Not every day do you get to meet someone you look up to. Not everyone has the opportunity to be in relationship with someone who has had significant impact on their life.Without making it all weird, I consider myself very fortunate to call someone I look up to friend – and if you know me I do not use the term flippantly but with purpose and meaning. I remember the first time I saw @iamtoddbentley speak and how inspired I was and how much it caused me to pursue after God. Here I am 12 years later and he is doing the same thing. I have seen and read about the successes and I have been there during some of the hardships, all still pointing to how great God is and encouraging me to pursue with greater expectancy and fervency. Thank you Todd for all you have done, from being an ear when I am clueless in what to do and to even extending your platform to me over the years.I believe this needed to be done from a public standpoint because gratitude behind closed doors is not enough. Many only know from what they read or watch on the internet but don't get see the friend and person you are.