12.04.2013

ADVENT 2013 // DAY 4

Elizabeth Robinson Advent Worship Series 2013 // Day 4


Lord, we praise You for Your all sufficiency that enables us to become more like You even in the midst of hardships and difficult circumstances. Help us to rely on Your grace even in our weakness so that we might show forth your mighty power to a needy world. // Elizabeth Robinson
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ADVENT 2013 // DAY 3

Elizabeth Robinson Advent Worship Series 2013 // Day 3



Lord God, we come to Your throne of boundless grace. May we hear Your voice telling us of Your grace that can cleanse and pardon our sin and fill us with Your abundant life. May we receive a new, fresh, increasing blessing from You this Advent. // Elizabeth Robinson 

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12.02.2013

ADVENT 2013 // Day 2

Elizabeth Robinson Advent Worship Series 2013 // Day 2




Shine your light over us this Advent season. Fill us with Your grace so that our lives might overflow with grace to all those around us. Grace us with Your presence so that we might know your greatness and your glory this Advent in every increasing ways. // Elizabeth Robinson Pin It

ADVENT 2013 // Day 1

Elizabeth Robinson Advent Worship Series 2013 // Day 1




What Glory awaits us at your return! What Glory we glimpse now for You have opened the vault of heaven and sent your most precious treasure to us. Give us eyes to see You in our midst this Advent. Help us to open our hearts to You in fullest worship. Let nothing eclipse our seeing You in all of Your majesty and wonder this season! // Elizabeth Robinson


Remembering the reason for the season this month as we prepare for Christmas. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do! There will be one everyday.
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8.26.2013

Oceans

This song. 


 
Wow.
A woman from my Good Morning Girls study shared it with us. The lyrics to this song are just beautiful. This song. It's my prayer. Don't our feet fail everyday? We try. We ask for help. We ask for courage, patience, peace, faith, you name it and He gives us opportunities to use these gifts/fruits, but we fail. It becomes discouraging. BUT, we have hope. 

"For this reason I am happy when I have weaknesses, insults, hard times, sufferings, and all kinds of troubles for Christ. Because when I am weak, then I am truly strong."
2 Corinthians 12:10
 
Your grace abounds in deepset waters
-OCEANS

abound
verb
1. exist in large numbers or amounts.
synonyms: be plentiful, be abundant, be numerous
 
Lord, thank you for this. 
Thank you for strengthening us in hard times. 
When we're in the deepest of waters, but wow, it's hard, isn't it? 
 
Are you going through a hardship right now? 
Does it seem impossible to be thankful for this time? 
Do you see Jesus? 
 
 
I love the bridge of the song:
Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever You would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger
In the presence of my Savior

These words are so beautiful. This is the part I pray over. I don't want my faith in God to have borders. I want to trust Him in anything. No matter what. If that means walking on rough waters, taking me into deep waters, somewhere I would never go on my own, so be it. My faith will be stronger for it. And Jesus will be at my side.

What can you trust Him with today? 
Let's trust Him together, pray together and be in His Word together. 
That's where we'll find our answers. 
Our hope. 
 

OCEANS {Where Feet May Fail}
by: Hillsong UNITED

You call me out upon the waters
The great unknown where feet may fail
And there I find You in the mystery
In oceans deep
My faith will stand

And I will call upon Your name

And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine

Your grace abounds in deepest waters

Your sovereign hand
Will be my guide
Where feet may fail and fear surrounds me
You've never failed and You won't start now

So I will call upon Your name

And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine

Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders

Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever You would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger
In the presence of my Savior
[x6]


I will call upon Your Name

Keep my eyes above the waves
My soul will rest in Your embrace
I am Yours and You are mine



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5.17.2013

No More Perfect Moms 31 Day Challenge : Day 3



Day 3
 
“We need courage to be honest with ourselves that perfection is impossible. We need to cut ourselves some slack. See ourselves through eyes of grace. Love ourselves… Imperfections included.” –Jill Savage, NO MORE PERFECT MOMS 
 
It takes courage to admit our mistakes and imperfections. To do so means opening ourselves up to the judgment and criticism of others. 
 
If she knew how I yelled at my kids, would she still want to be my friend?
 
If people find out that our marriage is struggling, will they look down on us? 
 
If we can find the courage to live authentically, sharing our struggles and our celebrations, we might just discover our fears are unfounded. And maybe, if we find the courage to be open and honest with others, they’ll find the courage to be open and honest with us.  It’s definitely worth the risk.
 
Challenge:  If sharing your imperfections is foreign ground, start small and take a chance! Share an imperfect mom moment with your moms group, on Facebook, or on the No More Perfect Moms  website. You may be pleasantly surprised to learn you’re not alone!

There is no fear in love.  But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. 1 John 4:18
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No More Perfect Moms 31 Day Challenge : Day 2



Day 2

“Most of the time pride and humility play a tug-of-war inside of us. Pride believes “I can do it myself,” and humility says, “I can’t do this without you, God.”  –Jill Savage, NO MORE PERFECT MOMS
 
As moms, we’re used to days full of multi-tasking. We spend our minutes trying to accomplish as much as possible before the next interruption. Sometimes it’s easy to think we can do it all.
 
Then, out of nowhere, we’re hit with a day where everything seems to go wrong. The car won’t start. The kids’ whining increases exponentially. It’s cold. The house is a mess. We don’t have the energy to do anything.
 
When the bad days hit, our weaknesses seem to slap us in the face. This is when we’re more likely to admit we can’t do this mothering thing alone.  The truth is, to be effective moms we need to depend on the only perfect parent there is, our Heavenly Father. The bad days aren’t fun, but they help us see this truth more clearly. The challenge is remembering to depend on Him on the days when everything is going right.
 
Challenge: If today has been “one of those days,” take a minute to thank God for the hard stuff. Thank Him that He can shine His light through the broken places in your life.  If today has been full of accomplishments, thank God for the energy and focus needed to get things done. 

Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.  James 1:16-17
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