Other Than Scripture

I believe the number one guide in my life is God’s will. I also believe that God revealed his ultimate will in His word, the scripture. I firmly believe that the Bible reveals all we need for faith and its practice in everyday life.

With that said, there are a few thoughts or quotes that are not found in the Bible that inspire me. One of the greatest statements outside of scripture is from the words of Helen Keller.

“Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.” – Helen Keller

I first heard this statement many years ago and it lodged itself in my brain. I am not sure why it so ingrained in my thinking. Maybe it comes from my background or maybe it is because of the background of the woman who said it. Whatever the reason, it goes through my mind about everyday.

When I think about sitting on my couch and watching TV all evening or driving several miles to go on a fishing trip, it crosses my mind. When I think about what I want to do on my day off, it crosses my mind. When I think about taking on a daring new ministry, it crosses my mind. When I think about my life in general, it crosses my mind.

This simple concept has led me on mission trips, cross-country moves and to evenings of great fun. In fact, it is such a part of my thinking that I ask my kids if they “are ready for an adventure” when I am making plans for the family.

Each day we have the choice to sit around and just quietly accept the moment or we have the opportunity to do something new and exciting. Adventure or nothing? The choice is yours.


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