Ann – A Friend of Jesus 2013

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Celebrate The Small Things, 29 May 2015

It isn’t always necessary to achieve great things. Sometimes, just surviving is a great achievement.
~ 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.
~ 2 Corinthians 12:9 ~

Hello friends. (smile) I extend a special smiling shout out to Lexa and co-hosts because we’re blessed to see another Friday to celebrate the small things. (wink)

Praise The Lord.

I pray you’re doing well. (smile)

I was back at the circus this week. Wahoo, something to do. (wink)

I celebrate surviving a brutal week, through prayer and keeping the faith.

Thank God for his mercy and grace that helped to endure things and stuff, as well as, the X and Y moments.

I celebrate the spiritual fruit within, faith, long suffering and temperance. Each grew by the grace of God.

Finally, I celebrate the smiles and laughter, among friends and co-workers, during this brutal week. We survived and are still standing.

Wahoo, we made it. God blessed us big!

How about you, how was your week?

Feel free to share your thoughts.

Blessings, my friends and enjoy your weekend. (smile)

© afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

S is for…

In silence lies the ability to listen; to listen to ourselves, to others and to God. Listening is a lost art. Without it we cannot communicate, we cannot relate to each other and so we cannot live life meaningfully.

We need to learn to listen. Sitting in silence allows us to listen to ourselves and to understand. This silence can heal. The worries, the pain can be healed when we listen. Spiritual medicine is ever-present in the soul. Whenever we need it, to whatever extent we need it, we can find it within.
~ 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.
~ 2 Corinthians 12:9 ~

To master life, control the mind. To control the mind, guard your speech.
~ Unknown Author ~

Hello friends. (smile) My schedule was off today. I made posting before midnight. (wink) Hope you had a super blessed day.

Spiritual strength. Spiritual growth. Self awareness. Seasons. God sustains.

Being spirit led helps the flesh man stay in check. Practice the pause before speaking.

Listening and silence are powerful during challenging moments.

Speak positive words by faith. We remember everything we say to ourself.

Speaking, Philippians 4:13, I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me, is powerful when thoughts of cannot whispers psst.

There is security knowing the grace of God is available daily, even when we stumble.

A smile can brighten a moment. A sense of humor keeps life balanced.

Nothing is more satisfying than letting go of coulda, shoulda, woulda. No second guessing, sometimes, it is, what it is, until it was.

Blessings, my friends, to just keep the faith and enjoy the T to Z challenge! (smile)

Feel free to share your thoughts.

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

A Good Day

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.
~ 2 Corinthians 12:9 ~

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

Hello friends. (smile) Today is a good day to let the grace of God sustain us through anything.

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Today is a good day to rejoice that we made it to Friday.

Today is a good day to remember I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.

Today is a good day to walk by faith that ______________(fill in the blank)

Blessings as we have a good day by faith. Praise The Lord. (smile)

Faith and Grace

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.
~ 2 Corinthians 12:9 ~

Hello friends. (smile) it’s a beautiful thing to walk by faith and understand God’s amazing grace. Faith and grace is an individual thing, no one can walk it for us. Faith it.

Faith and grace will keep us moving forward in spite of things and stuff.

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Faith and grace brings comfort that God does not give us more than we can bear.

Faith and grace builds trust that God can work all things out.

Here’s faith and grace in action, no matter what comes our way, no matter what X, Y or Z does, faith and grace in God will get us through, every single time. Faith it.

Blessings, my friends, as we walk by faith and grace knowing God has equipped us for this day! (smile)

Change Is A Lifelong Process (Part 2)

Adversity is just change that we haven’t adapted ourselves to yet. ~ Aimee Mullins ~

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
~ Romans 12:2 ~

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.
~ 2 Corinthians 12:9 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Continuing thoughts on change, pull up a chair, this one has some length. (smile) A little Sunday humor!

It’s a beautiful thing to come here and share life experiences, by sowing faith, courage and encouragement. Glory to God. (smile)

I’m a humble and open vessel to The Lord. (smile) Please know and understand, I come here to share my Christian walk because He gives me courage to do so and faith that it helps someone. I sow, He waters and brings the increase. (smile)

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Change can come through so many ways-trials and tribulations, The Word of God, love, as well as, our choices.

Change can be many things depending on our attitude toward change. I am here to tell you, change is a lifelong process that begins with each of us. (shock face)

No matter, how strong we are in The Lord and the power of His might, He will continue to change us from the inside out and from glory to glory. Everyday is an opportunity to grow better than we were the day before. (smile)

Change brings testing and retesting and lots of God’s mercy and grace. (smile) Change brings adapting to anything and everything, to include X, Y and Z. Glory to God.

I’ve mention before that spiritual fruit within us is evident, as we become rooted and grounded in His Word, that our lifestyle reflects our spiritual fruit and maturity. God will prune anything within us not producing fruit. (gritted teeth smile)

Conquering our thoughts, as we grow and mature in Christ, is necessary to our continued growth.

Here’s the beauty of Romans 8:28 and the seasons of change, it will all work out. Praise The Lord. (smile)

The key is to renew the mind. Change old thought patterns, by replacing each thought, that oppress or keep the flesh man dominated over the spirit man. Patience and long-suffering are the hardest fruit to multiply without inner change.

Just when we think that we’ve got it all together, pfft, testing comes. The good news is that as we change, life and it’s testing gets easier to handle and walk right through. Praise The Lord.

Blessings, my friends, as we enjoy the change that comes our way today! Roll with it. (smile)

Living In God’s Amazing Grace

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.
2 Corinthians 12:9

Friends, living in God’s amazing grace is freedom. (smile) No one and nothing is perfect. Life will bring things and stuff. X, Y or Z can be challenging. Every trial and tribulation brings strength and deepens our faith and trust in God. Every single time.

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Grace. Thank God for grace. Grace has blessed me to complain less. (shock face) Grace has freed me to understand that stuff happens and roll with it. (smile)

It’s a beautiful thing to accept and know ourself brings real freedom.
It’s a beautiful thing to walk through life knowing that God’s got your back and nothing is too hard for Him.
It’s a beautiful thing to know He loves us unconditionally.
It’s a beautiful thing to cast all our cares at the foot of the cross.
It’s a beautiful thing to know He answers our prayers.
It’s a beautiful thing to be in a solid relationship with Him.

I encourage you to keep the faith, be blessed and let your light shine in His amazing grace! (smile) As always, your comments are welcome. (smile)

Mondays

2 Corinthians 12:9 – 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.

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Mondays is not my favorite day. Does anyone really like Mondays? Today, I will walk by faith because 2 Corinthians 12:9 says God’s grace is sufficient for me. Regardless of things and stuff, I’ll smile because I can.

My acrostic is my attempt to motivate myself to look at Mondays differently. Wahoo, something new to do. It takes 21 days to form a habit. I’ll keep you updated on my progress.

How do you feel about Mondays? Inquiring minds want to know. (smile) Have a blessed and awesome Monday!

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