A is for Adventure
Friday I have a focus on adventure.
The logo I created for the Renewal system was inspired by my love for adventure and the great outdoors.
When was the last time you went for a hike and tuned out of "the noise," and tuned in to nature? It makes a world of difference in the way you feel.
Climbing a mountain and getting to the summit is a great feeling. Some of the best adventures I have been on are with friends and family, navigating our way to spectacular views.
Jesus said in the gospel of John 10:10 My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.
There is something so satisfying, so valuable, to exploring this beautiful planet. Don't miss out. We all have people that we can minister to and help. The needs never stop. I learned from Jesus that He would lead his disciples away from the crowds from time to time. They would rest and they would pray. Such a great example for us to follow.
Some people in ministry get burned out. The time I spend on my adventures may be one of the biggest reasons I feel so good. Strong in faith and stable in my emotions.
Where I live most people are busy. Their schedules are filled day and night seven days a week. No time for adventure.
Yet all around our area there trails that lead to peaceful rivers, ponds and fields. Beautiful quiet areas where the wildlife and the wild flowers thrive.
I try to get out there every day for at least 30 minutes. I have been doing this since my outdoor challenge back in 2020.
Here is a photo I took of Maddox on his Kayak late one night in October of 2020.
We went Kayaking on the Charles River on a night when the moon, and mars were visible.
This is a good time to recap what Renewal is about.
Rest. I aim to get 9 hours of sleep a night.
Exercise. Workout Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
Nutrition. No eating till 11:30 a.m. and no eating after 7:30 p.m.
Education. Study for self improvement.
Work. Manage my time and get my work done with excellence.
Adventure. Get outside and explore this beautiful planet.
Leisure. Make time to relax and enjoy life.
When I get good rest, I have more energy to do adventures. My workouts become more motivating because I know I will have more strength and endurance for future adventures I am dreaming about. I'm inspired to eat well so I am healthy for more adventures.
A great tip. Download the app All Trails and look what is around you. I bet you won't have to travel far in order to find some beautiful places.
A great place to pray is in the woods, in the mountains and on the water.
Psalm 16:11 You will show me the way of life,
granting me the joy of your presence
and the pleasures of living with you forever.
Plan your next adventure today.
Love, Pastor Max
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Pastor Max Marcoux
DD and I have been married for 26 years. We have 4 children and have pastored since 1999. We believe with God in the center of our lives, our marriage, our parenting and our church, life is so much better. We hope you discover God the way we have.