We discern in the lowlands the length of days, which are acquired by each second and minute that accumulates the hour. We are humbled by the process and a measure of understanding is added to our person. It is by the hand of God that we find ourselves in a place to be pruned by Him, the vinedresser, so that we may bear much fruit. It’s for His glory that we endure by His Spirit and walk in His precepts. Because we choose not to give up in the lowlands, we understand it also is building the gospel character. By God’s grace, His strength is made perfect in our weakness.

We see the time in between the mountain and the lowlands as we begin our ascent but not before wisdom draws a line that divides two mindsets and a host of emotions. One mindset causes certain emotions and consists of a train of thought cultivated in an environment that creates strongholds and counterproductive behavior. The other mindset is cultivated by the spirit of God and discernment that has been molding and shaping your heart and mind each day of your life. This shaping of your heart and mind creates anointed oil that flows through the lowlands causing an awakening and a spiritual embattlement. As you recognize what is happening, you embrace the anointed oil of wisdom that God has bestowed upon you that sets you apart.

We understand through scripture that in this life we will have trouble but to be of good cheer because He has overcome the world. This wisdom, which is before the foundation of the world, is sound and reproves the darkness. It gives instruction and revelatory knowledge that holds us in place as the tree that’s planted by the water. She speaks to us from heaven to earth and has no boundaries of limitation. There’s no lowland we traverse, whether by name or unknown, wisdom can’t reveal. We thank God with the highest praise, alleluia, for giving us strength and peace all the days we’re blessed upon the earth.

We overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony. Our testimonies speak of revelatory knowledge and ministry from God in the lowlands. “

For one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit.” — 1 Corinthians 12:8

God holds keys to understanding and nuggets of wisdom as He has overcome the world. When we testify to others, they’re given hope and are delivered by faith in Jesus Christ. Because of the sound doctrine of Calvary that has delivered and set us all free, victory is already won in Jesus’s name.

As we traverse the lowlands and ascend to the mountain top, we each exit with keys to different doors that are a perfect fit for the next person. Our deliverances are yet for another, as a body in Christ we are one, and when we understand this, it becomes an establishment. It also gives us roots that extend from Jesus Christ.

“I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.” — John 15:5

Because one man shared his testimony with me, I knew God went before me, as He besets us all. As quiet as a thought, his words were my meditation as they found their way to drop into my spirit. What I understood was captivating and enlightened my soul. I stepped a little lighter that day because I was released, relieved and found hope. For this reason, we all should testify and share what God has done for us. 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 author of two books. Share your thoughts with Pamela at breathofapoet@yahoo.com.