Thursday, April 22, 2010

My Unforgettable Ride With God....

I am so excited because Friday I am going to hike Diamond Head with my daughter and my grandson!  I am going to bring my camera and take pictures so that I can share them with you.  I just can't wait!!
Today I am going to do a short walk maybe just a couple of miles.  I did get some great news from a fitness coach online.  They did a study and found out that you can burn the same amount of fat by walking slow that you can from jogging or walking really fast.  The article said that as long as you kept a consistent pace you would have a good cardio workout and burn calories. For the best results though you need to walk for at least thirty minutes to burn fat. I am loving that!

While reading the bible today I found a scripture that touched my heart, most scripture does, but on some days a scripture will really speak to me.  Everyday the Lord Jesus ministers to my soul and continues to teach me of His great love.

“We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed”  2 Corn: 4:  8-9.

When I look at that scripture I am so very thankful that I serve a loving God.  I am reminded of a time when I went to the beach as a young woman with my husband.  Where I live the water is clean and turquoise blue.  It is warm and the waves can either be gentle and soft or they can be strong and forceful.  There have been times while body surfing that I have been drug across the ocean bottom.  Believe me when that happens you get a healthy respect for the ocean.  You learn to dive under the powerful wave before it crashes on you.

When my husband Peter taught me to body surf, he would tell me never turn your back on the ocean.   Keep your eyes on the sets as they roll towards you.  He said you will know the right wave when you see it and feel it behind you.  It will lift you up and that’s when you start to kick with the wave.  If you get it just right that soft yet very powerful wave will carry you all the way to the shore and you will experience the most amazing ride of your life!  I had plenty of waves slam me into the sand before I got that one perfect ride. However, that one perfect ride made all the others worth it.   It is unforgettable!

Jesus is like the ocean.  If we keep our eyes on Him through prayer and His word He will never let us down.  He is always there.  His power is awesome!  His love is like the waves constant and never ceasing.  When I go to the beach I sit and watch the waves and feel so at peace.  However, when a hurricane is coming I run in fear of those same treacherous waves.   The ocean is one of the greatest representatives of God in all of creation. As with God, the ocean is a source of life, strength and tranquility. Ocean waves in particular, are truly amazing. Each time a wave washes upon the beach it carries away a portion of sand from one place to another. As a result, the waves, sand and beach will always change. God deals with our sin in the same way the ocean deals with sand. He washes over us with His waves of mercy and takes away our sins.  It just makes me feel so fortunate to be a child of the Living God!

3 comments:

I really enjoyed reading your blog! It hit me where I live. I can really see God being like the ocean. Powerful and dangerous one day and gentle and mild the next. Keep up the good work!

Aint faith a wonderful ride to take? God is good all the time!

Sometimes it is scary ya know just like riding that wave.....and then God makes everything way better then we could ever have even imagined!

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