I wonder about the future

I was rereading the story in the Bible about Caleb where he says when he is 85 years old, “I am as strong now as I was when I was 40, give me this mountain to conquer”.  I wonder how strong I will be at 85 years of age. I wonder how many years I can Pastor and preach effectively. I wonder how many more years I can bicycle. I can hope, and I can pray, and I can set goals, but only God knows what His plans are for my life. I am working hard at doing my part to exercise to keep my body strong and memorizing to keep my mind sharp, but God must bless. At this point I am planning on continuing on in ministry until I am 80. I have a goal of doing a 7,000 mile bicycle trip where I would hit every one of the lower 48 states in 4 months in about 5 years from now. It might happen, I don’t know, but I am going to plan it anyway. I feel pretty good right now in my tent at 11 pm writing this blog, but when I wake up in the morning I could feel aweful. I love the Lord with all my heart and I want to serve Him as long as I can, but He is in charge and I trust Him with my life with no hesitation or regrets. So anybody want to go with me on a 7,000 mile bicycle trip?

3 thoughts on “I wonder about the future

  1. Lloyd Smith

    Happy Easter, Dee and Patty and John and Mary Ann and Richard and Mary. As you pedal, and suffer and enjoy your trip you are inspiring us all to set higher goals for our own physical, spiritual and mental lives. Love to all / Lloyd

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