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Welcome to Drawing Closer To God with Wendy Robinson. Join Wendy each week as she shares her insights into drawing closer to God and living life to the full despite the tough challenges you might be facing. To find out more please visit https://wendyrobinson.com.au

Welcome to Drawing Closer To God with Wendy Robinson. Join Wendy each week as she shares her insights into drawing closer to God and living life to the full despite the tough challenges you might be facing. To find out more please visit https://wendyrobinson.com.au
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Welcome to Drawing Closer To God with Wendy Robinson. Join Wendy each week as she shares her insights into drawing closer to God and living life to the full despite the tough challenges you might be facing. To find out more please visit https://wendyrobinson.com.au

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Drawing closer to God with Wendy Robinson - Season 6 - Episode 8

6/21/2019
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This morning I felt to listen to some Christmas carols - yes it is June! Why not? Mary's Boy Child/Oh my Lord by Boney M; Emmanuel by Hillsong; Mary did you know? sung by Hayley Westerna, Breath of Heaven sung by Amy Grant .... Christmas Carols remind me of the gift that Jesus is to us. Not a gift that has you thinking - really? why did you give me that? Not a gift that once consumed is gone forever (like chocolate!). Not a gift that goes out of fashion #nottrendinganymore. No, Jesus is a...

Duration:00:05:46

Drawing closer to God with Wendy Robinson - Season 6 - Episode 7

6/16/2019
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What happens when hope starts slipping away? Darkness descends. It is difficult to think or see anything other than the negative. Stuff happens. Sometimes from wrong choices we've made. Sometimes other people's wrong choices impact us. Sometimes things happen and we don't know why. Earlier this week I was listening to Amanda Cook's song, City of Hope ... Once we were a barren land Dry from disappointment But heaven like a heavy rain Revealed your heart for us Now we're dusting...

Duration:00:06:41

Drawing closer to God with Wendy Robinson - Season 6 - Episode 6

6/8/2019
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It's almost that time of year when the roses need to be pruned. They still have a few blooms, but they are looking very raggedy. Not at all like the brilliantly flourishing bushes of mid-summer. I'm a tough pruner. As pruning time approaches some of the rose bushes have branches that have grown to over 6 feet tall, and I cut them down to less than a foot in height. A horticulturalist taught me a few very useful things about pruning roses.... For thirteen years I have followed this...

Duration:00:07:28

Drawing closer to God with Wendy Robinson - Season 6 - Episode 5

6/1/2019
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There is nothing like visiting your home town to be reminded of where you have come from, and what was being sown into your life when you didn't realise it. The photo above is me standing outside Christ Church, an Anglican church in Ellerslie, Auckland, New Zealand. This is the church my mother took me to when I was a child. It was here that I played the pipe organ (badly) at Sunday services. It is the place where I first experienced the church embrace the community at large. Do not...

Duration:00:06:44

Drawing closer to God with Wendy Robinson - Season 6 - Episode 4

5/19/2019
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I used to think about courage in terms of doing 'big' physical things, like going on the giant swing at a Sport and Recreation camp, climbing out on the yard arm of a tall ship, and jumping off the 10m diving platform (I've never done that!). But then I heard a sermon about having courage for the 'little', but often life-changing moments, like starting a conversation with someone you don't know, opening a letter that you know you may not like the contents of, and learning how to...

Duration:00:08:16

Drawing closer to God with Wendy Robinson - Season 6 - Episode 3

5/10/2019
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So the other morning I woke up at 2am, things on my mind, people on my mind. Prayed for the people. Mulled over the things. Finally went back to sleep at 3.30am, which wouldn't of been too much of a problem, except I had to get up at 4am to get ready to take a child to swimming training! Who needs sleep?????? Sitting at swimming training, my new location for quiet time with God, started mulling over those things again. And then I felt that Someone was asking me a question, 'Do you trust...

Duration:00:05:18

Drawing closer to God with Wendy Robinson - Season 6 - Episode 2

4/27/2019
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Some days we just feel sad. Recently I had one of those days. There were many reasons, a funeral the day before; a conversation that left me wondering once again about this world that we live in; an ANZAC day ceremony that gave pause for thought about the sacrifices so many young people made; and a movie that reminded me of the crucial role parents play in their children's lives. There was a heaviness that I had not felt for a long time. And it was difficult to shake. I was having a...

Duration:00:05:00

Drawing closer to God with Wendy Robinson - Season 6 - Episode 1

4/21/2019
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I was reading a news article the other day and it included the phrase 'post Christian Culture'. And I immediately thought about Hebrews 13:8 .. Jesus, the Anointed One, is always the same - yesterday, today, and forever. Hebrews 13:8 TPT How does the truth of Hebrews 13:8 reconcile with a 'post Christian Culture'? The culture in this country is changing, but Jesus isn't changing. Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, today, and forever. Hebrews 13:8 NKJV What Jesus did for each...

Duration:00:05:44

Drawing closer to God with Wendy Robinson - Season 4 - Episode 22

4/13/2019
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Over the past three days I have had the blessing of being away with two of our children. I thought I had a pretty good idea of how the three days would go. All the practical preparations were done to make sure we got to the right place at the right time with the right gear, although that didn't always happen! However, I was completely unprepared for what God was about to show me and teach me through these two beautiful children. Lesson 1: Be courageous One child has overcome many...

