Good morning gospel music friends. I wanted to share with you this morning a thought on spiritual discernment. It is supremely important for we who stand in front of people to be finally tuned to the discernment of the Holy Ghost. For if we do not have or fail to heed spiritual discernment then we may hinder what God may have for someone else.
Yesterday I had the distinct honor and privilege to attend the homegoing service of one of my true heroes on this earth. I was also honored to be a pallbearer for brother Roger Henson. He was a true man of God who one souls year in a year out, preached the gospel without apology, and exercised a godly wisdom that is rarely known or seen.
Many of you may not know how I came to be a preacher. In December of 1994 I recall the first time that the Lord dealt with me about the call to preach the gospel. I pushed it away in deference to a career in gospel music. Thank God he is long suffering.
On the evening of November the 9th 2008 brother Roger Henson was preaching the final message of the Jesus First camp meeting at middle Tennessee Baptist Church in Murfreesboro. Although 14 years had gone by the pressing of the Holy Spirit unto the call to preach had never lessened and in this moment was at its Pinnacle. As brother Henson mounted the pulpit He hesitated, shuffled through the pages of his King James Bible and said, I am not supposed to preach tonight. There is something bigger going on that someone else needs to do. With that He sat down in a chair on the platform. After a few minutes of brokenness I motioned to my pastor, Tony Hutson, and revealed that it was me who needed to do something. I needed to surrender to preach.
Now, if brother Roger had not been sensitive to the Holy Ghost,exercised spiritual discerment, and been obedient to the spirit and just plowed ahead with a sermon he had prepared to preach then my life might be forever affected. But because he had discernment and was obedient then I was given the open door to follow the Lord where he would lead.
Our imperative today is that our obedience does not solely affect us. Our obedience may be the hinge that swings the door of God’s will wide open for someone else. We must use diserment when the Lord changes our plans. It is not about us always. Our lives are meant to be intertwined with others. God has chosen people to accomplish his will. Will you be obedient today.
1 Corinthians 2:14-16 KJV
But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.  But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.  For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
GOD BLESS SOUTHERN GOSPEL MUSIC!