A bicycle has the potential

To transport us to our destination,

But we must embark and start to peddle

As we journey with much patience.

We can merely admire the bike indeed

Without making the decision,

To mount and to begin the journey

But it’s when we have no vision.

But when we repent 

And make a u-turn,

We travel in the direction

Where to God we do return.

When we are justified

It’s by God’s grace and love,

As we’ve mounted the bike as we begin

To focus on things above.

And as we’re progressively sanctified

We peddle with sweat and tears,

As the roadblocks and the detours

Our true purpose it will steer.

But we can become stagnant

And although the wheels do turn,

It’s like being on an exercise bike

When we fail to discern.

The bicycle gives us freedom

As the wind we do embrace,

And the sunshine sends its kisses

To overcome all that we face.

The process of sanctification

Will be a pruning one indeed,

But where the character is forever changed

So there’s no peddling with eternity.

This marathon will test us

As we encounter aches and pains,

But the end goal and our vision

Ensures we never stay the same.

Although a flat tyre may occur

He’ll never leave nor forsake us,

As help is always on the way

When in Him we place our trust.

And the final lap of the race

Is when we’re glorified,

Having reached our destination

And in God’s safety we abide.

(C) P.B. 2021

“Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.”  Romans 8:30

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”  Romans 8:28

“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ…And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope.”  Romans 5:1-4

“Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law; for the works of the law no flesh shall be justified.”  Galatians 2:16

“But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.”  1 Corinthians 6:11

“Sanctify them by Your truth.  Your word is truth.”  John 17:17

“I will never leave you nor forsake you.”  Hebrews 13:5

“Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.”  Colossians 3:2

“Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away, and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.”  John 15:2

“For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.  For both He who sanctifies and those who are being sanctified are all of one…”. Hebrews 2:10-11

“Repent, and let every one of you be baptised in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”  Acts 2:38

“And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. I have glorified You on earth, I have finished the work which You have given Me to do.  And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.”  John 17:3-5

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