This is getting out of control. Perhaps it is the fluries that fall outside, the weather reports up in Jackson Hole of a reported 100″ and 9 days until opening day… Or maybe it’s because I just got my new Smith set up to feel more like a stealth fighter pilot than ever!
BUT whatever it is my legs are SO STINKIN ITCHY to shred.
Recently Austin and I have begun to plan a ski trip. I have told him many times about my DREAM of venturing and skiing in Jackson Hole, Wyoming since I was probably 5 or 6 years old. This is still very much a huge dream of mine.
This dream is held like any other dream that I have had in my life… Lightly.
Just like my dream to have a rode bike when I was growing up that had curved handle bars and made me feel super Aero Dynamic and speedy. In the time of my desire to have one, I was never willing to put the money out on something that was literally just a hobby especially when I had other responsibilities to steward well while in College. But I desired… And my how deeply God knows these desires because he himself placed them deep with in us.
It’s all about his timing and not my own. Because truthfully lets be honest, when it is Gods timing it is SO MUCH MORE fulfilling than it would have ever been in our own timing. When my time came to have a bike, God moved my heart to first seek His kingdom and the opportunity to advance it. This vision came through my learning about Venture Expeditions. An org that primarily works in bring Justice all over the world through Physical sacrifice through sport. Time, energy (lots of this) and a desire to be apart of something bigger. Not only were we riding miles but we were doing it along side others who were wanting to help in someway. It’s not about the miles entirely. It’s about the smiles and passion sharing across a piece of land through the veins to so many different parts of Christs body/ church.
Through this God provided me with a bike of my own and I am continually grateful.
I had wanted to travel outside the country and still very much want to do more of it. But I didn’t see it as good timing or again proper use of my time during these specific seasons to spend money on a personal tour. If I was going to go to a different country during this season of my life I knew God would provide that opportunity. So off to South Africa I went to serve and fellowship along side many all while getting to go on Safari and see incredible creations…
Through this God provided me with a chance to leave the country and I am continually grateful.
I so badly want to ski in Jackson Hole. But I am not currently, like any other previous seeking, feeling the need to FORCE my way to make it work. Yes I want to ski in Jackson Hole but my desire in this season to fellowship on the snow vastly out weighs my desire to want to ski my face off in a place I’ve dreamed of for so long.
Jackson Hole is EXPENSIVE. So although it wont happen this season, I know that my Father knows my desires and whether he brings it to fruition next season or 10 or 20 years from now, He is faithful. To know that when the time comes, it will be GLORIOUS! The fulfillment of his promises are abundant.
Not only do I have a deep desire to carve and shred in various locations of creation such as:
But my desire, more deeply, is to connect with my Creator, my God while gliding on His creation! This experience is something that is continually hard for me to put into words. It is a highly SPIRITUAL experience and I am thankful for the communion I get to share with Him through this sport.
Add fellowship to the equation and I am beside myself with gratitude for those God puts in my life that share the same passions like being outside in REALLY cold temperatures and not being able to feel toes but we just can’t get enough!
My cup overfloweth.