Redemption Racing Newsletter Nanaimo
The second round of the National series brought us to the island of
Victoria B.C.- in Nanaimo. The weather was great with clear skies and
warmth, making it a great day, however with dry sun and heat, comes
very dusty conditions.
At the riders meeting devotion I talked about growing our faith to
accomplish our God given dreams.
Mark 9:23 says, “Everything is possible for the person who has faith” (GNT).
It doesn’t say anything about our dreams or accomplishments coming
easy. Faith is like a muscle — it develops. It can be strengthened or
it can grow weak, depending on how much you use it. Much like athletes
in training. It must be worked at in order to grow in strength. So,
how does God build your faith? Through a very predictable process.
Like everything in life, there are phases involved in accomplishing
things- growing in faith is no different.
Phase 1: Dream- What is the dream God has given you? You’re here on
earth for a purpose. When you discover that purpose, you’ll discover
the dream God wants you to go after.
“God … is able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or even
dream of — infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts,
or hopes” (Ephesians 3:20b TLB).
Phase 2: Decision- Make the decision to follow through with it. God’s
word for you is, “Go for it!”
“If you are like that, unable to make up your mind and undecided in
all you do, you must not think that you will receive anything from the
Lord” (James 1:7-8 GNT).
Phase 3: Delay- When things don’t happen on our timetable, we tend to
run ahead of God and create detours to make it happen. Do not detour!
You may end up making the wrong decision. You’re in God’s waiting
room. Wait for God to work his hand.
God says in Habakkuk 2:3, “But these things I plan won’t happen right
away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision
will be fulfilled” (TLB).
Phase 4: Difficulty- You’ll go through many tests in life, but God
knows what you’re going through. He’s watching, and he hasn’t
“Even though you are temporarily harassed by all kinds of trials and
temptations. This is no accident — it happens to prove your faith,
which is infinitely more valuable than gold” (1 Peter 1:6-7 Phillips).
Phase 5: Dead End- Some of you are at your dead end, and you’re ready
to give up. But you’re right where God wants you! He is preparing you
for deliverance. God’s word for you is, “Hang on! Don’t give up!”.
“At that time we were completely overwhelmed, the burden was more than
we could bear, in fact we told ourselves that this was the end. Yet we
now believe that we had this experience of coming to the end of our
tether that we might learn to trust, not in ourselves, but in God who
can raise the dead” (2 Corinthians 1:8-9).
Phase 6: Deliverance- Do you expect and trust God to deliver you? He
will. But it doesn’t happen overnight. You have to go through all six
stages before God brings you to deliverance.
Cade Clason (#761)had great first moto charge passing two riders in
one corner up to 5th place but burnt out early finishing 8th. Second
moto Cade had a good start and rode consistent finishing 7th… for
Seth Rarick (#17) had a top 5 start in his first moto but lost his
rear brake second lap and managed to hold on to 10th. Second moto he
fell not long after the start and put in a great ride passing guys on
the last lap finishing 10th again… for 8th overall.
Eric Jeffery (#69) went 19th in moto one and 15th in moto two… for
Michael Thacker (#339) went 25th and 30th… for 32rd overall. He was
let down by a flat front tire second moto but did a tire swap and went
back out to salvage a result.
Michael committed to race the first two rounds and will be taking time away from racing to focus on his work but has made tennitive plans to join us for the 6th round. Michael has been a huge blessing to us in many ways and we look forward to his return.
Alex Jeffery (#111) put in a good ride with 19th and 17th… for 19th
overall. This is a great top 20 finish for Alex in the pro class as an
Our ministry, and race team would not be possible without the
tremendous generosity, and support of our growing sponsors. Our
primary goal is to share Christ’s love on, and off the track, and to
provide a compassionate ear, and heart for those who are lost and
hurting. The truth of Jesus never fails to provide hope during
despairing times. Thanks again to all those people who provide their
time, money, and prayers as we travel across this beautiful country
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