Repeat After Me, I Am…

Repeat after me, I am a masterpiece.  The power of words that we speak about ourself, by faith, will build confidence, as we renew our mind, by continuing to replace negative thoughts will keep us moving forward.  😜

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Remember, it’s a process. As we move forward, we must find balance. We must be able to smile or laugh at ourself during those times when things or stuff pop up. 😁 There will be times frustration creeps in, refuse to entertain the negativity. Refuse to give up! Faith, keep the faith!

Celebrate the small victories and praise The Lord for his mercy and his grace and keep moving forward! πŸ˜„

God bless us, by faith, as we choose to speak positive and uplifting words to ourselves, as our mind is renewed and we continue to grow in Christ. Let thy will be done.

Comments and thoughts are welcome. πŸ˜„

Stand Outside

Thank God, it’s Friday! πŸ˜€ Sometimes, we must lighten up. Smile, laugh, and recognize, there is more to life than things and stuff! 😨 If we must, sing a song, play a game, watch a movie, roll with it! 😜

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God bless us, by faith, as we’re outstanding and enjoying today by casting our cares to you. Let thy will be done.

Smile, it looks good on ya! 😜

Challenge Yourself

By faith, let us challenge ourselves to spend the next 24 hours without any complaints, criticism or speaking of the past. 😁 We have been renewing our mind, by faith! Right? πŸ˜‰ Praise The Lord!

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Remember, life is a process. There will always be things and stuff. As we grow, things and stuff get easier to handle. 😰 Let us consider this fun challenge as our practice for the test! 😜 Wahoo, something to do! Ain’t life grand! 😜 Thank God for his mercy and his grace! πŸ˜€

God bless us, by faith, as we exercise our spiritual fruit long suffering (patience) and temperance (self control) while meditating on: Philippians 4:13 – I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me. Philemon 1: 6 – That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus; and James 3:10 – Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.

Let thy will be done.

Thoughts? Anyone? Anyone? πŸ˜€

Faith It and Roll With It Wednesday

Happy faith it and roll with it Wednesday! 😜 God has already equipped us, by faith, for things and stuff today! 😁 His grace is sufficient for this day! Roll with it!

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Smile, we’re blessed! 😜 It takes courage to be ourselves! Roll with it! If God be for us, who can be against us? πŸ˜€ All together now, roll with it! Right. πŸ˜‰ Praise The Lord!

Things and stuff has no power unless we yield to it! Let it go. Faith it and roll with it! πŸ˜€ God is in charge!

God bless us, as we faith it and roll with it, by meditating, on John 16:33 – 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. Let thy will be done.

Repeat After Me, I Am…

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

Hello friends (smile) Today, let’s replace negative thoughts, about ourself, one thought at a time. (shock face)

Renewing the mind is serious business to keep moving forward. Look back at the past, as a gauge, not to dwell or give up. (nervous smile)

Replacing thoughts is another part, in the process, of growing and maturing. Thus, renewing the mind. (gritted teeth smile) Old habits die hard!

Sometimes, singing or praising Jesus can stop thoughts that can overwhelm us. (smile) Finding something that works is the key.

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We have to choose and refuse to entertain negative self thoughts. (smile) Faith, we must do it by faith! (wink and a smile)

As we grow, mature, our mind is renewed, it becomes easier to roll with things and stuff, no matter, who slings it! (cheesy smile) In time, that button won’t work anymore! Smile and keep the faith!

Be blessed today, by faith, as we continue to renew our mind and meditate on Philippians 4:8 – Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Smile, it looks good on you!

Repeat After Me, I Am…

Renewing the mind should be a daily thing! 😁 We’ll always have something to do. 😜 We’ll always be thinking of something or someone. 😁 Keep thoughts light and positive. Avoid dwelling on the negative.

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God bless us, by faith, as we continue to renew our mind and meditate on Philippians 4:8 – Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things and Philippians 4:13 – I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me. Let thy will be done.

Repeat After Me, I Am….

Replacing negative thoughts, about ourselves, with positive thoughts will require practice in the renewal of our mind! πŸ˜€

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We believe what we tell ourselves. Many times, we are our own worst critic. 😰 Today, repeat after me, I am (fill in the blank)! πŸ˜€

God bless us, by faith, as we renew our mind with positive thoughts about ourself. Let thy will be done. πŸ˜€

Love is (Part 3)

The profound Love Letter to the World shown below is quite awesome, in the way, it lets us see someone, from a different perspective, and gives a better understanding on how stuff became stuff.

