September 7, 2006

Sometimes, when reading something, it could ring so true to us. And at other times we may think, “How is that relevant?” I want to share a testimony from an inmate. And hopefully the passage shared will become that much more real to us.

Posted in Uncategorized at 1:43 am by Devotions with MYK. Come, walk with me.

   “I have been serving a prison sentence for over 12 years. Eight years ago, I joined an English Bible class because I was curious. That was a turning point in my life. At first, a feeling of warmth enveloped me, although I didn’t understand what the two foreign missionaries were saying. As my understanding of the Bible grew, I gained insight into God’s word and sensed the presence of God. The songs we sang touched my heart and kept running through my mind. After a while, I accepted Jesus Christ into my life.

   Several times I have applied for parole and have been denied. Each time, upon receiving the news, I have read Philippians 4:6-7 for encouragement.

   God has not promised that our lives will be without pain; but when we turn to God, we find love and forgiveness, which turn our pain into joy. We can look to God, trust God, and give our hearts to God. I know. I have done this; and I experience God’s joy and peace every day, even while I am in prison.”                                                        Rick Z. Yeh (Hualien, Taiwan)  

   Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

                                                                      Philippians 4:6-7

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