Psalm 16:5

The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.

God's Warth is Coming... Are You Ready?

You had better listen to the words of Jesus, “Not everyone who says to me Lord, Lord, shall enter, but he that does the will of my father in heaven.” If ye by the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the flesh, ye shall live. If you live after the flesh, you’ll die! The cross does not give us a minor shift or two with regard to a few of our ethical and religious values. The cross radically disrupts the very center and citadel of your life from self to Christ. And if the cross has not done that, YOU’RE NOT A CHRISTIAN! My Friend face it, young rogue, you’re not a Christian until the cross has radically disrupted the very center and citadel of your life! And brought you from a life of commitment to serve self…What are the focal points of the reign of your self? If you’ve gone to the cross in union with Christ, it’s been shattered!"
- Al Martin

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Couple Months of Change...

The Lord has been shaking things up a lot in the last couple months. In February, I moved to Youngsville, NC to help out with the plant of Sovereign Redeemer Community Church from Hope Baptist. The plant took place in March. I am now preparing to move again, although this move has proved to be the hardest, though it is only 15 minutes from my current place of residence. I am actually building my own apartment where I hope to live for the next couple years. It is a great place just 4 minutes from church and in the basement of one of the Lord willing soon to be deacons at Sovereign. I am currently mudding and taping the drywall. The whole project has been a learning experience, as I have torn down walls and built new ones, learned how to run electric (3-way and 4-way switches to boot), insulated, drywalled, etc. I get to learn plumbing as well as I will soon be installing a shower. Here are a couple pictures:

The original finished room before remodeling:

Original garage stall before remodeling:

After removing the garage door:

Walls being framed:

Installing insulation:

Drywalling the dropped ceiling:

Insulated entryway:

Drywalled entryway:

Drywalled living room:

Another change: This is my last week at the NCFIC. The Lord opened the door for me to work for one of the men at Sovereign Redeemer doing auto glass repair, a job which I will start in a week.

So, I will have changed houses twice, changed churches, and changed jobs in the space of a couple months. :-)

Psalm 23
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. 
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. 
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever. 

1 comment:

  1. Hello Ryan,
    Just wanted you to know that the Hopes will be praying for you. Wow! Lots of changes. We pray for the Lords blessing to be upon you.
    Mrs. Hope
    The Hope Family