God is so good and so loving and we are blessed to be his children. In this episode of The Walk, Gatherhouse worship leader, pastor, and songwriter Ryan Kennedy talks us through the life-changing experience he had when he achieved his dream at 17 of getting a show produced Off-Broadway.
At least, he thought it was his dream. So many of OUR dreams come from experience with what our culture tells us our dreams SHOULD be. There are few scriptures as powerful and as poignant as Galatians 2:20, which Ryan references in this episode.
“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” (ESV)
In our “me” culture, the idea of no longer having an identity that YOU control seems oppressive, but once you learn the truth of how good our God is and how much he loves us, it’s easier and easier to live a life of faith in the Son of God. Ryan’s testimony in this episode of The Walk is powerful and a great devotional to start off our year with. Let’s all commit to walking away from “flesh” and running toward “faith” in 2023.
Happy New Year!
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Music by Ryan Kennedy
Who is Ryan Kennedy?
Ryan Kennedy is a songwriter, worship leader and founder of Gatherhouse Ministries. Ryan is a rising voice in the movement of denominational and cultural reconciliation in the church and is the founder of GatherHouse, a prayer and worship movement of revivalists whose heartbeat is to celebrate the beautiful and vibrant diversity of the body of Christ while being unwaveringly unified in the message of the Gospel. Gatherhouse also creates and produces resources for the global Body of Christ and equips, inspires and challenges worshippers, and local ministry leaders through practicums, masterclasses, and conferences. When not at Gatherhouse, Ryan leads nights of worship and ministry across the states with his wife, Charity Gayle.