Ann – A Friend of Jesus 2013

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

Celebrate Perseverance

Perseverance, secret of all triumphs.
~ Victor Hugo ~

Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: by whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulations worketh patience; and patience, experience, and experience, hope: and hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
~ Romans 5:1-5 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Welcome Lexa and L.G. Keltner @Writing Off The Edge, to celebrate the small things. Hope all is well in your world.

Life. The ebbs and flows. The Y moments. The circus shenanigans. The lost of a someone. Health concerns or _________ fill in the blank. Ever had a moment where you thought life is not fair?

Although life can be unfair, it is, what it is. Don’t get stuck.

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 ~

This week, I celebrate perseverance and how things always work out in its proper time. Praise The Lord.

Perseverance is powerful when we realize all experiences get us there. Praise The Lord.

Progressing (keeps moving forward)
Encouraging (motivated by I can do this)
Renewing (changes our past thoughts)
Strongest (deep inner strength from above)
Enduring (learns from past experience to prepare for the present)
Visualizing (faith to believe in what we can’t see)
Empowering (validated by how far we come)
Recognizing (yes, been there, done that)
Achieving (deliverance through grace)
Noting (in time, we’ll make it through)
Changing (better than yesterday)
Experiencing (teaches something. It’s a process of life events)

Experience with the faithfulness of God, through our relationship with the Lord. He never leaves us, nor forsakes us is perseverance.

Experience with casting our cares is perseverance.

Experience with faith through all things is perseverance.

Experience with showing mercy and grace is perseverance.

Experience with forgiveness is perseverance.

Experience with seeing another perspective is perseverance.

Abundant blessings, my friends because the just does everything by faith. Praise The Lord.  Enjoy your weekend!

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Mar 2013 to present.


  Vivian wrote @

Oh, thank you so much for cherished prayers!! A happy tear…


  Vivian wrote @

Hello! I just love the acronym for perseverance and am encouraged by it!😄 Thank you and God bless!!

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

You are most welcome. Thank you so much for sharing. It was a rough day, I give glory to God when enduring the ebbs and flows of the circus (my metaphor for work). Seeing your response made me smile and remember why I write. Will be back soon (smile). Abundant blessings as you experience perseverance.


  Vivian wrote @

Thank you so much for your response. I found your blog article after posting my own little thoughts on finding the sparkles in the ebbs of life. Don’t you love related articles?! Praise God! I’m in the process of healing from TBI and persevering through my healing journey has only been possible by His goodness and grace. I am thankful to have such a merciful God through the storm. 🤗

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Amen! I’ll add you to my prayer list Vivian. Blessings!

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  Alex J. Cavanaugh (@AlexJCavanaugh) wrote @

Good to hear from you, Ann!
Life isn’t fair, but we messed that up in the garden, so we’ve only ourselves to blame.
But it does get much better, right?

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thanks Alex, it’s good to be back (wink) Yes, it gets better by persevering. Abundant blessings and enjoy your weekend my friend!!


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