May 13, 2019
There is a very narrow gap between life and death; the difference between the two is so small. The Bible says that we walk through the valley of the shadow of death: in life we walk through death, in death we experience life. How do we experience this life? Jesus said He is the resurrection and the life, whoever believes in Him, though he is dead, yet shall he live.
'All will be well' used by kind permission of www.vinesong.com
May 6, 2019
God identifies with you. The Scripture speaks about taking up your cross and following Jesus - the cross is not just us identifying with Him, but Jesus identifying with us. When I was in prison for Bible smuggling, I felt so abandoned by God. In the Lord's Prayer it says, 'Who is in heaven...', I argued, "You are in heaven, but I am in a stinking filthy cell, don't You understand?" Then God reminded me of the truth: He sent His Son to die a criminal's death. Jesus understood my pain - He identified with my suffering.
'How great Your love' by www.vinesong.com
April 15, 2019
Christ has conquered the last enemy, He is the firstfruit of all who believed. This is why we can rejoice and be of good cheer: death and the grave are conquered, our hope is secure in Christ; there is no need to worry about whatever may come, through Christ we are victorious.
'Behold the Lamb of God' used by kind permission of www.vinesong.com
April 8, 2019
God desires to reveal His glory here on earth. It doesn't matter whether you are in a prison cell or in a hospital ward, as you begin to worship the Lord His glory will fill the room as He inhabits your praises. 'And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be His people, and God Himself will be with them as their God"' (Revelation 21:3).
'Matthew 24 & He shall reign' used by kind permission of www.vinesong.com
February 18, 2019
God loves you! He's a God of forgiveness. He doesn't just have the power to change your life for the better, but He has the desire to help you. When Jesus was asked by the leper, "Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean", Jesus responded, "I am willing, be clean."
'Rock of Ages' used by kind permission of www.vinesong.com
February 11, 2019
"Lord, don't You care about us?" The disciples were just like us: facing a life-threatening storm, they did the right thing, they went straight to Jesus, but the problem was, Jesus was asleep! Yet God does care! He knows your circumstances. He's acquainted with all your ways. God is concerned enough to change it. You are fully known and loved by God.
'When it hurts so bad' used by kind permission of www.vinesong.com
February 4, 2019
We need to give thanks to God for all His blessings. When you meditate on all that the Lord has done, you will be filled with gratitude and joy. Just as the woman poured out her jar of perfume over Jesus, so we too must pour out our praise on Him like oil. It's so easy to lose sight of the blessings in our lives until we become consumed by our problems. Let the light of joy fill your heart as you meditate on every blessing.
'I behold Your Glory' used by kind permission of www.vinesong.com
January 28, 2019
The same Power which raised Christ from the dead lives on the inside of you! The Power of God doesn't dwell in temples, churches or other 'holy' sites; the Power of God dwells with us; all the Power of God is literally within you!
'Oh what a miracle' used by kind permission of www.vinesong.com
January 21, 2019
The unknown God, the God we don't know, He is the living God: as the Apostle Paul taught, in Him we live and move and have our being. Even though we don't know Him, we ourselves are fully known by Him. We are His children; His breath fills our lungs; we are made in His image.
'The Living Word' used by kind permission www.vinesong.com
January 14, 2019
Everything we have: our joy, peace, and health; every blessing is ours through Christ. Without Him we have nothing. But through Jesus, every good and perfect gift becomes ours. For many, Jesus is unknown. We have been given the ministry of reconciliation; the Good News of the Kingdom; to share with an unbelieving world.
'Christmas Song' used by kind permission of www.vinesong.com