64 more miles down the road on our Bike Ride Across America and we roll into the quiet and HOT! little town of Arizona City, AZ.
My bike riding partner husband and I are on mile 2,005! of “BAA” (Bikeride Across America, or BAA for short, pronounced, ba-a, like a sheep, ’cause that’s what we are — wooly little bikeriders bringing glory to our shepherd, Jesus Christ!)
NOTE: If you’ve been checking in on my blog lately, you know this is a virtual bike ride. We ride the miles around our midwestern town and record our progress on a map of the United States as if we were riding from Florda to California along highway 10.
We have 355 miles to go and are hoping to take a real trip (not virtual) out to San Diego in the fall to dip our front tires into the Pacific Ocean at Mission Beach.
One of the advantages of a virtual ride is we get to miss out on all the horrible heat down south. It got up to 102 degrees today in Arizona, for instance, but we rode in a comfortable 70 degrees up here in the north, with cool breezes.
It was still hard work, 64 miles is 64 miles, after all, but SOOOOO much more do-able with a steady breeze and cozy temps.
Well, sometimes life forces us to ride in the heat whether we want to or not, so I found some verses that can fan our faith with a steady breeze of hope when we’re riding out a hot spot.
I found them using the longitude and latitude of Arizona City, AZ (see caption above)
They are Psalm 32:7 and Psalm 111:6-7:
“You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah” ~~ Psalm 32:7
“He has shown his people the power of his works… The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy.” ~~ Psalm 111:6-7.
Let’s Pray: Oh, Father, thank you that I’m never riding alone. You promised to be with me till the very end (Matthew 28:20).
Thank you for being my “hiding place” (Psalm 32) and surrounding me with songs of deliverance. Increase my faith so I can hear the music!
No matter how uncomfortably hot my life may get, I can trust that your faithful and just hand is he one that turned up the heat. (Psalm 111)
You are trustworthy! I will put my hope in You. In Jesus’ name, Amen!
Are you suffering in the heat all alone? Click the pic below to meet the only One who can stand in the flames with you and bring you through unscorched:
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Special Thanks to CLIP ART, ETC. for the lovely letters “Y” and “H” above.