Racing for fun or for a living is stressful. The nature of the deal is that
our life is on the edge. When you are at the track everything seems to run
at 100 miles an hour. It is racing after all. It is supposed to move fast.
Maybe it is a good time to take a rest. Greetings in the name of our Lord
and Savior, Jesus Christ.
The racing world does not corner the market on stress and frustration.
The world we live in has been described as a rat race. Did you ever find
yourself wondering why you do what you do? Many times in life the thought
crosses our mind concerning our motivation. Why do we do this? Why am I
here? When we get to that point it is good to step back and take a look at
things. Take a step out of your routine and look for a place to rest and
collect your thoughts. Jesus is that place.
Jesus came to save us. From what you ask, from us. We fill our lives with
so much stuff that the stuff starts to win out. We develop a lifestyle that
feeds off itself. We start finding ourselves needing to do this, this and
this in order to maintain our lifestyle. It becomes overwhelming and we just
keep on going trying to stay one-step ahead, for what? So we can live?
I am not sure many people would classify what they do as living. They may
say surviving, but not living. We all have a vision of what living is and we
are not there yet.
In his poem, The Station, Hastings talks about the vision, “when we get
there”. Where? A new house, car, home, kids through school, promotion, win a
race. We never get there. Our vision is never satisfied. He writes further
to say it is not the destination, but the journey that we must focus on.
That is why Jesus makes this offer in Matthew:
Matthew 11:28-29, nlt,
Then Jesus said, "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy
burdens, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle, and
you will find rest for your souls.
Is your soul restless? Is your life upside
down? Jesus provides for each one of us the security of a destination. If we
accept Him we will be with him for eternity. Destination settled, now about
At Thompson Speedway by the big oak tree in turn one there is a bench. It
was given to Rev. Pat in honor of his service helping racers on their
journey. The message is simple, come unto me and rest. Park it on the bench,
focus on the journey and not the destination, spend some time with Jesus and
seek His will for your life. When we ask, seek and knock, it will be
provided for us within the will of God. RWJ takes on a new meaning, Rest
Ask, Seek, Knock
7 Ask and it will be given to
you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
8 For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks,
the door will be opened.
9 Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone?
10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake?
11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your
children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those
who ask him!
12 So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for
this sums up the Law and the Prophets.
When we take a step back from the challenges of
our life and we realize that we do not have to win the race, our Savior has
already won that race. We can adjust our focus and look around us and
participate in the journey. Along that road we need to reach out and help
one another. We need to guide and help people find the source of life. We
need to, as Jesus said, be humble and gentle as we demonstrate how to live.
David writes in Psalm twenty-three,
1-3, nlt, The LORD is my shepherd; I have everything I need.
He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams.
He renews my strength.
In Jesus we have everything we need. Rest in
Him, walk with Him and let Him renew your strength.
TIME TO REST - After a whirlwind week that saw me here, there and
everywhere I made it to Maine for the Forth. I made it in time for the
parade and fireworks! A time to spend with family and friends hanging out on
the Island. The Island holds special meaning for us and it is a blessing to
introduce our grandchildren to it. As our children came to the Island to
visit their Great Grandparents now our grandchildren do the same. Life is
good! Make time to enjoy the journey. Remember God loves you and Jesus is
Lord over Auto Racing! God Bless. Remember, that your prayerful support
helps us continue this ministry. Thank You.
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you are in, or give us a call. Remember that God loves you, we love you and
Jesus is Lord over Auto Racing. GOD BLESS.
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Numbers 6:24-26 "The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord
make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face
toward you and give you peace."
May God always Bless you, everyday in everyway. Rev. Don
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