Wednesday, April 4, 2012

It's As Easy as Riding a Bike!

Some time ago on my way to work I was listening to Joyce Meyer's Deliverance from the Bondage of Fear.  She was speaking about how we should not give in to fear or let it hold us in bondage, and that we must do as Jesus says, and 'fear not.'

She said fear will come upon us, but we mustn't let it control us.  That was when God placed the following on my heart.

When children are little and learning how to ride a bicycle, they are afraid because they don't think they can do it.  They're afraid they'll fall and hurt themselves.  Think of how hard it is for a novice (first timer) to control the handlebars - they are all over the place!

But their Dads grab hold of the handlebar and the seat and steady the bike and walk beside them.  They are still afraid, but begin to place more thought on what they are doing.  There is more of a sense of security when Dad is walking, then running beside them.  They follow instructions - "Just pedal!  Go straight!"

They are afraid of falling down, but then Dad says, "You won't fall, I'll catch you!  I promise!"  Dad runs alongside and gently lets go of the handlebar, encouraging them, "See?  You can do it!"  The child becomes more sure of themselves.  Dad says, "Don't worry, you won't fall, I'll catch you!" 

The child doesn't even notice when Dad lets go.  They are so busy riding and concentrating and enjoying their new power they actually forget to be afraid.  They are focused.  Daddy said he would catch them.  There is no reason to fear, they trust their Dad.

That's how we are to be with God.  We are to be 'as little children.'  Turn our fears over to Him, He won't let us fall.  Ask Him to steady us, hold on to our handlebars and seat until we're more secure. 

Don't worry!  He won't let us fall, He'll catch us!  Afterall, He is our Father, Abba Daddy.

"For He Himself has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you."  Hebrews 13:5 NKJ

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