The London Underground: A biblical view

I am in London for a few days and decided to experience the infamous London Underground.

Following my friend who takes this mode of travel all the time, I entered an entirely different world. Without her guidance, I would have definitely had a harder time understanding where, when, what time, how etc.

After getting my Oyster card, she proceeded to walk me through the rules of travelling underground and then pointing out to me different signs to understand where I am going. Once we reached our location and spent some time together, she asked me whether I wanted to venture back to my hotel by myself or if I wanted her to go with me. Braving it, I told her that I would go by myself.

As I was heading back, I felt a connection to the underground that led me to write this message.

The sweltering heat and noise experienced underground reminded me of this world filled with the pressures and craziness of life.

@godlywoman911 - london underground

Many persons on the train had earbuds in their ears, zoned out from what was going on or sleeping. The majority knew exactly where they were going and was racing to get there.

Then you had me.

Unsure. Taken slower steps. Reading all directions. Continuous checking of the train line to ensure I was going in the right direction. Overall, I truly felt like London had done an amazing job of providing directions and guidance all the way so that I never felt lost at all.

It made me think of the bible.

The Bible like the Underground has many stops (books of the bible and stories) and direction. No matter the situation, we can be guided in the bible on what to do so that we don’t get lost.

The people walking around like zombies… they didn’t need the direction anymore… they were well versed. But I wondered how many of us after reading the bible day after day start feeling like we are zombies when doing it. How many of us truly focus on what we have read, prayed over it, and asked God to stamp it into our hearts and minds.

Bind them always on your heart;
    fasten them around your neck. Proverbs 6:21

And for my friend who guided me first in the underground, it made me think of how many people am I guiding to read the bible and seek God’s word for direction and guidance.

Food for thought: Has life created you into a zombie where you aren’t seeing or feeling anymore? How is your relationship with Christ – is it cold, lukewarm or on fire?

Prayer: Holy God, how gracious and glorious is your name. Alpha and Omega, we praise and lift your name on high. Forgive us. Forgive us. We want to serve you Lord, but our flesh is weak. Father for those that seek your wisdom, may they be given it abundantly. As we zombie, our way through life, may we be shaken and blessed with a renewing power and mind. All for the glory of your kingdom. In Jesus name. Amen

May God’s grace, mercy and love be with you. Shalom!

Published by godlywoman911

I became a Christian at a young age and baptized at the age of 13. My journey has been bittersweet. A majority of my life I have been a Christian. But not a Godly Woman. After many failures, tears and tribulation I realized that something in my Christian life had to change. No longer can I profess that I am a Christian but don’t show daily that Christ lives in me! No longer can I claim that I am HIS child when my thoughts, actions and deeds were not overflowing with HIS love. No longer could I live the way I was living and not seek him daily in prayer, scripture and worship. As the Lord blessed me with that knowledge I felt him also calling me to write my journey and share my thoughts, learning and mistakes with others. Hence the reason for 911. Not only was it a crises in my life to become a Godly Woman but as I delved into scripture to understand how to be Godly, I realized that we are living in crazy world where the desire to be Godly was no longer important. Many boast that they are a Christian and weekly attend Church, but lack the Godly qualities that Christ seeks in ALL of his followers. My deepest desire is to serve Christ faithfully, obey HIM joyfully, trust HIM always, seek HIM eternally and become his close friend so that I can share in his truth and knowledge. I pray that this blog blesses you and provide you with the strength, courage and wisdom to be a Godly Man or Woman.

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