With this evenings bike maintenance workshop coming up it gave me a good reason to dig out my bikes and tools.
Those of you who know me will know that I am passionate about bikes and a few years back took on the challenge of building my own mountain bike to my own specifications. By doing this I was able to customise it to the trails and conditions which I regularly ride. Due to my researching and carefully choosing each component no one knows this bike like I do; they could not pick it up and know all the purposes and reasons behind every component choice as I would. I am not claiming to be an expert on bike building, I simply had my own reasons for choosing the components and set up that I used.
Companies that pour millions of pounds into bike research produce a huge handbook to go with your high end bike so that you can sit and read about all the features and options to get the most out of your bike.
Our lives are much like a mountain bike in that we have been created to a high standard and have many different options. Like my mountain bike it would be hard to get the most out of life without knowing the creator’s purposes, and like a mountain bike we come with an instruction manual. As Christians, we believe that we were created by God and that we have a purpose and a certain lifestyle that we should follow. Our instruction manual, the Bible gives us an insight in to the purposes our creator has for us. Without this manual, like a mountain bike we can find ourselves falling short of our true potential, with it we can find ‘life – life in all its fullness’.