- "Chopper Deb" Iddings
Jesus Rescued Me From...
He saved me from
approaching life and accomplishing my goals in my own
strength & power.
He rescued me from being
"good enough", "the best I can be", normal or
From trying to learn,
achieve, grow, and even budget on my own.
God has created us all to
be Extraordinary. If we do not accept His Grace;
both in salvation and power, than we are limited to our own
human abilities. Yet we crave to be more. That desire to
be superheroes is wired into us by God himself. He never
created us to just "get by". That inner yearning to leap
buildings in a single bounce, fight the bad guys, and save
the world leaves a void when we are not walking in the power
given to us through the Holy Spirit. Some chase that "high"
in alcohol or drugs. Some fill it with violence, or risky
behavior. Still others become workaholics. I generally got
my "rush" from always being on multiple sports teams and
working hard. Excelling and achieving more and more. When I
got my 1st Harley 20 years ago I thought racing and dragging
my pegs through corners was heaven on earth. I have always
loved pushing the envelope and going beyond safe into
exciting (without going all the way to stupid); always
looking for the adrenaline rush. I thought I was pretty
invincible but really I was not even fully armed. I was not
able to obtain anything beyond my own strength, skills and
sweat. I could push through my fears but only with my own
abilities or intelligence.
Even though I thought I was
"a pretty good person" I was comparing my "pretty good" to
people not the word of God. God is good and cannot allow
any evil. (Romans
3:10) So, no matter how I justified my actions (sins)
and rated them as "not too bad", in truth they "either are
or they aint". But God knew we could not be good all the
time so He had a plan. On August 21, 1996, I accepted
Christ not just as the God I learned about in CCD I
understood the need for a sacrifice for my sins and accepted
Christ as my Savior and my Lord. (As
John 3:16 tells us) Now by His grace, which is given to
us by God when we accept Jesus as our Lord and savior, and
the Holy Spirit I am empowered to go beyond my abilities.
God's grace is not just to ensure we go to heaven someday.
His grace gives us extraordinary power in life here and
10:19; Now that's power!
I was compelled to learn
all I could about the Lord, veraciously reading and
studying. Several years ago the Lord called me and my
husband to the pastorate. This meant more college and
training. In 2012 I officially became a pastor. I now
serve as an associate pastor at Broken Chains Biker Church,
Brockton/Holbrook MA. But only God would take a passion to
reach the lost and a passion to ride motorcycles and combine
that into the greatest mission field ever. To ride into the
highways and byway and clubhouses. To bring the good news
and hope of Jesus to a lost and forgotten world. To love as
love should be, To live life as life should be lived. To
continue to ride hard, drag pegs thru corners, and to boldly
go... to infinity and beyond.