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Thursday, September 01, 2011


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 the president. I recognized His picture when I saw it, but I really didn't know him.

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

I don't know just 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, and 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 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, my Lord's and mine. And we're 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, to be control of my life, I thought He would 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'm 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 my delightful constant companion, Jesus Christ.

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

Taken from Godvine


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DIDMIS 9/8/2011 7:50PM

    emoticon to all my emoticon 's. Keep emoticon emoticon

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HAGIN2010 9/8/2011 7:32PM

    What a great analogy Irene

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CHATTIEGIRL 9/4/2011 6:45PM

    Hi Irene:

As always you are showing us the way of the Lord and we need that in this life. As long as we have people like you to keep us grounded and remmebering why we are here and strengthen our belief in God. Stay strong with God and your healthy life style. Stay the beautiful person you are and thank you for being my friend. God bless you always. Continue giving love to people.

Smile Joyce

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MOM4407 9/4/2011 11:53AM

    What a wonderful analogy to life with Christ.

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MARLIZG 9/3/2011 11:40AM

    your faith is beautiful

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NDTEACHER1 9/3/2011 9:03AM

    A beautiful blog-loved it!

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DIDMIS 9/3/2011 2:01AM

    It is time to say emoticon to every one again.
God bless you all.

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JUNEBUG150 9/3/2011 1:42AM

    I needed this, thank you for sharing!

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RGEETING 9/2/2011 5:54PM

    Love it!

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YJNANA 9/2/2011 3:28PM

    Good Story Irene

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    Beautiful words...Thanks for passing them along.

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ALICERIEGER 9/2/2011 9:59AM

    What a wnderful story! If only I can remember it as I flying downhill at breakneck speed. Thanks

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NEW-CAZ 9/2/2011 2:45AM

    thanks for sharing Irene

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PANSYLADY2 9/2/2011 1:12AM

    I love this story, Irene. Thanks for sharing with us! And keep pedaling.

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SCOTTYDOG76 9/1/2011 10:03PM

    It is a good lesson in learning to trust -- and it something that kind of creeps inside you.

Thank You!

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PRAYINGSUZIE 9/1/2011 9:59PM


I needed to read this!


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DIDMIS 9/1/2011 8:57PM

    Thank you everyone. Glad it was a blessing. In this weight journey we just have to keep pedaling and it is good to have a pilot.

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LMMIMI 9/1/2011 8:48PM

    Irene, thank you again and again for sharing your faith with us.

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JILL313 9/1/2011 8:38PM

    Just a Beautiful Story--Yes God is in Charge of my Life and he knows what he's doing. . .Thank you for sharing this.



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MNNSAIDE 9/1/2011 7:26PM

    Brought tears to my eyes as my feet have not wanted to pedal anymore.....

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MONTY68 9/1/2011 6:54PM

    Hi Irene
Thank you for sharing this. It is beautiful and although I had read this years ago, it really is nice to be reminded again.

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GRACEISENUF 9/1/2011 5:33PM

    Absolutely beautiful analogy. THANK YOU FOR SHARING!

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SUSIEPH1 9/1/2011 5:29PM

    Thanks for sharing Irene !
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CAROLYN0107 9/1/2011 5:06PM

    Thanks for the encouragement! Great Blog!

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BESTSUSIEYET 9/1/2011 5:05PM

    I first found that story in late 1980s and was so excited to share it during the devotion time following an aerobics class I was teaching. Every time I come across it since then, I am struck again with the delightful Truth that life is better when I let Jesus lead! Thanks for reminding me today again, Irene!

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HAPPYMOM8 9/1/2011 4:25PM

    Wonderful ! We all need to just keep pedaling, that is for sure!

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