I am not looking forward to winter.  In a couple weeks, I will (attempt to) take my last organized bike ride of the year.  As long as temperatures remain above 40 degrees and the roads remain clear, I can still ride.  When the temperature drops below that or if the roads become icy, I have to bring the bike indoors.  I have a trainer I can put my bike on, and there are some great training videos available to help me stay in bike riding shape, so I can hit it hard next year.  I have just one problem; after about 5 minutes of riding indoors and I have to point a gun to my own head to keep moving.  It is so incredibly boring, even if I have a movie, a great training video and all the good intentions in the world.  After 5 minutes and I want off.  I know it is important for me to keep putting “miles” on the bike, I know it is good for me.  I know it will make my life so much easier when I can (finally) get back on the road for real.  I just can’t do it.

Can I also admit, that sometimes I have the same problem with reading my Bible?  I know, it’s a shocker, but sometimes it is so difficult to take the time.  I know it’s good for me, I know it will make my life so much easier, but sometimes I just can’t.  When this happens, I try to cut myself a little slack with the days I have not done my reading, but I also look for ways to get back in the saddle.  Sometimes it becomes a question of just doing it.  Not by finding time, but by making time.

We all have the same 24 hours in a day, and some people seem to manage it better than others.  When I get tired of “not having anytime” I begin to look at how my time gets spent (It can seem as though it spends itself sometimes).  I make changes.  Since the bike riding season started in April 2017, I have put 1200 miles on my bike.  I am not sure what my off-season goal is (I will figure it out).

More importantly, I will continue to maintain a “fighting trim” with God’s Word.