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We all have stuff. It takes courage to be honest about who we are and care less about what others think. People judge without having all the facts or knowing anything about us. (shock face) Here’s the thing, the words we use speak volumes about our spiritual maturity (milk or meat, flesh or spirit led), our values, level of integrity and the genuine love in our life. (smile) Come on now, let’s be real. How many times do we tell the positive stuff about someone verses the negative stuff? (smile)

This letter gives clarity to imagining what it might have been like. It’s loving and seeing someone as God loves and sees them. Hurting people can hurt people. Loving people can love people.

Love is God placing people, in our life, to love and help us when we don’t know we have issues. They love us anyway. In two words, it’s unconditional love!

Love is God working to make us emotionally whole and healthy for relationships. The past is the past, let us release it all to God and allow healing in those areas that we bandaid daily or polish our mask.

Recognize how much God loves us by the people He brings into our life to love us in spite of our stuff! It’s a beautiful thing to realize just how much God loves us by the people He puts in our life to love us and help us grow. Especially, when we are being unloveable. We can thank God that He does not bring people into our life with the same issues we struggle with!

Everyone wants to be loved and needed.

Love is 1 Corinthians 13:3-8 (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.

God bless us, by faith, as we adapt and love one another, and grow in Christ. Let thy will be done.

Roll With It Wednesday

Can we name anything that God can’t do?

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God bless us, by faith, as we roll with it and meditate on Jeremiah 32:27 – Behold, I am The Lord, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me? Let thy will be done!

Roll with it! 😜

Β© Ann “afriendforever54” Friend

Practice The Pause

Remember, by faith, to practice, the pause with things and stuff!

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God bless us, by faith, as we practice the pause. Let thy will be done.

Key scriptures to remember:

Romans 8:28-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.

Philippians 4:8 – Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report.

Philippians 4:13 – I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me.

Β© Ann “afriendforever54” Friend 😜

Trials and Tribulations – Pray and Let Go

Challenges. Troubles. Things. Also known as trials and tribulations. (gritted teeth smile) At some point, we endure trials and tribulations on top of our stuff. (shock face) The good news is that God never gives us more than we can bear. We must pray and give it to God. Cast it, by faith, and let God work on our behalf. (smile)
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Here’s the thing, don’t take it back! Keep our hands off. (nervous smile) This means no talking about it! No worrying about it! No asking somebody, “What do you think?” Let go and Let God.

As a good friend, of mine, likes to say “leave it, at the foot, of the cross.” (smile) Friends, we must find little ways to renew our mind during trials and tribulations and things and stuff! Spoiler alert–I use things and stuff, as another way to fill in the blank. (wink and a smile) Besides, it gives us something to do–think. Smile, we must keep our sense of humor!

We are all working through something, right? Sometimes, we may feel compelled to help. Don’t. Have faith. Practice the pause and pray. Roll with it. Sing a song. Praise The Lord, each time the mind wonders. Sometimes, just talk to Him, be honest, He already knows what we’re thinking. Ask Him, what am I missing Lord? Many times, we just need to crawl or walk through it. (smile)

Finding little things that work. (smile) I share this because the Holy Spirit taught me various little things, through the years, that helped to renew my mind. Thats where I got the 🎢🎢going around the mountain one more time🎢🎢 it was my theme song for awhile. (shock face) Glory to God!

God bless and equipped us, by faith, as we give our things and stuff to You. Let thy will be done.

Scriptures for our reading pleasure. (smile)

Trials – Hardships That Try Our Faith
Characteristics of Trials:
Some very severe – 2 Corinthians 1:8-10
Cause of, sometimes unknown – Job 1:7-22
Sometimes physical – 2 Corinthians 12:7-10
Endurable – 1 Corinthians 10:13
Rewardable – Matthews 5:10-12

Design of Trials:
Test faith – Genesis 22:1-18
Purify faith – Malachi 3:3, 4 and 1 Peter 1:6-9
Increase patience – James 1:3, 4, 12
Bring us to a better place – Psalms 66:10-12
Chasten us – Isaiah 48:10
Glorify God – 1 Peter 4:12-16

