Roll With It Wednesday (Check)

Smile, it’s roll with it Wednesday, and by faith, we look marvelous (yup, you)! (smile) Our intent, on roll with it Wednesday, is to just breathe and enjoy whatever blessings God bestows upon us, in spite of stuff going on in our life!

Spoiler alert, God already knows the outcome for each of us today. Breathe, smile and roll with it! (smile)

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Stuff is happening, some good and some bad, breathe, smile and roll with it! (smile)

Roll with it is a choice! There are things beyond our control, breathe, smile and roll with it! God is always in charge! (a wink and a smile)

Growing is part of the process of life, as well as, the working out of our salvation. This leads to changes that will happen to us, through us, by us, in us, breathe, smile and roll with it! (smile) God is for us!

Roll with it, is encouragement, to become content until Gods perfect timing prevails–whatever we’re praying and standing on faith for–healing, promotion, job, money, spouse, or fill in the ________________. (smile) Roll with it, God loves us!

Roll with it helps me smile and stay focused on the good stuff. (smile) Try it, and let me know how it works for you. Don’t forget! (smile)

Heavenly Father, bless us today, as we roll with it, knowing you’re in full control of the stuff we’re going through and its temporary. (smile)

Ain’t life grand! (smile)

Practice The Pause

Practice the pause, next time we encounter stuff! Then pray! 😜

 

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God bless us as we crawl, walk or run through this day! We thank Lord for your mercy and your grace! πŸ˜€

The Relationship Prayer

An awesome prayer for any relationship! πŸ˜€

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Let’s face it, relationships can be challenging and with conditions! 😰 Having a personal relationship with God, through His Son Jesus Christ, brings love, self worth, maturity and wholeness (to name a few) to know who you are in Christ without conditions! πŸ˜€

It’s a beautiful thing to know God loves you no matter what! Let us pray without ceasing because only God can change hearts! πŸ˜€

God bless you!

Strength For A Friend Prayer

Let us pray without ceasing! God bless you!

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Happy Monday!

A little Monday humor to make us smile to start the week! 😜

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God bless us as we choose to stay positive today because we are casting our cares to you! πŸ˜€

Be Someone

What a powerful illustration of sowing and reaping! 😜 Bottom line, sow positive, reap positive! Sow love, reap love!

 

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Mark 12:30-31 tells us “And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. 31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these”. Without loving God, we can’t comprehend love.

We all have a story. Once upon a time, I thought to love unconditionally, you had to be a door mat! 😁 When I would over hear, someone talking on the phone and end each conversation with “I love you” or “Love you too,” I would think, it ain’t that much love in the world! 😁

Here’s the thing, I didn’t know any better! I did not like myself either. I had baggage! I figured it was always the other person! 😁 I could have been a poster child for the Book of Proverbs, you know the wise versus the fool and I was dead bones walking! 😰 Come on now, ever been there? Can I get witness? (Laugh out loud).

God knows what is needed to get each of us! It’s always about his timing and when we are ready. Remember, He gave us free will to choose!

Until we love and change ourselves, we will reap and sow the wrong stuff and wonder why. 😰

Love, like change begins with each of us. God has a plan for all of his children. As He prunes and purges, to produce more fruit, we come to realize, growth and loving, like Jesus, is a life long process.

Our actions and/or speech, shows our level of maturity. 😰 Our actions and/or speech, tells what’s in our heart! 😰 Our actions and/or speech displays the level of Christlikeness in our life.

To be continued….

As always, I welcome your thoughts or comments. 😜

Thank you Lord and God bless us as we think back and remember life before surrendering to you!

A Prayer for The Worrywart

This is a great prayer to fill in the blanks for my friends overwhelmed with worries!

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As faith grows, it replaces the habit to worry.

God bless you, by faith, as we pray without ceasing remembering only God can change a heart and set you free from worry!

Roll With It Wednesday

Wahoo! It’s roll with it Wednesday! 😜 Smile! God is in charge! Roll with it!

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As we grow, change, adapt, we need at least one day to just smile, have fun, enjoy life, sing that song, be positive! 😜 Roll with it and God bless you!

