Momentum!

   I went mountain biking the other day…well, that might be a bit of an exaggeration…I went to a mountain bike trail the other day. I did ride my bike some of the time, on the flat and wide areas; but I must confess that I am more than a little cowardly when it comes to the rugged terrain in the heart of the mountain bike park.  Honestly, it was terrifying to me and so I came to a screeching halt at the base of a steep, lumpy incline. There I ended up pushing my bike, up and down the obstacles on the course most of the way.

   I was recounting my adventure of sorts to a new friend of mine who is an avid mountain biker. She laughed heartily at the picture I painted (probably because she wasn’t on the trail that day to be annoyed by me!), and she told me that biking over the obstacles is a lot easier when you have momentum.

   Our Christian walk is that way too. There may be times when we seem to trudge along with lead feet, making only inch-long steps of progress that require large outputs of faith and effort. These times would occur less and be more easily overcome if we had momentum in our walk with the Lord.

   What is momentum?  Merriam Webster’s online learner's dictionary defines it as: “the strength or force that allows something to continue or to grow stronger or faster as time passes.”

   What gives us moment ...

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