Tribulations – A State or Time of Great Affliction
Description of:
National distress – Deuteronomy 4:30
Afflictions – 1 Samuel 10:19
Persecutions – 1 Thessalonians 3:4
Severe testings – Revelation 2:10, 22

Tribulations – Christian’s Attitude Toward
Must expect – Acts 14:22
Glory in – Romans 5:3
Overcome – Romans 8:35-37
Patient in – Romans 12:12
Joyful in – 2 Corinthians 7:4
Faint not at – Ephesians 3:15

Love is (Part 2)

Continuing from Love is (Part 1), to truly love others, we must deal with our stuff first. (shock face) To love like Jesus requires being spirit led and spiritual fruit. Without them, love becomes conditional or non existent.

Just as change and growth is an individual thing; love is individual and begins with us. It gets back to life is a process of changes, as long as we crawl, walk or run on this earth. (smile) Love is a choice. Bottom line, God loves us in spite of our stuff. He may not like things we do but at no time does He withhold His love or stop loving us. This is our goal too. To love in spite of what someone does. Can we get a witness? (wink)

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As we grow and mature, we deal with our stuff, and we’re able to love ourself, flaws and all. Psst, nobody is perfect except Jesus. So speak to that perfection lie. Loving ourself opens us up to love others. God will put people and things in our life to help us grow. (smile)

God know what it takes to bring us to our knees. (shock face) Dealing with our stuff can be painful. We can thank God for his mercy and his grace. We can thank God for prayer. We can thank God for faith. The more we choose to let the Holy Spirit work in us, love starts to flow. (smile) Praise The Lord!

Spiritual fruit 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) allows love to flow and draw people to us because light shines from within. (smile) It’s a beautiful thing to love others by showing kindness and compassion. God gets the glory!

Growing in love does not happen overnight. It’s a lifelong process that only God knows when we are ready and complete. He will keep pruning and removing anything keeping our fruit from growing. (nervous smile) Ain’t life grand! (wink)

To love our neighbor as we love ourself requires spiritual fruit and maturity. (shock face) Remember, God is love and there is no darkness in Him. Let’s not forget, God created us different. We may be similar but we are different. How we express or show love maybe different until we learn unconditional love. Sometimes, we harp and complaint because someone does not love us as we think we need to be loved.

Here’s the thing, only God through His Son, Jesus can meet all our needs. No human can give us what we lack within except Jesus. As we grow, whatever is missing within develops. Love is action. Love is giving and forgiving. Love keeps on loving until God changes that someones heart. Love is adapting and adjusting. Love can’t be forced. Love never fails.

For your reading pleasure, Scriptures about love:
Love – Christian – Toward God:
First commandment – Matthew 22;37, 38
With all the heart – Matthew 22:37
More important that ritual – Mark 12:31-33
Gives boldness – 1 John 4:17-19

Love – Toward Christ:
Sign of true faith – John 8:42
Manifested in obedience – John 14:15, 21, 23
Leads to service – 2 Corinthians 5:14

Love – Toward Others:
Second command – Matthew 22:37-39
Commanded by Christ – John 13:34
Described in detail – 1 Corinthians 13:1-13

The Love of Christ – Objects of:
Father – John 14:31
Believers – Galatians 2:20
Church – Ephesians 5:2, 25

Love – Described as:
Knowing – Ephesians 3:19
Personal – Galatians 2:20
Conquering – Romans:8:37
Unbreakable – Romans 8:35
Intimate – John 14:21
Imitative – 1 John 3:16
Like the Father’s – John 15:9
Sacrificial – Galatians 2:20

The Love of God – Objects of:
Christ – John 3:35
Christians – 2 Thessalonians 2:16
Mankind – Titus 3:4
Cheerful giver – 2 Corinthians 9:7

The Love of God – Described as:
Great – Ephesians 2:4
Everlasting – Jeremiah 31:3
Sacrificial – Romans 5:8

The Love of God – As Seen in Believers:
Hearts – Romans 5:5
Regeneration – Ephesians 2:4, 5
Love – 1 John 4:7-12
Faith – 1 John 4:16
Security – 2 Thessalonians 3:5
Daily life – 1 John 2:15-17
Obedience – 1 John 2:5
Without fear – 1 John 4:18-21
Glorification – 1 John 3:1, 2

God bless us by faith as we adapt and adjust while loving one another. Let thy will be done. πŸ˜€

Β© Ann “afriendforever54” Friend

Colossians 3:12-17, The Christian Virtues

Christian virtues, along with the fruit of the spirit, show the level of Christ and our spiritual maturity. This is another illustration of unconditional love. By faith, we are spirit led. (smile)

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As we renew our mind, change negative thoughts into positive thoughts, we grow spiritually stronger. Fruit and virtues are evident by becoming so rooted and grounded in love, even our enemies are drawn to us.

