God Knows Bike Secrets

Posted on Aug 29, 2007 under forwarded mail, inspirational |
God Knows Bike Secrets

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 didn’t really know Him.

But, later when I recognized my Higher Power, it seemed as though life was rather like a bike ride, but it was a tandem bike, and I noticed that God was in the back helping me pedal.

I don’t know just when it was that He suggested we change places, but life has never been the same since, life with my Higher Power, that is. God makes life exciting!!! When I had control, I knew the way. It was rather boring and predictable. It was the shortest distance between two points. But, when He took the lead, He knew delightful long cut, up mountains, and through rocky places and at breakneck speeds. It was all I could do to hang on!!!! Even when it looked like madness, He said, “PEDAL!”

I worried and was anxious and I ask, “where are you taking me?” He just laughed, but didn’t answer, and I started to learn and trust. I forgot my boring life and entered into a new 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 freely of their gifts to me to take on my journey, our journey, God’s and mine. And we were off again.

He said, “give these gifts away, they’re extra baggage, too much weight.” So I did, to people we met along the way, and I found that the more I gave away the more I received, and still our burden was light.

I didn’t trust Him at first, in control of my life. I thought He’d wreck it. But God knows bike secrets, He knows how to make it bend to take sharp corners, jump to clear high rocks and fly through scary passages. And I’m learning to shut up and pedal in the strangest places. Plus, I’m beginning to enjoy the view and the cool breeze on my face, with my delightful and constant companion, my Higher Power.

And when I’m sure I can’t do any more, He just smiles and says, “PEDAL!”

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