Any questions? 😜

May God Surprise You Today

 

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Smile, it looks good on you!! 😜

God and Me

Thank God, that regardless of what is or isn’t in our life, at this moment, we can tell ourselves, God loves me and He never gives me more than I can bear. Β (smile)

 

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He will never leave me nor forsake me and the joy of The Lord is my strength!Β 

Oh, to be loved, by God, is a beautiful thing!Β 

Praise God for blessing us with what we need! Β (smile)Β 

Pennies From Heaven

This made me smile!

 

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A heartfelt thank you and God bless to friends who pray for us! Let us praise God for his unconditional love and the many ways He shows His love each and everyday. 😜

Making A Difference

 

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The Starfish story is a beautiful illustration to recognize the opportunities God gives us everyday to provide encouragement, hope and love to those around us. 😜

Let our words build up. Let us show love through encouraging one another. Let us be doers of the word. Let us be positive. Let us be the light. Let us pray to be the change that makes a difference somewhere. πŸ˜€

God bless us, as we make a difference remembering Philippians 4:13 says “I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me”.

Going Through A Storm

Actions really does speak louder than words.

 

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Heavenly Father, bless us to be sensitive and available to those you lead to us.

Rise Above It (Part 2)

Continuing from yesterday’s technical difficulty….
We know that God can use anything and anyone to bring about our change and His will. I struggled a few times on roll with it Wednesday. 😨 I had a retest and failed! 😜 Stuff happens. 😨

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Somewhere between obstacles and challenges, I did not stop to breath. My tongue and lack of patience had a 5 minute rant! And it was hot, the air was thick. I got so worked up, I could not hear the Holy Spirit nor feel him. I share all this because no matter how deep in The Lord we are, as long as we are on this earth, we will continue to grow in grace and sometimes stumble.

I praised and thanked God because it was not about the failure! It was about accepting the failure and not beating myself up about it! Rising above the self condemnation and negativity. Ever berate yourself with “why did I this” or “why did I that”? Sometimes, we just have to walk through the thing and rise above it! πŸ˜€ After all is said and done, the people around understand that anyone can have a bad day! 😜

When we realize nothing really changes when we fail or stumble, it free us to relax and just live! 😜 Life still goes on, and God still loves us. I did repent. 😜 The quicker we realize that trials and tribulations help us grow, and sometimes the ups and downs of life gets to us, the easier it is to grow and rise above it. 😜

Thank you, Heavenly Father for blessing us with your mercy and your grace. Thank you for blessing us with no condemnation when we stumble! πŸ˜€

Rise Above It

There are times, we will stumble! We are a work in progress. 😜 As long, as we are on this earth, God will continue pruning and plucking anything not producing fruit within us. 😰 Sometimes, we are retested in areas where we already had the victory! 😰

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Somedays can be tough! Something or someone, hunger, lack of sleep, anything or everything, just keeps coming. We blink. Our flesh man rises. Boom! Repent and rise above it! Thank God for his mercy and his grace!

I had a rough roll with it Wednesday! 😨 Stuff just kept coming. I blinked. We know that God can use anything and anyone

To be continued…..

Having technical difficulties! Need to call my BFF!!

Roll With It Wednesday

Happy roll with it, Wednesday! Smile, we look marvelous! Roll with it! 😜 Remember, last week, we made Wednesday, our roll with it day! 😜 Even though, roll with it, can be everyday, let’s start with baby steps. 😜 Roll with it, Wednesday, can be anything, we want it to be! 😰

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Roll with it, Wednesday is our day to enjoy where we are in life, regardless of stuff, because God’s will be done! Roll with it!

Roll with it, Wednesday is knowing who you are in Christ; because if God is for you, who can be against you! Roll with it! 😜

Roll with it, Wednesday is trusting God. His grace is sufficient for this day! Roll with it!
Roll with it, Wednesday is singing that song to smile and remember! Yep, roll with it!

Roll with it, Wednesday is understanding, that although life has ups and downs; God works all things out. Roll with it!

