August 14, 2017
How difficult it is to really believe; to take Jesus at His Word often requires a faith beyond our abililty to believe. I believe in prayer and in a God of miracles, but when I was diagnosed with lung cancer in December 2002, I was faced with a challenge: do I really believe God or not?
'So real to me' used by kind permission of www.vinesong.com
August 7, 2017
The disciples thought they knew who Jesus was: they had already worked with Him for some time and witnessed some of the most amazing miracles; they were the closest friends Jesus had. Yet something was to happen that night on the sea which caused them to question who Jesus really was; it was as if they had never known who He was before.
'Jesus, Blessed Jesus' used by kind permission of www.vinesong.com
July 31, 2017
All of us have been damaged, injured, by the sorrow in our lives; the pain, the fears, the sin in our lives which keep us from God, all these things mark us, they leave an imprint. But Jesus wants to come alongside you, to walk with you and ease your heartache. He is a constant companion along life's narrow way, the voice which guides and directs.
'Jesus Your love/Worship the Lord' used by kind permission of www.vinesong.com
July 24, 2017
You are never lost to Jesus; we might not be able to see Him because of the darkness surrounding us, but He knows exactly where we are. For so long, it was like there was a distance, as if we were separated. But now Jesus is so close, so near, you can talk to Him at any time. 'You once were far away from God, but now you have been brought near to Him because of what Jesus has done for you...' (Ephesians 2.13).
'Hiding' used by kind permission of www.vinesong.com
July 17, 2017
For so many people Jesus is some distant person; God Himself is distant and unapproachable. If I were to ask you, 'Where is God', some would say, 'To find God I would have to go to church', some would respond, 'God, He's up there'. But where is 'there'? I've got good news for you today, Jesus is called 'Emmanuel, God with us' - wherever you find yourself in life, God is there with you.
'Rest' used by kind permission of www.vinesong.com
July 10, 2017
There is no limit to what God can do when you trust Him. If you let the power of God touch you, by a miracle He will change your life. You need the touch and power of God. But first you have to trust Him. You have to believe He can work the miracle. The Gospel is the power of God to change lives. God can touch you, He can change your life.
'The Cross of Christ' used by kind permission of www.vinesong.com
July 3, 2017
I can tell you how close Jesus is to you: just breathe in, Jesus is as close as the air that fills your lungs. One prayer and He is always there with you. How can we touch Him? It is not a physical touch. You touch Him when you call His Name, when you talk to Him. Reach out to Him today. One word from Jesus can calm the storm, heal your broken heart. Jesus says to you today, 'Come unto Me all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.'
'Another Touch' used by kind permission of www.vinesong.com
June 26, 2017
Why are you afraid? God is in control! When Jesus is in the boat with you, even if He is asleep, it doesn't matter the severity of the storm, one word from Jesus and all will be well. All will be well with your family, health, finances, employment. Jesus will speak peace into every tumultuous situation. I believe the challenge to every one of us today is, why are you afraid? What are you afraid of?
'God is in control' used by kind permission of www.vinesong.com
June 19, 2017
The hardest thing in your life and mine, when you are in the midst of a crisis, is to see Jesus. Because of the darkness surrounding you, God can seem distant, it prevents you from seeing Him. Wherever, whenever there is a crisis, a tragedy, sickness, sin, fear or pain, Jesus is there.
'The Father's Love' used by kind permission of www.vinesong.com
June 12, 2017
You can't have a miracle without first having a problem! If the disciples had not been in a sinking boat during a storm at sea, there would have been no miracle with Jesus walking on the water. If you want to see miracles, God is going to use your problem, your difficulty, your crisis in order to work the miracle. That crisis you have - that sickness, that cancer, that arthritis, that financial problem - God will use this to create a miracle.
'Holy You are Lord' used by kind permission of www.vinesong.com