I know it’s been a long, long time since I’ve written or posted anything brand new, and there’s a reason for that…in this season of life I’ve been in God’s wanted me to focus my attention else where.
I have to be honest. There was a thought within me that maybe my season of being the pastor of this ministry had past, and that I’d already written all that God wanted me to write.
Still, I wasn’t ever really able to shut down the ministry because God was showing me that it’s not up to me to keep the blog or Facebook page going…it’s Him. He’s still drawing people to the blog daily, and I guess I needed to see that whether I write one post a day, one post a week, one post a month, or one post a year…God’s going to draw the people to this site that need it…and that He’s the One that sustains the ministry, He’s the one the sustains the ministry. It’s not dependent upon me…it’s dependent upon Him.
So…I thought I would share a little bit of what’s been going on lately. I have been working since April for a local logistics company called On Time Logistics. In fact, they just wrote a really nice piece in their company blog about me. If you’d like to read it you can find that here: Meet Bryan Kizer.
My focus for the last several months has really been about making myself a good, solid employee for them. I am not exaggerating when I say that working for On Time Logistics is easily not only the best job I’ve ever had, but the best company that’s ever employed me.
I do believe that there’s a season coming where I’ll begin writing again. I’m not sure when or how soon or what it’s going to look like, but in addition to really pouring myself into my job I’ve also been working at being a faithful member of Ignite Church. I’ve also just been focusing on being a better dad, better husband, and while I’m no where near where I want to be with either of those…I’m making progress.
There’s a reason I haven’t shut down the ministry, and that’s because there is a season coming where I’ll be writing once again. I think part of the reason for stepping away is that God’s needed to change some of the mindsets I’ve had, and renew my mind to more of a Kingdom mindset. He’s been teaching more about how He’s a relational God, and helping me to relate to Him as my Father and not some religious dictator.
I think we could all benefit from understanding that God’s not a religious dictator, but He’s a loving Father…and He desires to have a deep, intimate personal relationship with every one of His children. He desires that we learn to be like Mary, and sit at His feet with no agendas or desires other than to just be in His presence. He desires that we pour out everything, and that we see what’s in our own alabaster jars is worthy of Him. That we walk with Him like Enoch did, that we trust Him like Abraham did, and that we speak for Him like Peter and Paul did. He desires that we desire to worship Him like David, and love Him like John did.
So…there will be posts coming soon. Again. I don’t really know when or how soon, but I just wanted to take a moment to let y’all know that I haven’t quit or walked away from the ministry.
Pastor B’s Ministry is not closing…it’s not going to be shut down.
With that said, it’s still not quite time for me to return to writing yet. I do want you to know that this message was burning in my heart, and that let’s me know that the time to return to writing new material is coming soon.
As always, I want to thank all of you who are still with me, still patiently waiting for new material, those of you who have bought my book, and who are praying for me and my family.
So. I this is just a quick post to let y’all know I’m still alive, I’m still deeply in love with Jesus, and there is a season coming where new material will be posted here and on my Facebook page once again.
I love and appreciate all of you. Blessings & Grace ~ Pastor B