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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Wednesday Wisdom

Just Pedal

At first I saw God as my observer, my judge, keeping track of the things I did wrong, so as to know whether I merited heaven or hell when I die. He was out there sort of like a president. I recognized his picture when I saw it, but I really didn't know Him.

But later on, when I met God, it seemed as though life were rather like a bike ride, but it was a tandem bike, and I noticed that God was at the back, helping me pedal.

I don't know when it was that He suggested that we change places, but life has not been the same since. When I had control I knew the way. It was rather boring, but predictable. It was the shortest distance between two points. But when He took the lead, He knew delightful long cuts, up mountains, and through rocky places at breakneck speeds. It was all I could do to hang on!

Even though it looked like madness, He said, "Pedal!" I worried and was anxious and asked, "Where are you taking me?" He laughed and didn't answer, and I started to learn to trust. I forgot my boring life and entered into the adventure. And when I'd say, "I'm scared," He'd lean back and touch my hand.

He took me to people with gifts that I needed; gifts of healing, acceptance and joy. They gave me gifts to take on my journey. And we were off again. He said, "give the gifts away; they're extra baggage, too much weight." So I did, to the people we met, and I found that in giving I received, and still our burden was light.

I did not trust Him, at first, in control of my life. I thought He'd wreck it; but He knows bike secrets, knows how to make it bend to take sharp corners, knows how to jump to clear high rocks, knows how to fly to shorten scary passages. And I am learning to shut up and pedal in the strangest places, and I'm beginning to enjoy the view and the cool breeze on my face with God as my delightful constant companion.

And when I'm sure I just can't do anymore, He just smiles and says,
"Pedal!"

~ Author Unknown ~
 
Wednesday  Blessings to each of you!!!
 
In His Most Precious Love....and with mine!!!

6 comments:

  1. Great poem and so simple to understand about what God can do with us and for us. Love it. :)

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  2. This is very good I like it. It reminds me a little of the footprint poem. If we only knew how many road blocks we have dodged in live we would be amazed. I think of times what if I had left just little earlier. Or what if this had happened to us??? Just thinking a little this morning about a lot wonderful blessings my Savior has given my family and I. Just yesterday my sister used part of our live story with the adoption of the boys in her speech class. I wrote her a couple of pages to use as her visual ad the topic was adoption verses abortion.

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  3. Good Morning!
    I love this post! This morning...as I was taking my husband to meet his van for work...a man on a bike zoomed out right in front of me at a light. My heart was racing when I thought that I might have hit him...all because he was not following the "rules of the road". You see, it's all about obeying...God's in control...we just need to let Him be.

    Have a wonderful blessed day, sweetie!
    Laura

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  4. What a wonderful post!!!

    Pedal!!!


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  5. Hello there,

    I hope you're having a spectacular day. Your Denver Moore quote got my attn. I read "Same Kind of Different As Me" a couple of years ago and it did not want it to end.
    Today's post is simply marvelous. Thanks for the inspiration to PEDAL!

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  6. Love it!! I've never seen/heard that analogy before, but it is perfect! I still find that sometimes I like to pedal AND steer, and God lets me, until I decide that I'm better off in the back once again, and then He shows me the wonderful things He does.

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