Friday, November 30, 2012

BTG Follow-up - Day 13 - Having Your OWN Time with the Lord - Part 4

If you find yourself still having a hard time being consistent in this precious time with the Lord, find someone to keep you accountable for having a daily quiet time. Often knowing that another person will be checking up on us gives us the extra motivation we need to do something!

If you have allowed your quiet time with the Lord to slip from your daily schedule, you can start fresh now! Our Lord is so faithful to us even when we are not faithful to Him. He delights when we return to our times with Him. He is not waiting for you with His arms crossed and a frowning reprimand for your inconsistency. Rather, He is there with open arms and great delight to have you with Him again. We have no reason not to run into His presence with a renewed resolve to consistently have a quiet time with Him!

As we take this daily quiet time with the Lord, let us remember the reason we are doing it. It is to know our Lord in a deeper way and to be transformed more and more into His image. The exciting thing is, our devotions are not the end of our time with the Lord – they are simply a springboard to a day of fellowship with Him!

This time in the presence of our loving Lord is something we cannot afford to forgo. Seek with all that you are to have this vital time with Him, dear sisters! It will transform your life, bless you, and cause you to know the Lord like never before. There is truly nothing more important in life! When we stand before our Lord at the end of this life, we will not regret a minute that we have spent in time alone with Him.

"And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart." ~ Jeremiah 29:13

Thursday, November 29, 2012

BTG Follow-up - Day 12 - Having Your OWN Time with the Lord - Part 3 - "The Ingredients"

How do we spend our time with the Lord so that we truly grow in our relationship with Him?

Listed below are ingredients that I have found to be valuable in my time with the Lord. These guides will help you to have a truly meaningful quiet time.

The most important ingredient of our quiet time is our heart attitude. In order for our time with the Lord to have a transforming effect, we must truly have a heart that is hungering for Him. Seek with all that you are to truly meet with the Lord. Be assured that He is "...a rewarder of them that diligently seek him." – Hebrews 11:6.

A good devotional time starts long before you enter it. I have found amazing results from turning my heart to the Lord in prayer and meditating on Scripture as I fall asleep at night. When I wake up, my spirit is already in fellowship with the Lord! (Also, get to bed at a good time so that you are awake and alert for your time with Him.)

As you wake up, immediately turn your heart to the Lord in prayer. Roll out of bed and land on your knees – keep praying. Tell the Lord good morning, that you love Him, thank Him for the new day, commit yourself and the day to Him. Seek to come into fellowship with the Lord before you see anyone else. It is a perfect start to the day!

Either continue on in your devotions right then, or get ready for the day so that you are awake for quality time with the Lord.

Find a quiet place where you can be with the Lord and hear from Him. My two favorite places for my quiet time are my bedroom, and a bench halfway down to our lake.

Schedule your time with the Lord so that you can make the most of it, and so that you can get everything in. (Otherwise, if you are like me, you may tend to drift, or find that all your time is spent on one thing while other things are missed.) For example, if you have thirty minutes for your quiet time, you could spend ten minutes praying, ten minutes reading your Bible, and ten minutes memorizing and meditating on Scripture, and recording what the Lord has shown you in your devotions.I have chosen to do most of my Scripture memory during the day by carrying the verse(s) I am memorizing with me on a piece of paper. This way I can spend more time in prayer. Find what works best for you with the time that you have! (I just gave the thirty minutes as an example for how to segment your time – if you can spend more time with the Lord, that's great!)

It is so key to start your devotions by coming into the Lord’s presence and fellowshipping with Him through prayer. This way your spirit is in tune with Him as you read His Word. I have found it beneficial, though, to save the majority of my prayer time until after I have read my Bible. This helps me to avoid getting lost in prayer and running out of time to read my Bible. Reading Scripture before the majority of my prayer time also helps me to focus better in prayer and to know how to pray.

