Day 81; Now I have started to take care of my physical needs. I have loved reading the Bible everyday and posting it on facebook. I feel it keeps me accountable to God and it helps when others help out as well. I am not surprised but it has been 41 days of no junk food. I wish I would have been a do'er earlier in life. I have made a lot of wrong choices, and I am so glad I am making better choices now. I am not perfect and never will be. I can tell you this for sure, I have that joy back and am going to let my light shine for Him.
So here is how God has been working in my life. I hope this helps you in your life. I feel God's word speaks to me everyday. I pray that His word works in my life daily for others. I try to focus all on others and not on myself. It is very hard to do all the time and I don't know why but it is the hardest with family. My family is the best and I just really want them to be happy and they are. I have to talk to someone and it is usually my family first. It is a great thing to go to your family first but they also need to feel loved too. I have spent some more time on the phone talking about cycling recently, more on that in a second. I have spent time being a servant of the Lord and have enjoyed that as well. Also I have been riding more on the weekends with friends. All of this time away from family and things have been better than before. My wife and I have enjoyed spending more time together. Also Caylin and I spend more time together playing the wii and her learning the Bible. I feel all these things are going on because I spend more time caring about them. This all has to do with the Bible changing my life. God will continue to mold me the way He wants as long as I Love Him with all of my heart and life. Last year was a good year but I have enjoyed the last 81 days more and so has my wife. She says I am doing good and we are doing good. I have tried to be their for my friends as well. I pray that I will do everything He wants me to do and this has been hard for me.
So with God, family, and friends in my life the next thing is cycling. God has brought cycling into my life to enjoy as well. I didn't have that joy in cycling that my good friend talked about this year. I feel very confident in taking the leadership role of RGF Team Captain for 2010. I have to say I feel more at ease with the great job that the RGF leadership board is doing. That is why I have been on the phone so much. Panther is no longer a part of RGF for 2010. I have decided to stay with Polo because Panther wanted me to commit to races and I told them I would do my best to show up at the races but couldn't make any commitments. It has all worked out better this way for everyone I feel. Polo is an Awesome Team Owner. I feel that it has been very easy for me to continue cycling for Him and Polo. They have always been closer to me than any other cycling group. It is so hard to leave from guys that feel like family. It was also hard to leave Panther and new teammate Kirk Albers as well. When Andy told me I could sit in more at the races I thought wow that is huge. Things come up and in this case family came before cycling. I am glad that Paul was honest with me and made it to easy to leave Panther. I wish Panther the best and I can't wait for RGF 2010 to mix it up with them. The new RGF Elite Team will be posted soon at our Team website. http://www.rgfsolutionssportsmarketing.com/ I am really excited about 2010. I feel I have improved every year racing. I am below race weight for the first time during the off season and will have more hours than last year as well. I have also avg 15 hours per week for the last 3 weeks. God is working in my life in all things to the Max and I am going with the flow of Him.
Listening and Doing:
James 1: 19My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20for man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires. 21Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.
22Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror 24and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it—he will be blessed in what he does.
26If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless. 27Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.