Friday, July 19, 2013

God Wants To Take You on the Trip of a Lifetime!

We’ve ridden the motorcycle many miles this week. We’ve driven in the heat and the cool. We’ve driven in the dry and the rain. We’ve driven on smooth roads and rough roads. We’ve driven along new highways and road construction.  We’ve seen accidents, police blocks, radar guns and wildlife. We’ve dodged tree limbs and road gators (pieces of tires).  We drove behind slow tourists. We’ve been passed by faster motorcycles. 

There’s no way to travel without finding something wrong, something you’d rather avoid or wishing to miss it altogether.  Since we love to travel and since my hubby loves motorcycles, we just pack our bags and go.

It requires a watchful eye to look ahead to what might be in the road so you don’t hit something that might throw you or cause a problem.  Danny’s also watching the side of the road for any animal that might want to come out in front of us.

Some might say, just stay home! It’s a lot of trouble and motorcycles are scary. Go in the car. Don’t go at all. There is merit in staying home I guess, but then we’d miss the beautiful sights and sounds and the opportunities to meet other people.  For us it’s worth it. If we avoided all the troubles, all the hazards and all the bad weather we would also miss the blessings.

Every blessing of God has your name written on it beloved. Every rainbow at the end of the storm is for you. Every smooth mile after the construction is put there for you to enjoy. Every beautiful scene and all of creation is given to you as a reward for perseverance. God’s radar is there to keep you safe – His word is your help not your demise. Even though hazards in life exist, God promises to keep a keen eye on the road He ordains for you so that you will be blessed and be a blessing.  But you have to be willing to go and you have to be willing to stay the course even when life hands you troubles.  In the midst of the storm He promises to find you a shelter. In the heat of the day He promises to give you shade. In the tiring tedious moments of life He promises to give you rest.

Oh beloved, God will take you on the trip of a lifetime! He will show you the heights and get you through the valleys. He will give you everything you’ve ever dreamed of and oh so much more.  He will give you new dreams and fresh vision to live for Him.  You may have had your own trip planned, but if you will stop and let God repack your backs and rebuild your itinerary and mark out the course He wants you on, you will go beyond your wildest dreams! God has something far greater and more glorious for you than what can be found in the fulfillment of your own ideas.  

God loves you and He’s for you and that’s worth letting Him have your dreams, your plans and your life today!

 Philippians 2:13 For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.

Ephesians 3:20 Now all glory to God, who is able, through His mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.

Psalm 37:4 Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you your heart’s desires.

Psalm 121:8 The LORD keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever.

Isaiah 41:10 Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with My victorious right hand.

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