Before you read your Bible, ask the Lord to speak to you through His Word – to help you to know Him more, to open your eyes to understand what you read, and to show you how to live. It is amazing the things that God has to show us if we will simply ask Him and search His Word! His Word is so living, and I am constantly learning how personally it applies to every part of my life! (You will find it a priceless treasure to keep a journal of things that the Lord has shown you, so that you can remember them for years to come!)

Once your Bible reading is finished, pray. As you pray, remember that the Lord is right there with you. He listens to every word you say, knows how you are feeling, and always has the perfect solution. Prayer is made up of many parts, including pouring out your heart to the Lord, praising Him, dwelling/abiding in His presence, listening for Him to speak to you, bringing your requests before Him, examining yourself before Him, confessing and repenting of any sin He reveals to you, worshiping Him for who He is, and thanking Him. I have also found great blessing in singing hymns to the Lord and in praying His Word to Him.

A consistent balance of all these things is essential to a well-rounded, vibrant, and stable walk with the Lord. We need so much to be in fellowship with Him, to share our heart with Him, and to have Him speak to us! As we spend time with the Lord and experience the priceless treasure of His presence, we can’t help but long for our time with Him.

"But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him." ~ Hebrews 11:6

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

BTG Follow up - Day 11 - Having Your OWN Time with the Lord - Part 2 - "The Impact"

Our time with the Lord is so vital to our walk with Him! When we truly come into the Lord’s presence, meet with Him, and come to know Him in deeper and deeper ways, it will transform our lives. For as we truly meet with Him and come to know more of who He is, our love for Him will grow. As a result, we will desire to please Him with all of our lives, and our eyes will be opened in greater ways to who and how we should be, with the incredible comfort that He will be with us and give us the strength for each step. He is an incredible Lord, Savior, and Friend!

The saying "Who you spend time with, you become like," rings so true in a special way in our time with the Lord. We long to be like Jesus, don’t we? It is through our time spent with Him that we are changed into His likeness. As we meet with Him and experience for ourselves who our Lord is, we cannot help but become more like Him. When we come to know Him in a very real and personal way, we find that He is all that we need and that He fulfills every longing of our heart.It is so necessary that we come to this point of knowing and experiencing our Lord personally – for that is what transforms us! In coming into His presence, spending time in His Word, and communing with Him in prayer, we come to know His heart, receive His mind, and be filled with His likeness. Isn’t it a precious thing that the One who created and controls the universe loves us and delights in spending time with us?! It is the sweetest, most transforming time!

When we meet with the Lord, He gives us the strength to accomplish all that He has called us to do. Our quiet time with Him is the fuel for our spiritual engines – we will burn out otherwise. In our quiet times, as we surrender ourselves to the Lord as vessels for His use, He will fill us with His Spirit and do amazing things in and through us.My friends, we have a special treasure in our youth to focus solely on the Lord and to grow in our relationship with Him! Let us not waste it! This is the time when we are laying the foundation for our lives. The choices we make and the things we do now will drastically impact who we become. Our quiet time with the Lord (or lack thereof) plays a big role in this. Isn’t that an amazing, sobering thought?

The incredible delight and fulfillment that comes from knowing, obeying, and spending time with the Lord results in a truly exciting life. Let’s pour ourselves wholeheartedly into seeking the Lord and treasuring our time with Him! For He has promised us, "And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart." – Jeremiah 29:13. The results will transform your life and bring you greater joy and fulfillment than you ever imagined!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

BTG Follow Up - Day 10 - Having your OWN time with the Lord - Part 1 - "The Importance"

Time with the Lord is the sweetest thing on earth! It is the thing most necessary to draw us closer to Him! Through it we come to know Him, to understand His ways, and to see how we are to live. If we spend this time correctly, it will transform our lives.

Yet why is our time with the Lord one of the things that most easily slides from our schedule, or a time when we struggle to stay focused? Often it is because we forget its importance in our lives and the impact that it has on our relationship with the Lord, who we are, and the difference our lives make for eternity.

