Last week was an adventure as rain came in as we rode 3 Sisters in Evergreen. This week is Waterton Canyon plus a quick Enduro Loop this week. Fun chance to chat at we ride up the beautiful canyon, then some rough and rowdy terrain as we go up the Colorado trail and loop back. There is a notable spot on the Colorado trail, Lenny's Rest (Pictured Above), there is a new bench that took the last year or so to reconstruct. If you haven't seen it, make plans to join us tomorrow and check it out for yourself and a great example of how they have kept up the commitment to honor Lenny's memory.
Have you ever started a bike project that you still haven’t finished? Maybe you bought a special frame that you were going to build up, you acquired some parts, but then stopped. Or maybe you drafted plans to build a bike storage system in your garage, started it, and never got around to finishing it. What got in the way? As Americans we often have competing interests and to accomplish one project may mean sacrificing another. Another thought, has there ever been a drop jump, or technical feature, that you weren’t sure about? Maybe you passed on it several times. Finally, you decided to go for it. If you hesitate, what often happens? Crash. To achieve it, you have to be fully committed.
As many of you know, my wife, Summer, and I (Doug) celebrated our 25 year anniversary this week. We got married at 18 (true). Summer and my anniversary got me thinking about not only our commitment, but commitment to Jesus and what the Bible says about that commitment.
In Mark 3:31-35, Jesus basically revokes his biological mothers and brothers because they were trying to stop him from what he had been called to do. Really, they were trying to impede him from his commitment to God, the father. Thus, Jesus said, whoever is committed to God and does the will of the father in heaven is his brother, sister, and mother.
Real commitment is difficult. Think about the examples in the discussion point above. In life we often have to sacrifice one project to get another done. So maybe instead of mountain biking, we actually need to use that time to finish the bike project or storage project. This, however, does not work with Jesus. Jesus wants our full commitment all the time. He wants us doing everything for his glory, all the time. He doesn’t want us half committed. Rather, he wants to know we are all in and wants our full commitment, every second of every day. Jesus wants us to be fully committed as when we go off that big drop we’ve been eying. He doesn’t want us to hesitate, but wants us to fully commit.
This week, consider the things you may allow to get in the way of being fully committed to Jesus.
This Week's Ride (Full Schedule)
When: Thursday, 08/15/2019, meet at 5:45pm, start the devotional and introductions at 6:00pm.
Where: Waterton Canyon
Directions: 11300 Waterton Rd, Littleton, CO 80125-9120
Questions: Reply to this email or join the facebook group
Waiver: Mountain biking can result in injury. By attending this ride you acknowledge the risk as stated in the group waiver