Sunday, March 24, 2013

Lent Day 38 (Weekend)

Exercise:  None (Weather).


Romans 6:15-23
New International Version (NIV)
Slaves to Righteousness
15 What then? Shall we sin because we are not under the law but under grace? By no means! 16 Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey—whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness? 17 But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you have come to obey from your heart the pattern of teaching that has now claimed your allegiance. 18 You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.
19 I am using an example from everyday life because of your human limitations. Just as you used to offer yourselves as slaves to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer yourselves as slaves to righteousness leading to holiness. 20 When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of righteousness. 21 What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? Those things result in death! 22 But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life. 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in[a] Christ Jesus our Lord.

Thoughts:  This weekend weather wise is about as bad of a weekend as I've had to deal with this year from an exercise perspective.  Cold is an issue;  Wet is an issue.  Cold and Wet are just plain yuck for dealing with the bike.  From a family perspective it wasn't a lost cause, though.  We were able to get a bunch of stuff sorted out in the garage;  we played some Rock Band; we got some rest and family time.  I really struggle with keeping balance in all things together, and I've been training hard right now.  Mitchell is less than 2 months away, and I need to be ready both mentally and physically.  I was looking forward to a really long training ride this weekend to flesh out my fueling strategy.  I knew I need to keep up the miles to be prepared.  The issue is that pushing too hard will also lead to overtraining and burning out, and I really don't want to hit a wall.  The mountain is calling, I know the challenge is there.  I look forward to overcoming it, enjoying the adventure and the call.  God has more challenges in store for me, and more triumphs to enjoy, but the goal isn't to rush through just to face the next.  We're creatures of time, while we are in our mortal bodies.  We are to enjoy the time, and seek to further our walk with Him in all that we do.  Even in a wet, cold weekend where we clean the garage and play Rock Band.   

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