Monday, April 12, 2010

Journey


It's not the destination, it's the journey. Unknown

I love a good trip. We are in the midst of planning our vacation - hopefully this will involve a beach, sun, swimming, and grilling. We will also add in a lot of fellowship within the family and new friends that we will meet. And food - lots of island type food. (This is beginning to sound like letter F day on our A-Z challenge). Once we decide exactly where we are going and staying, the rest of the trip will be fun to plan.

You probably have guessed where this is going. As Christians, we already know our destination. That secured, we can concentrate on the journey. Rick Warren states in his book, The Purpose Driven Life, every journey deserves a journal. This A-Z challenge has pushed me to work on my spiritual journal.

One of my favorite quotes about our earthly journey is one from C. S. Lewis:

The settled happiness and security which we all desire God withholds from us by the very nature of the world. But joy, pleasure and merriment He has scattered abroad. We are never safe but we have plenty of fun and some ecstasy. It is not hard to see why. The security we crave would teach us to rest our hearts in this world. . . Our Father refreshes us on this journey with some pleasant inns, but will not encourage us to mistake them for home.

Have a wonderful Monday journey.

7 comments:

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

Very inspiring post. made good reading,

Have a nice day.
Yvonne.

Gregg said...

Very good post! I love trips and the planning is almost as much fun. My citizenship is in heaven, I am a pilgrim passing through the land in my journey to the heavenly city built by God!

Wanda said...

I enjoyed reading your take on our journey in life. Good post!

Raquel Byrnes said...

Well said. I love CS Lewis as well.

Tori Cooper said...

I like how you said "It's not the destination, it's the journey"... keep us updated on your vacation plans... :-) Great quote choice- love C.S. Lewis work... thank you for sharing!

CK said...

New follower here from the A-Z challenge. Haven't been able to visit many blogs until today. Glad I found yours!

Can't wait to hear details about your upcoming trip!

-Carmen

Grammy said...

Hi, and isn't it wonderful to know where we are going? Thanks for the lovely posting and reminding us that we are on an important journey each day!