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Believers On Mountain Bikes (BOMB)

Weekly Update


9/10 Ride Canceled

Hopeful for some tacky dirt and sunshine for the weekend. 


Devotional

The next two weeks are devos focused on prayer.  Last week I (Doug) was thinking a lot about prayer.  

Have you ever been on a ride where you just need to stop, take in the sites, and smells - really take in the surroundings?  Or, do you feel so rushed that you need to keep going?  On a recent ride, I (Doug), just had to stop and pause.  Life has been so crazy, and 2020 has been so crazy - one day it is summer, the next it is winter.  I had to just stop and take it in, and praise the Lord - I needed time to pray.  Often, however, I don’t take the time - rather I have so much going on, I only have a certain time allotted for my ride, so I need to keep going.  God wants us to stop and pray.  

In his letter to the Ephesians, Paul reminds the Ephesians to “Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion.  Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.”  Ephesians 6:18.  Paul also asked the Ephesians to pray for him.  Jesus also set the example of prayer - he frequently took breaks to go and pray.  He did this right before he was betrayed and arrested.  See Luke 22:39-44, “Then, accompanied by the disciples, Jesus left the upstairs room and went as usual to the Mount of Olives.  There he told them, ‘Pray that you will not give in to temptation.’  He walked away, about a stone’s throw, and knelt down and prayed, ‘Father, if you are willing, please take this cup of suffering away from me.  Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.’  Then an angel from heaven appeared and strengthened him.  He prayed more fervently, and he was in such agony of spirit that his sweat fell to the ground like great drops of blood.” 

If there was ever a season we needed to focus on centering on God it is this year - 2020.  What a crazy year - pandemic, division, presidential election, summer turns to winter, wildfires, etc, etc..  If there was ever a season we needed to stop and praise the Lord, it is this year - 2020 - as well.  Really, every year.  Just as we stop to take in the sites and sounds on a ride, God wants us to just stop, and pray.  Bring all of our concerns to Him.  But also, bring our praises to Him.  

Overnight summer turned to winter causing the trails to temporarily close.  What a great time to pray!  The backside of this day or two of rest will be hero dirt and cooler temperatures.  Wondering what to pray about?  There are so many things in our world to pray for right now, such as:

  1. Each other - there are many of our BOMB riders that are recovering from significant injuries (Brian Crosby, Dave Bundrick (far left in above picture), just to name a few).  Pray for healing and recovery, the medical staff treating them, and their families.  Connect with a fellow BOMB member to see how they are doing - physically, spiritually, mentally.  Pray for them.

  2. Family and friends - we all have family and friends that are going through difficult times.  Pray that God intercedes.

  3. Peace - as we go through an election season and divisiveness remains at an all time high, pray that Christians will shine and seek to unite us in our differences, vs divide us in our differences.

  4. Wildfires or other destruction - pray that God provides the provisions (rain and snow) to end destruction brought by wildfires, or other destruction.

  5. Praise - don’t forget to praise God for blessings, provisions, and little victories.  Praise God, for breathe, life, his creation.  Praise God for snow that will help put out fires and also replenish the droughted earth.  


Of course, our prayers must focus on God’s will.  Just as Jesus prayed, we pray that God’s will be done, not our own.  
 
This Week's Ride is canceled (Full Schedule)


Waiver: Mountain biking can result in injury. By attending this ride you acknowledge the risk as stated in the group waiver
http://denverbomb.com/waiver/

BOMB Values:

  1. We believe we are part of God's kingdom, not just a biking club.  We believe in God, his Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit.
  2. We give thanks and glory to God. 
  3. We put the group first. 
  4. It's about the relationships: We connect with each other, encourage and support one another in Christ.


 

BOMB Ride Format:

What to expect on a ride (all times are very approximate and will vary from week to week).
5:30 pm Prayer, then about a 2 hour ride
High/Midpoint Regroup, chat a little
8:00 pm Back at the cars

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schedule for details.
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