1.21.2009

can't say

No seriously....I have no idea what to "title" this post. Ahhh what's it matter, here goes...

So much has been changing with me, and around me, as of this last year that I scarce can take it in. Its so much and so quick but that is often how God works with, and in, an obedient heart.

Some dear friends of mine moved to Montana to pursue the call of God on their lives. This was not an easy thing to deal with but at the end of the day I find more and more that its not about me. They're chasing after God and building the Kingdom, that is what matters.

With their move came a transition of leadership in the church and it was done with such grace and organization, although the blow was still felt, it was significantly lessened. And through all of this I have been (among many others) propelled to step up in a leadership capacity and in my (our) personal walk with God.
The Lord has been stretching me more and more everyday.

On top of that comes another change in this landscape of life...my family is leaving California and moving out to Richmond. Multiple reasons really, the economy is horrid out that way, and they want to be close to my wife and I. So that development is exciting and joyfully challenging all at the same time.

In all things I see that God is so incredibly good to myself, my family and friends. I pray that God be glorified in my life everyday that I have left.

God Bless.

6 comments:

Cara said...

Ryan stop making me cry...really. You guys are amazing and GOD IN YOU is even more amazing! Are we related? I'm pretty sure...
WE MISS YOU GUYS SO MUCH!

ryan said...

Cara,

Are we related? I'm pretty sure...

yes...yes we are! we love you guys and miss you too. and i'm sorry for writing "sad" stuff.....its what God is taking me through. love you guys!

Lee said...

Good luck with it all...

Lloyd Family said...

This was not an easy thing to deal with but at the end of the day I find more and more that its not about me.

I have to say you're echoing my heart here, it's DAILY I find the same thing in one facet or another.

ryan said...

Thanks for the well wishes Lee.

Cara said...

"This was not an easy thing to deal with but at the end of the day I find more and more that its not about me."

Yep...it's sure not about any of us! If it was, we would still be there with all of you!