Ann – A Friend of Jesus 2013

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Archive for 2 Corinthians 12:9-10

Celebrate Contrast in Life


Life is too short. Grudges are a waste of perfect happiness. Laugh when you can. Apologize when you should let go of what you can.

Take chances. Give everything have no regrets. Life is too short to be unhappy. You have to take the good with the bad. Smile when you’re sad.

Love what you got always remember what you had. Always forgive but never forget. Learn from your mistakes but never regret. People change things go wrong. but always remember, life goes on.
~ Unknown Author ~

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
~ 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 ~

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

Today, I celebrate contrasts, in life, by keeping the faith and trusting God with everything.

It always comes down to choices. Why let things and stuff or Y situations change the course of a moment?

Thank God for grace when I react negatively. (shock face) Yesterday, I stumbled. I should have stayed home.

Sometimes, enough is enough. Sometimes, I get tired of rhetoric. Sometimes, we can come full circle to a blessings that makes the stumble worthwhile. (grin) Thank you Lord.

Contrast in life brings growth and better choices.

Abundant blessings, my friends, as we see the contrast of faith versus ______________(fill in the blank).

Enjoy your weekend!

Feel free to share your thoughts. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013

Faith and Grace

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
~ Unknown Author ~

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
~ 2 Corinthians 12:9-10

Hello friends. (smile) Life comes down to choices. Praise The Lord with faith that his grace gets us through any challenge today.

Remember, challenges are temporary. The awesome power of grace.

Abundant blessings to enjoy the day.

Your comments or thoughts are always welcome. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013.

Celebrate The Small Things, 19 June 2015

God never leads us where he cannot keep us. His grace is always sufficient for us in any and every circumstance of life.
~ Author Unknown ~

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
~ 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Welcome Lexa and co-hosts as we celebrate the small things this week.

I celebrate the blessing of God’s amazing grace that walked me through this week.

Grace for the woulda, coulda, shoulda. (wink)

Grace to run the race. Wahoo, something to do. (smile)

Praise The Lord.

All is well in my world. (smile) I pray the same for my friends and my enemies.

Blessings, my friends, as we bask in God’s amazing grace and keep the faith throughout the weekend!

Feel free to share your thoughts and comments.

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

God’s Amazing Grace

People don’t change until the pain of remaining the same becomes too great.
~ Unknown Author ~

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
~ 2 Corinthians 12:9-10

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
~ Hebrews 11:1 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Everyday, we make choices. Everyday, something or someone plays a part toward our growth. Everyday, regardless of how we choose, we have God’s amazing grace. How about that. (smile)

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God’s Word tells us “my grace is sufficient for thee.” When we stumble, we have God’s amazing grace. When we lose our cool, we have God’s amazing grace. When we, fill in the blank_______________, say it with me, we have God’s amazing grace. (smile)

When those silly thoughts creep in, tell em, “grace, I have God’s amazing grace.” Say it with authority!

Learning, to move on, from past mistakes, brings freedom, to live life with God’s amazing grace. Move on, by faith, until it comes naturally.

Let God’s amazing grace replace the woulda, coulda, shoulda we carry by remembering Romans 8:28 tells us, 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.

Blessings, my friends, as we live life to the fullest today with God’s amazing grace! (smile)

Roll With It Wednesday

It’s roll with it Wednesday! 😜 By faith, we look marvelous and it’s going to be a great day. Roll with it! 😁 Praise The Lord! We’re choosing to be positive. 😨 Roll with it!

God gives us grace, as written in 2 Corinthians 12:10 – And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

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Regardless of things and stuff or x, y, and z; we have sufficient grace today! Roll with it! 😀 Adapt and adjust, roll with it! Put stuff at the foot of the cross! Say it with me, roll with it! Right! 😀 God is in charge!

God bless us, by faith, as we roll with it, with grace that is sufficient for today. Let thy will be done!

Grace scriptures for your reading pleasure. 😀

Grace – Unmerited Favor

Descriptive of Grace:
God’s favor – Genesis 6:8
God’s forgiving mercy – Romans 11:6
Gospel – John 1:17
Gifts (miracles, etc) – 1 Peter 4:10
Eternal life – 1 Peter 1:13

Is the source of Grace:
Salvation – Acts 15:11
Call of God – Galatians 1:15
Faith – Acts 18:27
Justification Romans 3:24
Forgiveness – Ephesians 1:7
Consolation – 2 Thessalonians 2:16

Described as Grace:
All-abundant – Romans 5:15-20
All-sufficient – 2 Corinthians 12:9
Glorious – Ephesians 1:6
Great – Acts 4:33
Manifold – 1 Peter 4:10
Rich – Ephesians 2:4, 5
Undeserved – 1 Timothy 1:12-16

Believers Grace:
Are under – Romans 6:14
Receive – John 1:16
Stand in – Romans 5:2
Abound in – 2 Corinthians 9:8
Be strong in – 2 Timothy 2:1
Grow in – 2 Peter 3:18
Speak with – Ephesians 4:29
Inherit – 1 Peter 3:7

Dangers of Grace can:
Be abused – Jude 4
Be frustrated – Galatians 2:21
Be turned from – Galatians 5:3, 4

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