Alan T. Black was raised and grew up in the United Methodist Church. While Alan proudly embraces his background, and personal history within the United Methodist Church, he feels ultimately the importance is not the denomination that you are a part of, but Alan believes what matters most is the relationship that you have with the Lord. Part and parcel to any relationship is the level of commitment that one makes to it. With any and all relationships, they are going to take time to grow. Alan affirms he has decided to follow what God has ordained him to do in his writing and music; spreading God’s truth. In this spiritual affirmation Alan makes sure daily to nurture and grow his relationship with the Lord.
As is the case with each of us, Alan has experienced many twists and turns along the road of life. However, each and every step along that road has led Alan to the point in life to humbly say that he is a believer and God living testimonial author and singer. Most of all, Alan is glad to be able to say that he is a Christian author and to him in this season that is the most important thing of all.
Through the years, if Alan were to describe his relationship with the Lord using one word it would be “transformation.” Continuing to grow daily in his walk with the Lord, and as well with the continued display of the fruits of his Spirit daily, Alan believes this is what his life is all about. Frankly for these times, Alan’s attitude and belief is that the world is looking to those who are Christians to see if in fact their talk does indeed match their walk.
For everything there is a time and season. Though Alan was unsure of what was in store for him, he is blessed to say that being obedient and trusting in the Lord, he is now able to say and most importantly show others that God will qualify you and lead you to accomplish what His charge is for you. Alan states “You just have to be a willing servant.” As this is a fact, what He has done through Alan, it was done so to give Him the glory.
Alan gives God constant praises of thanksgiving for allowing him to be such a vessel in this vineyard of our present day society. Alan encourages us all to seek God and allow God to be our guide as he has allowed also.
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