Change is a process of life, whether we like it or not. (shock face) It’s about adapting and adjusting to move forward as we crawl, walk, run our race.

God bless us, by faith, as change begins with each of us. Let thy will be done.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, A Time For Everything

What a perfect illustration to Romans 8:28, “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.”

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As long as we live, we will experience seasons in our life. (shock face) Seasons to make us grow, mature, all in all, change. Remember 🎢🎢going around the mountain, one more time.🎢🎢 (wink)

We must keep our sense of humor because some seasons can be tough. Learning to live, by faith, and adjusting to stuff can make some seasons bearable. Sometimes, we have to get out of our own way. (nervous smile)

Being able to share with each other, through seasons, is a blessing. Having family and friends is a blessing. Casting cares to our Heavenly Father is a blessing. Faith is a blessing. Learning to look, at seasons, from a different perspective, is a blessing. (smile) Thank God for his mercy and grace!

God bless us, as we choose, by faith, more spiritual fruit within 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) to walk through our seasons of life and let thy will be done. (smile)

Faith In God Changes Everything

Friends, we must have faith. πŸ˜ƒ Hebrews 11:6 tells us “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.” And Romans 10:17 tells us “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Even faith the size of a mustard seed can grow! 😁

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Having faith in God changes everything. Knowing the Word of God for ourselves, as well as a personal relationship with God, through His son Jesus, deepens our faith to have freedom to live life knowing who we are! Sons and Daughters of the King! πŸ˜‰ Our self worth is in Him by faith! Nothing or no one can change that by faith! πŸ˜€ Can we get a witness? πŸ˜‰

Faith in God changes how we relate to stuff. Faith in God changes how we think. There is no doubt. There is no if. There is no confusion. Friends, the deeper our faith, the less we entertain negative thoughts or stuff! πŸ˜ƒ Praise The Lord!

Faith can also teach us contentment. What ever state God has us in today is temporary. Let us keep the faith as it relates to our health, finances, marital status, or fill in the blank________. 😁 God has a plan and as we trust in Him by faith, His will be done. πŸ˜‰

Sometimes, our faith will be tested, and it’s those times, we trust and lean more on Him as we walk by faith and not by sight! Sometimes, we will have to praise Him through the testing of our faith, especially those days when we want to question stuff. The more fruit in our life, the easier it is to walk by faith!

It’s a beautiful thing to grow and become more spiritual each day by faith! Have faith and roll with it! 😜

Nature of Faith:
Fruit of the Spirit – Galatians 5:22
Work of God – John 6:29
God’s gift – Ephesians 2:8
Comes from the heart – Romans 10:9, 10
Substance of unseen things – Hebrews 11:1

Results from Faith:
Scriptures – John 20:30, 31
Preaching – John 17:20
Gospel – Acts 15:7

Objects of Faith:
God – John 14:1
Christ – John 20:31
Moses’ writings – John 5:46
Writings of the prophets – Acts 26:27
Gospel – Mark 1:15
God’s promises – Romans 4:21

Kinds of Faith:
Saving – Romans 10:9, 10
Temporary – Luke 8:13
Intellectual – James 2:19
Dead – James 2:17, 20

Described Faith:
Boundless – John 11:21-27
Common – Titus 1:4
Great – Matthew 8:10
Holy – Jude 20
Humble – Luke 7:6, 7
Little – Matthew 8:26
Mutual – Romans 1:12
Perfect – James 2:22
Precious – 2 Peter 1:1
Rootless – Luke 8:13
Small – Matthew 17:20
Unfeigned – 1 Timothy 1:5
United – Mark 2:5
Vain – 1 Corinthians 15:14, 17
Venturing – Matthew 14:28, 29

