Here’s hoping you are putting some miles on those motorcycles. And like they say, time’s really fun when you’re having flies….or something like that. I don’t know who coined that phrase, frogs, or bikers. My particular favorite kind of riding is the back roads where I can lean into some curves and let my bike do what it was created to do, and that is to help me defy the laws of physics.
We think nothing of blasting down a back road full of tree-shadowed curves and blind spots, unaware of what lies ahead. Why, for all we know, there could be any number of hazards ahead. Loose gravel from driveways is always a biggie. And there are always slick spots from hot asphalt, tar snakes, and shadows on the road can hide holes and other hazards. Overconfidence is another one, having more bike under the seat than we have skill under the helmet.

Bikers tend to think of themselves as being ten feet tall and bullet-proof. Otherwise, we wouldn’t even be on them. Some go as far as to say that bikers must have a death wish. I don’t think I do. It’s just that I like to feel the power of my bike, feel the “G’s” in a curve, and see the road from a 45-60 degree angle. And if I drag some bike parts and a knee around the curve, no big deal. But that’s just me. I think 500 miles on a motorcycle is a good day.
Some bikers have gone too hot into a corner and couldn’t keep it under control, and maybe ended up in the ditch. But isn’t life in the real world like that? When you stop to think about it, life is a whole lot like a motorcycle ride. Sometimes, it’s good times, sunshine, fun, freedom, and adventure. Other times, it’s bugs, rainy days, bad roads, detours, and dead ends. Maybe even worse, like breakdowns, crashes, and pain. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was some kind of warning system to alert us so we would never crash? Well, maybe there is. Let me explain.
No, I’m not a salesman or distributor of some new-fangled electronic gizmo.
 I’m a representative for the one and only distributor of eternal life…..JESUS CHRIST. We love to lean into curves on our bikes, yet we are so hesitant to lean on Jesus when we are on life’s road with all it’s hazards. That’s the “biker” in us, I guess, too proud to ask for help. I remember my wife asking me once if we were lost. Lost?? Of course not. I’m not lost. We were on our way to my Mother’s house in Indiana. Been there lots of times. However, somehow we were in the wrong state. Imagine that! I was lost and didn’t even know it!
How about you, are you realizing that the road you’re on isn’t taking you where you want to go? Have you traveled enough miles on the “White Knuckles Highway” that you are looking for an exit? Are you ready for a rest?
If your answer is “yes”, then you’ve come to the right place. You’re exactly where you need to be. You are right where Jesus can help you. What about that “warning system” I just mentioned? That’s the Holy Spirit. God’s Holy Spirit wants to live in you, and be your help, protector, provider, healer, teacher, peace, joy, and salvation. How do you get all that? Glad you asked! If you really want to change your life, half of the battle is already won. Just pray this prayer, “Lord God, my life isn’t taking me where I want to go. I need Your help. I know I’m a sinner, and I’m sorry for my sins. Forgive me, I ask, in Jesus’ name. From this day on, You are my Lord, and I will follow You, and I am trusting You for my salvation. Fill me now with Your Holy Spirit, and be my Lord and Savior. Amen.”

A biker equipped with the Holy Spirit is a much safer rider, because where you ride, the Holy Spirit rides. I like to say the “G” Force rides with you. “G” stands for God. He has often warned me of hazards on the road of life. And not just when I’m on my motorcycle, but all the time. And He will do the same for you because He loves you!
Ride saved!