Journey of a Lifetime
Discovering the Unique Adventure God Has for You by Taylor Bennett
Ciao, fellow wanderers! If you’re like me, you love the thrill of setting off on a new adventure, whether it’s a flight around the world or just a stroll around the block. But did you know that the greatest journey you’ll ever embark on doesn’t happen via plane, train, car, bus, or boat?
In fact, the most important adventure of all time doesn’t even take place outside your house. It happens within your heart. It’s your walk with God.
I knew from an early age that the Lord had given me big dreams and plans, but it was only when I learned to trust in him and devote my life to walking down his path that I began to fully understand those dreams and realize my passions. (In fact, those God-given dreams are what led me to write these words right now!)
If you’ve ever felt like God has something big planned for your life but you don’t know what, or if you’re having trouble knowing what path the Lord wants you to take, this book is for you.
I started working on Journey of a Lifetime when I was dealing with a lot of uncertainty and change. As I wrote it, I began to immerse myself more fully in the Word until the Lord’s plans for my life became clearer than I ever could have expected.
It is my hope and prayer that, as you journey alongside Jesus in the upcoming weeks, you will also experience God’s guidance and provision on a whole new level. But, as with any truly great adventure, you can’t begin your journey without first setting an itinerary. So let’s talk a little bit about how this book works.
Journey of a Lifetime is divided into nine chapters, each of which focuses on a particular aspect of our journey with Christ and relates to a specific passage of Scripture. You’ll find ten days’ worth of devotions in each chapter, plus a special “bonus adventure” at the end.
You can make this a true ninety-day experience, reading one devotion each day, or stretch it out by doing one devotion per day Monday through Friday and setting aside a day specifically for your bonus adventure at the end of every two-week period. Or if you’re feeling particularly lost and could use some extra support, feel free to double up and read two devotions every day.
No matter what, every chapter comes packed with plenty of encouragement for your journey as well as a key verse to tuck in your bag for later. The first devotional of each chapter will introduce you to a small portion of Scripture I’ve selected just for you.
Write it on a piece of paper with your nicest handlettering, scribble it on a note card, or scrawl it on the back of a receipt—whatever it takes!—then commit to memorizing it over the following weeks.
By the end of this book, you’ll be well equipped with several scriptural “souvenirs” that you can carry on your travels through this life—and cling to during difficult times.