Well it’s great to be back to writing in my blog again. Finally my C2C 2012 cycle challenge is finally over. After 6 months of preparation and 12 days actually on the road, cycling to 20 cities in 12 days covering a total of 1205 miles, it’s great to be home. There is so much to write about and it is quite hard where to start. I have decided to give you daily snippets of what God has been downloading to me whilst out on the bike facing the elements and being up close and personal to his wonderful creation.
The first truth that was spoken to me was while I was cycling up a pretty tough hill in the Peak District. At a 20% gradient your legs can only move so fast. However the more hills that were conquered the easier it became and my body strengthened with the ongoing challenge. This is also true of our Christian life. God strengthens us through challenges and adversity.
The more challenges we overcome the stronger we become
A scripture that gave me great encouragement was from Ephesians 6:1-2 (The Message) “God is strong, and he wants you strong. So take everything the Master has set out for you, well made weapons of the best materials. And put them to use so you will be able to stand up to everything the Devil throws your way.”
I absolutely love this version because it gives us great practical application on how to become the strong Christians God wants from us. We are not talking about physical strength, but having that strong positive mental attitude that we are wonderfully and fearfully made and that the challenges of life that we face, can be conquered because God is with us and his word is truth.
Do we need to accept more challenges from God, to make our faith stronger? Do we accept what we have or do we believe that more can be accomplished when we take up challenges because we know that God is greater than anything that the Devil can throw at us?
What challenge do you think God has in store for you to become a stronger Christian?
God is asking us to put our weapons to use. In other words the gifts that he has bestowed on us to increase his Kingdom here on Earth and to glorify His name. Without challenges, apathy begins to rule our lives. Let us embrace those challenges of life, use them to glorify the name of Jesus and we as followers of Him will be stronger to finish the race.
The more we overcome the stronger we become