I’m a huge fan of The Amazing Race.  I love the concept of the whole thing.  The adventure, the thrills and new experiences. 

My sweet friend, Robyn and I have talked about sending in our application — we want to go as the Blogging Friends!  What a blast that would be!  Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we blogged our way through  The Amazing Race!

As I’ve watched this season it struck me how much this show makes me think of my life in Christ.  – -a fully lived life in Christ is an Amazing Adventure.  It’s not a race so much as a marathon. It’s not about competition but about facing adversity and adventure together.  It’s about stepping out of your comfort zone; it’s about reaching out to new people and cultures; it’s about having a spirit that wants to learn and grow, and it’s about partnering with my brothers and sisters in Christ and working together. 

I want that kind of Amazing Race life – more an Amazing Grace life.  I don’t want to settle for the quiet, peaceful, comfortable existence.  I want to live on the edge; I want to reach out to those who others shun; I want to step out in faith.  I want to live BIG because I serve God Almighty who spoke this world into existence.  I serve the God who raised His son from the dead on the third day and He’s now seated at the right hand of God.  I serve a God who is , and was, and is to be!  That’s why I want the Amazing Grace life because that’s what He’s done for me!  He’s poured out His Amazing Grace over my life. 

And when the day is done I want to speak the words of the Apostle Paul

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. ” 2 Timothy 4:7

My heart cry is to see, truly see, the world around me and to open my heart to where God is leading me.   I want to live the life that God has called me to live whether it’s in comfort & peace or up to my knees in dirt & mud & filth.  If I do that, if I am faithful and obedient to God’s Call on my life then I will have finished the race and kept the faith.

Where is God leading you?