“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you. Only with your eyes shall you look, and see the reward of the wicked. Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place.” Psalm 91:1-9 (NKJV).

When some musicians want to release great songs, they retreat to secluded places where they can reflect, meditate and create. Some choose places overlooking the vast oceans; some choose where there are waterfalls, and some choose places with thick forestations. As they observe the beauty of nature; the swift moves and songs of the soaring birds; the colourful flowering vegetations; the serene beaches and the unending waves of the nearby waters, they capture inspiration that help them develop the hit songs they have been longing for.

I met one of the world renowned musicians in Atlanta, USA a few years ago where journalists surrounded him and were asking what he had come to do and why his beards had grown so much. He said that his last album did not perform well enough and he was incubating another one he wanted to release that would perform better. He said he needed to pull away from the noise of New York and California and that was why he came there for a retreat.

I became interested in knowing what the next song from the artiste would be like. When that music finally hit the airwaves, it was a big hit, and it still makes a special kind of impact. You cannot argue with inspiration. There are some songs you hear and you will know that they are from somewhere beyond this world. This is the kind of song and creative works you must begin to create and deliver to your world. You have a mandate to do so; that is the Dominion Mandate.

You must plan and observe regular retreats when you shut out the world and its numerous distractions by spending time in the secret place alone with the Lord to download wisdom, inspiration and strategies for the season like the sons of Issachar.

• Pray that you break into a new realm of creativity and wisdom.

• Ask for fresh anointing on your works and products.

I am the first; not the last. God’s blessing is upon everything I lay my hands upon to do.

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