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Volume 13, Issue 3

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16 | WheelsOfGrace.com | #61 1 O Lord my God, I take refuge in you; save and deliver me from all who pursue me, 2 or they will tear me like a lion and rip me to pieces with no one to rescue me. 3 O Lord my God, if I have done this and there is guilt on my hands 4 if I have done evil to him who is at peace with me or without cause have robbed my foe 5 then let my enemy pursue and overtake me; let him trample my life to the ground and make me sleep in the dust. Selah 14 He who is pregnant with evil and conceives trouble gives birth to disillusionment. 15 He who digs a hole and scoops it out falls into the pit he has made. We were preparing to go on a ride with a large group and were just about to finish up the pre-ride meeting. We carefully explained about "tanks full and bladders empty" and reviewed all of the usual hand signals for slowing down, debris in the road and emergencies. One rider in the back raised his hand and said, "Don't forget this one!" He then began to tap the top of his helmet with the palm of his glove. This, as many experienced riders will know, is the sign for "law enforcement ahead" (palm on the helmet indicating the bubble gum machine on top of most older police cars). I suggested to the contributor that this sign would not be necessary since we had no intentions of exceeding the speed limit or chasing children through the park. The funny thing is, the guy who would warn us of police would probably be the first to complain if he were to get a ticket. Truth be told, we are usually our own worst problem. "I got a ticket!" says one rider, but he left out the fact that he had chosen to speed. Another complains, "I had an accident and the cops roughed me up!", but fails to mention that his blood alcohol was twice the legal limit causing him to be a handful. This line of thinking is not limited to the motorcycle world. One lonely person moans, "I don't have any friends!", but they have Pastor Marty Edwards, Black Sheep HDFC never invested the time to be a friend to someone else. A bitter forty-something complains, "My spouse dumped me!" but neglects to mention that he had been distant with his partner and flirtatious with others. "My life is in ruins!" you say, but have you ever taken God's Word seriously in what it has to say about life and living? "He who is pregnant with evil and conceives trouble gives birth to disillusionment. He who digs a hole and scoops it out falls into the pit he has made." One writer put it this way, "I have seen the enemy and it is me." Why are we so much like the man who has Limburger cheese on his moustache but complains that the whole world stinks? Why are we so blind to our own contributions to our dysfunctional lives? Why are we so disillusioned about the truth? God has given us a road map for life and most have chosen to ignore or disobey it. The New Testament says it like this: "Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life." (Galatians 6:7-8) I know who I am. That's why I cry "mercy" instead of "justice." Justice would be the end of me while mercy is a loving God giving me a new day and another chance to do it right. And from this point forward, I choose to plant seeds that won't grow up to be man-eating plants! Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. 2 Timothy 2:22 My Own Worst Enemy Psalm 7 SUPPORT OUR PARTNERS & ADVERTISERS! THEY MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE MOTORCYCLE COMMUNITY BY SUPPORTING WHEELS OF GRACE SUPPORT OUR PARTNERS & ADVERTISERS!

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