Ann – A Friend of Jesus 2013

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By Faith, I Declare

That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; 19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. 20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.
~ Ephesians 3:17-20 ~

Hello friends (smile)  Life is a process. Good and bad. Ebbs and flows. Somedays are better than others. Choosing to stay positive, in spite of things and stuff, and X, Y and Z, requires faith and trust in God. No doubts. No worries. No fears.  Faith.  Trust.  Spirit led.

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Negativity is draining and gains nothing! (shock face) What’s that old saying about doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. (gritted teeth smile)

Sometimes, we just need to breathe before speaking or smile and say nothing! (wink and a smile) Roll with it!

Spell it with us– C H A N G E. Change how we react to things and stuff! (shock face) As we grow and renew our mind, it becomes easier to keep our focus, which helps, when things and stuff, just keeps on coming! (shock face)

During challenging times, we can thank God for his mercy and his grace. No need to beat ourselves up when we stumble. Grace. (smile)

We always have a choice on how we react. Choose. Repel or draw. Negative or positive.

Blessings, as we have faith to enjoy this day! (smile)

By Faith, I Declare

Life is a process. Good and bad. Ebbs and flows. Somedays are better than others. Choosing to stay positive, in spite of things and stuff, requires faith and trust in God. No doubts. No worries. No fears. Faith. Trust. Spirit led.

Negativity is draining and gains nothing! (shock face) What’s that old saying about doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. (gritted teeth smile)

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Sometimes, we just need to breathe before speaking or smile and say nothing! (wink and a smile) Roll with it!

Spell it with us– C H A N G E. Change how we react to things and stuff! (shock face) As we grow and renew our mind, it becomes easier to keep our focus, which helps, when things and stuff, just keeps on coming! During challenging times, we can thank God for his mercy and his grace. No need to beat ourselves up when we stumble. Grace. (smile)

We always have a choice on how we react. Choose. Repel or draw. Negative or positive.

God bless us, by faith, as we have faith and trust in you and meditate on Ephesians 3:17-20 – That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; 19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. 20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us. Let thy will be done.

Sometimes We Have To Dig Deep

Overwhelming thoughts are different for each of us.

 

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Heavenly Father, we come before you grateful and thankful for all that you do. Heavenly Father, we thank you by faith for helping us to renew our minds.

Heavenly Father, I thank you for your continued blessings to the men and women you led to follow us on your afriendofjesus2013 blog.

Heaven Father, we thank you for speaking through us to provide words that comfort, words that bring a smile, words that touch others. In Jesus name, we pray. Amen

Philippians 4:13, I Can Do All Things

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

Praise God, we’re blessed to see another Monday. Let’s choose to smile and keep moving forward because God loves us, we walk by faith, and we believe Romans 8:28 – 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.

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Have a great and blessed Monday 😃 God is always in charge 😃

Choose To Praise, Trust and Thank God

Starting today, let us choose to Praise God, Trust God, and Thank God, as we crawl, walk or run, through the thing, that we are going through–remembering–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”.

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Sometimes, God just wants us to walk through the thing by faithtrusting Him–because it is already done–We just have to wait on the manifestation of the thing. Let us also remember God will never leave us or forsake us; God is present everywhere; and God is in charge. This is more than enough to keep us moving forward.

Please feel free to add your thoughts 🙂

Psalm 139:7-12
7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? 8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. 9 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; 10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. 11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. 12 Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.

Keep Moving Forward

God has blessed us with a new day. His mercy and grace is sufficient for this day. If we have to look back on yesterday, last week, last month, last year, look back to learn from it, not as validation to remain the same. Change is a beautiful thing when we surrender to God. He cleans us up and we shine!

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God has plans for each of us, we are given opportunities to grow and keep moving forward 🙂

Choose to enjoy this day regardless of x, y or z and keep moving forward with a 😃

Forgive, Forgiven and Forgiveness

The ability or choice to forgive, be forgiven and offer forgiveness requires a spiritual connection and grace from God. We can all relate that in life, stuff happens and each of us has a story we could tell.

Forgiveness is for us–let go of (fill in the blank) and let God! Some things we hold onto keeps us from moving forward. Keeps us stuck! Let it go, release it to God by faith and watch what He will do.

When God is taking us through the fiery furnace, molding and shaping to put the fruits of the spirit in us so that we are more like His Son Jesus; let’s just say, He gets His way eventually 🙂 sooner or later we get tired of going around the same mountain.

There are vile and horrible things happening all around us to people who don’t know God or that He loves them. As children of God, we are to show them God–through our life style, speech–the fruits of the spirit and none of this is possible if we can’t forgive.

God takes care of those who mistreat His children.

God is always in charge. He is always the same.

to be continued…..

Matthew 6:12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

Psalms 32:1 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.

Psalms 86:5 For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.

Proverbs 17:9 He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeaters a matter separateth very friends.

Mark 11:26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.

Luke 6:37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:

Luke 17:3 Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.

Luke 17:4 And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.

Luke 23:34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.

Matthew 18:21-22 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.

Isaiah 35:4 Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you.

Romans 12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

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