Friday, August 7, 2009


Years ago when I was a kid, my brother Matt and I always talk about riding our bikes down our grandparents huge, monstrous hill. Ok, maybe it seemed a little bit bigger back then, but it is a large hill with a dirt road that goes down it. Well, one day that hill was conquered, kind of. After spending the afternoon swimming in our grandparents swimming pool, Matt decided it was time for this hill to be conquered by his mad bike riding skills! Not having his own bike with him, he decided to ride a BREAK LESS, old banana seat bike left behind by our Aunt. With only swimming trunks and a smile on, off he went from the top of the hill. FLYING down the hill about half way he realized he was in trouble, not only did he not have shoes on, he had forgotten about the bump at the bottom of the hill. Some how he stayed on the bike as he quickly headed towards one of the busiest highways on the east side of Cincinnati. The only thing between him and Hwy 32 was a wooden bridge. He had to stop soon, but he was going to fast. So what did he do? He decided to put the top of his feet Flintstone style on the wooden bridge. When he came to a stop his toes were scraped and bloody. When he came into the house walking on his heals it was not a pretty site. He explained what happened and we got a good laugh. I know that's kind of mean! Our Father replied, "I told you not to go down that hill on that old bike!"

So what's the point of the story. Yes, always let the younger brother try it out first. Just kidding, kind of, my point is if we are going to take risk get good godly counsel and then be prepared! Our Father didn't mind if we went down hill, but he wanted us prepared for the ride! Here's a couple of my favorite verses that deal with this subject. Prov. 20:18 says, "Plans are established by counsel; by wise counsel wage war." 2 Tim 3:16 tells us Scripture was given to us for ..."for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness," So as believers seek wise counsel in our decisions and make sure we are reading our heavenly Fathers instruction manual on this journey of faith!

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