Wednesday, May 26, 2010

My Hubby At the Republican Rally

Since I started this week talking about my amazing hubby (see HERE), for this "Wednesdays Walk", I thought I'd share one of my proudest moments as Ryan Wheeler's wife!

In the fall of 2008, Ryan was asked to speak at the South East Kansas Republican Rally.  In fact, the woman organizing the rally said she was looking for a "fiery preacher" and was suggested Ryan! When Ryan asked what his time limit was, the woman said he could take as much time as he felt he needed...them's dangerous words for a preacher!  :)

Ryan was clear with her, that though his views are very conservative and probably line up with Republicans more than Democrats, he does not consider himself a part of one party or the other. He told her "my allegiance isn't to a party, it is to Christ". To which she responded, "Amen!" She then shared they are just looking for someone with conservative views and a heart for the Lord.

Welp, that's my man!

Ryan just wanted to be faithful with the opportunity the Lord had given him.  He purely just wanted to be used by God as a spokesperson for the Lord's heart--no matter how it may have stepped on toes!

The day of the event came... attendance was estimated at 1,600 people!
And the rally went great! Ryan did a great job of bringing the Truth of the Word! And sure enough (as usual!) the Lord had laid on his heart to say some pretty "unpopular" things, but he had the boldness to speak the Truth in love. And we only got a few huffs and puffs from the crowd!  :)

(before the rally--and before I lost my 30 lbs!)
He read Psalm 33:6-22.  The end of the Psalm talks about putting our trust in God. He shared and prayed about how our only hope must be in God not in a political strategy, not in a party, not in campaign victories, not in bailout plans, not in any person who would be taking the stage that day, but our hope must be in God and God alone.
(from under the balcony)
I remember him emphasizing verse 10 which says, "The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; he frustrates the plans of the peoples."...  and while I can't remember everything he said, I sure do remember that  Ryan was fired up on this one!!!
He also prayed about claiming Psalm 20:7, "Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God."

It was a great evening! I was so proud of my husband and how the Lord used him!  He said some hard things, but was so confident because He knew everything He said was from the Lord!

We're not big on "politics" so it was kinda funny the Lord brought us to this opportunity, but we were thankful for it!

Since this event, the Lord continues to open doors up for Ryan to preach and share the Lord's heart with many churches and cities!

The next time Ryan was asked to speak at a Republican Rally, was on July 4th 2009...but we had to cancel because little did we know, we would be welcoming our Liberty Joy into the world!!!
If anyone out in "Blog World" is interested in finding out more info on my husbands preaching ministry, just send me an e-mail!

This post is linked to "Wednesdays Walk Down Memory Lane"...
(and be sure to grab her prayer button while you're there to remember to pray as the travel to Turkey!)


Jenilee said...

that is so awesome! I am sure it was amazing to hear him read those scriptures and speak truth in a setting like that! I love those moments! :) and thanks for mentioning our prayer button and our trip. It is a great thing to feel the support of prayer as we go.

mommyoffaith19 said...

Love love love what your husband said! I have a few friends who have become almost obsessive over politics to the point it's first in their lives over God. I've always said I am here to promote Christ not a political party. What wonderful words he spoke, so great to actually here a preacher say these things!

Gwen Toliver said...

I would love to hear more about your husband's ministry but I can't find your email address for some reason. My dad is a pastor too - very committed to rightly dividing the Word of Truth.

What your hubby said was so true - I'm always reminded that we're not called as Christians to convince others of our political views but to lead others to Christ.

Kristin said...

Great story, and bravo to Ryan for sharing his heart and what he believed, no matter what was "popular."

the Spocks said...

Great story and what an honor to be able to do that!!

Debbie said...

I'm so glad your husband spoke the Truth in love. We can't trust in politics or a person; only God. God is sovereign. I don't blame you for being so proud of your man.


Kasey said...

What a huge blessing to be married to a man with a heart for God. So glad you are a wife who knows how to properly appreciate that!!!

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