If we are our best reflections of God when we are fully alive, and I believe we are, it begs the question—when are you fully alive? Where are you? What are you doing? Who are you with?
Remember the joy and excitement of exploring? Setting off down a new path, not knowing what you would find around the bend?
The danger: We might encounter wild animals!
The discoveries: Oh look—a mushroom! A flower! I found a walking stick! Look at this cool bug!
The destinations: Do you hear water? Let’s keep going and see if this path leads us to the creek!
When you are young, it’s all amazing and wondrous.
The unknown. The thrill of risk. A heart anticipating discovery.
Where does that outlook go as we age? As adults, we observe kids exulting in their fully alive and awake state, and we long to enjoy life as they do. While we can’t go back and become children again, we can embrace anticipation and wonder.
When are you fully alive?
What are the elements that contribute to the awakening of your heart?