God Made A Way

Gulf Intercoastal Waterway in Venice Florida
Photo by InnAtTheBeach, Gulf Intercoastal Waterway in Venice, Florida

Some of you may remember my post about possibly moving to Florida, and you might remember that I said I felt like God needed to part the sea for us to move there.  Well, God parted the sea and He made a way where there was no way!  Florida, here we come!

My wife was just offered a teaching position this morning and it was her top choice!  She starts in August, so we are moving to Florida this month!  I’m sitting here laughing just writing that!  It is truly amazing what has happened the last few days and I appreciate all of you who prayed for us.  God answered fast and everything fell into place so smoothly!

I had asked the Lord that if He wanted us to move to Florida, then please move in power and make a way because I didn’t see a way.  I asked Him to move in such a way that we would know it was from Him and it was His will.  So many things had to happen and they all happened one after another!  Praise God!

It started with my wife getting her permanent Colorado license renewal in just a couple weeks.  That was supposed to take months.  Then she was able to submit everything for her Florida license, and the Human Resource lady let her know she could apply for jobs even though they are still waiting on her college transcripts.  She applied for several jobs and within a day she got an interview for this morning.  One hour after the interview, they called back and offered her the job!  It’s so crazy fast and perfect that only God could do this!  I’m still in shock and just praising God!  He never ceases to amaze me, even after all He has shown me!

We will be living in Venice, which has won awards for being a happy seaside town and one of the best places to live in Florida.  The schools are great and the whole area is beautiful, and we are all excited.  Our kids are really excited that the rental home has a private backyard pool.  We will rent for 6 to 8 months while our new home is being built.  We decided against having a pool in our new home.  It’s too expensive, but our new neighborhood will have a pool just like here anyway.  We are all looking forward to hot sunny weather, beaches, and palm trees.

It’s looking like we will be moving around the end of July.  I probably won’t be on the blog as much because we have a ton of stuff to do.  The moving POD is being delivered tomorrow, piano movers are coming soon, and we have to get our house ready for showings.  If you’ve done it, then you know what’s ahead of us.  Prayers are appreciated!

I guess I’m writing this to clear my head a bit and make sense of everything too.  I am going to miss Colorado.  I’ve lived here almost all my life.  This is where I grew up and it will always be in my heart.  But it’s just too expensive to live here anymore.  We are definitely looking forward to a lower cost of living and no state income tax.  We recently read an article that said our county here in Colorado (Douglas County) is as expensive as San Diego now.  Yeah, don’t we know it!  It’s ridiculous and they just keep raising the taxes.

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Photo by Ryan, Pikes Peak, 3-22-2020

I will miss the mountains and our Rocky Mountain views, but I won’t miss the winters, especially shoveling snow and being cold for half the year.  Won’t miss the spring blizzards either.  My snowboarding days are behind me, and I suppose retiring on a beach with year round warm weather and sunshine sounds pretty good to me.  My wife and kids absolutely love the ocean and the beach and we have always wanted to live in a tropical vacation spot.  God makes dreams come true, and nothing is impossible for God!

Venice palm trees
Photo by visitvenicefl.org, Venice Mainstreet

Thank You Jesus for all you have done for us!  Guide us, Lord, and give us wisdom as we follow You on this new journey You have for us.  May Your will be done!

Thank you all for your prayers!

“Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and all that night the LORD drove the sea back with a strong east wind and turned it into dry land.  The waters were divided, and the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their left.”

Exodus 14:21-22

“For nothing is impossible with God.”

Luke 1:37

Grace and peace!

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.

57 thoughts on “God Made A Way”

  1. Welcome to Florida! So glad for you that everything worked out. When we contemplated buying a second home in Florida, we prayed about, and everything fell into place immediately. Amazing what He can do! WP

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  2. I can’t tell you how happy I am for you guys! God is so good and so faithful. Can’t wait to see what he has on store for you in Florida! I’ll be visiting there sometime later this year and it would great finally meet you IRL if you guys are up for it. God bless brother. I’ll be praying for all the ins and outs of your move. 🙂

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  3. Ryan, you asked God to move in power (which I interpreted as resurrection power) and he did! Resurrection the dreams of your family. He also parted the Red Sea so everything needed was done. God wants you in Florida and you will be there soon. Your house will sell extremely quickly and you will get more from the sale than you anticipated. god os giving you provision for the Florida vision. The best time of your life is ahead of you.

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  4. Hi Ryan. I made a similar move to you in 2001: From the dryness of New Mexico (and the Mountain Time Zone) to the much more humid Florida (Orlando). I, too, miss the mountains, but I love it here … and it’s quite affordable! I think you’ll like it.

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  5. So happy for you guys! God is so faithful. I pray a smooth packing and moving process, and a quick sale of your current home with God’s chosen buyers. Blessings of joy, protection, and His provision as you and your family walk in the way with Him! ♥

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  6. I am so excited for all of you, Ryan! I am praying things continue to fall into place so smoothly, that you get what you deserve out of your home, and we are so happy that you are happy about your family’s new journey together, so exciting I think. We are here for you always, so let us know if we can do anything. Can’t wait for the time we can all be together, see the ocean with ya and fam, and share all kinds of new adventures with you guys! Venice sounds wonderful and I bet it’s beautiful, too. Thinking of you while you are getting ready for your move! Love, Mom and Dad

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