Spiritual Journey ~
thrilled to announce the release of Lisa's book - "On a Quest for Christ," published
by Spiritual Formation House. Here's the intro chapter - hope you enjoy
May all who search for you
be filled with joy and gladness.
May those who love your salvation
repeatedly shout, “The LORD is great!”
Psalm 40:16 (NLT)
you know it or not, you’re on a quest. Perhaps you sense an emptiness, a
vacuum, or a nagging hole inside. Filling it with excitement, money, or
love just doesn’t do the trick. Maybe you feel contented with your life
today, but suspect that something else, something deeper, awaits you.
Either way, you’re on a quest—a quest for Christ.
What is a quest? It is simply a journey toward a worthy goal, the
seeking of a noble end. There’s a catch, though. Something as
significant as the search for God is bound to run into obstacles and
challenges. I have faced them, and I’m sure you have too.
This devotional is for all who are on a spiritual journey with Christ.
Through its pages, you will trace your steps from the first whispers of
faith to resting in God’s arms. You may be miles along the road, or you
may be just beginning. Regardless of where you are on the journey, your
story is sacred—a saga that leads ultimately to the one true God.
During this process, I’ll invite you into my personal faith journey.
Each chapter features snippets from my story. Because I’ve selected just
a few snapshots from a lifetime of experience, many significant people,
places, and events are not included. My hope is that the ones I have
chosen will lead you to a deeper reflection on your own memories. I’ve
also provided thought-provoking questions, scripture meditations, and
special prayers to help you see ever more clearly the transforming grace
of God in your life. At the end of each chapter, you’ll have a chance
to write your own personal prayer.
As we explore this quest together, reflect on the stages you’ve passed
through. They may not exactly parallel my own, but the similarities
could be astonishing. You may have experienced some of the phases, but
not all. Perhaps they occurred in a different order. Maybe some of your
stages aren’t included in this book. Don’t worry; this devotional book
is only a guide for your journey. As you work through it, you’ll see
God’s hand in your life and the direction he is leading you.
Why would you want to chart your personal faith journey? Because your
spiritual story is significant. Who you are makes a difference. God
ordained this path for your life even before the dawn of creation. It
matters to you. It matters to me. In fact, it matters to the whole
community of faith, both now and forever. The impact of your life is
As you begin to explore your personal quest for Christ, take a minute to
reflect on this scripture passage. Listen for God’s message to you.
The Kingdom of Heaven is like a pearl merchant
on the lookout for choice pearls.
When he discovered a pearl of great value,
he sold everything he owned and bought it!
Matthew 13:45-46 (NLT)
When we find the treasure we have been seeking for so long, it changes
our lives. We hold it close, vowing never to let it go. As we begin to
map our quest for the pearl of infinite value, let us join in prayer,
asking for God’s guidance and steady hand on our journey.
Gracious God, you are the missing piece in our lives, the pearl we seek.
For years, we have looked high and low for you. We’ve searched in every
imaginable place. But you’ve been with us all along, urging us forward,
shepherding us into your flock. Stay with us as we tell our stories and
map our spiritual quests. Keep us safe as we continue to seek you on
the journey of life, today and always. Amen.
I wish you a fruitful walk filled with joy and wonder, discovery and delight.
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