Yesterday I wrote about how amazing our trip was to South Cumberland State Park, how amazing the area is with all the rock cliffs and waterfalls and boulders to climb over. I joked that we were forever ruined for the local trails at home! Well that phrase stuck in my head and I realized it is a quote from a book about God written by Joy Dawson called Forever Ruined by the Ordinary. She says,
“I was tuned in and turned on to God, the Creator and Sustainer of the universe. I took off on an adventure of a lifetime… hearing and obeying God’s voice. I was forever ruined for the ordinary.”
In the same way that I was so amazed by the trails at this park and how much more amazing they were than my everyday trails at home, I want to be amazed by a life with God. I want to follow hard after Him, seeking to follow wherever He goes. I want my life with Him to be as an amazing adventure as my hikes have been.
God you know how distracted I get by the “ordinary life” and how I wander from this life of adventure with you. Help me to follow you on the great adventures you have planned for me, to forever be ruined for the ordinary.