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DO YOU THINK OF GOD?
How Do You Think of God
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
my Higher Power, it seemed as though life was rather like a bike
ride. But it was on 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 Higher Power, that is. 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, 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 was worried 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 knows
bike secrets. He knows how to make it bend to take sharp
corners, jump to clear high rocks, fly to shorten scary
passages. 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 Higher
And when I'm sure I just can't
do anymore, He smiles and just says, "Pedal."
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