Ann – A Friend of Jesus 2013

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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

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

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