Ann – A Friend of Jesus 2013

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. ~ Romans 8:28 ~

Celebrate Roll With It

The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief.
~ William Shakespeare ~

Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.  I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
~ Philippians 4:11-13 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Welcome Lexa and co-hosts, L.G. Keltner @Writing Off The Edge and Tonja Drecker @Kidbits Blog, to another week to celebrate the small things. 

Hope all is well and you’re keeping the faith. (wink) This week, I celebrate a roll with it attitude that stole from the thief. Praise The Lord.

The thief is my metaphor for test and retesting moments.

There are times, retesting can be a pressure cooker.   Retesting, coupled with distractions, that just keep on coming.  Two days in a row, distractions became overwhelming and draining.

I kept praying and asked how long Lord?  My prayer wasn’t with specificity.  The testing of my faith had something to relearn. Ugh.

I lost my cool and ranted for twenty whole minutes. Yup, I felt better then apologized.  Thank God for mercy and grace.

I internalized rhetoric, and those whispering psst thoughts.  My flesh man took that rhetoric with the whispering psst and reacted while the spirit man waited for my focus to shift.  I relearned praise The Lord through it verses complaining through it.   

When going through a retest, pray for the focus to remain on him and not the distraction or the retest. 

A new day brought the remembrance to roll with it and let go because it is, what it is, whether abased or abound, contribute to ebbs and flows of a situation.  Roll with it.

To be content, everywhere and in all things steals from the thief.

It’s remembering to breathe calmly because I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.  Roll with it.

It’s remembering still standing because God equips daily.  Roll with it

It’s remembering being deeply rooted, when the mighty wind blows.  Roll with it.

It’s remembering that He’ll never leave nor forsake us.  Roll with it.

Words are powerful, everywhere and in all things, when the foundation, to be content, rest in Jesus Christ until victory comes because retesting never stops. 

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just does everything by faith. Enjoy your day and have a blessed weekend.

Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013


  lexacain wrote @

I love hearing how you’re tested but always remember your faith and come through stronger. Have a great week!

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thank you so much Lexa for the encouragement. (smile) Abundant blessings this week!


  greaterwayoflife wrote @


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  Ann V. Friend wrote @



  Lady Jay wrote @

“To be content, everywhere and in all things steals from the thief.” God bless you my friend! I’ve been robbed, literally, in the natural and began to allow that to rob me in the spirit realm, but the enemy is most indubitably defeated. I will steal from the thief and rejoice in all situations- hungry or full, lack or plenty, certainty or uncertainty, in the name Jesus. Thank you, so much!!!!

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Glory to God, you are most welcome Lady Jay (smile) I appreciate your heart felt testimony. This was so powerful for me on many levels that I praised The Lord I had the courage to roll with it (smile) So I thank you for such a positive response! Abundant blessings Lady Jay as you steal from the thief! Enjoy your weekend.


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