Ann – A Friend of Jesus 2013

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

#atozchallenge K is for…

2016 A to Z  Challenge 
Know Thyself.
~ Socrates ~

Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?
~ 2 Corinthians 13:5 ~

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
~ Unknown Author ~

I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
~ Psalm 139:14 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Welcome to Day 13 of the A to Z Challenge. Must have been half asleep when I picked some of these words in my theme. (grin) My thoughts on knowing thyself.

Knowing thyself. What pushes that button. Preferences. Habits. Likes and dislikes. Experiences from childhood to adulthood shaped us. Perceptions.

Knowing thyself is love and self-acceptance, warts and all. (smile)
When we know thyself, it’s easier to adapt to others. Adapting is a lifelong process. (whew)

Knowing thyself can love difficult little darlings from a distance, by faith and God’s grace. Praise The Lord.

The upside to knowing thyself:

Keep sight of strength, it’s sustains us
Never allow others to define who we are
Owning choices
Wise enough to let it go
Insight is quite liberating when limits are known
No negative thoughts about thyself
God has a purpose for each of us

Transformed for the better
Hopeful this is that day prayers get answered
Yay, God loves me

Smile, there’s no one like you
Embrace weaknesses, it adds to character
Letting go of non-factors
Fearfully and wonderfully made to move forward

Abundant blessings to keep the faith and enjoy your day.

I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present

6 Comments» wrote @

I don’t know if you were asleep when picking your words, or you were just being divinely inspired. I like the know yourself advice.

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Then I given glory to God! (smile) thank you, I appreciate your thoughts. Blessings!!

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  Alex J. Cavanaugh (@AlexJCavanaugh) wrote @

Knowing ourselves means we accept ourselves and we’re more willing to accept others.

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Absolutely. Thanks Alex (smile) Blessings!!


  Kristi Ann wrote @

Amen Sister in Christ Jesus-Yeshua Ann!!

K is the Kingdom of Heaven of our Lord Jesus-Yeshua Christ!!

I had to buy a newer computer as my old one was only 2.8 GHz and 2 GB of ram!!

My newer computer is a Asus 3.7 GHz with 16 GB of ram and over 2.4 TB of hard drive space!!

Love ❤ Always and Shalom,

Kristi Ann

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Congratulations on new computer with more space! Thanks Sister in Christ, appreciate you in the Kingdom! Blessings and enjoy that computer (smile)


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