Some things are meant for our souls and spirit man so it can marinate and find its way to establish in us a portion of ourselves. This peaceableness and quietness that the Holy Spirit renders is unspeakable. As I have been a part of experiences that touched my heart to many degrees, its cumulative expression has been beyond speech, nothing that words could obtain. These are spiritual touches that respond in heart and one knows that God is moving.

Because I often wait to write until something has touched my heart, I found upon experience and several life situations that blessed my heart tremendously that there came no words in particular. But my heart remained full of joy, humility and thankfulness. Yet, I could not form a sentence nor did I have a desire to but knew this was a teachable moment.

These life situations and experiences were for me to grow in those moments in my relationship with Jesus Christ. Therefore, we learn that, as we are first partakers of the fruit that we minister to others, sometimes we’re acquired by God to be established even more by our experiences than we are rooted in our processes. This is a deeper reverence of heart, as our souls are blessed as well.

May we give an accurate account of our experiences in life and with Christ and others are enlightened to partake in that which has caused us to become a better person. Many times have I gone places with a particular agenda to get certain of things done. In those times, I often found that there was a greater purpose as life presented itself. There would be a spiritual reason that would overcast any plutonic or physical endeavor I could accomplish for the day. As my soul and spirit have so many times been blessed, I am thankful that God has given me the discernment to slow down and receive the blessings He’s placed in my days.

We often need to be spiritually fed to keep us going, especially when we’re used to giving and pouring into others. Because God besets us and goes before us, I am glad to know He has purposed each spiritual encounter that empowers our lives. He knows exactly what we need to be encouraged.

“And the Lord, He it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.”  Deuteronomy 31:8

There was a time in my life, as I was battling through a storm and I couldn’t quite get my bearings, I called out to others. Some showed up, others didn’t. I continued to search because I refused to stay there, in a place of wanting and enough. I called on my brother and he answered every time. In retrospect, I remember when I broke the line of communication and stopped calling him profusely. This was the day I understood that I’d gain a little strength that I had to continue on with Jesus alone. I knew within myself I needed the strength of the Lord. There’s a time when one may hold your hand and a time to let go.

“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighted in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand. I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread. He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and His seed is blessed.” — Psalms 37: 23-26

This is the rhythm of the gospel character and the sound of the word of God exemplified in your life.

Pamela Young is a native of Goldsboro, a 1990 graduate of Goldsboro High School and the author of two books. Share your thoughts and ideas about the column with Pamela at