Living By Faith

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Photo by Ryan, Snow capped Rockies at sunrise, 1-20-20

The 4 day weekend is over and we are back at it today.  It was great spending time with my wife and kids.  It was also a bit of a serious weekend as my wife and I had to make some hard decisions regarding our finances.  We worked through the issues by God’s grace and we are living by faith.  The Lord is in control and we trust Him with all the details.  That is what believers in Jesus do.  We lift it up to Him and say Your will be done.

My wife doesn’t want me to share the private details of our finances, so I will honor her request.  We always appreciate your prayers.  The Lord knows what we need and He will provide.

I also wanted to say thank you to everyone who has supported me.  I know many of us don’t agree on certain things and I appreciate that most of you have never slandered me or sent me hateful messages, even if you disagree with me.  I love all people and I don’t care what color your skin is or what culture or nation you are from.  It is a great honor to have people from all over the world reading my blog.  There are even people from almost every country in the Middle East.  So far, there are people from 140 nations in the world visiting this blog.  May God bless, heal, and save every single one of you and may He bless all of our countries!  I love you all in Jesus’ Name!  Jesus loves you and He died for all of us!

I am humbled and honored that any of you would take the time to read what I write.  I appreciate the messages of encouragement and I enjoy chatting with everyone.  I know that sometimes I can be very passionate.  I do not want to be harsh and I do keep in my heart that I need to speak the truth in love with gentleness and respect.  I will always speak boldly with passion as that is who God made me and that is the fire of His Spirit inside me, but His gentleness is also inside me and there must be a balance.  I understand that.

It really is ridiculous for anybody to call me a racist.  They have no idea how I grew up.  They don’t know about the violence I encountered and the homies I rolled with.  They don’t know about true friendship and love.  My best friend in Middle School was black and I consider him my brother still to this day and I have great love for him.  We were so close that everyone called us Salt and Pepper.  I know what it’s like to have real friends who will back you up and even bleed for you if necessary.  I know what it’s like to have friends who will lay down their lives for you.

It’s not about skin color with me.  It’s about heart and character.  That’s what I care about.  Who are you inside?  Do you have integrity?  Do you hunger for righteousness or evil?  Are you trustworthy?  Are you filled with love or hate?  Your skin color is not going to tell me any of that.

Most of my friends growing up in Littleton, Colorado were black, Latino, or Native American.  I dated Latina girls and I ended up marrying a woman with Spanish heritage.  I also worked landscaping for many years working under the hot sun with the guys from Mexico.  I was out there doing everybody’s landscaping and golf courses and I spoke Spanish with the guys all day 40 hours per week.  They work very hard and I have great respect for those men.  I am very blessed to have worked with them and I will always remember their life stories.  Don’t ever tell me I am a racist.  People who are obsessed with race are the racists.  Divisions of the flesh come from the evil one.

The link below is to a post I wrote when I first started blogging back in 2018.  It is a story about how my friend Damien saved my life in Middle School when I was being choked out in the stairwell.  It also shows what I think about racism.

Salt and Pepper

Whether it comes to our finances or this blog or fighting Celiac or any other thing in my life, I am living by faith.  We don’t know what’s around the next corner, so we can’t walk by sight.  We must trust God and He will always make our paths straight!  The Lord is always faithful and He won’t let us down!

Grace and peace to you all!

“We live by faith, not by sight.”

2 Corinthians 5:7

“For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”

Romans 1:17

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart

and lean not on your own

understanding;

in all your ways acknowledge him,

and he will make your paths

straight.”

Proverbs 3:5-6

Author: Ryan Callahan

Hello, and welcome to my site! I am an independent Christian author (One Man's Very Strange Supernatural Life), blogger, and evangelist for Jesus. My main goal with this blog is to help people come to know Jesus, help people understand the Bible, and to minister to a lost and hurting world. This site is about hope, new beginnings, grace, mercy, forgiveness, and love! I'm glad you are here, God bless you! Copyright © 2020 Ryan Callahan. All rights reserved.

36 thoughts on “Living By Faith”

  1. Amen brother, people can tell you are genuine and honest, those are valuable and rare traits today. It is refreshing to read your posts in a world bent on obscuring truth and false images. WordPress has been a great “safe” atmosphere to share without persecution abd I pray it continues to be a place where people can be true to the world and themselves. God bless you

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  2. Amen, Ryan! Our never ending love, our deep faith, and devotion that we have for God, our spouse, our kids, the ones who make up our loving family gives us so much strength and comfort, even peace, as we go through those bumps in the road together in our lifetime. Every one has them. When we were going through ours, we turned to God more than ever, and asked for His help in guidance, protection, opportunities, and blessings. We felt God was with us because He was, and it gave us hope and faith that times were going to be good for us once again, and they did, week by week. It will for you, too, because God is with you and your family, Ryan. He loves you, and you love each other too much for it not to be. We love you, we are here for you, and are praying for God to protect you and pour His blessings down on you! Amen! Love you, your Mom and Dad

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  3. This morning “what do I do now?” difference of a believer to tackle uncertainty”…. and such things are looming large in my mind. And here I find a short answer in your first paragraph itself! God bless you! God be with us.

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  4. Ryan, I appreciated this update. Your message will help me to be better focused with my words in prayer for you and your family. As Christians, we are called to share love with another, just as Jesus taught us.

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