07 - The Beginning of the End (the night my wife betrayed me)

FROM THERE TO HERE:  A Real Time Journey of Learning to Walk with God by Michael Chriswell of www.RelentlessHeart.com
This story tells the behind the scenes details that led to the collapse of my marriage, family, and the life I was building.   It also shows the Biblical principles of how God was working through it all, for my ultimate good and his glory.

06 - Why God Allows Us to Be Oppressed by Evil People

This is a summary of the backstory to my marriage and divorce story as told in the video "Trusting God in the Storm". In this message I also share why God allows us to be taken into "captivity" and why He allows evil men to oppress us and treat us so harshly. I also discuss the idea of why the details of our "captivity" are not nearly as important as we tend to think they are!

05 - How and When My Joy Was Made Complete in Christ

Many Christians throughout history have testified to a "Second Blessing" whereupon they were so filled with the Holy Spirit that there life was never again the same or without peace, regardless of circumstances.  This is my journal entry about my personal experience of having this happen.  God is extraordinary!

04 - The School of Obedience and Testing

In this journal recording, I start out laughing in deep gratitude for how much God has strengthened me after years and years of suffering.  I'm reflecting back on 6 years of walking with God and specifically on how He taught me the principle of obedience.  It's the principle that led to seeing such big moves of His hand and such closeness of His presence, like in my personal story entitled Trusting God in the Storm.  Most importantly, I reflect back on the pain and the very high COST of obeying God, as He tested me over and over and over again.

02 - Reflecting Back on Six Years of Absolute Surrender to Christ

FROM THERE TO HERE:  Michael Chriswell's Audio Journal and Real Time Journey of Learning to Walk with God.  This audio series showcases the personal trials, failures, prayers, afflictions, spiritual disciplines, spiritual attacks, answered prayers, moments of encouragement, moments of doubt and how God dealt with me, IN REAL TIME, along the way.  You will hear the specific "rubber meets the road" details of how I learned to put my faith into action and to actually obey God and walk with Him.

In this first recording, I'm reflecting back on six years since I had fully surrendered my entire life and will to Jesus Christ.

01 - FROM THERE TO HERE: A Real Time Journey of Learning to Walk with God

Seven years ago on October 30th 2009, I surrendered everything to Christ.  God was then pleased to begin the process of stripping me of everything I had acquired outside of His will for my life. He then had so much to teach me and so much to "un-teach" me.  Over the first 6 years I recorded nearly 3,000 audio journal entries capturing every detail of how God counseled me, taught me, instructed me, disciplined me, spoke to me, and watched over me during the journey.  I captured my most trying tests of faith, the blackest of dark moments, along with the hundreds of answered prayers and His supernatural providence in my life.  It's has always been my desire to use these recordings to encourage others on their own journey.  Now I'm sharing some of the most important one's with others who will be encouraged to fight the good fight and keep the faith, enduring all the way to the promised land in Christ!  May God bless you as you listen!