Ann – A Friend of Jesus 2013

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

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The ABC’s of Faith

There’s a distinction between a spiritual and a worldly existence. Faith. Many things drive and contribute to life challenges. Victory comes when we realize ebbs and flows are temporary and it is, what it is. So count it all joy. (smile)

Ah, the blessing of a personal relationship with God, through His Son, Jesus Christ, and his daily mercy and grace, gives the ability to walk, crawl or baby step through seasons with the ABC’s of faith to count it all joy.
~ Ann V Friend ~

My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
~ James 1:2-8 ~


Hello friends. (smile) As I say goodbye to 2015, I thank God for my faith in Him.  Throughout 2015, my faith was tested and retested.  Praise The Lord, faith and grace, to crawl and baby step my way through.

The ABC’s of faith is quite liberating to count it all joy, regardless of things and stuff or Y moments.

The ABCs of faith produce and sustain patience to run the race, while counting it all joy across temporary seasons of challenges.

Wisdom is faith in God that can make all things possible.

Keeping the faith speaks I can, I have and I will. Can I get a witness? (wink)

Abundant blessings my friends as we say adieu to 2015 and welcome to 2016. Happy New Year!

Feel free to share your 2015 comments or thoughts.

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013

Loved


The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
~ Psalm 23 ~


It’s a beautiful thing to realize just how precious and loved we truly are.

What a blessings!

Your comments or thoughts are welcome. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013

A Good Day

Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.
~ Anonymous ~


Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
~ 1 John 4:4 ~

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013

Practice The Pause


Practice the pause. When in doubt, pause.
When tired, pause. When angry, pause.
When stressed, pause. And whenever
You pause, pray.
~ Unknown Author ~

There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
~ 1 Corinthians 10:13 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Praise The Lord for a new day of grace. By faith and encouragement, let’s practice the pause and pray moment by moment during challenges.

No need to stress about 2:00 pm when it’s only 6:00 am. Buttons getting pushed. Fill in the blank_______________.

Breathe and practice the pause. God is faithful to help us through.

It’s a choice. It’s spiritual. It’s a blessing to let it go.

No one nor anything is worth unnecessary angst. Breathe deeply and practice the pause, pray and keep the faith. (wink)

Abundant blessings as we enjoy this day and practice the pause.

Your comments or thoughts are welcome. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013

Wisdom


Knowledge is knowing what to say. Wisdom is knowing whether or not to say.
~ Unknown Author ~

To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity; To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.

A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:  To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
~ Proverbs 1:2-7 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Hope all is well in your world and you’re keeping the faith. (wink)

I’ve been walking and crawling through stuff as my faith and prayers were tested. Thank God, all is well in my world. (smile)

Praise The Lord for his mercy and grace.

I’ve been reflecting on different and the words we speak that reinforce what we believe and create havoc with our thoughts.

Some days are not pretty. Some days are emotional. Some days bring tears. Some days are priceless. Temporary distractions, like change, can make us grow or keep us stuck.

Wisdom is knowing the difference. I’ve mentioned my love of the Book of Proverbs. It’s informative. It’s individual choices. It’s life apart from worldly opinions.

Wisdom brings with spiritual maturity.
Wisdom helps to adapt and adjustment.
Wisdom knows the power of listening.

Wisdom is the blessings of knowing change comes whether we want it or not. It’s inevitable.

To know our quirks and buttons is wisdom. To understand ourself keeps us moving forward to grow and release anything or everything.

A new day to let go. A good evening to sleep well tonight.

That’s wisdom by faith.

Blessings, my friends, as we have wisdom to let go and embrace positive changes.

Your comments or thoughts are welcome. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013

Faith To Start A Day Blessing

Often in life we forget the things we should remember and remember the things we should forget.
~ Ritu Ghatourey, Indian Inspirational Author ~

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
~ 2 Corinthians 5:17 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Sometimes, the greatest wisdom is simple.

To remember and forget is a choice.

Praise The Lord for choices.

Praise The Lord for new beginnings.

Praise The Lord for spiritual fruit within.

Blessings friends, as we remember love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance builds us up, from the inside out, and shows.

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013

Faith To Sleep Well Tonight

One day at a time–this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering.
~ Ida Scott Taylor ~

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 tribulation 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) Praise The Lord, at the end, of the day, we’re still standing or sitting with faith.

His mercy and grace abounding. 

Blessings friends, as we release stuff, with faith to sleep well tonight.

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013.

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