I have to share this moment with you, my media family.
After four years of writing words from the Vinedresser, I have released on Amazon the devotional, “Listen To The Vinedresser: 31 Declarations Of Who You Are In The Vine”.
Quite surreal to see your book on one of the largest online shopping websites in the world, Amazon. From past work with The Passion Translation, I know Amazon also lets you create your own Author’s page where you can link your blog, videos, bio and calendar events.
Ok. So, you are my e-family so forgive me for gushing with excitement.
With this announcement I did want to say this to you. Some of you are called as writers, speakers, and master market place men and women.
I hear you friend. You may be saying something like this: “Author? Yeah right. I don’t even have a book out!”
Or are you saying this, “Speaker? I don’t even have dates set up to share my message!”
Now, imagine looking at a grapevine in a vineyard with no grapes on it, or better yet, one that is being pruned. Does the fact it has no grapes make it less of a vine? No! It’s a grape vine. It’s what God made it to be.
The more you learn to hear His voice and grow in intimacy with Him, the clearly you see what the design of your life is meant to be. It’s who you are!
This is what God said to me. I know He had called me a media messenger but I started to hear His voice that I was to be a writer.
Right after that, amidst some personal career setbacks, I went to lunch with a dear and powerful Kingdom friend. I will never forget it when she leaned in and said… “Theresa…I see these writings as a devotional, as a personal book for others to enjoy and hear their Vinedresser speak to them…”
That sparked a flame that was already inside me. I started writing these four years ago but went to work asking God’s help as I began the process of making this a book.
So, I hope this e-mail may be the spark for you. You have an extra ordinary solution to someone’s pain point. Someone needs your book, your song, your business, your wisdom. God has put in your very DNA the gifting to make this real for you.
What He has called you to do, He will more than enable you with the grace to carry it out.
When it’s all said and done, it’s not about me. It’s not about you. It’s about loving God and in that intimacy finding your real identity. It’s about the joy of obeying Him and the lives He has called you to touch with the Father’s Heart.
I pray that lights a fire in your heart… Say yes to God…His yes with His promises are Yes and Amen
“Your yes to Me activates grace, breakthrough, and favor. It’s not a doing thing but being. Your yes to Me says you really know who you are in Me, in the Vine!
“So I really do hear your trembling voice say yes. It may feel like a shallow echo in your soul but it is a thundering, cloud-ripping roar in heaven. Your yes makes my angels stand at attention to move and minister on your behalf. Your yes tears asunder the bars of a prison you may be in… whether it be real or a prison of your own making.” The Vinedresser
Croft, Theresa (2016-07-27). Listen To The Vinedresser: 31 Declarations Of Who You Are In The Vine (Kindle Locations 162-164). Kingdom Messenger Network. Kindle Edition.
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