Ann – A Friend of Jesus 2013

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

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

14 Comments»

  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thank you and God bless for the reblog. (smile)

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  Lori L MacLaughlin wrote @

Interesting and thought-provoking post. Thanks.

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thanks Lori. Something different (smile) Blessings!

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  Kristi Ann wrote @

Amen Sister in Christ Jesus Ann!!

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thanks for the reblog! Blessings (smile)

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  Dan Ledwith wrote @

Love this Ann. I always look forward to your posts.

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thanks Dan, I appreciate your kind words (smile) Abundant blessings my brother in Christ!!

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  Dan Ledwith wrote @

/smiles back

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  Cheryl Turtlemoon wrote @

Thank you for this wonderful post!!!! You’re a blessing!!!!

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thanks Cheryl! I give God all the glory. I appreciate your encouragement of this post (smile) Have an abundantly blessed day!!

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  Godsmanforever wrote @

Excellent post today my friend !!

Blessings in Christ, bruce

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thank you my brother in Christ. I appreciate your encouragement and friendship Bruce! (smile) Have a blessed and amazing day.

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