Thank you all so much for your far too generous commendations.
Just a not-so-quick note to say I no longer need a partner
, Soli Deo Gloria! I hope this praise report is an encouragement for all those looking for a partner this year: 3 out of the last 4 years I have started without a partner and without any prospects
, each time God has effectively placed in my lap exactly
who I needed and who they needed, in such a way that it showed God’s handy work and overwhelming love! This year my friend and I agreed to partner and were looking forward to a fun year together. But what must be noted is that neither one of us had peace about debating together. We rationalized(in our own wisdom) that there was no one else for us, this must be the person God want me to work with, so we shrugged off the trepidation and continued. But the Lord had other plans; He put on my heart Prov. 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all you heart, and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways submitted to Him and He shall direct your path." (what a magnificent promise
). I repented for my lack of trust and my friend and I both agreed not to debate together, but that still left me without a partner, but not without a promise. God's word is true and God can not lie; what I did not know is that yet again He had prepared for me a more then remarkable partner in the new club we started this year, and if I had just been patient and trust Him fully, a lot of pain on my part could have been spared. So moral of the story: God cares
and He has a plan, however this plan is not about us, but rather about His' glory and for our good. May the Lord bless you and your partner's year (who every they may be
) with an overflowing testimony of His greatness and mercy! "Trust [Him] and obey, for there is no other way to be happy in Jesus, then to trust and obey."