A Blessed Sunday

Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everythingthat happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a steptoward achieving something bigger and
better than your
current situation.

~Brian Tracy ~

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

~ Psalm 118:24 ~

Celebrate The Small Things, 27 March 2015

And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

~ Ephesians 4:32~
In life, you will realize there is a purpose for every person you meet. Some are there to test you, some will use you, some will teach you, and some will bring out the worst in you, while others bring out the best.
~ Unknown Author~
Hello friends. (smile) TGIF. Celebrating the little things can bring comfort knowing that we are not alone.
Abundant blessings today! Walk by faith. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.<

Blogging from A to Z Theme Reveal

You can’t download a lifestyle. 

~Unknown Author ~

If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 

~Galatians 5:25 ~

Hello friends.  (smile)  I’m having faith as I’m attempting to walk on the wild side and step out of my comfort zone again. Doing what?  (smile) 

Participating in the Blogging from A to Z April 2015 Challenge. 

By faith and the grace of God, see you at the finish line.  (wink)

Come join me, it’ll be fun.  (grin) Today, we’re to reveal our theme.  Drum roll please.  

My theme is Lifestyle.  I will Appreciate to Zeal, my way, through a spiritual and positive lifestyle perspective.  

Again, it’ll be fun in spite of the unknown.  I’ll keep the faith and revamp my writing woes through the process.  Thank you Lord.  

So I’m encouraged, at the moment, and plan on meeting new friends as I visit other A to Z bloggers during the April challenge.   (smile) 

Blessings and enjoy your day.  (smile) 

Your thoughts are always welcome. 

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present


Life is like a party.  You invite a lot of people; some go, some join you, some laugh with you, some didn’t come.  But in the end, after the fun, there would be a few who would clean up the mess with you.  And most of the time, those were the uninvited ones.~ Unknown Author ~ 

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 strengtheneth me.~ Philippians 4:11-13 ~ 

Hello friends.  (smile)  It’s a beautiful thing to learn contentment, as we keep the faith.  The ebbs and flows, in life, will teach, change and grow us, one way or another.  Praise The Lord, by faith, for the victory.  

Sometimes, we want ________________ (fill in the blank) now.  Sometimes, God has something better.  

Contentment becomes powerful when we learn timing is everything as we walk through. 

Contentment becomes powerful when we learn ebbs and flows, in life, are temporary.   

Contentment helps to release our angst and have patience for the manifestation.    

Contentment helps to adapt while waiting. 

Contentment helps to let go and move forward.  

Contentment helps to keep the faith. 

Contentment is a state of mind, while going to the challenging circus everyday.  

Contentment is knowing who you are in Christ, in spite of words spoken about us. 

Contentment is blessings our enemies by choice.  It give God glory.

Contentment is loving ourself flaws and all.  Thank God for His mercy and grace. 

Contentment is loving those who support us when we need it most. 

Contentment promotes inner peace.  No angst.  

Contentment promotes trust that God can work all things out.  

Contentment promotes praise because we can.  

Blessings, my friends to be content until God changes our situation.  (smile) 

Your thoughts or comments are always welcome.   

© afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present. 

Celebrate The Small Things, 20 March 2015

I’m stronger because I had to be, smart because of my mistakes, happier because of the sadness I’ve known, and now wiser because I’ve learned. ~Unknown Author ~

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) Hope all is well in your world.  (smile)  

It’s a beautiful thing when God gives us what we need.  He always provides.  Praise The Lord.  A reason to celebrate the small things. 

Learning to celebrate the small things grow, as we walk through with faith, knowing how God can work all things out.  (smile)


Yesterday was my two year blogging anniversary.  Praise The Lord.  Celebrate the small things. 

Thank you friends and abundant blessings for supporting my blog.  I appreciate the support! Celebrate the small things.

I give glory to God for my second  year  anniversary.  Only He knows the number of times, I almost quit.  (shock face) Celebrate the small things.

So today, I celebrate the small things, I no longer take for granted.  

Keeping the faith is powerful when we keep walking through trusting the faithfulness of God working  all things out.  (smile) Celebrate the small things. 

Friends, have a blessed and great day, celebrate the small things! (smile) 



Appreciate the Unexpected. ~ Anonymous ~

Hello friends.  (smile)  Today, let’s appreciate and praise God for the blessings in life.   Thank you Lord. 

Let’s have faith and appreciate the blessings to come.  Praise The Lord.

To God be the glory! 

Abundant blessings, by faith, my friends. (smile)


But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.  ~Galatians 5:22-23 ~

Constant kindness can accomplish much.  As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstandings, mistrust and hostility to evaporate. ~ Albert Schweitzer ~

Hello friends.  (smile)  Hope all is well in your world. 

Praise The Lord that I see light at the end of the tunnel with the projects I’ve been working.  

Praise The Lord that things and stuff and Y moments are easier at the circus.  (wink)

Praise The Lord for answered prayers. 

Faith builds every time we stay focused on Him and remember who we are in Christ.

Faith builds every time we remember that nothing is too hard for Him when we release and cast our struggles to Him. 

Faith builds every time we are kind to those not kind to us.

Faith builds every time we recognize walking through without complaining becomes powerful within our spirit. 

Faith builds every time we choose to let things go.  

Faith builds every time we stand and allow God to move on our behalf.

Faith builds every time, we remember God always provides what we need.  Yesterday. Today,  and each day we are blessed to see another day.

Faith builds every time we understand the wisdom of God working all things out for our good. 

Blessings, my friends, as we keep the faith!  (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present. 

IWSG Appreciate All Things

Sometimes life will test you but remember this:  When you walk up a mountain, your legs get stronger.  
~ Unknown Author ~

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)  Life moments can and will challenge us and so will people.  Appreciate every challenge, person, thing, because in the long run, these things contribute to making us stronger.
Appreciate the ones who support our writing efforts.
Appreciate the critics.
Appreciate the little things that make us smile.
Appreciate those “work your nerves” moments.
Appreciate the good and the bad.
Appreciate _______________ (fill in the blank).

As strength builds, walking, crawling through is liberating and powerful.
Appreciate all things, because at the end of the day, we’re still standing, we’re blessed and we’re loved.
Enjoy your Mike, Mike, Mike day! (wink)


The Power of A Renewed Mind

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.  
~ Romans 12:2 ~ 

There is a difference between like and love, wrong and right.  Never run if you’re not ready to take a step.  And never forgive, if you’re not ready to forget.   
~ Unknown Author ~
Hello friends.  (smile)  The power of a renewed mind enhances life and changes perception.  

It promotes replacing thoughts no longer relevant.  It is realizing the past does not define today.  It’s letting go of fear and anything not of love from within.
The power of a renewed mind….

Is the ability to have faith that God equips and provides everything needed to walk through things and stuff and the Y moments.  
Is the ability to praise God through good and bad choices. 
Is the ability to discipline what is spoken.  
Is the ability to love those who are different.

The power of a renewed mind….

Is a beautiful thing to forgive and forget.  
Is powerful to treat every challenge as spiritual growth.  
Is liberating to know God’s mercy and grace daily.  
Is contentment until God provides the manifestation.
Is comforting to know, whether stumbling or acting a fool, God will still love us. 
Abundant blessings my friends!
© afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.