When we ask the question, "What is the most important thing in life?", the first thing that probably comes to our mind is – the Lord and our relationship with Him. This is absolutely the right answer, but I sometimes wonder if we live our lives in line with this answer. Friends, I am writing this from my heart and personal experience. We spend so much time talking and learning about it, but do we actually take the time to cultivate that personal relationship with the Lord? Or do we become so busy doing things for the Lord that we don’t take time to be with Him? We take time to do all the things that are required to stay alive – eating, sleeping, showering, etc. In the same way, our quiet time with the Lord is so necessary for our spiritual survival.

My devotions are my most treasured part of the day. I cherish my time with the Lord, but at times I find myself allowing the length of it to be shortened, or struggling with becoming distracted during it. I find that the cause of these problems is that I have unconsciously undermined the importance of my time with the Lord. I have allowed less important things or activities (sleep, tasks, etc.) to take my time or distract me from the most important Person and activity in my life.

Over the next 3 days, we are going to look together at: 1. The immeasurable importance and treasure of our time with the Lord, 2. The ingredients to how we can make it a meaningful and life-changing part of our lives, and 3. Other ideas!

Today let's remember the Lord's promise - "Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you..." James 4:8 

Monday, November 26, 2012

1 Peter 3:3-4

"Do not let your adorning be external —the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear — but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious."
~ 1 Peter 3:3-4

BTG Follow Up - Day 9 - Inner Beauty

True beauty is a condition of the heart.

It is the result of the life and work of Christ within us. It flows out of where our heart is at with the Lord, our relationship to Him, and our knowledge of His ways.

The more that we come to know and love the Lord, the more we will desire to become beautiful to Him. He cares about your heart. "...the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart." 1 Samuel 16:7

Continue to seek to grow closer and closer in your relationship with the Lord and allow Him to work His beauty into your life - It is the best thing in the world!

Challenge for today -
Spend as much time becoming inwardly beautiful (in devotions with the Lord, reading your Bible, praying, etc.) as you do becoming externally beautiful (showering, fixing your hair, etc.).

Proverbs 31:30 tells us, "Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised."Live to be beautiful to God!


Do you remember some of the keys to developing inner beauty?

It is so important that we put effort into seeking to know the Lord and are open to allow Him to work in our hearts!

One of the most important keys to developing inner beauty is to make sure that we have a daily time with the Lord. Over the next few days we are going to look at how to have personal devotions with the Lord that will change your life!

2 Corinthians 3:18 - "And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit."

Sunday, November 25, 2012

BTG Follow Up - Day 8 - How to be the Best Friend You Can Be

As we seek to have friendships that are meaningful and glorify the Lord, it is so important that we allow the Lord to make us into the best friend we can be!

Let’s look again at some of the keys to being a good friend!

~ Have Jesus as your best friend. When your needs are met in Him, you can allow Him to love your friends through you and focus on how you can bless them!

~ Seek with all that you are to become as much like Jesus as you can - Then you will be as good of a friend as they come!

~What is Jesus like? Can you help us list His qualities? Some that you have helped us come up with are: loving, faithful, patient, kind, and forgiving.

~ Make sure that other areas of friendship are in order - 1. Jesus, 2. Family, 3. Others.
Do you remember the box illustration? When Jesus is our best friend and we have found total fulfillment in our relationship with Him, the other areas of our life will fit into place! If Jesus is not first we will be empty and things will not fit together well!

~ Seek to encourage your friends in the Lord and in doing what is right.
- Ask how you can pray for them. Pray for them - and with them!
- Ask them how the thing that they asked you to pray for is going.
- Share what the Lord has been doing in your life. (A special verse, answer to prayer, how you have come to know Him in a new way, etc.)
- Do a Bible study together!
- Hold each other accountable for important things like memorizing Scripture, getting up for devotions, having a good attitude, etc.

