Trials we face create a place where we must choose to be in alignment with God, but it all begins with spending time with him in the secret place. If you go to the secret place just looking to receive and don’t apply what you learned you are missing an important reason for what you are experiencing.
I thought this was it, the big shift in our lives … that things were going to start flowing in a constant positive direction. I was believing to fully walk and live in the promise land when suddenly I realized I had entered a new wilderness season.
I believe the Lord is calling His children who are songwriters and musicians to begin meeting with him in the secret place for inspiration and new songs in many genres that will reach many people, and bring positive influence leading many to God.
When Paul was down for the count and in prison, others began rising up in his place. They were teaching doctrine that competed with what Paul was teaching … They were teaching out of a heart of jealousy, competition, and misguided ambition.
I have prayed for years that I would be content in all circumstances and situations just like it says in Philippians 4, so what is the problem? God reminded me that it’s good to be content but…
We can come up with elaborate ways to do what we believe is right in God’s eyes but really he just wants us to listen to him and be obedient to his voice.
When we talk about the fruits of the spirit we can sometimes forget that faithfulness is even listed as one of the fruits. So what is faithfulness?
Throughout the journeys of life there are different times and seasons we will walk through. We will never stay in the same place our whole lives, and if we did stay, we could possibly be missing out on each journey God has in store for us.