Inspirational Tuesday - But even if he doesn't...

Today's Inspirational post is a little different and more lengthy. I was going through my draft content when I found this post I drafted months ago but never posted it on the blog. I thought it would be perfect for today's Inspirational post so here it is.

I tried not to do too much editing in order to retain the originality, feelings and thought at the moment I wrote this.

I cannot count how many times I've listened to this song (Kerrie Roberts - No matter what)  and each time, I bump my head, sing along and smile at how beautiful the lyrics are. Not until bible study a couple of weeks ago did I understand the deeper meaning of the message in the song, after which I got the nudge to write this post. I believe we were talking about The Battle for Control and in related topic we read Dan 3: 12-18 as an example of how the king wanted control over Shadiach, Meshach and Abednego. In unrelated topic to the lesson, what stood out to me at that point was in verse 16-18.

Kerrie Roberts - No matter what
Dan 3: 16-18: 16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego replied, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you.  17 If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God whom we serve is able to save us. He will rescue us from your power, Your Majesty. 18 But even if he doesn’t, we want to make it clear to you, Your Majesty, that we will never serve your gods or worship the gold statue you have set up.”  
  • Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego believed God would save them from the burning furnace, so they were not moved or shaken by the king’s threat. 
  • But even if he doesn’t... they knew and believed that He is able to deliver them, but if He doesn't, there's a greater purpose to it, a greater mission to be accomplished. They had faith in God that whatever He decides to do, will be to glorify His name. 
  • God is able, all we need to do is trust Him no matter what. If you're in a situation and you constantly asking why or praying for something and you are yet to see the answer, just know that God is able. Of course He can take away all our sufferings and pain, bear all our burdens and answer all our prayers in an instant, but if what burdens our heart is not resolved right away, don't think that He is not able to, but know that there's a greater mission or purpose to be fulfilled.  
  • He's ways are not our ways, you might be expecting your answers in a certain form, but God is waiting for you to realize that you answers have been packaged differently and you need to be aware of that. If you don't know what your package is suppose to look like and where it's going to be delivered, how can you know when it arrives and how to position yourself?
  • Just because what you're asking for is not been delivered to you today doesn't mean your prayers are not being heard. Remember He has the master plan, all you have to do is trust in Him no matter what. 
  • Hebrews 11 is full of stories of people who trusted, had faith in God and obeyed His commands. The last 2 verses are even more profound. 39 All these people earned a good reputation because of their faith, yet none of them received all that God had promised. 40 For God had something better in mind for us, so that they would not reach perfection without us.
  • Unwavering faith, steadfast trust, that's all you need to have, to hold on to. Know in your heart that He will show up, not at your preconceived time, but at His appointed time so when it is done, you and the people around will surely know that this is the Lords doing. You are not going through these things for nothing but for even higher purpose to be achieved.
  • Take for example Jesus's death, could He have run away, changed His mind and hide from the people that hunt him down? Yes. Could God himself have easily delivered Jesus from His oppressors? Yes. But, neither of those happened. Why, because there's a greater purpose to Jesus dying. He died to redeem us with his blood, to give us eternal life. It's a sacrifice that had to be made.
  • So ask yourself, what sacrifices do you have to make for your prayers to be answered, for your burden to be lifted, what do you have to stop doing, what do you have to start doing, what do you have to change or leave behind to get to where you need to be.
  • Change the course of your prayers from asking for things to come pass and situations to start changing tomorrow to asking God for understanding and what it is He wants to accomplish through you, what He wants you to do to get ready.
  • Jeremiah 29:11 says For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. There is a master plan, and we all know the basis of it, but the manifestation of it and how it shall come to be is only known by God and to those He has chosen to reveal it to. All three men knew God had a plan and purpose for their life, but it was up to God how he wanted the king and his people to witness His power. 
  • matter what

Work Style :: March

Happy Monday!
Hope you had a great weekday.
Here's March recap in Work Style.
Enjoy your day!
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Yellow Suit

Hello all. Happy Friday!
Hope you had a great week. I'm ready to  enjoy the weekend with no specific plans yet. Just hanging with the family and doing some clean up around the house.
Have a great weekend.
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Jacket: Asos (similar  here)
Pants: Asos (similar here, here)
Top: VS (similar here)
Shoes: VS (similar here)
Clutch: Asos (similar here)
Watch: Movado

Grey & Black

Hello beautiful people.
Hope your week is going well.
Enjoy today's post and have a great day.
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Top: F21 (similar here)
Skirt: Asos (similar here)
Necklace: DIY
Bag: Aldo (similar here, here)
Shoes: Anne Klein (similar here)
Watch: Movado

Inspirational Tuesday

That moment when you see/experience something that ravages your mind. You can't even begin to put heads or tails to it. You even for a second question God's motive.
When your mind is so unsettling, you wish and want to do more. But, in that instance, all you can do is say a prayer, believe and hold on the word.
Ephesians 3:20
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us
Deuteronomy 31:6
Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.
Isaiah 40:31
But they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
II Timothy 1:7
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.       