Roll with it, Wednesday is choosing to see the beauty in things around us! Smile and roll with it!

Roll with it, Wednesday is praising God for all good things in life! Smile and roll with it!

God bless us as we roll with it today; and if we must, sing a sing! Got earplugs?😜

What would you like add to roll with it, Wednesday? Come on, friends, don’t be shy. πŸ˜‰

Be Positive

Good or bad. Right or wrong. Happy or sad. The past is only a gauge of where we were. Thank God, it does not define who we are today! It always comes down to choices. 😰

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As Romans 8:28, tells us “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.”

God uses many experiences to grow and mature us, in our Christian walk, producing more fruit of the spirit–love (giving), joy (gladness), peace (free from worry and fear), long suffering (patience), gentleness (kindness), goodness (generosity), faith (dependability), meekness (gentleness) and temperance (self-control).

During our growth process, and prayer, our attitude about stuff changes, we handle stuff differently. We speak the Word to situations. As our mind gets renewed, positive thoughts, along with a favorite song, helps to maintain a positive attitude. 😜

To be continued…

God bless us as we move forward with a positive attitude because we’re not where we used to be. πŸ˜€

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Children Learn What They Live

This is powerful!

 

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This can also apply to us! Once upon a time, we were children…..

God bless us as we think back and remember. Help us lead our children to you.

You Reap What You Sow

It’s a beautiful thing to live a spirit led life. No part of life is challenge free or without conflict. (shock face) It comes down to free will to choose. (forced smile)

 

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Let’s face it, until someone is ready, their favorite song lyric will be 🎢🎢 I’ll be going around the mountain, one more time🎢🎢. (smile)

When we are spirit led, they will know us by our fruit! (smile) There is a maturity level by actions and speech.

When we are spirit led, we light up the room! The positive energy and light radiating off men and women of God is a beautiful thing to witness. We sow loving actions and God waters until he draws them to him.

The Christian walk is hard sometimes and we have no worries because John 16:33 says “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world”. (smile)

God bless us as we continued by faith to fight the good fight!

As always, feel free to comment. (smile)

Faith In God Grows Stronger

By faith, have a blessed Friday, my friends! Smile, in spite of this or that, because God loves us and God is in charge! (cheesy smile)

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Remember, we are what we attract–so be positive! Choose to think and speak positive words on purpose! (a wink and a smile)

And if we must, smile and sing a song, it’ll make your day! (a wink and a smile)

A Good List To Live By and Remember

Everybody struggles with something. 😰 Remember, each day that God wakes us up, we have free will to choose. 😨

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Change is a life long process. 😰 As we change, and more fruit of the spirit grows within in us–love (giving), joy (gladness), peace (free from worry and fear), long suffering (patience), gentleness (kindness), goodness (generosity), faith (dependability), meekness (gentleness) and temperance (self-control), the things on the list, and that struggling something, becomes our testimony. 😜

We get up close and personal with long suffering and faith. As God uses that someone or that something, we will produce more fruit! 😰 Eventually. 😜

It comes down to the cause and effect of our choices! 😁 It comes down to releasing things to God. It comes down to letting go of the past, and finally, it comes down to renewing our mind daily.

God bless us, by faith, as we change and grow spiritually day by day, and we thank you for your mercy and your grace.

Are we having fun yet? 😜

It’s Official! Wednesday Will Be….

It’s official, Wednesday will be our roll with it—here at afriendofjesus2013.com! 😜

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Roll with it, is encouragement by faith, to be who we are in Christ! Shining and loving in spite of stuff around us!

Roll with it, because God loves us unconditionally! 😜

Roll with it, because we can smile and praise God regardless of something or someone! 😜

Roll with it, because if God is for us, who can be against us!

Most of us have a favorite song. The one that speaks to our spirit, makes us wanna dance 😜

Come on, we are among friends here 😜 Some of us need our song to roll with it too!

Roll with it, keeps us balanced and gives us another way to adapt!

To be continued next Wednesday, if The Lord says the same!

