking at people’s day by day diary entries posted, shared, and tweeted for the world to read. If we go on vacation, Facebook knows. If we go to the gym, Snapchat briefly shares. If we go out with friends, Instagram captures it. If we go to work, Twitter tweets it. In this day and age, every day we present the world with a new-ish story. (Not that it really cares.)
Journeying across the world will bring things to your attention in new avenues. You will see things and wonder, “How? Why?” You will hear things and think, “What? When?” You will, in turn, share it and responses will say, “Where?” I’ve seen my fair share of heart-wrenching situations and breath-taking views. No matter what it is that I share, it’s not long until someone asks, “Where was that?” Regardless, a story needs a couple key things: 1. Main character/event 2. Beginning 3. Conflict/Top Point 4. End. When one travels, stories unfold regardless if it’s by mouth, pen and paper, or text on a screen. It doesn’t matter the forum. Just that the story gets told. Am I wrong?
Well in the Bible, the same process plays out. The more you grow in the Lord’s journey He has uniquely laid before you, the more of your story you have to tell. This is what we call a testimony. Some think of this word “testimony” in such a way to single out the day or time of their salvation. Which of course is part of your story, but not even close to the entire thing. Your life is a book so to speak. Each chapter is a new season. Each couple pages a new adventure. Traveling brings purpose. Otherwise our book would have no top points. It would be a flat read. It would be a boring read. It would be a short book altogether. Tell your story with boldness, because it is beautiful. But don't share to brag on you, but to bring people together through the ups and downs God has brought each us through. So that your joy can be complete through Him.
THE GRAND FINALE:
So we’ve come to the end of our Travel Quote series. I hope it was enjoyed. I know as I wrote it, my mind was open to more depths of what travel really means and provides. My wish is that it provided the same for you. Subscribe and keep up with us here at Kingdom Adventure Travels through the coming up blogs. They are destined to be epic! And remember . . .
KEEP TRAVELING - IT BRINGS PURPOSE.