~ Examine yourself with some important questions:
- Am I being the kind of friend that Jesus would be?
- Am I pointing my friends to Jesus, or to myself?
- What things do I admire in my friends’ lives that are like Jesus? Do I have these qualities?
- What are areas the Lord wants me to accept His grace to improve?

Remember that relationships take time to build and investment to maintain.

Ask the Lord to make you into, and give you the grace to be, the kind of friend He wants you to be!

"A friend loves at all times..." Proverbs 17:17

Family Relationships Testimony!

Here is a testimony we received from one young woman who applied the challenge for Day 7!

"For today's challenge, I decided that I would really seek to take interest in my younger siblings by listening to them when they are telling me something they did. That can be really hard, and is something I often fail to do. :( It is so amazing to me how little it takes to make a child's day! My little sister is delighted if I simply play a 5 minute game with her, and it means a lot to my brother if I take interest in something he is telling me. And it brings me joy to know that I am blessing someone else, and often serves to build character in me. ;) We can bring so much joy to other's lives if we will just be on the lookout for opportunities!"
Please send us testimonies of what the Lord is doing as you apply the follow-up activities! Other young women LOVE hearing about how you have applied the Truth and found results!  You can email us at!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

BTG Follow Up - Day 7 - Family Relationships

Our family should be our closest human friends!

God has a beautiful plan in how He designed the family. This plan includes the fact that:
~ God gave them to us for our best.
~ God will use them to shape us into His character and prepare us for all that He has for our life.
~ They are intended to be our key source of support, guidance, and protection.
~ They are your #1 mission field.

The more we embrace His plan wholeheartedly, the more we will find the amazing results of pursuing close family relationships!

Seek to do one thing to encourage, help, or invest in each of your family members!
Ideas of what you can do include:
~ Write a note of encouragement
~ Wash dishes for your mom or doing someone’s chore
~ Play Legos or dolls with your little siblings
~ Take time to talk and be interested in what is important to them
~ Praise them for a quality that you appreciate about them
~ Memorize a Bible verse or pray together
~ or, anything else you know would bless them!
Remember that as you taste the Lord’s love, He will fill you with His love more and more. You need His love and grace to love your family and others like you should!

"Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets." Matthew 22:37-40

It is key that you do your part to keep on loving your family and making an effort in the relationship, no matter what! Often it just takes you reaching out to develop deep relationships that will last for life!

"If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all." Rom. 12:18

" Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!" Psalms 133:1

Friday, November 23, 2012

BTG Follow Up - Day 6 - Choosing Friends Wisely

The friends you choose are SO VERY IMPORTANT!!!

God intended human friendships to draw us closer to Him.

Who you choose as your friends impacts who you become, how God can work in your life, and as a result, what He can do with your life!

It is critical that you choose friends carefully!

You want friends that will encourage you in making Jesus your best friend!

Evaluate your friendships and ask yourself important questions to see if they are relationships you should have.
~ Who are my closest friends?
~ Are they who I would like to become like and who would please Jesus?
~ Do they encourage me in what is right?
~ Is this friendship pushing me closer to the Lord, or drawing me further from Him?
Look at the answers to those questions! If a friendship is not encouraging you in the Lord, it is not the kind you want to keep.

Ask the Lord to help you choose the right kinds of friends - He will!

Remember, it only takes ONE friend to either destroy your life, or to lead you to the Lord and what is right!

"Iron sharpens iron, So one man sharpens another." Proverbs 27:17
"Do not be deceived: "Bad company corrupts good morals." 1 Cor. 15:33

We want friends that will help you grow in your #1 relationship - your walk with the Lord!


Thursday, November 22, 2012

BTG Follow-up - Day 5 - The Benefits of Having Jesus as Your Best Friend

As you seek the Lord, there WILL be results!

The more you make Jesus your best friend, the more you will find that He is the best friend you could ever have and will see the difference He makes in your life!

