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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Faith To Understand Different

Life lives, life dies. Life laughs, life cries. Life gives up and life tries. But life looks different through everyone’s eyes.
~ Unknown Author ~

Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
~Proverbs 4:23~

You can’t help a fool. Only God can change a heart.
~ Ann V. Friend ~

But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.
~Matthew 15:18~

Hello friends. (smile)  Faith to understand different comes down to how we relate and communicate, to others and challenges, those things within our heart.   

I give glory to God for the different way he leads me to share his word.

I love how the Book of Proverbs illustrates wise and foolish living.

Proverbs has wisdom for everyone on any topic.

It’s what comes out that shows the condition of a heart.

How we see the world around us. Different.

Preferences
Perspectives
Perceptions
Judge
Belief
Opinions
Choices

Any of these, as well as, past and current life experiences, influence the way we process and communicate information; and stuff in our heart. Different.

Any of these change as our heart changes.

Spiritual fruit–love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance, within changes the condition of our heart. Different.

Sometimes, we don’t know someone’s journey. Just because we are different does not mean we can’t learn and teach one another.

This is what our resume of life experiences is all about. Sharing our differences.

Everyday, we walk or crawl through something. Some days are easier than others. At times, faith and prayer and God’s mercy and grace are the only life line to get us through challenges.

Learning to adapt and recognize the power of words spoken is a choice. Sowing positive words of encouragement and support is truly a blessing.

Different can balance us.
Different makes us grow.
Different is free will to choose.
Different does not know any better.
Different is hurting.
Different is lost.
Different is not ready.
Different is _____________ (fill in the blank).
Different needs Jesus.

There are times that distractions or  Ys are non factors that we give too much power.  Choose to let it go.

There are times opinions are given, it is just information.

There are times we don’t know what right looks like until God opens our eyes.

Blessings, my friends, with faith, to understand different is powerful when we realize different can change our preferences, perspectives, perceptions, judging what we don’t know, beliefs, opinions and cause and affect of choices.

Your comments or thoughts are welcome. (smile)

 ©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013

Living With No Regrets

Keep the faith today. (smile) The blessings of The Lord is all around us! It’s a good day to have a great day with a little faith. (wink)

Ann - A Friend of Jesus 2013

Let us live life with no regrets! Each day that God wakes us up is a blessing! Each day that we focus on what is wrong in the world, and in each other, negates the blessing. Let us adapt and love one another by the grace of God since none of us know what the next second, minute or hour brings.

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Yes, there are challenges everywhere. Let us be specific in our prayers to God and have faith that He will move in mighty ways and show just how powerful He is! After all, Revelation 1:8 says “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith The Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty”.

Praise The Lord and God bless us as we keep moving forward! 😜

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Roll With It Wednesday

Abundant blessings as we roll with it today. Wahoo, something to do! (wink)

Ann - A Friend of Jesus 2013

The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.
~ Eric Hoffer ~

I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me.
~ Philippians 4:13 ~

Hello friends. (smile) My message is short today.

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Roll with it and say I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.

Roll with it because it is, what it is.

Roll with it and keep the faith.

Roll with it and remember the blessings God provides.

Have a blessed day!

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You Reap What You Sow

Let us sow kindness, even to our enemies. Abundant blessings!

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Sow goodness to reap goodness! (smile)

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Ain’t life grand! (smile)

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Presented By a Cousin of Mine (what a great extended family I have!)

The power of unconditional love has no boundaries because love never fails. Blessings!

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Roll With It Wednesday

Sometimes, the blessing is remembering victory because we’ve been there and done that. Praise The Lord, He walked us through it. (smile)

Ann - A Friend of Jesus 2013

Hello friends, I just love roll with it Wednesdays (wink and a smile) Life is tough enough without having something to bring a smile or change the focus. Roll with it, does that for me. (smile) As well as, singing a favorite song because Romans 8:28 says “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.” We can get comfort, from this scripture, knowing that He can work all things out. Roll with it!

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Everyday, we encounter things and stuff. There will always be something or someone just waiting to push our button. Traffic. Sleepless night. Noise. Fill in the blank_____________.

Roll with it equates to letting it go! Acknowledging it is what, it is. Life is too short to stress over something or someone. (shock face) Let it go!

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