Attended a Goldwing Motorcycle Rally and Ride-In in Roger’s Arkansas over the last few days. Just got home last night from this road trip and it covered about 1,850 miles.
It was a ton of fun and I saw a few old friends and made many new ones. However, I’m not at all happy with my behavior while there. My old self with many of my old habits were just to easy to fall back into and were on display to my shame. As the old saying goes “If you lie down with dogs you’re going to get up with fleas”. The only true test of one’s faith are your actions not your words especially when you are outside of your established schedule and familiar environment. Sadly I found it much easier in this environment to give into my self center-ness and petty needs again and tended to put God on the back burner while I had a good time without. A truly faithful servant must be the same where ever they are at all times. Nothing should ever change who you belong to and who you are in God’s view and you should act accordingly. There are no vacation days from God’s spirit. In the end there is no place to hide, no excuse good enough … nothing you can do but be convicted by the truth of your actions. This little road trip taught me that I must be the same no matter where I’m at or who I’m with. I can’t let circumstances change who I am or who I’m becoming in Christ. That journey must continue unabated no matter where I find myself or who I’m with.
Psalm 139:7 – Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?