Quiet Time With Jesus – New Wine

Sunday, 9 June 2019 

I was on my way to church on 19 May 2019, talking to God and praying… “Let us sing the song ‘New Wine’ today.” I actually didn’t think it would happen because we have never sung this song before.

The worship team was practicing as usual before service and I was talking to Ann, a very dear sister in Christ. Suddenly, Samuel our worship leader sang ‘New Wine’. I froze and thought, “Is this real?” I was delighted. I could not contain the joy ‘bubbling’ inside me and I told Ann about it. 

When this song was not sung during worship, I felt a little disappointed. Karen, who was sitting next to me said that the song was sung only for me.

At the end of the sermon, Pastor William referred to this song and continued to preach from the lyrics. Again I froze. I was too amazed even to turn my head to look at Karen.

In closing, we all sang ‘New Wine”. It was more than a song! It was a powerful prayer! As I stood before the altar of God – worshipping Him with all my heart – I dared not look around. (I was sitting in the first row that day.)

New Wing (by Hillsong)

In the crushing, in the pressing

You are making new wine

In the soil, I now surrender

You are breaking new ground

 

So I yield to You and to Your careful hand

When I trust You I don’t need to understand

 

Make me Your vessel, make me an offering

Make me whatever You want me to be

I came here with nothing

But all You have given me

Jesus, bring new wine out of me

 

In the crushing, in the pressing

You are making new wine

In the soil, I now surrender

You are breaking new ground

You are breaking new ground

 

So make me Your vessel, make me an offering

Make me whatever You want me to be

 

I came here with nothing

But all You have given me

Jesus, bring new wine out of me

 

‘Cause where there is new wine

There is new power

There is new freedom

And the kingdom is here

I lay down my old flames

To carry Your new fire today

 

‘Cause where there is new wine

There is new power

There is new freedom

And the kingdom is here

I lay down my old flames

To carry Your new fire today

 

So make me Your vessel, make me an offering

Make me whatever You want me to be

God, I came here with nothing

But all You have given me

Jesus, bring new wine out of me

Jesus, bring new wine out of me

Jesus, bring new wine out of me

  

Father God, hear our prayer!

Amen!

 

Until this day, I’m still bubbling with joy. God gave Pastor the song for the sermon. And God gave me the song half an hour before service. What an honour! I feel like a little girl walking to church with my Father… and He simply whispered a secret into my ear.

His wonderful plan is definitely greater than what I can fathom. But for now, every encounter with God amazes me.  

Lam Yee Ling