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Talent Time

Posted in Devotion on October 29, 2009 by harydial

Land & Clouds

One of the issue that I used to struggle with is how having desires to ride a bike or running glorifies God. When i was growing up, I spent my schooling years attending a local church. In church, I notice there are often opportunities for members to participate in dramas, acting, musical or teaching. These are all awesome activities for outreach such as being a part of  a  Christmas presentation team.

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Let There Be Light

Posted in Devotion on April 19, 2009 by harydial

Shinning Light

When evening arrives, its time to set up camp or look for a campsite if we are in the bush area. There were a couple of occasions when we set up camp after the sun has gone down. Fiddling around the panniers and trying to set up camp and cook with minimal light can be extremely frustrating especially after riding for 6-8 hours on the road. You are hungry, needing a shower and with tired legs makes it all more difficult. However with a head torch or a lamp it makes the whole process loads more easier. Light enable us to see in the dark. hmm sounds really simple but its really a big part of our life.

Similarly, I believe in my life the light that guides me is Jesus Christ. Jesus says I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life. (John 8:12). When I am at the crossroads of life I need Him to help me to make decisions. When the road of life  is dark/unclear we need light. When I am in a challenging situation and need to make wise decisions its like riding on a  dark road with potholes.  I cant see where I am going. But with light I can see  where are the potholes and make wise decision to maneuver around them.

Illuminate

In the life of King David, he says The Lord is my light and my salvation whom shall i fear? (Psalms 27:1). During the reign of King David, the Lord delivered him from his enemies among them the Philistines. There is a verse in David’s songs of praise recorded in 2 Samuel 22:29 which says You are my lamp, O Lord; the Lord turns my darkness into light.

Streaks

Hence it is comforting for me to know that in my life  there is a ‘light’ thats always ahead of me. A God that I can always call out to for counsel, for direction, for help, and even more so to express praise and gratitude during time of thanksgiving. A ‘light’ that would guide me every step of the way in my lifetime whether it is  through dark, stormy, misty  or bright pathway ahead of me.

I am blessed, Amen.

Simplicity

Posted in Devotion on April 7, 2009 by harydial

One thing that comes to mind while riding is you focus on the ‘basic’ or ‘simple’ things in life. I believe while undertaking this journey I am in the ‘simplicity mode’.

What is the ‘simplicity mode’ according to my context? I guess I am deeply appreciative and overwhelmed with the basic human needs notably knowing an awesome God created the heavens and the earth. Isaiah 45:18 says

he who created the heavens, he is God he who fashioned and made the earth, he founded it; he did not created it to be empty, but formed it to be inhabited-he says: “I am the Lord there is no other.

I know that our God the creator is not a complex God. Sometimes we search for God all the time but He is every single moment around us and love to fellowship with us. What I am reminded everyday is as I open my eyes I see His creation everywhere this all tells me that He created all this and its right in front of my eyes. This simplicity mode simply bring my focus back to Him.

The joy of just eating, eating all kinds of food at the end of a tiring day, basic shower ( a hot one ideally), dry tent and sleeping bag to sleep in simply just makes me happy and  content. Just with all these often reminded me that I often do not need to overconsume. Living sustainably is sufficient to lead a comfortable and exciting lifestyle.

I am blessed with His goodness and under His cloud of protection constantly. We’ll keep the pedals rolling forward. A simple act that continue to propels us forward. Amen