Ann – A Friend of Jesus 2013

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

Archive for June, 2014

Please Pray For Me

The great advantage of being in a rut is that when one is in a rut, one knows exactly where one is.
~ Arnold Bennett ~

Hello friends. I am not feeling well and find myself in a rut. (shock face) Nothing serious, just not quite myself.

I’ve prayed. Spoken the Word. I’m asking for your prayers. Sometimes, we need others to help us walk through the thing.

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Thank God, for the power of prayer! (smile)

As God, as my witness, I need prayers. Thank you and God bless you, by faith, for your prayers.

Be blessed, my friends. (smile)

Comfort

Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; 4 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
~ 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 ~

Hello friends (smile) It’s a beautiful thing to know someone cares. That’s what comfort does. Sometimes, comfort comes from unexpected opportunities that form new bonds and connections. (smile)

Sometimes, comfort is simply listening. Sometimes, comfort is knowing we’re not the only one going through _________________(fill in the blank).

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Regardless of our spiritual maturity, life brings things and stuff. It’s a beautiful thing to give and receive comfort when needed, especially through our prayers. (smile)

Personally, I find comfort in prayer. Praying is giving it all to God, even tears.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m always grateful when God sends someone my way, when I am truly struggling. Thank you Lord.

Bottom line, prayers activate our trust and faith in God to move in mighty ways. (smile) Praise The Lord.

Comfort is a blessing that pay dividends and glorifies God.

Comfort is a little thing that means so much when it comes unexpectedly.

I also like to send a shout out to my friend CW, you and your family are in my prayers. (smile)

Blessings, my friends, as we comfort one another. (smile)

Have a safe and enjoyable weekend! (smile)

Have A Beautiful Friday

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 ~

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Hello friends. (smile) Be blessed and keep the faith, as we mediate on Romans 8:28.

Laughter

Its true that laughter really is cheap medicine. It’s a prescription anyone can afford. And best of all, you can fill it right now.
~ Unknown Author ~

Hello friends. (smile) It’s a beautiful thing to smile and enjoy a deep down in your belly laugh. (smile)

Laughter, sometimes, reminds us to lighten up! Enjoy life. Have fun. Roll with it. (cheesy smile)

Yes, it can be hard to laugh, when we’re going through things and stuff or Y is working that last nerve. (shock face)

Ever notice, how God can send someone to bring a smile or tell us something to make us laugh, before the flesh man makes an appearance? Many days, I’ve thanked Him for his timing and His grace. (smile)

I laughed so hard the first time I saw the phase “Not my Circus, not my monkeys.” I see this as a reminder to mind our own business. (shock face) Pray, let go and let God.

I’ve learned that people ask when they want input! Free will to choose.

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For your reading pleasure, scriptures on laughter:

Laughter – an emotion expressive of joy, mirth or ridicule.

Kinds of laughter:

Divine – Psalm 59:8
Natural – Job 8:21
Derisive – Nehemiah 2:19
Fake – Proverbs 14:13
Scornful – 2 Chronicles 30:10
Confident – 5:22
Joyful – Psalm 126:2

Causes of laughter:

Man’s folly – Psalm 2:4
Something unusual – Genesis 18:12-15
Something untrue – Matthew 9:24
Ridicule – 2 Chronicles 30:10
Highly contradictory – Psalm 22:7, 8

So be blessed, my friends, and have a great day, by faith, taking time to laugh when you can. (cheesy smile)

As always, feel free to share your thoughts or comments on laughter. (smile)

By Faith, I Declare

That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; 19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. 20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.
~ Ephesians 3:17-20 ~

Hello friends (smile)  Life is a process. Good and bad. Ebbs and flows. Somedays are better than others. Choosing to stay positive, in spite of things and stuff, and X, Y and Z, requires faith and trust in God. No doubts. No worries. No fears.  Faith.  Trust.  Spirit led.

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Negativity is draining and gains nothing! (shock face) What’s that old saying about doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. (gritted teeth smile)

Sometimes, we just need to breathe before speaking or smile and say nothing! (wink and a smile) Roll with it!

Spell it with us– C H A N G E. Change how we react to things and stuff! (shock face) As we grow and renew our mind, it becomes easier to keep our focus, which helps, when things and stuff, just keeps on coming! (shock face)

During challenging times, we can thank God for his mercy and his grace. No need to beat ourselves up when we stumble. Grace. (smile)

We always have a choice on how we react. Choose. Repel or draw. Negative or positive.

Blessings, as we have faith to enjoy this day! (smile)

Two Cents Tuesday Challenge: “Surprise”

Surprise, I have no quote or scripture today. (shock face)
~Ann Friend~

Hello friends (smile) Surprise. Most everyone loves a surprise. Almost anything can be a surprise these days. (smile) Some surprises are pleasant. Some not so much.

I thank God and am grateful for friends who bless me with surprises! (smile)

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A kind word of encouragement, a meal, like, reblog or retweet my stuff, giving your time, to listen, when I need to talk and virtual hugs. I say a heartfelt thank you and God bless you big! (cheesy smile)

I’m surprised when God gives me wisdom to bless someone with the exact words they need. (smile)

I’m surprised when I drive somewhere I’ve never been and back, in one piece. Thanking God along the way! (smile)

I’m surprised how addicted I’ve become playing TwoDots! It’s fun and it keeps me entertained. (shock face)

I’m surprised that I am still the queen of procrastination in my personal life! (gritted teeth smile)

I’m surprised that I’m still rolling with this blog. Sometimes, I’m overwhelmed. I’m still trying to find balance. (smile)

So friends have a blessed day and enjoy any pleasant surprises! (smile)

Tell me, what surprises you? (smile)

Waiting Prayer

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
~Philippians 4:6~

Hello friends (smile) Waiting. Waiting requires patience. To be honest, sometimes, I get frustrated waiting. (shock face) Nonetheless, I stand and keep the faith as I wait; keeping my hands off the situation. (smile)

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How about you, ever get frustrated or anxious with waiting?
I do thank God for the prayers He does answer! Praise The Lord. (smile)

It all comes down to His timing and His will for us. So we keep praying and keep the faith!

Blessings friends as you enjoy your weekend! (smile)

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