RESTART YOUR TRIP THROUGH LIFE
How one couple trusted God while out in a truck.
This is the real life example of how two truck drivers found how Jesus Christ
is alive and real and loves us. By Richard and Candace Liskow.
We turned to truck driving to pay the bills after a divorce settlement. We
had a nice residential/commercial lawn care business but at the end of the
summer we realized the money would stop over the winter. We bought a 1982 K-
100 cab-over and started with North American freight division in 1986.
Since we would be living on the road, in rest areas and truck stops, we
thought reading the Bible would keep us safe. We started to read every day and
to take Bible studies. Then we had questions. We went to churches as
often as we could – all kinds of ‘Christian’ churches – we would compare what
they taught to what we read in the Bible. More questions.
We wanted the Lord to see we were seriously seeking to know Him. We
were both 40 years old and didn’t know how to be sure we were God’s children
and heirs of the Kingdom of Heaven. We sent away for a Bible school
correspondence course and compared what it taught to what the churches taught
where we visited. We also compared everything to the Bible itself as we read it.
We called out to the Lord for answers.
We found we had to sort out our questions one at a time. We prayed,
“What does this scripture passage mean, Lord?”
What we found began to build our faith that God was out there and He was
real. He would put a magazine article in front of us, or He’d put a sermon on the
radio, or He’d get us a load to a church the next weekend somewhere in the
country where the preacher answered the question we had asked about the Bible.
When we got answers, over and over, our stream of specific questions became
more unusual. We saw the specific answers agreed with the Bible teachings,
The Lord worked in our time schedule, and our load assignments. He
interrupted our plans to get us to see the answers to our questions - He worked
As we learned more of the Old Testament and New Testament Bible it was
amazing – our questions were more wide-spread – and all were answered - in
harmony with all scripture. Not always immediate answers – but we got our
The writer of the Bible is alive and real, and
He wants us to understand His Ways, and
He wants us to know Him, and
He wants to give us the Holy Spirit to guide us on the road and
through life – ASK.
He wants to bless us.
It has been 28 years. We have changed churches many times to be with
people who have grown in His Word and to be with people who seek to follow His
Word in Faith. “Without Faith it is impossible to please Him,” (Hebrews 11:6).
Abraham is our father of faith in the Bible. God promised Abraham in a
covenant to be his God and that all Abraham’s descendants would be God’s
people (heirs of God’s promise and heirs of His Kingdom of Heaven) – IF we keep
His Everlasting Covenant. We are to change our goals away from the physical
world’s lust and boasts to God’s spiritual world and His teachings.
At first, the covenant required physical circumcision in the flesh –for males.
This covenant is an Everlasting Covenant and runs throughout the Bible from
beginning to end. In the New Testament, God requires all His followers to be
circumcised in the heart – spiritually. That is, He wants us to cut off” the world of
the flesh” and to become spiritually minded - to grow in the fruits of the Holy
Spirit whom God sends to guide us through life to become like Him, i.e. growing in
love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, and faithfulness, and His Ways.
Begin reading His Bible. It is only one book, not a stack of books! Don’t
read about the Bible – Read the Bible. We found out - and we know that the
author of the Bible is alive and will guide you to understand His book! He wants
you to know Him!
Take time out of your schedule to call out to the only true God – the God of
gods. He will work miracles in your life so that you can begin to put faith in Him.
You will know He is real and He is worthy of your praise and loyalty and allegiance.
” We found that if we add someone else’s teachings to His Word – we are
no longer following just Him and His teachings. The Bible promises, “Call to
Him and He will answer you.”
How do you know answers are from Him? He will ALWAYS answer you
According to Scripture. This is the same way Jesus answered Satan when he
tempted Jesus in the wilderness. Satan still disguises himself as an angel of light
to deceive people, but Satan will always try to lure you away from Trusting God
and His Written Word.
Jesus answered people with scripture. He lived scripture. He died
according to scripture, was buried, and rose again the third day according to
Ask God questions from scripture and God will answer you according to
scripture – then you can know for sure God is answering you. You must
read your bible yourself with the Lord to know what
scripture says – or you can be deceived.
Hold on for an exciting ride. We did.
Candace and Richard Liskow
YOU NEED INSURANCE – as you go through life.
If you travel without Jesus, you travel at your own risk. If you die before
seeing your need of Jesus’ perfect righteous life which He sacrificed as a gift, you
have missed out on eternal life. Heaven is Jesus’ inheritance. He decides who
believes in Him. This is what Jesus teaches. Human beings are not immortal as
many churches teach. Study your bible. Trust Jesus’ sacrifice in your place. God
must abide by the same Law He gave us or He would have rebellion in heaven and
earth for not being just.
The GOOD NEWS. The Bible teaches facts. Jesus came and lived
according to scripture. He suffered and died as a criminal in our place. We break
God’s Law – Jesus didn’t (2 Corinthians 5:21, Hebrews 4:15, 1 Peter 2:22) . Jesus
offers us His righteous life to be credited to our account as a gift when we see how
we fall short of the standard He gave us - if we ASK for His forgiveness and
REPENT. We should live to show our allegiance to Him by trying to follow His
Ways instead of the world’s traditions, which are man’s laws of worship. Read
your Bible only to know the difference.
He knows we love Him when we suffer criticism and rejection because we
discipline our lives to follow Him. We are willing to spend money, wager and take
a chance on lottery tickets and we accept whatever rules the state gives us to
enter their contests to be eligible to win their prize. WHY shouldn’t we accept
God’s rules that He gave us to live by to go to heaven? He doesn’t want legalistic
lawyers in heaven – He wants people who love Him because of what Jesus did for
us. Realize we can’t keep His laws perfectly. All we can do is desire in our
heart to keep His Laws to show our allegiance to Him, and our
gratitude to Him for His substitutionary death in our place!
Going to heaven is a journey. Consider an example of traveling
on earth. Suppose you drive a truck and your goal is California. There are many
places on the way to stop. On the way to California you’ll meet others that were
on their way and you can talk with them about their destination in California. They
talk about troubles they’ve seen on the way, and some stayed where they
But you haven’t made it there yet – you didn’t care enough to continue!
You just talked about the goal and the journey. You stayed and fellowshipped with
others who had the same talk. Don’t let this happen in your journey to heaven.
To reach the goal, you have to separate yourself from talkers and get up and