God, we thank you for blessing us with ways to enjoy life as we change and keep moving forward and roll with it! 😜

God Bless Our Friends

God bless to friends–old friends and new friends! πŸ˜€

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Sometimes, the challenges of time gets away. Days become weeks. Weeks becomes months. Have no worries, my friend, just know, you are loved and covered in prayer!

🎢Thank you for being a friend
🎢Traveled down the road and back again
🎢your heart is true you’re a pal and a confidant

🎢And if you threw a party
🎢Invited everyone you knew
🎢You would see, the biggest gift would be from me
🎢and the card attached would say,
🎢Thank you for being a friend!!

Smile, when times are tough because God blesses us, to get by, with a little help from our friends! 😜

Prayer For Waiting

There is a awesome prayer for those of us waiting…

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God bless us as we have faith in you and your timing!

Faith Talk For Today and Everyday (Part 2)

Continuing from yesterday’s post–Faith Talk For Today and Everyday (Part 1), faith requires a genuine belief in God and belief in ourself. We all want change in something or someone. 😰 By faith, let each of us BE the change. 😜 We are blessed by the specific BE areas, with specific bible scriptures below, to help us change and evolve in our spiritual growth.

 

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Everyday, God uses each of us, saved or unsaved to accomplish his will. We sow and God waters. Until we can adapt to one another, our actions speak louder than words. 😜 Sometimes, what we show and speak to others has a lasting impact. It will either draw or repel! Adapting is accepting, it is what it is, until it knows better. 😜 Adapting is enjoying life in spite of what others do. 😜 Adapting is having faith and hope that God will do what he spoke to your spirit!

God knows everything about each of us and loves us anyway! It always comes back to love. All of us want to be loved. God loves us! Saved or unsaved, we are loved! Until we understand God’s love has no conditions, that he loves us, baggage and all! 😜 We will search and search until we surrender to him. It’s a beautiful thing when we know and receive God’s love!

God bless us as we continue moving forward in our faith, to adapt and love one another as we become the person you created us to be. πŸ˜„

Thoughts or comments are always welcomed. 😜

Matthew 17:20 – And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.

1 Corinthians 13:3-13 (NKJV) – 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing. 4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away. 11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known. 13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

Hebrews 11:1 – Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen”.

Hebrews 11:6 – But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Faith Talk For Today and Everyday

Happy Friday! 😜 This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad! Everyday God wakes us up is a blessing! Everyday, God loves us, regardless! His love has no conditions. 😁 Today is about building our faith and our understanding that change starts with each of us. 😰

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Let us meditate on Romans 10:17, that says “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God”. The scriptures above, by faith, can be a start to change how we think of ourself. 😰 We all bring something to the table. We all express and share our experiences differently. Let us respect each others style 😜. God gives each of us different ways to reach each other. πŸ˜€

Faith is speaking those things as if they are and being aligned with the will of God. Change and growth is part of our everyday life. Learning to adapt to change requires faith in God. πŸ˜€ Without faith, it is impossible to please him. 😨

God bless us as we keep moving forward by faith understanding that change begins with each of us; and we’re learning to love ourselves because God loves us in spite our stumbles. Thank God for his mercy and his grace! 😜

To be continued….

We welcome your thoughts 😜

Father God, I Come To You

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Regardless of what we are going through, let us faith it until we make it!

God bless us as we recognize the power of prayer and that you hear us!

Faith It, Till You Make It

Ever wake up with the blahs and off schedule? 😨 Sometimes, we have to faith it, until we make it! Somedays are harder than others, faith it! Sometimes, even surrendering to the Holy Spirit requires us to faith it!

 

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Sometimes, God uses anything and anyone to complete his purpose, faith it!

Even when we are strong in The Lord and the power of his might, faith it! 😰
Having struggles, faith it!
This too shall pass, faith it!
Sometimes, it is, what it is, faith it! 😜

Sometimes, we have to keep repeating–Philippians 4:13 – I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me. Faith it!

Sometimes, we just have to smile and sing a song, faith it! 😜 How you doing?

God bless us as we faith it today! 😜