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Tonight, I came across this draft that I wrote June 4, 2012, but never published. I wrote it during the time when God had made the next step (moving to Anderson, SC and accepting the Youth/Music Pastor position at Oakwood Baptist) clear to us, and we were working hard to make it happen. We were taking steps of faith and did not know what would happen next. Seeing these words against the backdrop of what has transpired since then places the faithfulness of God in stark relief. Here is what I wrote:
God is taking Candy and me through what could be considered the greatest test we’ve faced during our married lives. As I posted here, we are in the process of moving, which poses challenges that, frankly, are beyond us.
To be honest, even thought it’s a challenging time, I’d rather be in this position than any other. God has clearly revealed the next step to us. Candy and I are united in following His plan for us. By leading us in this direction, God is keeping us in a position where we have to depend on Him. Ministry had been running smoothly according to my plans, but that could have continued in self-sufficiency.