So I just got back last night from a glorious week of VACATION at my grandparents amazing cottage just outside of Bancroft, Ontario. It was extremely needed and I've come back refreshed and full of vision and strength from the Lord! One of the things which the Lord ministered to me was regarding 'consistently BLOGGING anddd VLOGGING' - using the mediums of my writing gift and speaking gift to encourage our church and the body of Christ - and whosoever will read and listen to what the Lord is putting in my heart. Yes, I'm excited about it too!

I encourage you to listen to the VLOG entry today which would be just above what you are reading now - and short encouragement on how 'faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God' - it really does. I sense the Lord asking me to 'sow' this word every day, and he will continue to bless people and impact people. How God loves people!

The very word of God - which is alive - which is active - is the very substance which changes our lives! Look at what Hebrews 4:11-13 says:

11 Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience. 12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. 12 And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.

Bottom line - the Word of God changes us, helps us, encourages us, restores us!

I have never been so discouraged that I could not seek and receive a word from the Lord that brought me out of it - and set my feet on 'an even place' again. When He speaks - His very words penetrate, change, and alter our very souls (mind, will, emotions). His words encourages, lifts up and builds us up. Also His word tears down, removes, and destroys things that hinder us and could or would eventually destroy us - or things that are destroying us now. Yes, he builds up and tears down - but all for our better - all for our good - all because he loves us so dearly.

I want to encourage you today to seek the word of the Lord - to hear his still small voice, or however he may speak to you! But get into the Word of God today - the Bible! And discover his truth that will set you free if you allow it to, and obey what he shows you!

ps. really excited about our yearly OUTDOOR SERVICE at the DOW PEOPLE PLACE this Friday, August 26 @ 7pm! Hope to see you there!!! =)