Disasters Immanent


All was going great, the weather was amazing, and the terrain had lots of different patches of gravel, sand, slopes and puddles, and the quad bike was tearing it up, soil and dust spraying out behind as the power came on propelling the rider forwards with even more enthusiasm, and then disaster struck with the world spinning, dust everywhere, and then silence as the safety cord attached to the ignition system pulled out shutting down the howling motor.  As the dust settled, the rider found that fortunately the bike had rolled away from him and was not on top pinning him down, and as he lay there trying to catch his breath, familiar faces were rushing over the uneven terrain towards him.

On trying to sit up, things were very strange, as there was a numb sensation in both legs, and when he tried to use them they just did not respond at all, and they felt totally dis-attached from his body, just plain useless appendages.  The Ambulance eventually arrived, and with much care, he was strapped into a spinal back board, and carefully loaded into the back of the Ambulance and off to the “Spinal Unit,” where after many tests and scans, the result was, irreversible spinal cord damage in the lower spine, so from waist down, nothing was likely to work ever again.

We are so often just like the Quad Bike Rider, blazing along through life at break neck speed, living for the moment, dashing from excitement to excitement, from task to task with no thought of progress or consequences to where we are and the many dangers that lurk constantly about us, that is, until things spin us and dump us in a crumpled heap.  This is usually when God gets the panic call, “Help!!” get me out of this mess, hit the “Reset Button,” why did you let this happen to me, God Blaming, when God was never wanted or invited at all from the very beginning.

Were you walking with God, always walking in “His Will” or were you in your own will of me and my, when it should always be “I walk beside and with God.”  We can so quickly do it My Way, when we should be praying and living, “Thy will be done on Earth, in my life constantly, as your will is constantly being done in Heaven.”  God so often gets treated as the Ambulance who is demanded to roll up immediately a crisis happens, scoops us up, take us off to where we can be repaired, made all brand new again, turning the clock back again, so that we can rush off and into the next crisis.  Galatians 6:7 “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”  What you sow you grow.

Where is God in your life, is he the uninvited, yet demanded to be ever close behind to pick up all the pieces, but not close enough to inhibit or to dampen the enthusiasm or the activity.  God has great plans for you and your life, plans to make you abundant, bountiful, achieving here in this life, and so much more in the life to come in Eternity when we live with him, not remotely as we do here, but by sight, right with him, when we can reach out and really touch him and to feel his strong embrace.

Quote; “What assurance here, of God’s willingness to receive the repenting sinner! Have you, reader, chosen your own way? Have you wandered far from God? Have you sought to feast upon the fruits of transgression, only to find them turn to ashes upon your lips? And now, your substance spent, your life-plans thwarted, and your hopes dead, do you sit alone and desolate? Now that voice which has long been speaking to your heart but to which you would not listen comes to you distinct and clear, “Arise ye, and depart; for this is not your rest; because it is polluted, it shall destroy you, even with a sore destruction.” Micah 2:10. Return to your Father’s house. He invites you, saying, “Return unto Me; for I have redeemed thee.” Isaiah 44:22.  {COL 205}

If we decide to “Go it Alone,” and leave God out of our lives, he respects our wishes and steps back and away from us, “What you sow you grow,” and the harvest from being away from God is not nice here, and there is no future, but if you decide that the Wages of Sin, are not for you, then in repentance and confession, you come to God, fully surrender your will to be under the control of his will, then again, “What you sow you grow,” and you will swim in bountiful blessings here, and so much more here-after than our wildest fantasy can imagine.  We can all try to live “Outside of God,” but the results short term and long term are not what you would wish on anybody, so how come we regularly rush into things, roar into our daily activities, without coming into God’s will for us, and remaining there.

It is so easy to let the cares of this life squeeze out a vibrant fulfilling relationship with God, as we rush into chores and daily grind, leaving Jesus Christ standing at the Bus Stop vainly trying to flag us down, when we should always pause and stop, get out of the driver’s seat, and let Jesus Drive us on the paths that lead to enjoyment, paths that we would always choose if we could but see the end from the beginning.  God can, so why not let him have total control of your life, live daily “In Christ” under “His Will,” and by this avert multitudes of catastrophes and disasters daily, always pray, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.”