Train Rides Together Two Hearts Pray
A Train Ride Together ~ Two Hearts Pray~
When life begins it's new and exciting unfortunately we don't get to decide how it will turn out. We play the game and take the cards as they are dealt and we do our very best. Once in awhile, God has a plan for our growth, that involves some serious derailments of our trains. It can be mind-boggling when we believe we're doing everything in our power to make our life work. See that's just it, our power is never enough. So when we get through the derailments of life and start searching for what caused the pile up we often find ourselves looking up. Sometimes life has beaten us down so desperately that we lose the confidence to believe in ourselves and our choices. We begin to question everything when feeling off track. However, the most important choice is to trust, and with that decision, all we have to do is look to Christ and He meet us right there.
This rescue can happen to anyone in a relationship especially when you start looking up at the same time. Life can be a ride on a rather fast track and sometimes gets so fast you can no longer keep up and then it happens, the train derails. Sometimes these crashes are the very best thing that can happen to us. We are forced to stop surrender and trust in the Engineer to get us on the track again. He will and He does. First He works on us one at a time making sure to offer aid after the crash. He checks our wounds and even distracts us with various choices all could lead to HIM or not, it is a matter of focus and perception, and, of course, the choice we make.
When we finally get so tired of depending on our own power He slowly starts to add coal to our steam engine. At first, He is very careful to not give us too much steam at a time. See, He knows the desires of our hearts, but He also knows when we seek Him first then and only then can He give us full power to get back on the track. He is careful to not introduce too much because this time when He gives us what we need and desire He wants us to be ready to do the work to maintain the ride. It takes a little time as He wants to work on us individually and then He slowly allows a team approach. It is a beautiful thing to see when two people work so hard to come into this type of relationship with Him.
When God makes us wait for the desires of our hearts He will gently bring us together in understanding of His word and service to His ministry. He will lay His hands upon them as His children and guide them in the tools to get started on their way. Then He picks up the pieces of the crash and blows the debris out of their reach. At last, the track ahead is made clear and eventually with some hard work He places them on a track right next to each other. Only, this time, He is keeping them on individual tracks that are both headed toward His safe harbor. The most wonderful thing is He remains right between the two as a Divine and Holy Spirit to keep both rail cars parallel. If a crossing comes along, and they will, He will be right there to guide the changing of lanes. He may at times want them to do some work separately, but it is all good for if they never let go of His guidance he will steer them always back to each other.
When God sweetens the path ahead with other little cars to lead He may ask them to be the engine of their particular track, no worries. He will always be their caboose, right there as they look behind, He will have their back. He knew the cars before they were placed in their care and He knew they could be His light for those cars and many others. He will always ask you to be diligent in His teachings. Remain life learners together. Always praying before making a plan, first with the Head Engineer and then together. When they do just this with His help all things can be achieved. Being parallel is the safest way to be a smooth railroad two tracks, two engines both lead by The head Engineer working together for Him. God created two individuals with talents and aspirations, by always being true to yourself and your personal walk with Faith in Him, you become the most solid steel on the track of life.
God is The Engineer of our lives and when working for Him first separately but together as a united loving team, many works can be undertaken for His plan. He will always be our Truth our Way and our Light. Trust in Him and He will give you strength.
The Marriage Prayer ~ John Waller
Psalms 48:14 ~ for this God is our God forever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end. Ephesians 4:2-3 With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit of the bond of peace
(Originally written for Dave and Dana Brady ~ is March 24,2012 ~ you came together before God and your witnesses to proclaim your love both for each other and your Father in Heaven. Your Holy vows have bonded you to be married to one another in a Christ centered union. May you be continually blessed in your marriage as you seek Him together and live for Him until that day when you will see Him face to face. God bless you both now and for always.)
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