Author: Ryan

What’s Happening to the Way of Life We’ve Been Knowing For a Century?

What's Happening to the Way of Life We've Been Knowing For a Century?

Beyond Borders: A Deep Dive Into the Nomadic Way of Life

“A single-minded devotion to God’s call is a trait that distinguishes man from the rest of creation. The desire to live in the center of the universe, on the other hand, may be present in people who are not yet called. But the single thing that seems to separate these people from God’s favor is a deep-rooted, seemingly endless desire to be a part of the world. Whether this desire is driven by an instinctual sense of belonging or a divine instinct to please mankind is yet to be proved by the evidence.”

– J. Vernon McGee

As an artist, writer, and speaker, I see God’s hand everywhere, and I’ve never been more content. However, there are some things that are beyond the world’s understanding. And these things have gotten me out of some tight spots. And on more than one occasion I’ve been tempted to walk away from the Lord. In the last few years I’ve had some deep discussions with Him about many things, including the things that happen in this country, and He’s given some really cool insight into what we can do about it.

In the last couple of days I’ve seen the headlines about the shootings in Paris, and the killings at the Tree of Life Synagogue. I can’t help but feel for the families of those killed. I can’t help but think of the Jewish people in Europe. And I’m sorry they had to endure that.

However, I’m not writing to give anyone here any moral grief for the things that happened in Paris or the Tree of Life Synagogue. I’m talking about a deeper question: What’s happened to the way of life we’ve known for centuries?

As we head into the holiday season, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on this question and share things that the Lord is trying to teach me.

I’ve spent a lot of time and effort over the last six months making the most of my time with Him. It has been a time of a radical overhaul of my life, both as a musician and as a person. But I’ve also met some of the most amazing people in the world; and I’ve learned all I can and hope for, and learned of a lot more.

There is a place I’ve talked about before,

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