Ann – A Friend of Jesus 2013

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

J is for…

Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
~ Hebrews 10:38 ~

Sometimes you have to stop worrying, wondering and doubting.
Have faith that things will work out, maybe not how you planned, but how it’s meant to be.
~ Unknown Author ~

My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
~ James 1:2-3 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Sometimes, choices and decisions can leave us just_____________ (fill in the blank).

Late yesterday, my tax guy called. I became numb during the call.

Numb enough to stay silent before speaking wrong things into existence. Praise The Lord!

It’s just human nature to tell our woes; not understanding that in the process, things spoken may make matters worst.I talked and prayed to The Lord numb. I had a moment of angst. So I shared with someone. Still numb but the angst went away. Thank God.

I left work numb. I prayed and was still numb when I went to sleep.

Sometimes, Faith and patience are tested. Numb can be a good thing to keep emotions, in check, to just keep the faith.

Today, I can count it all joy because God is always faithful when we just keep the faith.

Here’s the thing, life brings challenges to all. No one is exempt. Some of those challenges promotes growth and maturity.

The just live by faith. Faith, to remain steady state, until the manifestation comes.

It’s just remembering that faith grows in challenging times. So the soundbite, keep the faith, just evolved.

Blessings, my friends, as we just keep the faith and enjoy the K to Z challenge Monday! (smile)

Feel free to share your thoughts.

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.


  Alex J. Cavanaugh (@AlexJCavanaugh) wrote @

We can speak things into existence, just as God did, so it is best to remain silent sometimes.


  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Amen. Thanks and abundant blessings Alex!


  shade akinbiyi wrote @

Ann, this is a beautiful post and reminder! Yes, we may be living in challenging times but we are overcomers through Christ!

And I’m believing God with you for the victory. Happy Sunday 🙂

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thanks so much Shade! (smile) Just keeping the faith! Enjoy your blessed Sunday!

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  lucciagray wrote @

Love the word ‘joy’ it’s short yet powerful and conveys much more spirituality than ‘happiness’ for example.


  notarize123 wrote @

I love living by faith. Life would be too boring not to.

Stephen Tremp
an A-Z Cohost
@StephenTremp on Twitter

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Amen! Thank you and enjoy your blessed day (smile)


  Kristi Anne wrote @


Our True GOD'S LOVE Covers a Multitude of sins!! HIS LOVE is PURE from HEAVEN ABOVE!!

Am Yisrael Chai, Yeshua Adonai FOREVERMORE!! Shabbat Shalom !

Love ❤ Always and Shalom, YSIC \o/


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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Amen Kristi Anne. Thank you and blessings!


  Lori L MacLaughlin wrote @

Dealing with taxes and health insurance has driven me nuts this past week, too. Sometimes it’s really hard to let go and let God, but I try. I hope things work out for you in a positive way!

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thanks Lori. Faith, we will just keep the faith it will all work out. (smile) Blessings!

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