Dear Christlike Ministries NWA Family, Family and Friends…
It’s ironic that this photo was posted because I was getting ready to write about some things that God has laid on my heart…and this photo was just the confirmation I needed to know that it was God…and therefore I need to be obedient to Him and write the following…
If I cut anyone from my life please know that it’s nothing personal…it just means that the Lord had to remove them because they were hindering me from getting to where He wants to take me both in my personal life and as the pastor of Christlike Ministries NWA. The rest of 2013 is going to be a transition period for me as God continues to work to bring me to where He wants me to be. There’s so much more that God wants to do in and through me…and in order for Him to do that He needed to remove things that were keeping me from even being able to hear His voice.
In addition to those He has removed from my life…there are also some of you whom I haven’t talked to in a while, and I want you to know that it’s not forever it’s just that God is drawing to a deeper and more intimate place so that I can once again be closer with Him. It’s not because I don’t love you or want to talk to you. All of this is being written because He spoke to my heart this past Sunday that He is weeding out a lot of distractions so that He can prepare me for some things that He wants to do in, with, and through my life…and because 2014 (especially the beginning of the year) is going to be a time of me becoming even more consecrated to Him. He’s working to continue to transform me from being just Bryan to Pastor Bryan. Basically, I’ve sort of graduated Holy Ghost University, and I’ve been enrolled into In His Image Graduate School where He’s wanting to take me even deeper and further with Him then I’ve ever gone before.
So, if you’re wondering why I’m not posting as often or haven’t been written any messages in a while…that’s why. I know there are some good things in store for 2014, and that it’s going to be yet another year for me to really get serious about serving Him.
My life is hidden in Christ these days, and I really want to do and be all that I can for Him. I want to be sure that everything I do flows out of the anointing of the Holy Ghost, and not out of an obligation. I want to be sure that the motives in my heart are right, and most importantly that my heart is right with God, my family, and myself…so if I’ve been a little more silent than usual…it’s because I am obeying what I heard the Lord speak to me…and because I want to become all that He has called me to be.
For those of you who are my brothers and sisters in Christ I would like to simply ask that if and when I cross your mind that you’d just simply pray for me. Nothing specific I just ask that you’d pray whatever the Holy Ghost lays on your heart to pray (of course I pray for you the same way).
So, posts on here and on the Christlike Ministries NWA Facebook page will probably be limited. I thought I was going to do a Christmas countdown series again this year, but I really feel like God is wanting me to take a bit of a hiatus from writing…and to take more time to just seek His face, spend time with my family, and for Him to prepare me for what’s to come next year.
To those I have cut from my life. Please understand. It’s nothing personal…it’s about making sure there isn’t anything holding me back from getting where God’s wanting to take me. To those I haven’t spoken to in a while, as I said, it’s only temporary, and when the time is right…I will get back in touch with you…when God says so. To everyone else, I will do my best to keep y’all in the loop. I will certainly keep y’all informed on Elisabeth’s progress, and letcha know what God’s laying on my heart as well.
2014 is gonna be a good year…I can feel it already. I truly feel and believe that God has some things in store for my ministry, for my family, and for me. So, please believe and pray with me.