Duration:00:08:04

Drawing closer to God with Wendy Robinson - Season 4 Episode 21

4/6/2019
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Earlier this week one of our children was reading to me from the Jesus Storybook Bible - Every story whispers his name, by Sally Lloyd-Jones, a fabulous children's bible that in the Old Testament stories overtly foreshadows Jesus coming as the rescuer. On this day she chose to read The Servant King, recounting The Last Supper, from Mark 14 and John 13-14. These words in the story really spoke to me, "My heart will tear apart - and your hearts will heal." Jesus was speaking to the disciples...

Duration:00:05:15

Drawing closer to God with Wendy Robinson - Season 4 - Episode 20

3/30/2019
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"Don't strive - live!" Those are the words I heard from God earlier this week. Sounds strangely similar to words I sometimes hear from my husband, "Wendy, does everything need to run to a schedule? Lets be spontaneous!" Don't strive. What does that mean? Does it mean that I have slipped back into doing things in my strength, not God's strength? Highly likely! For it is [not your strength, but it is] God who is effectively at work in you, both to will and to work [that is,...

Duration:00:08:20

Drawing closer to God with Wendy Robinson - Seasons 4 - Episode 19

3/23/2019
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If your faith remains strong, even while surrounded by life's difficulties, you will continue to experience the untold blessings of God! True happiness comes as you pass the test with faith, and receive the victorious crown of life promised to every lover of God! James 1:12 TPT There is a lot to consider in that scripture, but the question that keeps coming into my head this morning is "Am I a lover of God?" I know without a doubt that I am a lover of chocolate, especially smooth dark...

Duration:00:08:16

Victoria Grace - Living with victory through childhood cancer - The Book Story

3/20/2019
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What direction are you heading? Are you travelling fast or slow? Have you got everything you need? Who is guiding you? Are you listening closely for directions? Here's a little story (actually by the time I finished this post I realised the story wasn't quite so little) about taking one step at a time, following God's leading, surrendering to doing things in His timing, and continually learning that His ways are always higher. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your...

Duration:00:19:04

Drawing closer to God with Wendy Robinson - Season 4 - Episode 18

3/8/2019
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There is a beautiful song by Christy Nockels, Wonderful Name, through which I have cried out to God many times over the years .... "There is healing for all who ache There is comfort for all in pain There is freedom There is grace Here in Jesus and the power of His name All who are broken, His love endures All who are weary, His rest is yours All who are hopeless, run to His name He is Jesus You will never be the same" How true those words are. Once again...

Duration:00:06:45

Drawing closer to God with Wendy Robinson - Season 4 - Episode 17

3/1/2019
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Earlier this week one of our children was preparing a talk for school. Part of the talk was about walls in her life. This started me thinking about the walls in my life, in particular a physical "wall", probably more accurately called a divider (a Bunnngs 4x4 cube bookcase), I built so I could have my own "office" at home. I desperately wanted a space of my own that at least looked something like a serious working space, not at all pining after the 22nd floor window desk with a...

Duration:00:05:02

Drawing closer to God with Wendy Robinson - Season 4 - Episode 16

2/23/2019
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Oh how I am enjoying these weekly appointments with God, outside in creation, hearing from Him in a different way. Listening and watching, anticipating that He is going to speak to me through His creation. And He never disappoints. But now ask the beasts, and they will teach you; And the birds of the air, and they will tell you; Or speak to the earth, and it will teach you; And the fish of the sea will explain to you. Who among all these does not know That the hand of the Lord has...

Duration:00:05:46

Drawing closer to God with Wendy Robinson - Season 4 - Episode 15

2/15/2019
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Indeed there are a few definitions of stubbornness. The Mirriam Webster dictionary gives these ones ... unreasonably or perversely yielding; difficult to handle, manage or treat; and justifiably unyielding, resolute. Justifiably unyielding. That is the one that I believe God was talking about. The stubbornness that means we ... ... won't give up on believing in His word as being the final word. 1 Peter 3:22 in The Message Bible says, Jesus has the last word on everything and everyone,...

Duration:00:06:06

Drawing closer to God with Wendy Robinson - Season 4 - Episode 14

2/1/2019
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"Keep your heart open to me," those are the words God whispered to me the other morning as I sat looking through the crystal clear water to the bottom of the lake. It was as though He was showing me how he wants my heart to be, so absolutely transparent. No outside disturbances like the slight breeze that was causing ripples in a less sheltered part of the lake. No pollution, like the impure water that flows from the storm water drain mixing in with the clean lake water. The question is...

Duration:00:07:16

Drawing closer to God with Wendy Robinson - Season 4 - Episode 13

1/25/2019
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Earlier this week I was walking in our local park, making my way to the beautiful bush walk we are blessed to live near. As I walked from the open space with the heat of the summer sun beating down on my head, into the bush with the canopy providing shade and protection, I was struck by the sudden change of circumstances. With only one step I went from the open, unprotected area into the covered, protected place. And wasn't I glad I'd taken that step! That sudden physical change in the...

Duration:00:06:24

Drawing closer to God with Wendy Robinson - Season 4 - Episode 6

1/19/2019
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When Abram was ninety-nine years old, GOD showed up and said to him, "I am The Strong God, live entirely before me, live to the hilt! I'll make a covenant between us and I'll give you a huge family." Overwhelmed, Abram fell flat on his face. Genesis 17:1-2 The Message This morning I had no idea what to write about, so I prayed and continued my reading of Genesis, and one verse jumped out at me, Then Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him saying, Genesis 17:3 NKJV Well, it wasn't...

Duration:00:08:06