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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A Prayer for Daily Grace

It’s a good day to appreciate God’s amazing grace!

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Our past mistakes, can only hurt today, when we dwell on them.
~Ann V Friend~

Hello friends. (smile) A powerful and specific prayer for daily grace.

Change is a beautiful thing, once we walk through it. It’s understanding the why at times that really test our willingness to endure. (shock face)

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I believe every painful pruning is God preparing us, for bigger and better stages, to be a blessing to those around us. We can’t have a testimony without a test or that once upon a time experience to share. (smile)

We can thank God for His mercy and His grace for those colorful times we react without thinking.

So, my friends, the next time something or someone pushes, practice the pause and thank God for the opportunity to grow. (wink)

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

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Psalm 23, The Lord Is My Shepherd

Hello friends (smile) Praise The Lord for this powerful, encouraging and specific prayer to start a Monday. Abundant blessings.

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In Whatsoever State, Be Content

I’m stronger because I had to be, smart because of my mistakes, happier because of the sadness I’ve known, and now wiser because I’ve learned.
~ Unknown Author ~

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) Hope all is well in your world. Praise The Lord, I can say all is well. (wink) I’ve missed writing.

Sometimes, taking a break is needed to gain perspective and pray without ceasing about a situation.

Thank God, the circus shenanigans are no longer the albatross around my neck causing angst. (wink)

This is learning in whatever state to be content. Here’s the catch, it is learned.

To endure less than kind things and/or people can wear anyone down.

I believe in whatsoever state will test and produce more spiritual fruit (love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance) within us, by God, removing anything that keep us stuck.

The strength and ability of perseverance comes from above.

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. 

It’s knowing God grace is given daily and his faithfulness to never leave us nor forsake us.

To know and apply “for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content” is powerful because I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Hallelujah!

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

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Mar 2013 to present. 

Celebrate It’s A Good Day


There is no danger of developing eye strain from looking on the bright side of things.
~ Unknown Author ~

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
~ Psalm 118:24

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) My thoughts are short and sweet.

This week, I celebrate and rejoice being ready for the long weekend.

Wahoo, something to do with an extra day to recover. (wink)     Praise The Lord.

It’s a good day to have a good day. 

Seeing all that the blessings in life. 

A glimpse of a brighter tomorrow. 

Believe in the possibilities, for such a time, as this.

Doing it, by faith.

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just does everything by faith. Enjoy your good day and long Memorial Day weekend.

Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013

Encouragement

Faith for Today – Sow some encouragement. It just might do wonders for someone, while we continue to keep the faith, crawling, sitting or standing strong. (wink) Abundant blessings, my friends to enjoy your day. (smile)

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Many times encouragement blesses someone to walk into their season, conquer a fear, feel loved, move forward, get a job, smile. The possibilities are endless to what words of encouragement can do! 😀

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God bless us, by faith, as we encourage those around us today! Let thy will be done.

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Faith for Today – Wisdom

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

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 1:5-7 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Hope all is well and you’re keeping the faith. (wink) Trying something different to baby step back to daily posting. I love the Book of Proverbs. It’s instruction and advice on every aspect of life. Wisdom.

It’s amazing how life can bring us full circle. Remember, back in the day, parents, grandparents, and elders would tell their knowledge and/or experience about anything and everything.

I half listened back then, so wisdom developed late in my life.

Wisdom is developed as life experiences teach

Wisdom is never stops learning

Wisdom has a self-control tongue

Wisdom brings discipline to listen

Wisdom understands wise advice

Now your turn to join the fun, wisdom ________________ (fill in the blank)

Abundant blessings, my friends, to enjoy your day, because the just does everything by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013

Faith To Understand Different, Forgiveness

Scars remind us of where we’ve been, they don’t have to dictate where we’re going.
~ Sergeant Harrison Scott, Criminal Minds
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Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
~ Matthew 18:21-22 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Hope all is well and you’re keeping the faith. (wink) Stuff is my metaphor for scars and yesterday represents the past.

Stuff can be invisible and heard through words spoken. Stuff can be seen through actions.

No one is immune to stuff  life brings.  Stuff gives experience.  Stuff eventually heals yesterday’s wounds.  Stuff becomes a testimony.

Sharing stuff is the most powerful way to help others and so is forgiveness.

Stuff is experiencing and getting victory over yesterday’s unnecessary stress; dysfunctional relationships; toxic circus environments; object of bullies, manipulators and gossipers; identity theft; betrayal; failing health; or _______________(fill in the blank).

Forgiveness liberates today from yesterday’s stuff. Forgiveness stops the replay. Forgiveness shows the presence of the Holy Spirit within. Thank you Lord, for equipping, the ability to forgive as you forgive.

Faith to understand different, forgiveness shows Jesus, as Lord and Saviour, in any situation and glorifies God every time.  

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

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013

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