deferred makes the heart sick, but when the desire comes, it is the tree of
them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery
among the gentiles; which is “Christ in you” the hope of glory. Him we preach,
warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every
man perfect in Christ Jesus. To this end I also labor, striving according to
His working which works in me mightily.”Col.1:27-29
When I was in my early twenties I lost my four babies (three miscarriages, and one set of twins) to death by violence and stress in my home.
As time moved on, I was informed by doctors that I would never be able to bare my own children. I was devastated. It was one of the coldest winters of my life. I had no desire to live. My life at that present time was meaningless without a child of my own.
But as the phrase goes, "Beautiful blooms are enhanced through the coldest of winters.
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction”.
Years ago when I worked at a Pack Station in the Eagle Cap Mountains of Eastern Oregon there was a young man that was quite a know it all that worked there as well. You couldn’t tell this 19 year old anything that he didn’t all ready know, and know better.
At the Pack Station we had a young gelding that was full of vim and vigor. That horse wasn’t quite ready yet to take a string of mules behind him, nor was he ready to lead a group of city slickers into the rocky mountains of the Eagle Caps.
The following article by Don Potter has some great points for more than just Christian musicians. All Christians will deal with this spirit. A person who is battling rejection will be drawn in by flattery if they are not aware of its craft. As the saying goes,"Flattery is like friendship in show, but not in fruit."
- Traci Carson
“Flattery”by Don Potter
There are a few things that will keep a praise leader from being really effective in his ministering to God and His people.