Psalm 34:18
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Hebrews 13:6
So we say with confidence, The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid What can mere mortals do to me?

Ephesians 6:10-12 
 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

You are my Sunshine

Hi everyone. Happy Friday!
Yay! It's officially the first day of spring. But, then again, we're supposed to get 2 to 4 inches of snow today. Well, just hoping it will be the last one.
It's been awhile since a certain someone appeared on the blog. She's back today in matching DIY skirt with mommy. This is my first project with my sewing machine. It only seem appropriate to make a matching piece for mother-daughter. I'll say not bad for a first time and a beginner. Although the skirts, mine more than Eliana's has little flaws here and there, it's a great start.
Looking forward to more sewing projects.
Have a great weekend.
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  Skirt: DIY
Top: Asos (similar here, here)
Jacket: H&M (similar here, love this here)
Braclet: F21
Shoes: VS (similar here)
Watch: LaMer (similar here)

On Eliana
Skirt: DIY/ Top:  H&M / Sweater: H&M/ Bow: EliFab / Shoes: Zulily

Jumpsuit Moment

Hello beauts!
Hope your week is going well.
This old Zara jumpsuit caught my eye in my closet and I decided to take it for a spin again. Although I've worn it several times and it was last seen here on the blog. I decided to pair it with a vibrant colored blazer this time around. I currently have my eyes on this one here. Love the cut, only wish they have it in red because I feel like I need a red jumpsuit.
Enjoy the rest of your week.
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  Jumpsuit: Zara (old, similar herehere)
Jacket: Target (old, similar here)
Shoes: Ralph Lauren (similar here)
Clutch: Aldo (similar here)
Watch: LaMer (similar here)

Inspirational Tuesday

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Roman 12:12
Happy Tuesday! Have a blessed one.

Blue Obsession & DIY Necklace

Hi Lovelies.
Hope you're having a great week. Mine is going well. My Inspirational Tuesday post this week really came in handy as I found myself in a situation where if I had assumed worst case scenario and acted on it, I might have just shot myself in the foot. But, thankfully holding on to my own advice and with the support of my family, I went in hoping for not the worst case, but I wouldn't say the best either and the outcome was a huge relief.

In other news, I've been meaning to buy a sewing machine for the longest and I finally did couple of weeks ago. Having Eliana has just been an inspiration in so many ways than I can count. Through her, EliFab Accessories was birth. I also mostly wanted to learn how to sew to make simple outfits for her and also to expand and polish some of my bow designs that requires sewing because sewing by hand was just a waste of time.
Well, in less than two weeks since the machine arrived, I've managed to figure out the basics and sew two simple skirts for Eliana and one circle skirt for myself. Right now, I'm not hoping to take on fancy complicated projects or DIY all my outfits but if I get to that stage, it wouldn't hurt, as I'm self teaching myself. For now, I'm ok with being able to make simple garments for myself and Eliana and hopefully hubby some day; and also having clean finishing on my bows. So far, sewing is not the hardest thing, but it's not the easiest either when it comes to technicality.

Talking about DIY,  I made my own version of this Carolina Herrera necklace over the weekend. I fell in love with it at first sight but I wasn't about to pay retail price for it. So, I decided to make one for myself. If you don't look too close, you wouldn't be able to tell the difference. :)
Ok, on to the outfit, I seem to have a thing for blue combo now. I can blame that on this blue coat. Every time I wear anything blue, I feel like I have to throw on this blue coat. Now that I know, I'll stop; but then again, coat season is almost over, finally.
Ok, I'll stop yapping now. Enjoy and have a great weekend.
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Shirt: VS (similar herehere)
Skirt: Asos (similar herehere)
Coat: F21 (similar here)
Bracelet: The Limited (similar here, here)
Necklace: DIY
Shoes: VS (similar here, here)
Watch: Movado

Inspirational Tuesday

No, really, Stay Positive!
That's all I need to do this week. Because all the negativity can easily cloud my judgment, change my attitude and may result in an undesired ending.
Happy Tuesday!

Front Slit Wiggle Dress

 Hello lovelies! Happy Monday!
Hope you had a great weekend. I had a chilled one with my family. 
Ten days till spring and it's nice to see the temperature is slowly warming up. Will soon be trading heavy winter  jacket for light spring jacket or just a couple of layers. What I'm looking forward to the most this time around is finally being able to wear my sandals and open toe shoes again. My pumps definitely deserve a break.

It's no doubt that Asos Wiggle Dresses are a hit. This is my second pair and I can't promise I won't add another one to my closet, it's just one version of a perfect dress. This one is different from the first one here in print and style with the front slit. The print on this dress is very bold so I decided to go minimal and simple with accessories. I added a wide waist belt to further accentuate the waist line and a simple black pump to complete the outfit.
Have a blessed week.
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 Dress: Asos
Belt: Asos (similar here)
Shoes: VS (similar here, here)
WatchSkagen (similar here, here)

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