There was a time in my life when I went through a very trying time; a trial that I certainly did not want and prayed frequently for God to deliver me from. However, He chose not to get me out of it but rather to go through it with me. That began for me a spiritual journey that took me far beyond where I had been in my Christian walk and made me realize there is so much more to being a Christ follower than I had ever known since my salvation 35 years earlier. God did take me through that trial and I was not only restored but God has opened doors for me in ministry and is teaching me every day what it means to be a servant.
In the year 2005, as I was getting deeper into God’s Word and my relationship with Him, He began giving me revelations; short “light-bulb-above-the-head” insight into scripture. When these revelations would come, I felt I needed to write them down because someone else might benefit from hearing them as well. So I kept a small notebook in my vehicle, (since most of the insights came while I was driving and listening to preaching), eventually I got a voice recorder for driving safety and where I do my morning devotion. I wasn’t sure how I was going to share these gems but God knew.
I worked in public education as an Instructional Technology Coordinator, and taught how to use web logs or blogs. That was it; a way to create an online presence to share my thoughts and God’s revelations. So in October of 2005, I launched this blog, Revelations From The Road, as a forum to share what God was showing me with the world. It has not become one of the mega-blogs yet but many of you are reading my posts and are being encouraged. God continues to give me insights on a daily basis and I’ve got notes and recordings by the hundreds which will someday show up on the blog. I even have an idea for compiling some of them in a book that could be used as a devotional. I use the revelations when I have the opportunity to minister locally and am encouraged myself as I go back and read what God showed me in the past.
When I was going through that trial in my past, I learned that God wanted to teach me something I needed to learn. I was suffering but He wanted to take me to a higher level; He wanted me to be a success. When we go through trials, we can complain and blame God or we can turn it all over to Him and take the attitude of, “Lord, what are you trying to teach me here?” We’re going to suffer, the Bible says so, but I chose to suffer successfully and God did not let me down; He never will.