A couple of years ago, I had the fun experience of a week long bike ride. You can read about it 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!