My annual hiking adventure is literally just around the corner.  Today it occurred to me perhaps I should take a walk and see how all my parts are working.  WHAT part of my brain thought it was a good idea to go to the mountains hiking with NO training?  As I slowly limped home  after a short 7 miles, which were mostly flat this morning, it dawned on me--I AM IN BIG TROUBLE!  

OH and if that is not enough---we will be biking also---I have NOT been on a bike in two years.  For those of you unfamiliar with riding---my legs are the least of my concern.  Sit on that bike seat for 20 miles---OH GOODNESS---I may need to order new parts before that day is over.  

Perhaps all is not lost.  We are going kayaking also.  Perhaps I can jump into that frigid water and numb all my parts which should be trashed by the time this day rolls around.  Let me see--when is the last time I kayaked---at least ten years ago!

OH I know---I will pray about it.  I will ask God to swoop down and clean up this mess I seem to have gotten MYSELF into.  

Sad--but true---I get myself into these HUGE MESSES---and then expect God to rush to my rescue.  When my children were younger, I was a big believer in making them pay the consequences for their actions.  Where could I have garnered that nugget of wisdom?  MAYBE from His Word. Example after example is sprinkled all through His Book.  We may sin---He will forgive us---but we still pay the consequences.   Somethings tells me I am going to pay for my actions---incur the consequences for not preparing--and I am ready for the sore and tired muscles and tender parts that are coming.

What would really be sad---if I did not learn from this lesson.  If I allowed myself to fall into the same predicament again---expecting God to rescue me from my foolishness.  THAT WOULD BE SAD!

"Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap."
Galatians 6:7


  1. Great lesson! I need to always be prepared. Thank you!

  2. 7 miles! Wow! I'm patting myself on the back after 2!

    You go, girl ...

    1. AWW, Linda--but you need to understand the group are my marathon buddies---they all still run, do tris, bike and I --I sit and read a LOT!

  3. I wish you could see my smile. At least you are doing something and getting out and about. How true that saying in Galatians is. Have fun..Blessings

    1. When I cry out, 'Mercy!", Linda--something tells me this is NOT the mercy He was concerned about!


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