The dictionary defines "adventure" as an exciting or unusual experience. Nothing tops the adventure of following Jesus. Jesus stated, "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me" (Mark 8:34 NIV). Yes, it involves self-denial, but it is quite a challenging adventure. We have a guide in Jesus Christ. We must trust and follow him even when the going is hard.
Recently, I read these words of Joel Woodruff, the president of C.S. Lewis Institute:
"Often when we read these verses we speak of the cost of discipleship, the denial of self, the taking up of our cross and the hardships that are entailed in living our lives for Jesus in this fallen world. Yet that is all part of the adventure of discipleship in which a sure promise of great reward is given to all who commit – their very lives or souls are saved! There is no greater reward than that, and the alternative is far worse – the death of our souls. Yes, the Christian life may be hard at times, but this is part of the adventure and Jesus also tells us, “I came that they (his disciples) may have life and have it abundantly.” There is no greater joy and fulfillment than accepting Jesus’ call and even the hardships can be viewed as part of the adventure of discipleship!"
Yes, I hope to get to ride through Vermont or some other state or on some trail with my wife. That will be a new adventure. However, you cannot top the adventure of following Jesus.