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Signpost 1: The Quest

The Call to Adventure The call to adventure is the point when the hero realizes everything is going to change. It happened to Odysseus, Frodo Baggins, Luke Skywalker, and the children in Narnia. Heroes may be reluctant at first, but once they commit to the quest, a guide or “magical helper” appears. Each of the characters in the famous stories we have talked about had supernatural help for the journey. Whether or not you realize it, as you embark on your GodQuest, you have a supernatural guide who wants to help you, only this guide is very real, not some character from a book or movie. When you commit to your GodQuest, God is the guide who will reveal truth to you through the wisdom of others (Proverbs 15:22), trustworthy information (2 Timothy 3:16–17) and most importantly, through the inner working of the Holy Spirit in your life (John 14:26).

The Road of Trials Heroes encounter tests and trials in the course of their quests, and it will be no different for you as you set out in search of the answers to the questions set before you. The tests and trials are different for each person. Some may have to deal with doubts, while others may suffer physical or emotional setbacks. You may have to endure financial difficulties or problems with relationships. These are all part of the normal course of life, but as you go through your GodQuest, you may think you have more than your share. Don’t get discouraged! In fact, you can actually be encouraged because of the results that will come from your experience. The Bible tells us: Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance (James 1:2–3). So hang in there. The trials you encounter in the course of your GodQuest will only strengthen your faith.

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By Sean McDowell and Stan Jantz In this life, theres nothing more challenging, more adventurous than going on a search for truth and for som...

GodQuest Non Fiction Book  

By Sean McDowell and Stan Jantz In this life, theres nothing more challenging, more adventurous than going on a search for truth and for som...