Ann – A Friend of Jesus 2013

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. ~ Romans 8:28 ~

Archive for John 16:33

Acrostic on Peace of Mind

Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.
~ Author Unknown ~

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
~ John 16:33 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Hope all is well. Sharing my thoughts on peace of mind. We always have a choice. Positive or Negative.

I work in a pressure cooker environment that I like to call the circus. It pays the bills and provides food to microwave. (wink)


Peace of mind is a blessing. Praise The Lord.

My faith and trust, in The Lord, provides peace of mind for the pressure cooker environment that pays my wages.

I thank God for the gift of encouragement and sharing my faith in creative ways.

I’m just a humble friend sharing life experiences from a different perspective.

Keep the faith and peace of mind to have a wonderful and blessed weekend.

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

They

I don’t have to attend every argument I’m invited to.
~ Author Unknown ~

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
~ John 16:33 ~

My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
~ James 1:2-3

Hello friends. (smile) I’ve been adapting and adjusting at the circus. Thank God for His mercy and His grace. (grin)

It has been exhausting. It has been painful. It has been humbling. “They”.

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They like telling us our faults. They like pushing buttons to wear us out. They like projecting their issues onto us.

Sometimes, they think we are “they“.

They contribute to our growth. They will lead us to prayer.

God can use “they” to make us stronger in trusting and leaning on Him.

Praise The Lord, for the blessing, when “they” contribute to drawing us closer to God by praying our way through. (smile)

Blessings! (smile)

Life Gets So Much Better

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
~ John 16:33 ~

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
~ Galatians 5:22-23 ~

Not everyone will support you. If you take every insult or rude slur of your fellow human beings personally, you will be offended for the rest of your life.
~ Author Unknown ~

Hello friends. (smile) I hope all is well in your world. (smile) It’s busy at the circus and all is well in my world. Just not enough hours in the day. Praise The Lord that He sustains us daily.

Every challenge, we crawl or walk through, brings more of the spiritual fruit we’re missing. I still believe long-suffering and temperance are tested the most in this process called life.

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It’s a beautiful thing to know the love and peace of God from within. It is even more beautiful when we stop taking things and stuff or Y moments personally.

It is, what it is. Spirit led trumps worldly led every time.

To put this in a proper perspective, there will always be someone saying something or something will test us, let’s keep the faith that we’re better than we were yesterday, last week, last month and last year. Remember, they talked about Jesus and like us, He was tested.

We renew our minds when we stop taking things personally. Folks are going to think what they think regardless of what we do. Let em! Sometimes, they don’t know any better!

How about that. Growth and maturity, a powerful thing.

Sometimes, comments are made that are wrong. Let it go, don’t give it any power because you know who you are in Christ. Thank God for wisdom from above.

Blessings, by faith, as we stop taking things personally.

Hope and Strength

I had a long dental appointment yesterday. Once everything wore off, my face hurt so bad I had to sleep it off! (shock face) Thank God, I have a two week break from the dentist and 1 last appointment! (smile)

Many of us have struggles with something or someone; you know, things and stuff. This is what I’ve learned through this whole emotional dental experience. Too much negativity and constant complaining makes whatever trial or tribulation, challenge, storm, whatever we want to call it that more difficult. Sometimes, we are given advice contrary to what’s in our spirit. Sometimes it gets overwhelming that we must say “enough” and let it go and let God.

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Sometimes, we just need to unplug and pray heartfelt words to God. He knows everything anyway, so just be honest and tell Him the truth of how you feel. Free will gives some the right to say nasty things or wrong us. Forgiveness and praying, for them, gives us freedom to live our life without giving power or constantly replaying the thing in our mind. Let us remember, we reap what we sow. So choose to sow forgiveness. It’s liberating and powerful.

Here is where hope and strength comes into play. Sometimes, we have to walk through because it’s Gods will in His master plan for our life. John 16:33, These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

God is always in charge. Most things, we will experience will put more fruit within us. As we grow and mature, our spiritual fruit is evident, as well as, led by the Holy Spirit. You can trust in Him. You can walk by faith knowing He is and will always be in control. His will be done.

He has put desires in each of us and when He says we’re ready; the manifestation comes. Until then, we have hope it will get better and strength to hold on while still moving forward.

Have a blessed evening!

Comments and thoughts are always welcome, (smile)

Faith It and Roll With It Wednesday

Happy faith it and roll with it Wednesday! 😜 God has already equipped us, by faith, for things and stuff today! 😁 His grace is sufficient for this day! Roll with it!

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Smile, we’re blessed! 😜 It takes courage to be ourselves! Roll with it! If God be for us, who can be against us? 😀 All together now, roll with it! Right. 😉 Praise The Lord!

Things and stuff has no power unless we yield to it! Let it go. Faith it and roll with it! 😀 God is in charge!

God bless us, as we faith it and roll with it, by meditating, on John 16:33 – These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. Let thy will be done.

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