Ann – A Friend of Jesus 2013

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

Archive for October, 2015

Celebrate Faith in I Can Do…


Inspiration moves one from Pessimism to Optimism, from Doubt to Faith, from Despair to Hope, and from Darkness to Light!
~ Unknown Author ~

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
~ Philippians 4:13 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Welcome Lexa and co-hosts as we’re blessed with another week to celebrate the small things.

Hope all is well in your world. (wink)

This week I celebrate all the ways to have faith to believe I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Praise The Lord.

Whether we crawl or walk through challenges, faith in I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me, becomes powerful when we realize faith endures because challenges are temporary.

Like the seasons of life, challenges teach, challenges change and most of all, challenges display inner strength.

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

It’s a spiritual thing.
It’s the power of the tongue.
It’s belief in ability.
It’s a choice.

Faith in I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me knows a relationship with The Lord Jesus Christ gives life. A beacon of light that He lives within.

Faith in I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me understands the power of daily grace, even when we stumble.

Faith in I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me, speaks to individual testimonies of His unconditional love.

Faith in I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me, _____________________, (fill in the blank).

Faith in I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me, brings victory and contentment because life can change in an instant.

Blessings my friends, as we remember and keep the faith in I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Your comments or thoughts are welcome. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013

Faith To Understand Different

Life lives, life dies. Life laughs, life cries. Life gives up and life tries. But life looks different through everyone’s eyes.
~ Unknown Author ~

Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
~Proverbs 4:23~

You can’t help a fool. Only God can change a heart.
~ Ann V. Friend ~

But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.
~Matthew 15:18~

Hello friends. (smile)  Faith to understand different comes down to how we relate and communicate, to others and challenges, those things within our heart.   

I give glory to God for the different way he leads me to share his word.

I love how the Book of Proverbs illustrates wise and foolish living.

Proverbs has wisdom for everyone on any topic.

It’s what comes out that shows the condition of a heart.

How we see the world around us. Different.

Preferences
Perspectives
Perceptions
Judge
Belief
Opinions
Choices

Any of these, as well as, past and current life experiences, influence the way we process and communicate information; and stuff in our heart. Different.

Any of these change as our heart changes.

Spiritual fruit–love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance, within changes the condition of our heart. Different.

Sometimes, we don’t know someone’s journey. Just because we are different does not mean we can’t learn and teach one another.

This is what our resume of life experiences is all about. Sharing our differences.

Everyday, we walk or crawl through something. Some days are easier than others. At times, faith and prayer and God’s mercy and grace are the only life line to get us through challenges.

Learning to adapt and recognize the power of words spoken is a choice. Sowing positive words of encouragement and support is truly a blessing.

Different can balance us.
Different makes us grow.
Different is free will to choose.
Different does not know any better.
Different is hurting.
Different is lost.
Different is not ready.
Different is _____________ (fill in the blank).
Different needs Jesus.

There are times that distractions or  Ys are non factors that we give too much power.  Choose to let it go.

There are times opinions are given, it is just information.

There are times we don’t know what right looks like until God opens our eyes.

Blessings, my friends, with faith, to understand different is powerful when we realize different can change our preferences, perspectives, perceptions, judging what we don’t know, beliefs, opinions and cause and affect of choices.

Your comments or thoughts are welcome. (smile)

 ©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013

Celebrate The Blessing Of Rest



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 ~

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
~ Matthew 11:28-30

Hello friends. (smile) Welcome Lexa and co-hosts to another blessed Friday to celebrate the small things.

Hope all is well in your world. It is a truly a blessing to know rest.

This week, I celebrate the blessing of rest and those awesome friends who make my heart smile at the circus. {{hugs}}

Praise The Lord for rest, peace of mind and awesome friends. God bless you.

I’ve had a blast. I’ve had mind numbing fun. I’m enjoying life. (smile)

Priceless blessings. Thank you Lord.


Rest recharges the body.

Rest clears the mind.

Rest brings peaceful sleep.

Rest gives clarity.

The blessings of rest is wonderful.

Good conversations with friends is truly a beautiful thing to behold.

Blessings, my friends, as we choose to celebrate the small things we do for each other.

Your comments or thoughts are welcome. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013

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