Ann – A Friend of Jesus 2013

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

Courage

A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her.
~ David Brinkley ~

Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.
~ 1 Samuel 17:45 ~

Hello friends. (smile) I extend a heartfelt thank you to friends, my brothers and sisters, in Christ, who encourage me when I need it most. {{hugs}}

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We all need encouragement at times to keep moving forward. Sometimes, courage is born, out of challenging situations, by words of encouragement. Faith. Have courage by faith.

As courage grows, you’ll feel like David with a slingshot and the full presence of The Lord to defeat every Goliath. (wink)

Yesterday, my buttons were pushed early. My flesh man had enough! (shock face) I had to go outside to work on my frustration and my attitude. It’s rough when the encourager can’t encourage herself out of a box. (gritted teeth smile)

I learned yesterday that if I entertain just one negative thought, others follow, and then I get so fired up about everything else negative that it’s not pretty. (shock face)

Patience and long-suffering. I am being pruned for more spiritual fruit!

It’s a beautiful thing when God shows up. My spirit was quicken and I thought of David and Goliath. I walked back in the building armed with the whole armor of God and my imaginary slingshot! Confident in God having my back. The rest of the day was a breeze. (smile)

Thank you Lord for your mercy and your grace. (smile)

I share this to encourage someone to have courage and watch God walk you through the situation! Keep the faith. (smile)

Blessings, my friends and enjoy your day with confidence in God! (smile)

8 Comments»

  wordforlifesays wrote @

Very encouraging! My soul was blessed in its reading.

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  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

Glory to God! Thanks (smile) Blessings!

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  shade akinbiyi wrote @

Ann, thanks for sharing this encouragement capsule! Your testimony is beautiful grace of God on all us – Oh how He loves us! God bless you! Enjoy your day 🙂

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  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

Glory to God! Thanks Shade (smile) blessings my friend!!

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  journey2life73@yahoo.com wrote @

Good morning Ann, I don’t read your post this early and I don’t read them everyday but I’m glad I read this one this morning because it has encouraged my spirit there are times when it looks like I’m not going through anything, but I do so I thank you for encouraging me this morning. God bless you!

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  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

Glory to God! It’s amazing how He leads us to where we need to be (smile) thanks and blessings, my friend!

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  Debbie wrote @

Thank you so much for encouraging us with your real life experiences! God bless you!

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  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

Glory to God! Thanks Debbie, it takes courage to share my personal stuff, I thank God that it helps others know they are not alone. (smile) Blessings Debbie!!

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