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From The Vine – Isaiah 24:11

From The Vine – Isaiah 24:11

I spent many nights
In my own darkness
Where I cried out
For lack of wine
I had let is sustain me
Be my crutch in harder times
It had robbed me of my money
Took the dignity from my face
And I became so angry
When I couldn’t taste the vine
Then the Lord, He came calling
And told me there is a way
To walk out from this darkness
And break my chains to this wine
From that day I have never wanted
Never cried for the fruit of the vine
I found a new way forward
One with the Lord’s hand in mine

Isaiah 24:11

Isaiah 24:11

Verse of the Day – John 6:35

John 6:35

John 6:35

Before meeting Christ my thirst was for the alcohol that always left me needing more to survive, a never ending thirst that restricted me life.  Now I thrive with all those yearning gone, sometimes life is hard, but I never get those old thirsts, I fight my way through with Christ at my side.

KING OF LOVE by I AM THEY
The King of Love my Shepherd is
Whose goodness faileth never
I nothing lack if I am His
And He is mine forever
And He is mine forever

Where streams of living water flow
My ransomed soul He leadeth
And where the verdant pastures grow
With food celestial feedeth

Never failing, Ruler of my heart
Everlasting, Lover of my soul
On the mountain high or in the valley low
The King of Love my Shepherd is
The King of Love my Shepherd is

Lost and foolish off I strayed
But yet in love He sought me
And on His shoulder gently laid
And home rejoicing brought me

In death’s dark veil I fear no ill
With Thee, dear Lord, beside me
Thy rod and staff my comfort still
Thy cross before to guide me

Never failing, Ruler of my heart
Everlasting, Lover of my soul
On the mountain high or in the valley low
The King of Love my Shepherd is
The King of Love my Shepherd is

Oh, Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Oh, Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Never failing, Ruler of my heart
Everlasting, Lover of my soul
On the mountain high or in the valley low
The King of Love my Shepherd is

Never failing, Ruler of my heart
Everlasting, Lover of my soul
On the mountain high or in the valley low
The King of Love my Shepherd is
The King of Love my Shepherd is

And so through all the length of days
Thy goodness faileth never
Good Shepherd, may I sing Your praise
Within Your house forever
Within Your house forever

 

Verse of the Day – Revelation 3:21

Revelation 3:21

Revelation 3:21

Sometimes we just have to stick in there, it may seem hard, but we will be victorious and receive this promise of Christ.

I have been sticking in there for 2000 days now, because today I have been sober for 2000 days.

Some days I don’t feel like an overcomer, but everyday I am still thankful for the Lord’s grace and mercy for helping me make it this far.

THE CROSS HAS THE FINAL WORD by CODY CARNES
The cross has the final word
The cross has the final word
Sorrow may come in the darkest night
But the cross has the final word

The cross has the final word
The cross has the final word
Evil may put up its strongest fight
But the cross has the final word

The cross has the final word
The cross has the final word
The Saviour has come with the morning light
The cross has the final word

The cross has the final word
The cross has the final word
He traded death for eternal life
The cross has the final word!!!

There’s nothing stronger, nothing higher
Nothing greater, than the Name of Jesus
All the honour, all the power
All the glory to the Name of Jesus
There’s nothing stronger, nothing higher
Nothing greater, than the Name of Jesus
All the honour, all the power
All the glory to the Name of Jesus!

The cross has the final word
The cross has the final word
The Saviour has come with the morning light
The cross has the final word

The cross has the final word
The cross has the final word
He traded death for eternal life
The cross has the final word!!!

Verse of the Day – 1 John 1:9

1 John 1:9

1 John 1:9

It is now 285 weeks of sober freedom, He set me free from my addiction on that Thursday evening, that seems so long ago now.  My sins were set aside and forgotten, left in my past and He set me on a path to a better life.

NO LONGER SLAVES by JONATHAN DAVID AND MELISSA HELSER
You unravel me with a melody
You surround me with a song
Of deliverance from my enemies
‘Til all my fears are gone

I’m no longer a slave to fear
I am a child of God

I’m no longer a slave to fear
I am a child of God

From my mother’s womb
You have chosen me
Love has called my name
I’ve been born again into your family
Your blood flows through my veins

I’m no longer a slave to fear
I am a child of God

I’m no longer a slave to fear
I am a child of God

I’m no longer a slave to fear
I am a child of God

I’m no longer a slave to fear
I am a child of God

I am surrounded
By the arms of the father
I am surrounded
By songs of deliverance

We’ve been liberated
From our bondage
We’re the sons and the daughters
Let us sing our freedom

You split the sea
So I could walk right through it
My fears were drowned in perfect love
You rescued me
And I will stand and sing
I am a child of God.

