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Ephesians 3:16

It’s the weekend! So many of us are enduring so many things at a mile a minute each day it is difficult to know how to balance all the change and responsibilities of life. If you are a parent, you might be navigating a whole new environment for your kiddo’s learning right about now. Or maybe you are heading back to work after working remote since March. Or maybe you are going to continue to work from home while parenting your littles, or working from home and trying to take care of a loved one that needs assistance. Or maybe you are out of work, and trying to pray through trusting in His provision. Whatever your story, whatever struggle you are experiencing, Ephesians reminds us that “He’s got this.” He will strengthen all of us when we put our trust in Him. Elevate is in it’s first year of true operation, and every day seems to present a new challenge we weren’t expecting – we could give up, we could give in to difficulty and hardship, but instead our team continues to pray through it… continues to TRUST in Him – to trust in His plan, that He will provide, and we work hard to follow His path through all its twists and turns. #hesgotthis #ephesians316 #trust #faithoverfear #endinghomelessness

Failure won’t define me…

Do you let failure define you? Burned chocolate chip cookies? A missed meeting? A job interview rejection? An angry 6-year-old’s dramatic slammed bedroom door? (Just me?!) Many of us do! Elevate loves @coryasbury “Father’s House!” His lyrics remind us that God’s love for us is all that defined us – we are made in His image, and His image alone. (Genesis 1:27)  Failure DOES NOT define us – only God.
#coryasbury #noshame #faith #love #choosekindness #amen #covidcantstopgood #endinghomelessness #onefamilyatatime

Give up control

If you’re worried about today, don’t try to fix the outcome or control the situation. Trust God to move. Not easy, but necessary. When anxiety rises up, stop. Breathe. Pray. Ask for help in trusting in His plan. “…tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” (Matthew 6:34)

#pray #breathe #godhasaplan #hesgotthis

give grace

Father, please help each of us today to remember that not only is your grace a free gift we can accept, but also a free gift we can give. #choosegrace #acceptgrace #givegrace #salvation #choosekindness #chooselove #endinghomelessness

opportunity v. inconvenience

“Help me to embrace what comes my way as an opportunity . . . rather than a personal inconvenience.” (Lysa Terkeurst) So many times we face uncertainty and times of fear for what they are in the moment – an inconvenience, a tragedy, a hardship, a time of sorrow, [fill in the blank]… What if we looked at these moments as opportunity instead? Opportunity to be an example? Opportunity to see God working when others might not? Opportunity to help? Opportunity to take pause and self-care when we might need it most? #lysaterkeurst #opportunity #uncertainty #embraceopportunity #covidcantstopgood #endinghomelessness

True

In times of uncertainty, what I know to be TRUE about God, is far more important than what I don’t.
Sometimes, it is easy to get wrapped up in thinking I heard God say one thing, when He actually said another. As long as I listen, and believe what I know to be true about Him – everything will fall into place according to His plan. His plan, potentially not my own.
True. I know God loves me. (John 3:16)
True. He is for me, not against me. (Romans 8:31)
True. He’ll never leave me. (Hebrews 13:5)
True. His word is true. (Psalm 33:4)
True. He makes everything, and everything is His. (Ecclesiastes 11:5)
I believe, without a doubt, that He is all-knowing, and all-powerful. He is working everything for our good.

His truth

Choose to let His TRUTH steady your heart. In a world of uncertainty, allow His truth to be the only truth you hear today. Let anxiety and worry and doubt fade into the background and rest only on His promises. “For God has said, ‘I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.’ So we can say with confidence, ‘The LORD is my helper, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?’” Hebrews 13:5b-6 (NLT) #trust #truth #faithoverfear #bestill #endingyouthhomelessness

Give with your heart…

Give from your heart… Give cheerfully! We LOVE our Northgate church family! With moving in our first family, we wanted to be sure they had everything they would need on their first day. With just one ask, so many of you sent adorable outfits like this one! Thank you for your generosity! We have been blessed for not just these first two littles, but many more to come!! #cupoverflows #choosekindness #give #elevatehopehouse #endinghomelessness #northgatechurch

serve with your WHOLE heart…

“serve with your WHOLE heart…” (Ephesians 6:7) A HUGE THANK YOU to the youth from Constance Church for including Elevate in their “LOVE our Community” service week! From staining, to mulching, to conquering a gigantic dirt pile – these guys “served hard” for our families moving in, and acted faithfully to the Lord. #blessed #choosekindness #youthareawesome #constancefreechurch #endinghomelessness #covidcantstopgood

 

courage

“maybe the hardest part of life is having the courage to try.” This little girl has been so excited for Elevate to welcome our first family! It was super important to make sure the littles moving in would feel safe and close to their mama, according to her! Maybe a little too close? We’ll let the mama decide! Some final touches of unicorns and rainbows – we are almost ready to pour love on this family! A courageous step forward in reaching out to our team for help, and now we are getting ready to help them turn the page on this new chapter in their lives! #rachelhollis #courage #faithoverfear #covidcantstopgood #endingyouthhomelessness #choosekindness