Welcome back to the Unorthodox Man Podcast! This week, I get to sit down with a new friend, John Ruhlam. John grew up in a small town in North West Washington and is a fifth generation pastor. I’m talking very small – only about 800 people lived in his hometown. John grew up thinking that religion was all about rules – do this / don’t do that. He basically grew up thinking religion was all about rules. He missed the concept of a merciful, graceful God. So, like too many PK’s (pastor’s kids), John rebelled and ran away from God.
But, then, when he was 20-years-old, John gave his life to Jesus and moved from “religious rules” to a “relationship with God”.
However, that’s just the very, very beginning of John’s story.
Here is a sample list of bulletpoints that John shares about his life (although, you really should hear the story from John, himself by pushing the play button above!)…
Don’t want to get a head of God. Quit making plans and just go one day at a time.
No matter where I go I know God will use him for His glory.
John’s favorite verse:
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. (John 8:36)
Jesus set John free from pain, addiction, jail, and depression.
John’s final words of advice:
Guys, we are surrounded by evidence of God, the next step is a step of faith.