You split the sea
So I could walk right through it
My fears were drowned in perfect love
You rescued me
And I will stand and sing
I am a child of God.

Yes, I am
I am a child of God
I am a child of God
Yes, I am
I am a child of God
Full of faith
Yes, I am a child of God
I am a child of God

I’m no longer a slave to fear
I am a child of God

I’m no longer a slave to fear
I am a child of God

I’m no longer a slave to fear
I am a child of God

 

Verse of the Day – Psalm 3:2-6

Psalm 3:2-6

Psalm 3:2-6

I am sure that back in March 2012, when I was descending deeper and deeper in to the pit of addiction, many thought that I was beyond help, but the Lord came to me, I never asked, I never called out His name, He came anyway and He delivered me.  Since then I have conquered my addiction, with God at my side, I have come through depression, rejection and loneliness, with God at my side, so who or what should I fear?

YOU ALONE by KUTLESS
In Your hands
You hold every star
And You hold my heart
My beating heart

With Your voice
You created life
And opened up my eyes
My blinded eyes

There is one like You, no one

Great is the Lord
Ruler of all
You alone
Conquered the grave
You are the way
You alone
You alone

At the cross
You stretched out Your arms
Now You wear the scars
You wear the scars

At Your name
Every knee will bow
Every voice will shout
We will shout

There is one like You, no one

Great is the Lord
Ruler of all
You alone
Conquered the grave
You are the way
You alone
You alone

We lift our holy hands to You our Savior
Your love is shining through the dark
We wanna see Your kingdom
Reign forever
Jesus we worship who You are

There is one like You, no one
There is one like You, no one
There is one like You, no one
There is one like You, no one

Great is the Lord
Ruler of all
You alone
Conquered the grave
You are the way
You alone

Great is the Lord
Ruler of all
You alone
Conquered the grave
You are the way
You alone
Jesus, You alone
 

Verse of the Day – Psalm 63:3-4

Psalm 63:3-4

Psalm 63:3-4

His love is better than life, four weeks ago He saved me from a serious injury to my legs, I walk now without crutches again because He loves me and 283 weeks ago He set me free from alcohol addiction, I walk now forever at His side.

BETTER THAN LIFE by THE MUSEUM
I won’t forget the day when I faced my greatest fear
after finding out the news that you never wanna hear
and I knew right then everything was gonna change
and I wondered if my life would ever be the same

Your love is better than life
You are my joy in the fight
when I fall down, you pick me up
You won’t stop holding on

When I am wondering why
You are my hope in the night
Thru every struggle I will find
Your love is better than life

Some days it’s hard to explain
to my heart if you’re here or a million miles away
but even in the depths of my doubt I’ll always find
there’s a sterling silver lining in the clouds across my sky

Your love is better than life
You are my joy in the fight
when I fall down, you pick me up
You won’t stop holding on

When I am wondering why
You are my hope in the night
Thru every struggle I will find
Your love is better than life

Life is a gift you freely gave
I will be healed, I will be saved

Your love is better than life
You are my joy in the fight
when I fall down, you pick me up
You won’t stop holding on

When I am wondering why
You are my hope in the night
Thru every struggle I will find
Your love is better than life
 

Verse of the Day – Psalm 118:24

Psalm 118:24

Psalm 118:24

Each day is a blessing from the Lord, each day is another one sober, another day to celebrate on this journey with the Father, for that I am truly glad.

FROM THE DAY by I AM THEY
When You found me, I was so blind
My sin was before me, I was swallowed by pride
But out of the darkness, You brought me to Your light
You showed me new mercy and opened up my eyes

From the day You saved my soul
‘Til the very moment when I come home
I’ll sing, I’ll dance, my heart will overflow
From the day You saved my soul

Where brilliant light is all around
And endless joy is the only sound
Oh, rest my heart forever now
Oh, in Your arms I’ll always be found

From the day You saved my soul
‘Til the very moment when I come home
I’ll sing, I’ll dance, my heart will overflow
From the day You saved my soul

My love is Yours
My heart is Yours
My life is Yours
Forever

My love is Yours
My heart is Yours
My life is Yours
Forever

From the day You saved my soul
‘Til the very moment when I come home
I’ll sing, I’ll dance, my heart will overflow
From the day You saved my soul

From the day You saved my soul
‘Til the very moment when I come home
I’ll sing, I’ll dance, my heart will overflow
From the day You saved my soul
From the day You saved my soul