Here are a few of the results:
~ Knowing the Lord personally will transform your life!
~ He fills the longings of your heart!
~ As you come to know Him, you can’t help but love Him!
~ All of the other areas will fall into place as you seek Him first.
~ You desire to keep His commandments.
~ You become more and more like Him.
~ You look at life differently.
~ You are satisfied in Jesus, so now you have a passion to share Him with others and allow Him to touch them through you.
~ You receive a real vision and purpose in life.
~ You have the joy of living with Christ in this life - and in all of eternity to come!

Your opportunity for today is:
~ Continue seeking the Lord as your #1 priority and removing things that hinder your love for Him.
~ Choose another idea from Day 4's list to help you in making Jesus your best friend!
~ Memorize Mark 12:30. (You can do it with actions, if you want!)
~ List some of the results of knowing Jesus that you have found in your own life! (We’d love to hear them, too!)

Remember that the more you seek the Lord, the more you are going to find Him and you will see that He is the best friend you could ever have!

1 Corinthians 2:9, "...Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him."

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

So Thankful...

Dear Friends,

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving.

Right now I am memorizing Psalm 107 ~ "Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! ...Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of men! For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things." v. 1,8-9

{Happy sigh.}  That is our Jesus!

Oh, we have so much to be thankful for in our Jesus ~ salvation, a relationship with Him, a new identity in Jesus, His matchless love, purpose in living, hope for eternity with Him in heaven... and the list could go on!

I hope that you have a BLESSED Thanksgiving remembering all that you have in  Jesus! 

I am so thankful that we can seek Him together!

So thankful for Him and for you,

BTG Conference Follow Up - Day 4 - Seeking the Lord

As you make the Lord your #1 priority and seek to know Him as your best friend, there are some special things that will help you deepen your walk with Him!

Your opportunity for Day 4 is to choose two of the ideas listed below to do today. Try adding a new one each day! Remember that the more you seek the Lord, the more you will find Him!

~ Tell Him your desire to have Him as your best friend and ask Him for His help.
~ Believe that He is real, and that He rewards those who diligently seek Him.
~ Seek to know Him.
~ Embrace His love.
~ Spend time with Him.
~ Talk to Him throughout the day.
~ Read His word.
~ Obey what He tells you to do.
~ Have special reminders of Him.
~ Find accountability in seeking the Lord.
~ Treat Him as a friend - while remembering that He is the Lord, too.
~ Remember what He has done for you.
~ Choose to follow Him with your whole heart.

"...he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him." ~ Hebrews 11:6

Have a wonderful day seeking the Lord!

~ Beautiful to God Conference Photos ~

The Lord met with us in powerful ways at the Beautiful to God Conference last weekend and we are still praising Him!  Our God is so strong and amazing!  We loved seeking Him with others who love Him!

Here is a little glimpse of what took place at the conference!  (We will be posting more in the days to come!)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

BTG Conference Follow-up - Day 3 - Knowing Jesus as YOUR Best Friend

Once you have received Jesus as your Lord and Savior, He does not want you to stop there - He wants to have a personal relationship with you! He wants you to have a close relationship with Him and to know Him in a real way - like you know a human friend!

Jeremiah 29:13 says, "You shall seek me and find me when you search for me with" - what? - "ALL of your heart." (emphasis added) It is when you make the Lord your #1 priority and seek for Him with all of your heart that you will truly find Him - THAT is when you taste Him, know Him, and can’t help but love Him!

#1 Priority:
~ Make the Lord and knowing Him your #1 goal and priority.
~ It involves choices! He comes BEFORE anything else. Everything else must line up with knowing Him! This means time with Him comes first before hanging out with others, you read His Word before you check your e-mail, you choose things that will help you in your walk with Him, etc.
(You know you do this because you know that your relationship with the Lord is what you were created for, the only place you will find true fulfillment, and the way you will bring glory to God!)
~ The more you do this, the more you will know the Lord and see that it is so worth it!

