I have to jump back one chapter and break the blogging rule because I can’t skip over my life verse…yes my life verse comes from Proverbs and you can find it at 16:9. “The mind of the man plans his way but the Lord directs his steps.” This verse has helped me so many times and clearly communicates how God has worked in my life. People say things like, “let go and let God” in an attempt to not have to struggle or work through a situation. Honestly, I don’t see many fruitful outcomes from that. God gave us a brain and he intends for us to use it. Work hard and trust God’s leading in it.
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.