Ann – A Friend of Jesus 2013

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

Archive for September, 2014

Recognize

Hello friends. (smile) My hectic schedule is over and I have gotten much needed rest. Praise The Lord. I will be back sometime tomorrow and will visit and catch up on all your wonderful posts. (smile) Blessings!

Ann - A Friend of Jesus 2013

And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.
~ Matthew 8:26 ~

Hello friends (smile) What a beautiful and specific way to express gratitude, by faith, as we walk through, things and stuff and X, Y and Z, challenges without fear. (smile)

Faith, in God, builds each time, we recognize His answers to our prayers.

It’s how we recognize that each valley (things and stuff, and X, Y and Z) eventually brings victory (blessings) over the mountain (challenges). Praise The Lord! (smile)

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It’s how we recognize our growth. It’s how we recognize the power of words that we speak into existence.

It’s how we recognizeRomans 8:28, And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called…

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Let Go

People will always talk about you, especially when they envy you and the life you live. Let them…you affected their lives, they didn’t affect yours.
~ Unknown Author~

Luke 1:37 – For with God nothing shall be impossible.

Hello friends. (smile) Things are still busy and hectic at the circus. Glory to God for sustaining us. There is power in having faith and trust, in God, to let go.

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Let go of the past.
Let go of fear.
Let go of angst.
Let go of woulda, coulda, shoulda.
Let go of naysayers.
Let go of anything keeping us stuck.

Let go.

We give things and stuff or the Y’s in our world power each time we entertain nonsense. Shake free. Let go!

Sometimes, it’s only an opinion. Let go. Wisdom is to careless. Did you know, we give power to nonsense by engaging or taking it personal? Let go!

Sometimes, no response speaks volumes. It leaves a person speechless. (shock face)

Changing perspective on the way we look at a situation helps to let go.

It’s a beautiful thing to live and enjoy life because we know who we are in Christ.

Heavenly Father, we thank you for blessing us with wisdom and faith to let go of anything we’ve out grown. Amen!

Have a blessed and faithful let go day! (smile)

Contentment and Balance

We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of effort is the same.
~ Carlos Castenada ~

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 strengthen me.
~ Philippians 4:11-13 ~

Hello friends. (smile) It’s been busy at the circus. Ever work so many days straight that you are not sure what day it is? I’ve just been there and done that. I didn’t even get a tee shirt. (smile) My sense of humor is back!

Things in life can get so hectic that all we can do is keep the faith and remember God’s amazing grace will get us through every single time. (smile)

Praise The Lord, I’ve been learning contentment and balance during the things and stuff, and X, Y or Z moments.

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It comes down to choices. It is, what it is, until it was. Choosing contentment and balance, to adjust, can make walking through easier.

I believe life is a balancing act everyday. Ah, to find contentment and balance is truly a blessing. Contentment and balance.

Balance time. Balance things and stuff. Balance emotions. Balance ebbs and flows. All lead to contentment and balance, when we stop trying to control everything. We can only control ourself.

Every challenge brings something needed to help us grow. Sometimes, when we lose focus, stuff just keeps on coming. Contentment and balance.

I’m at the circus 5 days a week. Somedays, it’s brutal at the circus. Thank God for His mercy and His grace. Contentment and balance.

There are all kinds of people at the circus. There are many tests at the circus. Contentment and balance.

Spiritual fruit grows at the circus. By the grace of God, my patience has grown. Contentment and balance.

Here is wisdom from above–going around the same mountain or having the same retest gets easier when we choose to adapt instead of react. Contentment and balance. I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me. (smile)

Contentment and balance is recognizing there will always be someone saying something about nothing.

Contentment and balance is understanding, at the end, of the day, life goes on regardless. Keep the faith!

Contentment and balance is trusting God, by faith, for the breakthrough.

Contentment and balance is thankfulness until God changes a situation.

Contentment and balance is changing our perspective and perception of things and stuff, even X, Y and Z. Sometimes, we don’t have all the right information.

Blessings, my friends, as we have contentment and balance where we are until God manifest the next step. (smile)

It’s Another Roll With It Wednesday

It’s hectic at the circus! (smile) Have a blessed roll with it day!

Ann - A Friend of Jesus 2013

Wahoo, it’s roll with it Wednesday! We can smile and roll with it, by faith, that God has this day under control. (wink)
We can smile and roll with it because whether someone love us, God does.

We can smile and roll with it because we are renewing our mind and thinking better thoughts.

We can smile and roll with it because we are blessed and highly favored.

We can smile and roll with it because it is, what it is and God is in charge.

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We can smile and roll with it because if God is for us, who can be against us.

We can smile and roll with it because God does not give us more than we can bear.

We can smile and roll with it because God heals the hurts and we know that this too shall pass.

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Faith and Grace

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
~ 2 Corinthians 12:9 ~

Hello friends. (smile) it’s a beautiful thing to walk by faith and understand God’s amazing grace. Faith and grace is an individual thing, no one can walk it for us. Faith it.

Faith and grace will keep us moving forward in spite of things and stuff.

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Faith and grace brings comfort that God does not give us more than we can bear.

Faith and grace builds trust that God can work all things out.

Here’s faith and grace in action, no matter what comes our way, no matter what X, Y or Z does, faith and grace in God will get us through, every single time. Faith it.

Blessings, my friends, as we walk by faith and grace knowing God has equipped us for this day! (smile)

Strong Enough

Maintaining a complicated life is a great way to avoid changing it.
~ Elaine St James ~

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 ~

Hello friends. (smile) I’ve been walking through things and stuff. Romans 8:28, kept me strong enough to keep the faith and keep moving forward. Praise The Lord.

Strong enough is knowing our faith and trust in God will get us through.

Strong enough is understanding choices.

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Strong enough is forgiving and moving on.

Strong enough is realizing no answer is the answer.

There comes a time when we’re strong enough to say Thank you Lord for delivering me every single time I wanted to quit.

There comes a time when we’re strong enough to let go until timing is better.

There comes a time when we’re strong enough to know that God is working all things out and we can just wait on the manifestation.

Strong enough is courage to say enough. It is, what it is.

Strong enough is knowing friends who step up.

Strong enough is wisdom to let God change hearts.

Blessings, my friends and enjoy your weekend! (smile)

Be The Light

Sometimes we don’t say what we feel, not because we don’t want to, but because we don’t know how.
~ Unknown Author ~

Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
~ Matthew 5:14-16 ~

The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
~ Matthew 6:22 ~

Hello friends. Be the light to those around us. Someone needs hope. Be the light.

Someone needs courage. Be the light.

Someone needs a job. Be the light.

Someone lost their way. Be the light.

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Someone is carrying a burden too heavy to carry. Be the light.

Life can throw unexpected curves. Depression. Sickness. Brokenness. Fill in the blank______________. Be the light.

God is drawing people to the light. By faith, let’s be the light to those around us.

Blessings and enjoy your day being the light.

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