Ann – A Friend of Jesus 2013

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

#atozchallenge F is for…

  
Great spiritual achievements depend upon faithfulness in small things.
~ Unknown Author ~

It is of the LORD’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
~ Lamentations 3:22-23 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Welcome to Day 7 of the A to Z Challenge. I believe faithfulness, from a spiritual perspective, is a wonderful motivator. It displays being a child of God.

I’m grateful of the faithfulness between God and me; the faithfulness and blessings of those who follow and encourage my blogging efforts, thank you; and my faithfulness to those I adore. (wink)

The upside to faithfulness:

Faithfulness toward ourselves is liberating. Meaning we can’t do for others what we’re not willing to do for ourselves.

Faithfulness toward others is a choice and gives glory to God.

It’s a remarkable thing to live out faithfulness.

Favour of God present when needed
Appreciate all that’s good in life
Invigorated by new possibilities
Trusting openly because The Lord is for us
Hopeful in unanswered prayers
Fun because it brings balance
Unconditional and accepting in relationships
Loyalty that stands the test of time
Nurturing our talents, it’s a process
Encouraged to continue growing spiritually
Smiling can cause us to smile back  (smile)
Secured to keep moving forward together

Faithfulness is security through and through that God works all things out for our good. He is faithful that way. (smile)

Abundant blessings to keep the faith and enjoy today. 

Your thoughts are welcome. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

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  Gail wrote @

It’s much easier to be faithful when things are going great. Having faith when opposition is in full force is hard, but by being faithful, we show our courage, long-suffering and enduring faith. another great post!

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thank you Gail!

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  Vanessence wrote @

Yes! Faithfulness! I love this, thank you! 🙂

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  patgarcia wrote @

Love your thoughts on faithfulness. It reminds me of Romans 8:28.
Visiting from the A to Z Blog Challenge.

Shalom,
Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thanks Pat (smile) Romans 8:28 is my favorite scripture. Blessings

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  Alex J. Cavanaugh (@AlexJCavanaugh) wrote @

We are His children and created in His likeness, so being faithful to others does bring Him glory.

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Amen! Thanks Alex (smile) Abundant blessings

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  mhsusannematthews wrote @

What a lovely post. I love the acrostic poem for faithfullness and have copied it to keep as a reminder. Hope that’s okay!

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thank you and yes, it is ok (smile) I appreciate your kind thoughts on my acrostic. I get nervous at times how they are received. Abundant blessings!

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  mhsusannematthews wrote @

A very good friend is going through a tough time and I think this is just what she needs. Bless you and ythanks.

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thanks and I’ll pray for her. Blessings!

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  shirleyjdietz wrote @

And it’s very significant that your quote from Jeremiah, which many people know through the song Great Is Thy Faithfulness, was penned in one of the worst times for Israel when things were very bleak. But Jeremiah was able to mentally rehearse what he knew to be true, that God is faithful. We will see it Your post is a good reminder. Thanks. @DietzShirley from I Just Have to Say

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thank you Shirley (smile) very good point. My Blessings and enjoy your day.

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