Start the Adventure!

A few months ago Mario and I took a day to run some errands in Tempe, have lunch with our daughter who attends ASU, and visit IKEA. While walking through the mammoth store we came across the sofas and chairs. There was chair that was so inviting. I sat down and was swallowed by this enormous piece of future. It was so comfortable! However, when I had my fill of enjoyment and tried to get up that chair was absorbing me! My husband had to come to my rescue and pull me out of the monster’s grasp!

How often we get stuck in the “comfort zone” of life just like I got stuck in that chair. In the book, “Just Give Me Jesus”, by Anne Graham Lotz, she writes this about the comfort zone.

“If you are questioning the sufficiency of God’s power to resolve your problems and pressures, your suffering and stress, your crisis and change, His answer is the same. The infinite power of the living Logos of God is adequate for any need you or I will ever have. We may intellectually grasp the truth that God’s power is adequate, but we can never know that by experience if we stay in our comfort zone. If all you ever attempt is what you know you can do yourself, if all your needs seem to be met through someone or something other than God, if you never have any difficulties that are greater than you can bear—how will you know the awesome greatness and personal availability of His infinite power?”

This summer is a great opportunity to try new things, to branch out, volunteer, get involved and get out of the “comfort zone”. You may need some help just like I needed help getting out of that monstrous piece of furniture!  God is waiting to open doors with His grace and power; so get out of the chair and start the adventure!

Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” 

Isaiah 43:19


From my heart to yours,

DaNetta Fernandez

Author: DaNetta Fernandez

I'm a woman who loves God, married to my best friend Mario. I believe life is a gift and should be lived with purpose. I am a mother, a Nana and an auntie. I love travel, audio books, hiking, cooking with Mario, baking, movies and just having fun!!!

One thought on “Start the Adventure!”

  1. Oh, DaNetta! This is a wonderful invitation and a reminder that God is truly enough.

    I really enjoyed the couch illustration. How funny!

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