A couple of years ago, I had the fun experience of a week long bike ride. You can read about it here.
I had plans to go back again last summer and had to cancel due to us moving unexpectedly. That was part of God looking out for my health, which you can read about here and here.
I’ve signed up for another week long bike ride in June of this year. I’m really looking forward to spending a week on my bike visiting places I’ve never seen before and meeting other bikers that I have never met before. Up until two weeks ago, I hadn’t been on a bike for more than 30 minutes since Thanksgiving(24 mile ride). Two weeks ago, I rode my bike outdoors for two days in a row. On Monday, I rode 30 miles and on Tuesday, I rode 46 miles. It was the first time in over a year that I rode back to back days. The rest of the week I spent about two hours daily on the bike trainer.
It was a good week. It felt good to be back on my bike for that long of a time period. Training has to be in full session now that I’m only about 6 weeks out from participating on that ride.
I also have started a new Bible Study. Now, I already read 3 different “daily devotionals” each morning. But those are all very brief and a lot of times read over breakfast while Little Man is watching a little TV. Not something that is continuously life changing. At one time, I was always doing some sort of study, but I have gotten away from doing that. I have missed spending that 30 minutes of Bible Study time either using a book or going through a passage of Scripture.
So … along with being back in the saddle concerning my bike; I’m also back in the saddle concerning having a personal time of Bible Study that is more than a 5 minute window each day. I personally, need more than that to keep my walk with God where He wants it.
How about you? Have you gotten lax on a time of Bible reading, study, prayer, etc? Is there something you used to do in your service to God, that you have slowed down in doing?
If so … time to get back in the saddle …
Have a great week!