Michael Rasch VP of Enrollment Providing his story of how he came to Oak Hills.
Okay, I was asked by our marketing department to write a blog. Oh, yea, a blog, at 64 years old I really understand what a blog is? I am a team player so I said I can do that. Really, how hard can writing something be? Harder than you think!!
So here goes, my first blog.
Life was good! I had a great job, making good money, home life was great, grand kids doing well and family doing good. Boom! The phone call came from my employer that because of restructure I am no longer going to have a position with the company. Funny! Why are you really calling? You no longer have a position with the company. Okay, I get it now, you don't have to repeat yourself!
So, 60 years old, no job, a mortgage to pay and bills to pay and I haven't even told my wife yet. Man, I felt sick in the stomach, you know, like you have the flu or food poisoning! You get the picture.
As I look back on this, I totally saw that God was pretty much a second part of my life. Oh, don't get me wrong, I was a believer at the time, I just put God second, because life was so good. I can tell you from experience, that when God wants to get your attention, HE WILL!
Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you, "declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." We tend to memorize that part. However, we tend to forget about verse 12-13 which says, "Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you." "You will see me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you," declares the Lord . "I will bring you back from captivity."
We need to put God first in our lives, and then he will listen to us, not the other way around!