The fruits of Faith:
Remission of sins – Acts 10:43
Justification – Acts 13:39
Freedom from condemnation – John 3:18
Salvation – Mark 16:16
Freedom from spiritual death – John 11:25, 26
Spiritual light – John 12:36, 46
Spiritual life – John 20:31
Eternal life – John 3:15, 16
Adoption – John 1:12
Access to God – Ephesians 3:12
Edification – 1 Timothy 1:4
Preservation – John 10:26:29
Inheritance – Acts 26:18
Peace and rest – Romans 5:1

Faith in Christian Life:
Live by – Romans 1:17
Walk by – Romans 4:12
Pray by – Matthew 21:22
Resist evil by – Ephesians 6:16
Overcome world by – 1 John 2:13-17
Die in – Hebrews 11:13

Growth of Faith in Christian Life:
Stand fast in – 1 Corinthians 16:13
Continue in – Acts 14:22
Be strong in – Romans 4:20-24
Abound in – 2 Corinthians 8:7
Be grounded in – Colossians 1:23
Hold fast – 1 Timothy 1:19
Pray for increase of – Luke 17:5
Have assurance of – 2 Timothy 1:12

God bless us as we increase our faith in You!

As always, comments and thoughts are welcomed! 😜

My God Is Bigger Than…

Something to remember each time, negative thoughts come to mind. This too shall pass! God is and always will be in charge! His will be done.

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Faith it! No doubt! No worry! Smile, you are blessed and loved today! πŸ˜ƒ

5 Ways To Process Problems

Let us remember that there is nothing too hard for God! There is always His Word. Let Go and Let God! 😊

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Problems help us grow and move forward. It’s just difficult to understand during the season, we’re going through. 😰 Sometimes, we have to stop and ask God, what am I missing?
Sometimes, we’re to walk through the problem. This gives experience, to our fruit. 😁

Sometimes, praising Him, through the season, keeps us from grumbling and complaining. We’re to keep our peace. πŸ˜‰ Remember, 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.” 😁

God bless us, by faith, as we trust in and lean on you; remembering Romans 8:28, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose.” Let thy will be done.

The ABC’s of Genuine Happiness

Sometimes, to renew our mind, we have to replace negative words with positive words and negative thoughts with positive thoughts. Anything practiced enough becomes a habit! πŸ˜€

 

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Philippians 4:8 – Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

God bless us, by faith, as we renew our mind by replacing negative words for positive words and negative thoughts for positive thoughts! May your will be done!

As always, your thoughts or comments are welcomed! πŸ˜€

Be Authentic

Smile, it’s Friday and by faith, we look and feel marvelous! We’re going to move by faith! 😜 Wahoo, the good Lord blessed us, with another day, to choose, to see, the blessings all around us. Let’s thank Him. πŸ˜€

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Matthew 5:37, tell us “But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.” Today, let us be authentic, and build up/edify one another by meaning what we say; saying what we mean in positive and encouraging ways by faith! 😨

Come on now, we’re trying something different! πŸ˜‰ We just might create a new bond with someone today! How about that! πŸ˜€ Let us come back and post any new bonds formed today. It’ll be fun! 😁

Praise The Lord for his mercy and his grace!

God bless us today, by faith, as we’re authentic and positive with someone to form new bonds. Let Your will be done!

As always, your thoughts or comments are welcomed. 😁

Change Happens, Roll With It!

Change happens for a reason….roll with it! 😜 Remember 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.” Bottom line, God is always in charge. Roll with it! πŸ˜‰

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Change will happen, whether we want it or not! Learning to adapt, with a roll with it attitude, will help us keep change in perspective. 😊 God always provides what we need, it just may come in the form of an unexpected person or thing. God can use anything or anyone to further His purpose.

Remember life is a process and change happens to get us where we need to be; in spite of our reluctance! πŸ˜‰ Sometimes, change happens to change our attitude about ___________.

God bless us, by faith, as we adapt and adjust to change with a roll with it attitude; as You will be done in our life! πŸ˜€

As always, your comments or thoughts are welcomed. πŸ˜‰ Roll with it!

Growth is A Part of Life (Part 3)

As long as we walk this earth, there will be stuff to bring about our growth and maturity. (shock face)

When we are going through stuff, it can be overwhelming to keep hearing, reading and seeing negative stuff. We mentioned that change and growth begins with us because it does. Growth and maturity will also enhance our prayer life.

