Ann – A Friend of Jesus 2013

Sharing life through the Word of God with love, encouragement and faith in challenging times (smile)

A Prayer for Daily Grace

It’s a good day to appreciate God’s amazing grace!

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Our past mistakes, can only hurt today, when we dwell on them.
~Ann V Friend~

Hello friends. (smile) A powerful and specific prayer for daily grace.

Change is a beautiful thing, once we walk through it. It’s understanding the why at times that really test our willingness to endure. (shock face)

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I believe every painful pruning is God preparing us, for bigger and better stages, to be a blessing to those around us. We can’t have a testimony without a test or that once upon a time experience to share. (smile)

We can thank God for His mercy and His grace for those colorful times we react without thinking.

So, my friends, the next time something or someone pushes, practice the pause and thank God for the opportunity to grow. (wink)

Abundant blessings, my friends because the just does everything by faith. Praise The Lord. Enjoy your day.

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Psalm 23, The Lord Is My Shepherd

Hello friends (smile) Praise The Lord for this powerful, encouraging and specific prayer to start a Monday. Abundant blessings.

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In Whatsoever State, Be Content

I’m stronger because I had to be, smart because of my mistakes, happier because of the sadness I’ve known, and now wiser because I’ve learned.
~ Unknown Author ~

Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.

I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. 
~ Philippians 4:11-13 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Hope all is well in your world. Praise The Lord, I can say all is well. (wink) I’ve missed writing.

Sometimes, taking a break is needed to gain perspective and pray without ceasing about a situation.

Thank God, the circus shenanigans are no longer the albatross around my neck causing angst. (wink)

This is learning in whatever state to be content. Here’s the catch, it is learned.

To endure less than kind things and/or people can wear anyone down.

I believe in whatsoever state will test and produce more spiritual fruit (love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance) within us, by God, removing anything that keep us stuck.

The strength and ability of perseverance comes from above.

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. 

It’s knowing God grace is given daily and his faithfulness to never leave us nor forsake us.

To know and apply “for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content” is powerful because I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Hallelujah!

Abundant blessings, my friends because the just does everything by faith. Praise The Lord. Enjoy your day.

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Mar 2013 to present. 

Celebrate Perseverance


Perseverance, secret of all triumphs.
~ Victor Hugo ~

Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: by whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulations worketh patience; and patience, experience, and experience, hope: and hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
~ Romans 5:1-5 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Welcome Lexa and L.G. Keltner @Writing Off The Edge, to celebrate the small things. Hope all is well in your world.

Life. The ebbs and flows. The Y moments. The circus shenanigans. The lost of a someone. Health concerns or _________ fill in the blank. Ever had a moment where you thought life is not fair?

Although life can be unfair, it is, what it is. Don’t get stuck.

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
~Romans 8:28 ~

This week, I celebrate perseverance and how things always work out in its proper time. Praise The Lord.

Perseverance is powerful when we realize all experiences get us there. Praise The Lord.

Progressing (keeps moving forward)
Encouraging (motivated by I can do this)
Renewing (changes our past thoughts)
Strongest (deep inner strength from above)
Enduring (learns from past experience to prepare for the present)
Visualizing (faith to believe in what we can’t see)
Empowering (validated by how far we come)
Recognizing (yes, been there, done that)
Achieving (deliverance through grace)
Noting (in time, we’ll make it through)
Changing (better than yesterday)
Experiencing (teaches something. It’s a process of life events)

Experience with the faithfulness of God, through our relationship with the Lord. He never leaves us, nor forsakes us is perseverance.

Experience with casting our cares is perseverance.

Experience with faith through all things is perseverance.

Experience with showing mercy and grace is perseverance.

Experience with forgiveness is perseverance.

Experience with seeing another perspective is perseverance.

Abundant blessings, my friends because the just does everything by faith. Praise The Lord.  Enjoy your weekend!

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Mar 2013 to present.

Celebrate Inner Strength


I’m stronger because I had to be, smart because of my mistakes, happier because of the sadness I’ve known, and now wiser because I’ve learned.
~ Unknown Author ~

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
~ Ephesians 6:10 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Welcome Lexa and L.G. Keltner @Writing Off The Edge, to another blessed Friday to celebrate the small things.

Hope all is well in your world. This week I celebrate inner strength.

To God, be the glory.

Inner strength to endure. Inner strength to go the distance. Inner strength that the joy of the Lord is my strength.

To experience, the joy of the Lord strength is comforting when crawling or walking through challenging times.

To have inner strength through Y moments is powerful, encouraging and faith in action. (wink) Praise The Lord.

The ability to keep moving forward is inner strength.
The ability to weather storms is inner strength.
The ability to adjust in any environment is inner strength.

Abundant blessings, my friends because the just does everything by faith. Praise The Lord.

Enjoy your weekend!

As always, your thoughts are welcome. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Celebrate Abundantly Blessed


The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief.
~ William Shakespeare ~

I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
~ John 10:9-10 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Welcome Lexa and co-hosts, L.G. Keltner @Writing Off The Edge and Tonja Drecker @Kidbits Blog, to another blessed Friday to celebrate the small things.

Hope all is well in your world. This week was rough. Sometimes, looking from a different perspective is a blessing. Why be or stay negative. Praise The Lord for faith and hope.

I believe that abundantly blessed is a state of mind. It took awhile to find a positive spin for such a ugly week.

Abundantly blessed to see the week from a different perspective. (wink)

The power of self encouragement can break old habits.

The choice, to keep moving forward, when challenged is a blessing.

The choice, to speak positive or turn the other cheek during a Y moment is a blessing.

The choice, to trust God, through uncertainty is a blessing. Praise The Lord.

Abundantly blessed is thankful and grateful for the things that matter.

Abundant blessings, my friends because the just does everything by faith. Praise The Lord.

Enjoy your weekend!
 
As always, your thoughts are welcome. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Celebrate Recovering From The Flu


Hello friends. (smile) Welcome Lexa and co-hosts, L.G. Keltner @Writing Off The Edge and Tonja Drecker @Kidbits Blog, to another blessed Friday to celebrate the small things.

Hope all is well in your world. This week, I celebrate recovering from the flu. No witty words or winks. I’m just grateful I’m feeling better. Rest and fluids.

Praise The Lord.

Abundant blessings, my friends because the just does everything by faith. Praise The Lord.

Enjoy your weekend!
 
As always, your thoughts are welcome. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

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