Direction

Written by cycleguy on June 21st, 2018

Your viewpoint will often affect what you do. For example here are two pictures from my morning ride today. I got up, showered, dressed then sat down to do my Quiet Time (which involves my New Morning Mercies). Before I started I checked the weather on my phone and it wasn’t supposed to rain until 9:00. That was a change from when i went to bed (supposed to start at 3:00). So I did my Quiet Time, gathered my cycling clothes, came to the office to enter my devotion, then got dressed for a ride. Below are 2 pictures from my ride:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The one on the left is a cropped selfie looking behind me. The one on the right is looking ahead of me. I rode anyway hoping the weather man (for once) was right.  I was going in the direction of picture #2. Even if he wasn’t right, I knew I could find shelter pretty quickly on my route or if I dared…make a dash for the office. I turned around at the 10 mile mark, rode another mile and a half and saw this:

Yeah, that was rain. Fortunately, it was more south of where I was riding. I’m glad I did not let the appearance of rain stop me from my ride. My blogging friend, Martha, wrote about directions here.  I’m reminded of the Scriptures in several different places:

“The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? Psalm 27:1

“Your Word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105

It is vitally important that we get our directions for the day from the correct source. I like to start my day in the Word. Today, may the Father be your guide. May His Word be your direction.

Did I get rained on? Well…there was a spit or two (rain not a driver) but it didn’t go any further. When I was done with my 20 miles, the only “wet” was my sweat. Now…time for a nap. 🙂

 

6 Comments so far ↓

  1. cycleguy says:

    From Gail: Glad you had an uneventful ride as far as getting wet. I’m reading 3 different books at the sametime. 1.) New Morning Mercies 2.) What i learned from God while quilting. Terry Walker got this book for me while they were in Florida. & finally 3.) Trade your cares for calm, also by Max Lucado.
    I read at night, it’s the last thing i do before sleep, hoping i will dream about what i have just read.

    Have a wonderful day.

  2. Beautiful photos, Bill, and thanks so much for the shout out!
    Blessings!

  3. Linda Stoll says:

    For sure, you do all the right things to jumpstart your day in a most positive, uplifting direction, Bill …