Sunday, January 31, 2010

A Young Woman of the Word

Are you a young woman of the Word?

The Lord has been showing me more and more each season of my life how crucial His Word (the Bible) is to every aspect of my walk with Him and life!

The three things that I have found to be so important are to:
- Be in it
- Have it in me
- Live in the reality of it in daily life

These are ways it can be real in our lives:

Read the Word:
Matthew 4:4, “...Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.”
- Be in the Word daily.
- Read it for what it is - the word of GOD to you!
- Read asking Him to speak to your heart.
- Ask Him to work what you read into your heart and life - and follow Him in obedience!

I have found it to be so important to be in the Word every day. Just like we need to feed our bodies to keep us alive, so we need to feed our souls with the Word of God! God speaks to you through it, you come to know Him more, and it shapes who you are and your perspective on life! We cannot afford to miss reading it!

Hebrews 4:12, “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”

Memorize the Word - and think about it through the day:
Colossians 3:16, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom...”
- Hide God’s Word in your heart and mind.
- Let it fill your mind and shape your thoughts. (That’s why it is so good to have it memorized - so you can think about it any time!) It often takes training and disciplining your mind to turn to the Word for a while to form a habit.

One way that is so helpful in memorization is to write the verse(s) that you are memorizing on a 3x5 card. This way you can carry with you, or put it in a place where you see it a lot. You can also find a friend to hold you accountable!
Luke 11:28, “...blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.”

Live out the Truth of it:
James 1:22, “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.”
- Let it go from your head to your heart and come out in how you live.
- You live what you believe. What you base your life upon will be evident by the fruit of your life.
- Live each moment in the reality of the truth of God’s Word.

For me it has been saying, “I KNOW this is true, but I need to walk in the reality of it in how I live each moment.”
A beautiful way to make this really personal is to take a verse and to insert your name into it.
“The Lord is (your name)’s Shepherd, (your name) shall not want.” Psalm 23:1
So, today as I think about the coming week in light of that verse, I know I will not lack anything, because the Lord is my faithful Shepherd. I just want to cling closely to Him!

John 8:32, “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

So, together, let’s be in the Word, let the Word be in us, and accept the Lord’s grace to live in the reality of it every moment of our lives!

Let’s be young women of the Word, friends!

John 14:23, “Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.”

Friday, January 29, 2010

LTLM Family Summit - "Christ-Centered Vision" - July, 16-18th, 2010

We are thrilled to announce that this coming summer on July 16-18th, 2010 we will be hosting our first Family Summit, with the theme of "Christ-Centered Vision."

It has been our desire to be able to encourage whole families in seeking the Lord, serving Him, and gaining a vision for living for Him together. That is the purpose of this Summit.

LTLM and the Vest family are so grateful to have the Cavanaugh family of Vision 4 Living Ministries, Inc. join us as our main speakers and teaming up with us for this event!

The Cavanaughs are a family with a passion for Christ, a commitment to His Word, and a mission to impart to families a vision to glorify Him.

The Summit will include: powerful messages and testimonies, a special program for children during the sessions, time for vision casting as couples, breakout sessions for the young people, fun family activities, campfires, amazing fellowship, delicious food, and more!

The Family Summit will be held at the beautiful facility of Camp Lebanon in Upsala, Minnesota.

We are so excited for what the Lord has in store and would love to have you join us!
For more information and to download a registration form, you can visit our website and look under the "Events" section at! We encourage you to register early, as space is limited!

May the Lord bless you as you seek to raise your families for His glory!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Psalms 63:3

"Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee."

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

December Girls Discipleship Gathering Report

At the last Girls Gathering we had a wonderful time of singing carols, reading and thinking about the miracles surrounding Jesus’ birth, and we had a special time of sharing together. One of the main aspects that we found as we read miracle after miracle was that most of the people that were asked by the Lord to go some place or do something obeyed God immediately, not delaying at all. It was amazing to see this obedience displayed over and over again. May we all be quick to obey our Lord at whatever He beckons us to do!

We would love to see you at the next Girls Gathering, so mark your calendar for January 9th at 10:00-12:30 at Vision of Glory Church in Plymouth. Blessings in Jesus!