Having recently begun again riding a bicycle, this one speaks to me; perhaps it will to you too. Your continued prayers for me are coveted!
Taken from Just Between God and Me by Sandra Drescher (1977 by The Zondervan Corporation. Grand Rapids, Michigan)
Strength to Pedal
Riding my bicycle through the hills around my home has provided many hours of enjoyment. The hard work of pedaling up the hills is rewarded by the fun of flying downhill with little effort. When I reach the bottom, however, I must begin with renewed energy to tackle the next climb. If I coast until the bike slows down, it’s harder to regain momentum.
When life is easy, I sometimes forget that hard times may lie ahead. I should be ready to start with renewed strength so I have enough energy to get me to the top. God gives me assurance that He will help me up the next hill too.
You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what He has promised. (Hebrews 10:36 NIV).
Thank You, God, for helping me gain momentum on the “down-hills” of life to help me up the next climb. Give me strength when the hill becomes long and hard. Amen.
Holy hugs, kt
On my bike alongside you sister, readying myself for the climb.
Thank you Kathy for this wonderful message today. I have forwarded it to my husband KC, who is taking a day of rest at the California line on a journey cycling 100 miles a day across America to raise awareness for Rett Syndrome, a disease that our daughter is afflicted with. This is a great inspirational message to him to complete the journey he has before him into California. If you would like to follow his daily progress, his blog site is http://www.rettrideacrossamerica.com
May God Bless, Kristi Byers