Changes- Passage with walls made of stone approaching an opened gate

Praises in Prison

Changes are inevitable. Even in trying circumstances, we can learn to sing Praises in Prison in which we can find ourselves…

Acts 16:16-19…
Once when we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a female slave who had a spirit by which she predicted the future. She earned a great deal of money for her owners by fortune-telling. 17She followed Paul and the rest of us, shouting, “These men are servants of the Most High God, who are telling you the way to be saved.” 18She kept this up for many days. Finally Paul became so annoyed that he turned around and said to the spirit, “In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to come out of her!” At that moment the spirit left her. 19When her owners realized that their hope of making money was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace to face the authorities. 

Changes sometimes need to take place, even among successes. We understand that when things are not going right, changes need to take place. However, there are those times that even when there is great success, change may be necessary.

We sometimes get too comfortable and need a push to grow even more.

God can take something away, but He gives us something else. It is God’s intent when He takes things away from us to replace them with something even better.

When things are going awry we might believe that it is the enemy that is the cause. That he is taking something away from us. Consider that it might be our Heavenly Father that is causing the changes. This is His doing in order to provide a greater blessing.

It is important that we also are patient with God. We need to trust that He is taking care of us– because HE IS.