Vancouver Island is an excellent place to hunt for unusual minerals, gems, semi-precious stones, fossils and gold. With its unique geological environment it is one of the finest locations for rockhounding in Western Canada. Featuring detailed maps ranging from Victoria through the Chemainus Valley and up to Port Hardy, "A Field Guide to Gold, Gemstone & Mineral Sites of British Columbia, Vol. 1" covers more than 100 sites on Vancouver Island and adjacent islands.
Revival in the church can only begin and continue when the people of God experience a renewal within their hearts and a transfomation of their minds. This can never happen unless the Word of God comes alive in us and the practicing of it becomes first nature through us. In and of itself Revival is but a beginning and 'new life' through Christ a starting point to greater things in His Name. As we begin to experience more of the 'beginning of sorrows' God waits to use a people unafraid and unashamed to walk in His Word. It will never be easier than it is today, for the Word itself tells us that the days will grow more difficult. His precious grace will never be more available than in these last days, for He has spoken it in His Word.
You are His treasure and He is making you His precious jewel. In this thirty-one-day devotional you will find precious gems of God's Word, which will transform hopelessness into hope. It is during hopeless situations in life that our faith is truly tested. As you meditate on the daily devotions, you will discover that your hope is the treasure in which faith stands. Put your hope in the almighty King. In Him all the treasures are stored up as you bask in His presence. Know that you are: a daughter of royalty, a precious jewel of beauty, and a diamond to destiny. May you sparkle with a radiant fire that exudes and touches other diamonds in the rough. Be encouraged and know that you are unique, gifted, and created for purpose. The true diamond within will break forth in brilliance. "And they shall be Mine, says the LORD of hosts, in that day when I publicly recognize and openly declare them to be My jewels (My special possession, My peculiar treasure). And I will spare them, as a man spares his own son who serves him" (Mal. 3:17).
Every Christian should have a story of faith to tell. When we take time to recognize God's hand in our everyday lives, our stories of faith will write themselves.
Within the pages of this book you will be inspired to:
Spend time daily reading God's Word.
Spend time daily pouring out your heart to the only one who can move heaven and earth to meet your specific needs.
Spend time daily anticipating the Good Shepherd to lead you in paths of righteousness for His name's sake.
Start recording your own stories of faith to pass on as a legacy to the next generation.
Sometimes we believers carry a false sense of failure, thinking we are simply not doing enough for the Lord. What we often fail to remember is it is not what we do for the Lord that grows our faith, but what we allow Him to do for us and through us. The first mindset causes us to focus on ourselves and fuels our desire for the recognition and accolades only the Lord deserves. The second mindset gives glory where glory is due. God is to be glorified in our lives every day.
May you be encouraged.
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