TRUSTING GOD

What a crazy beginning to the year. Coming off of a great 2015, and sensing that  God has been blessing and moving us along for His purpose; we began planning late last year for what we believe will be a meaningful and fruitful 2016. New recording, hyper scheduling and concert promotion with the Perrys in early March.....and then (as is common in southern gospel) the bus breaks down and we discover that the engine computer is "kaput" .....So then panic sets in.  All the things we had planned take money and commitment for which we hadn't anticipated, especially when a $6000 bus computer took precedence. 
THAT WAS OUR FIRST VALLEY!!!!!.........Early January, we had the first of two tracking sessions at our recording company Crossroads Studios in Arden, NC. So I went out to work with our producer Danny Crawford (and David Smith via telephone)  and musicians as they prepared our rough tracks for me to take back home for group rehearsal. For some strange reason the studio requires cash when recordings are done !!!!! So that check was written, and another one would be needed for around the same amount in a matter of weeks....cash reserves from 2015 starting to DWINDLE...scary. THIS WAS OUR SECOND VALLEY ......
Then to top it all off , artists fees from our planned concert, would be due at the day of the concert, and sales (pre-concert) were slow. THIS WAS OUR THIRD VALLEY....
HOWEVER.........GOD HAD IT, ALL ALONG.
Why is it, when we're in the middle of stuff, we many times miss God being at work, and showing us His favor?
John 12:37 Even after Jesus had performed so many signs in their presence, they still would not believe in him. 

One of the great things about the guys I work with is their desire to please God in everything and submit every situation to Him in prayer, believing and trusting . So, even though (as financial manager of the group), I was anxious about meeting all of our obligations, each time we met, we would begin by praising Him for what He was doing with and through us us for His kingdom, and thanking Him for His protection and provision and wisdom.......

THEN, WE BEGAN TO SEE THE HILLTOP HE WAS PREPARING FOR US...., and why the valleys are necessary.......TO INCREASE OUR FAITH.....AND TRUST

Looking back we realized that the although our bus had broken down, it broke down IN TOWN and we hadn't been stranded , or unsafe. Our finances increased to take care of our all of our expenses and obligations, and the experience of knowing God at a deeper level was priceless. 

Next week, we travel back to the studio to finalize the vocal tracks for our latest recording. It is filled with some incredible lyrics and music from some of the most anointed songwriters in our industry.....
We can't wait to finish the project and begin ministering with this new material.....
Until next time..




 

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