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by Brent Nidiffer and Jamie Shell
My family and I were out riding our bicycles along some mountain trails. We were going up and down some fairly steep hills. I told my 7-year old daughter that she could coast down the hill and not have to keep pedaling. But Daddy, she said wisely, I want to keep pedaling so I can get up the next hill.
I have reflected upon my daughters words of wisdom for some time. When things in life are going well, and the going gets a little easier, we cant afford to coast all the way. We must begin pedaling again so we can get up the next hill. It is so easy in our spiritual lives to just coast along on the momentum of an act only to lose it when a hill comes along.
...conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or remain absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel. (Philippians 1:27)
He wanted them to keep the momentum up. So shouldnt we? So lets keep pedaling and trust that as we do, God will fill us, inspire us, empower us as we face our challenges and enjoy His victories along the way.
Author: Brent Nidiffer and Jamie Shell
Publication Date: April 20, 2001
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