“The mind of man plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps.” —Proverbs 16:9
Over the last few weeks, Proverbs 16:9, Proverbs 3:5-6, James 4:13-17 and Acts 17:26 have been the mainstays of my meditations. They all speak to God directing our paths.
I am reminded of a specific campout I attended in boy scouts where we competed in an Orienteering contest at Lake Texoma. Someone had laid out a path for us, that we were to follow. In order to get there we had to pay careful attention to our map, our compass, and the surrounding terrain. In the same way, our paths are laid out for us by God. Our destination is a life of intimate relationship with God. As circumstances in our lives change, as the terrain changes we have to reference our compass (prayer) and our maps (scripture). This often leads to a change of plans.
For me, right now, this change of plans comes in the form of a career change. I always planned to work with music until I died. I often stated that I couldn’t fathom doing anything else with my life. But the Lord directs our steps. God has been cultivating a passion in my heart. It started small, just a seed, but has grown to a point where I can no longer ignore it, or give anything else precedence over it. That passion is to strengthen marriages. In his letter to the Ephesians, the Apostle Paul wrote that Marriage is a mirror image to Christ’s relationship with the Church. When the world looks at our marriages, they see how Christ loves the Church and how the Church loves Christ! Kristin and I are devoting our lives to helping the Church give a clear and accurate picture of how much God loves us all!
Faith has been such an amazing home for almost three years! It has been such a blessing to serve in a church that is so wrapped up in missions and caring for one another. Our lives are forever impacted by your love and hospitality! We are so grateful for the time we have had with you, and will continue to lift you in prayer as you advance the Kingdom of God in our world!