The Spiritual Analogy of Cycling. Motivation. Recently took up cycling for exercise Physically very exhausting for an unfit person Prompted thoughts about how to ride better About the strategy of riding, and being efficient
2And you shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endures to the end shall be saved.
1 Thess 5:17
Pray without ceasing.
Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. (ESV)
Hold up my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not.
And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. (ESV)
2 Timothy 2
Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.
1 Corinthians 13:11
When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways.
Noah did everything just as God commanded him.
I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Take therefore no thought for tomorrow: for tomorrow shall take thought of the things for itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
Ride new roads once in a while, says Tom Zirbel of Pro Cycling:
"Bust out a map and explore. The variety will help you stay engaged and may lead to some exciting new discoveries."
There’s nothing for staying fresh like getting out, preaching the gospel, and seeing the Lord work in all manner of ways!
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.