Adventures on the Bicycle of Life

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.
-Albert Einstein

I love riding my bicycle. My bike is yellow and bright pink and has a comfortable seat with a big straw basket on the front.  When I ride my bike I feel like I am one of those women on the east coast riding her bike by the ocean.  Riding my bicycle makes me smile.

Albert Einstein’s quote above is so true.  Life is like riding a bicycle.  We have to keep moving to keep our balance in this life.  Life is really an adventure.  We have to keep exploring new things so that we can experience all kinds of adventures on this journey.

As we look in the Bible we see a lot of adventures.  Jonah had quite a grand adventure of spending a few days in the belly of a fish.  Paul had a startling adventure when the earthquake shook his prison cell and he could have easily fled but he and his inmates chose to stay.

David was always in some kind of adventure.  Peter’s big adventure involved walking on the water with Jesus.  Jesus led his disciples on all kinds of adventures where He showed them His miraculous powers of turning water into wine, feeding 5000 people with just a few fish and a few loaves of bread, healing the blind and the sick and raising Lazarus from the dead.

The God of all of those adventures is the same God today.  Hebrews 13:8 reminds us that “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”  We are always looking for adventure – for excitement but we tend to overlook the One who leads us on an adventure everyday.

God wants us to keep moving as if we are riding a bike.  He wants us to stay the path on this adventure called Life.  He gives us the instruction book to read.  He gives us the Holy Spirit to guide us.  He gives us examples to know how powerful He is.  All we have to do is follow His instructions, receive the Holy Spirit and trust Him as He leads us with His power.

The best part of an “adventure” is not knowing where we’re going or what to expect.  We have to trust our tour guide to direct us through the adventure.  We have to believe that all of the little adventures along the way have purpose to fulfill the goal of the big adventure.  Life is the adventure and God is our tour guide.  There will be mishaps on this adventure.  It will not go smoothly every day.  Things will happen that we will not like and things will happen that make us smile and bring us joy.  But through it all, the adventure will make us stronger people – stronger Christians and bring us closer to the tour guide.

Whether your adventure today is on a bike, in a car or on a couch; by the water, through the hills or under the clouds; in a park, in a church or in a hospital room know that today is the day the Lord has made and He is with you through this day of adventure.

Don’t stop moving.  Keep riding.  Keep praying.  Keep trusting.  He’s guiding your bicycle and keeping you in balance.  If you feel like you’re falling and your balance is off, cry out to Him. He’s right there with open arms to pick you up and put you back on the bike.  Keep pedaling……..you’re doing it……….there you go!  Good job!

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