Who invented the Bicycle?

Welcome to the ride of your life. Historians point to Karl von Drais for inventing the first bicycle. His machine, known as the “swiftwalker,” hit the road in 1817. This early bicycle had no pedals, and its frame was a wooden beam. The device had two wooden wheels with iron rims and leather-covered tires. Kirkpatrick Macmillan was a Scottish blacksmith who brought the improvement of pedals to the bicycle. By 1888 a Ladies bicycle was invented by William Smith.
Whilst the bicycle had developed from a means of transport in the Netherlands almost their entire population of 16.6 million own a bicycle. Whilst the bicycle is a mode of transport, brings with it much fitness and cardiovascular exercise.

Spiritually too one is now open to many modes of messaging spiritual inspiration, reading and listening to the Word of God. All we use should at least bring about a level of spiritual fitness. The Word of God, no matter by what means it is transported, is valuable and will be an ingredient required for spiritual fitness in our world of information overload.

Paul says in 1Corinthians 2:13 So then, we do not speak in words taught by human wisdom, but in words taught by the Spirit, as we explain spiritual truths to those who have the Spirit.

Keep on encouraging and blessing those around you with spiritual truth and the Word of God.

Dear Lord, expand my mind and my spiritual vision to explain the Godly truths to those around me. Help me to encourage those in the Spirit who love and serve God. Make me a vessel of honour that brings your word to others in simple and understandable terms. In Jesus’ name Amen. Dr Cliff Ferguson – Shalom Centurion.

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