Seeking Him with ALL of your heart:
~ Ask yourself what the things are that decrease and increase your love for God.
Here are a few things that you have helped me come up with:
~ Decrease: sin, wrong friends, tv, self, internet, distraction with boys, laziness, things in wrong priority*
*Idols - Remember that things that stand in God’s way (or take His rightful place) are really idols. Get them out! They can even good things taking priority over God.
NOTHING is worth standing in the way of the most important thing in the world - your relationship with the Lord!

~ Increase: time with Him, reading His Word, worship, being with others who love Him, remembering what He has done for you, prayer...
Pursue those things that you know increase your love for God and help you grow in your relationship with Him! Every step you take, minute you spend, and choice you make to follow Him will bring you closer in your relationship with Him!

~ Look at your life, accept God’s grace to remove the things are decreasing your love for Him and to pursue that things that increase your love for Him!

As you do this, you will know Him more and when you know Him, you find He is the best friend you could EVER have!

"But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ." Phil. 3:7-8

Monday, November 19, 2012

BTG Conference Follow-up - Day 2 - Who do YOU say Jesus is?

Remember the soul-searching question of all time - "Who do you say that I am?" Mark 8:29

If Jesus asked you that question, what would you honestly be able to say?

Today we want to look at the MOST IMPORTANT thing in life - salvation. The most beautiful news of all time!  Remember that you must first receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior to be able to pursue a deeper relationship with Him!

Here is your project for Day 2:
~ Read through the plan of salvation with an open heart. Make sure that you understand what it means and that it is real in your life.
~ Write out your salvation testimony. (We would love to have you e-mail it to us!)

Plan of salvation:
~ God created us to walk with Him and glorify Him.
~ We all have sinned - thought, said, done wrong things. Romans 3:23, "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God."~ God is holy and He cannot have sin in His presence. Our sin separates us from the fellowship we were meant to have with God and destines us for eternity in hell apart from God.
~ Jesus - the perfect Son of God - came to earth to die on the cross, to take the punishment for our sins, so that we could be right with God and spend eternity in Heaven with Him. John 3:16, "For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

~ If you realize your sin and need for a Savior, receive the Lord's grace to confess your sin to God, repent and turn from your sin, put your trust fully in Jesus to save you, and follow and surrender your life to Him as Lord - you will be saved.  He will come into your life, cleanse your sins, make you right with God, save you, and you will enjoy fellowship with Him on earth and eternity with Him in Heaven!
~ Rom. 10:9-11 says - "...if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. For the Scripture says, "Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame."

When you have responded to the Lord's grace in this, you are a child of God, a new creation, and can walk with Jesus both now and in eternity!  This is the beginning of your personal relationship with Jesus!  From here, you can go deeper into the wonderful relationship with Him for which you were created!

The Lord Jesus saves you to have a relationship with you, for you to be fulfilled in His love, and to glorify Him with your life!
Have YOU trusted in and surrendered your life to Jesus?

(For more on salvation, you can visit our website and visit the "Encouragement" section!)

Tomorrow we are looking at loving Jesus as your best Friend!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

BTG Conference Follow Up - Day 1

Do you remember the chocolate illustration? 

It is when we personally taste and experience Jesus for ourselves that we see that He is good!  Then we can’t help but love Him and glorify Him!  That personal relationship with Him is what we were created for and the only place we will find true fulfillment!  THAT is what life is all about!

Here is your opportunity for today!

Spend at least 5 minutes (or more!) before the Lord:
~ Read Psalm 34:8
~ Record ways you have already personally tasted the Lord.
~ Praise Him for those things!
~ Ask Him to help you know Him more.
~ Decide on one thing you will do today to seek to taste the Lord!  (Reading your Bible, praying, etc.)

Know that the more you taste Him, the more you will know that He is good!

"Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good!" Psalm 34:8

Conference 30 Day Follow Up!

We are thrilled to introduce a special follow-up opportunity to the "Beautiful to God” Conference that took place this past weekend!

We are excited for this opportunity to keep seeking the Lord together and to put into practice the things we talked about!  (For those of you who were not able to attend the conference, we so believe that you will be richly blessed if you choose to take part right along with us!)

You can look forward to a meaningful, fun, and growing time of seeking the Lord and becoming beautiful to Him!

The 30 Day Follow-up begins today!

*For conference attendees:
Today ~ Think back over the weekend. What was the biggest thing the Lord taught you? How are you going to apply it? As you ask the Lord for His help, and step out in obedience, He will do great things!

"Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious." ~ 1 Peter 3:3-4

It was so amazing to seek Jesus with you at the "Beautiful to God" Conference!!

Dear Friends,

Words cannot say what an incredible joy it was to seek the Lord together with all of you who were at the “Beautiful to God” Conference this weekend!  Jesus met with us in powerful ways and it is so exciting that this was just the beginning of all that He is going to continue to do as you walk with Him.  He is so amazing!

This promise from His Word is so beautiful: He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:6

Friends, keep walking in the Lord’s grace ~ seeking to know Jesus with all that you are, filling your heart with His Word, letting Him work in you, and letting Him live His life through you!  As a result you will increasingly find the satisfaction you were created for in Jesus, the power that comes as you base your life on the Truth of His Word, and the joy of Him living His life through you!

Today I was reading in Galatians and this verse so powerfully sums up all we talked about: 
“I have been crucified with Christ.  It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me.  And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved ,e and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20
May that be real in each of our lives by His grace!

I am so excited for all that He has in store as you continue to seek Him, walk in His Truth, and let Him live His life through you!

With so much love for you in Jesus,

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

You are still able to attend the "Beautiful to God" Conference this weekend!

You can still register for the conference!  At this point, you don't need to mail the registrations, but can simply bring them to the registration table on Friday. Please note that any registrations beyond at point do not include lunch. You don't need to email the events staff, unless you have questions -! We look forward to seeing you soon!  We would love to have you join us as we seek Jesus!

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Only 5 days until the "Beautiful to God" Conference!

Only 5 days until the "Beautiful to God" Conference!  We are SO looking forward to seeking Jesus together with you!  He has beautiful things in store!  Our Savior is amazing and His Truth is life-transforming!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

You are loved.

Sweet Friends,

I wanted to write you a quick post and let you know that I will be posting more on the blog again after the conference!  I need to head back to continue preparing my talks (SO EXCITED)!  Jesus and His Truth are so amazing!

In the mean time, know that you are loved by your Savior, His Word has all of the answers you need, and it is a treasure to seek Him with you.  I love your hearts for Him.

This verse blessed me this morning ~ "Not one word has failed of all his good promise..." 1 Kings 8:56

We are so excited for all that Jesus has in store for the time of meeting with Him at the conference!  Would you pray for His hand to be on the time in a special way?  We look forward to hopefully seeing many of you there!  After the conference is over, I will be in touch on here again.

May each of you be blessed as you walk close to His heart today.  He is so, very good.

With love for you in Jesus,
Amy Vest

Registration postmarked by tomorrow to be part of lunch!

The "Beautiful to God" Conference is coming soon!

Please be sure to have your registration postmarked by tomorrow to be part of lunch that is being served at the conference!  (If you miss that date, you are still welcome to register, you will just bring your own lunch for Saturday.)

Thursday, November 1, 2012

15 Days Until the "Beautiful to God" Conference!

15 Days Until the
"Beautiful to God" Conference!
+ Register by November 9th to be included in lunch.

We would love to have you join us as we discover the deep joy of living a life that is beautiful to God!
We encourage you to register soon and look forward to hopefully seeking Jesus with you on November 16-17th!!!