“The Road of LIFE”

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 sort of out there, like a president. I recognized His picture when I saw it, but I didn’t really 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 back, helping me pedal. I don’t know just when it was that He suggested we trade places, but life hasn’t 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 place at breakneck speeds; it was all I could do to hang on! Even though it looked like madness, He said, “PEDAL!”

I was worried and 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. 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, my Lord’s and mine! 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 didn’t trust Him at first, to be in control of my life. I thought He’d wreck it, BUT He knows bike secrets; He knows how to make it bend to take sharp corners; how to jump to clear high rocks; how to fly to shorten scary passages; AND I am learning to shut up and pedal in the strangest places. I’m beginning to enjoy the view and the cool breeze on my face, with my delightful companion, Jesus Christ!

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

Barbara Brown is the author of the book, GOD IS GOD And We Are NOT! Volume One, from Victory Publishers.

Blessings and Joy in the journey.

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Author of GO GOD - Jump On Or Hang On, 'Cause God's Gonna Win!, and a REVENOUS student of the scriptures since 1972, it became clear to me that the original language translations (from Greek and Hebrew) didn't square with the English versions in significant ways...so significant, in fact, that people were once considered heretics for investigating what the original manuscripts REALLY said. The "heretic" label persists in some Christian circles today, when one's perspective calls traditional doctrines into question. Someone once said, "The odds of someone being right is directly proportionate to the number of people trying to prove him or her wrong." Since 1972, the operating principles that ultimately birthed the ScriptureDoc project are these: 1. The word of God was written for regular people, not just theologians...it has to make sense. For that matter God Himself must make sense, otherwise how can we know Him, and what benefit would there be in knowing Him? 2. When the word of God (or God Himself) doesn't make sense, it is our understanding that is lacking, not His word. We need to investigate, educate, expand, and adjust our knowledge, perception, and understanding. 3. The goal is to, "Endeavor to present yourself to God qualified, an unashamed worker, correctly cutting the word of truth." (2 Timothy 2:15) 4. Last one: "All scripture is inspired by God, and is beneficial for teaching, for exposure, for correction, for discipline in righteousness, that the man [or woman] of God may be equipped, fitted out for every good act." (2 Timothy 3:15-16) 5) OK, one more: "Request and it shall be given you. Seek and you shall find. Knock and it shall be opened to you. For everyone who is requesting is obtaining, and who is seeking is finding, and to him who is knocking it shall be opened." (Matthew 7:7-8) So . . .here's a forum where we look into what the word of God REALLY says, and what it REALLY means. IF you;re happy with what you've learned about God to date, this probably isn't for you; however, if you're open to what may be an alarmingly fresh perspective, jump on in. Join the live study (or by recording), called "Light Up The Scriptures" every Tuesday night at 8:00pm Eastern Time. Email me back for call-in details. Check out the book, "GO GOD! Jump On Or Hang On, 'Cause God's Gonna Win!" at www.Victory-Publishers.com

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  1. Im a penticoatal preachers kid .I just turned 70 ,Most of my life I have run as far from Jesus as I could get.Im old,but Im not worn out and I want a ride on that bike till I close my eyes for the last time.