Now this is the time when you can feel alright about hitchhiking a ride. I have only hitchhiked a ride in the natural once, and that was many years ago. I’m not sure that it qualifies as a true hitchhike since I didn’t have the thumb up. I was on a long stretch of highway in the middle of going to somewhere, and the person just pulled up and picked me up. I have not ever forgotten that day because it serves as a reminder to me of how far away I was at the time of getting somewhere. I may still be walking today if that ride hadn’t come alone, and with no indicator from me of needing help, the person just picked me up. I thought about it, and concluded that the good Samaritan was returning to a place he knew, therefore he knew that I needed help without my indication. The truth be known, I wasn’t really concerned at the moment I got picked up; and I’m thinking that in just an exit or two away, I will see a gas station, and call AAA: boy what a surprise would it have been for me to find out how long away wrong I was.
Now, I have hitchhiked a ride in the spiritual on several occasions, and if it had not been for a spiritual transport that is not a respecter of person, I may still be on a long stretch of unrealized promises that I was believing the Father to bring to pass. And since it is his word that I am believing to come to pass, then it makes all the sense that I would need him to help me bring it to pass. It is similar to my good Samaritan who had picked me up years ago on a stretch of highway far away from where I was going; and because he was returning to a place that he knew, and that I didn’t know, help me get there as I returned with him. The Father knows that we are standing on his words of promise, and that without his help the list of unrealized promises would continue to stretch longer. Now Father, he can’t go for that: he is not going to leave us hanging unless we turn down the return ride that he sends to bring us in. What kind of Father do you think we have? He says that he’s is better than the best natural father. He did too say it: Matthew 7:9-11, “Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? 10) Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? 11) If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him? So Father is going to bring to pass his promises much more to us than we can know, and since we don’t know the way from our long stretch of promises, he has to bring us in.
There is good news for all of us when it comes to the Father, and his promises coming to pass. Numbers 23:19, “God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?” So if he said it, he will do it. We just need to know how he wants to do it: you know, bring to pass what he said. There is one who knows how the Father wants things done so that they come to pass, and that one is his word. John 1:3, “All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.” So any promise that was made, was not, and will not be made without the word. All we need to do is to catch a ride on the word, and let it bring us in to our promise. The Father has and will continually send out the word that we need, and all we have to do is follow that word back in to the Father with the promises in hand. Isaiah 55:11, “ So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” There is nothing that is made without the word, and when the word goes out, it will not return void. Like a boomerang when sent forth, grab the word that fulfills your need, and ride on in with it when it returns as it accomplishes that which the Father pleases.
The Father Does Love To Do The Body Good,