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Thursday, 8 March 2012

New pre-prepared letter written

Jim suggested I checked out the Bicycling with God poem on his website BearCares.co. Thanks for the idea Jim. I found a picture background for the text online and had a go at turning it into a letter.

I'm not planning on printing it off and sending it right away. I will be sending out the Starfish poem soon and I don't think either my kids or the translators will want another longish poem right away. However it's nice to know I've got it all prepared and made up. When I've not got chance to sit down one fortnight and write, I'll be able to print it off then and pop it in the post.

I hope that you and your family are well. Below is a copy of the Bicycling with God poem. Sometimes we feel afraid to know God, to trust Him and let Him lead us in our lives. Remember that if you trust and follow in Him then amazing things can happen in your life. God has a plan for our lives. God has a special purpose for you, a plan for good. You are important to God and you are important to me.
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 on when I recognized Jesus, 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 not been the same since...life with my God makes life exciting! 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 and 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 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 their gifts to take on my journey; our journey, God'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 did not trust Him at first, in control of my life. I thought He'd wreck it. But He knew bike secrets, knew how to make it bend to take sharp corners, jump to clear high places filled with rocks, 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, my God. And when I'm sure I can't do any more, He just smiles and says, "PEDAL"!
God knows every step I take… I follow His will, not my own desires. He never changes. No one can oppose Him or stop Him from doing what He wants to do. He will fulfil what He has planned for me. Lord... lead me to do Your will; make Your way plain for me to follow.                                                                                      Job 23:10-14
I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed  of.                                                                                                                         John 10:10
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