Plea is an appeal to chose the higher good. Life is a continuous journey filled with choices that give the opportunity for blessing or hurt. Plea is written to encourage the better part.
Friday, August 14, 2009
YOU GOT BRAKES?
Don't ride if you don't have brakes. Brakes on cars, motorcycles, four-wheels, bicycles, and anything moving are vital. Water skiing and snow skiing are made more difficult because the braking systems won't let you stop as quickly as I sometimes need to stop. Have you ever run into someone or something skiing because you didn't know how to brake?
My Honda Goldwing is in the shop for some needed brake repairs. It weighs about 800 pounds and that is a lot of weight for a bike. You just can't put you foot on the ground to stop it. The first time I got on it I felt that was what I needed to do, and that just will not work.
Life needs some brakes too. All of us have times when our internal braking systems aren't working too well.
Maybe at dinner time?
Maybe when gossip is flowing?
Maybe when we feel a need to judge someone?
Maybe when eyes look too long at the wrong things?
Maybe when spending habits are out of control?
Maybe when getting an imbalance of time in the wrong areas?
Maybe when the flesh is ruling the spirit?
From my earliest memory, I have felt the gentle but strong voice of the Holy Spirit guiding, directing, encouraging, and yes, braking. Oh, I need His help everyday. The brakes of the Holy Spirit work for our good to keep us from eternal injury and harm.
I am getting my motorcycle brakes repaired, but it has reminded me to make sure my emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual brakes are working good.
Welcome to Plea. This is my feeble attempt to share faith, hope, and love and to encourage better life choices for eternal good and blessing. I am a husband, father, minister, writer with a desire to point people to the higher good.
My personal journey has not always been an easy one, but God has been faithful to walk with me every step of the way.
My pleas is that you will read and be inspired to choose the higher good in life.