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The various seasons of life can be daunting. There will always be something. Nothing in life is perfect except Jesus. Think about it, how many times do we expect something or someone to give us what we’re lacking within?

What’s that old saying, can’t squeeze blood out of a turnip? (wink) In relationships, we expect or desire something that is not present within to give. Sometimes, we have to love from a distance and bridle our tongues. We have to allow God to work. People can’t hear God if we are harping to them all the time. (shock face)

Sometimes, we or the people in our life need love, encouragement, compassion, and prayers, instead of just biblical theology. Yes, we must know the Word for ourselves and share the Gospel.

Here’s the thing, stuff in life happens to all of us–saved or not. We get so busy pointing out what’s wrong or bad instead of celebrating what’s right and good. (smile)

Instead of talking, let our actions speak louder than words. (wink) Let us pray God’s Word over the thing or someone. Only God can change a heart and/or a thing by our prayers. Here’s a fun fact, we must have faith that our prayers are in line with God’s will. This is the confidence we have in approaching God, that if we ask anything according to His will, he hears us. Sometimes, we have to check our motive. (shock face)

Each of us are on different levels in our growth and maturity. Sometimes, we forget that everyone understands or comprehends information differently. Sometimes we forget everyone communicates differently. Sometimes someone shows us love differently, but it’s the best that they know how. Instead of complaining, adapt and adjust, until they learn differently.

Sometimes we may not know the next step or how to get there. Pray without ceasing.

Kinds of Prayer
Secret – Matthew 6:6
Family – Acts 10:2, 30
Group – Matthew 18:20
Public – 1 Corinthians 14:14-17

Parts of Prayer
Adoration – Daniel 4:34, 35
Confession – 1 John 1:9
Supplication – 1 Timothy 2:1-3
Intercession – James 5:15
Thanksgiving – Philippians 4:6

Personal requirement of Prayer
Purity of heart – Psalms 66:18, 19
Believing – Matthew 21:22
In Christ’s name – John 14:13
According to God’s will – 1 John 5:14

General requirement of Prayer
Forgiving spirit – Matthew 6:14
Simplicity – Matthew 6:5, 6
Humility and repentance – Luke 18:10-14
Unity of believers – Matthew 18:19, 20
Tenacity – Luke 18:1-8
Importunity – Luke 11:5-8
Intensity – Matthew 7:7-11
Confident expectation – Mark 11:24
Without many words – Matthew 6:7
Unceasingly – 1 Thessalonians 5:17

Prayers not answered because of
Sin – Psalms 66:18
Selfishness – James 4:3
Doubt – James 1:5-7
Disobedience – Proverbs 28:9
Inhumanity – Proverbs 21:13
Pride – Luke 18:11, 12, 14

Posture for Prayer
Standing – Nehemiah 9:5
Kneeling – Ezra 9:5
Sitting – 1 Chronicles 17:26-27
Bowing – Exodus 34:8
Hands uplifted – 1 Timothy 2:8

That grass always looks greener until we get full disclosure and realize we’re grateful for what we have– this is contentment until God changes us. ( smile)

Changes in life will continue daily. As we grow and mature, we learn to handle things different. Spiritual fruit and being led by the Holy Spirit, to include the renewing of our mind is the end result to be effective in showing others Jesus. (smile)

God bless us as we grow, mature, pray and roll with it! (smile)

As always, your thoughts or comments are welcomed. (wink)

Β© Ann “afriendforever54” Friend, Aug 2013 – present.

Growth is A Part of Life (Part 2)

Picking up from Growth is A Part of Life (Part 1), they will know us by our fruits. Some love to tell what is wrong and blah, blah, without providing the how. 😰

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Let’s face it, until we’re ready to change and take responsibility for our choices, the process of life will keep bringing stuff until we let go and move forward in our growth process. 😁

Distractions and living vicariously through others, will only get us so far. As mentioned before, when we get sick and tired of 🎢🎢going around the mountain, one more time🎢🎢 we’ll do something about it. 😜 At the beginning and the end of the day, we choose our next step. 😨

Some of us are standing on faith for something or someone. Sometimes, we’re the reason for the delay! 😰 Bottom line, God knows, we are not ready! Change and growth comes from within!

That thing or someone won’t give us what’s lacking within! God bless us as we understand our own challenges and recognize change and growth begins within us. πŸ˜‰

To be continued….

As always, feel free to share your thoughts! 😜