Can we name anything that God can’t do?
Roll with it! 😜
© Ann “afriendforever54” Friend
Wahoo! It’s roll with it Wednesday! 😜 God woke us up today! Thank you Lord, roll with it!
There is so much stuff going on around us, we just have to roll with it!
Be positive and have faith that God is working all things out, what do we say, roll with it! Right! 😜
There is always something to be thankful for–roll with it!
And if we must, sing a song, that’s roll with it, Ann “afriendforever54” Friend style! 😜
God bless us as we walk by faith and roll with it! 😜
It’s official, Wednesday will be our roll with it—here at afriendofjesus2013.com! 😜
Roll with it, is encouragement by faith, to be who we are in Christ! Shining and loving in spite of stuff around us!
Roll with it, because God loves us unconditionally! 😜
Roll with it, because we can smile and praise God regardless of something or someone! 😜
Roll with it, because if God is for us, who can be against us!
Most of us have a favorite song. The one that speaks to our spirit, makes us wanna dance 😜
Come on, we are among friends here 😜 Some of us need our song to roll with it too!
Roll with it, keeps us balanced and gives us another way to adapt!
To be continued next Wednesday, if The Lord says the same!
God, we thank you for blessing us with ways to enjoy life as we change and keep moving forward and roll with it! 😜
Happy Friday! 😜 This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad! Everyday God wakes us up is a blessing! Everyday, God loves us, regardless! His love has no conditions. 😁 Today is about building our faith and our understanding that change starts with each of us. 😰
Let us meditate on Romans 10:17, that says “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God”. The scriptures above, by faith, can be a start to change how we think of ourself. 😰 We all bring something to the table. We all express and share our experiences differently. Let us respect each others style 😜. God gives each of us different ways to reach each other. 😀
Faith is speaking those things as if they are and being aligned with the will of God. Change and growth is part of our everyday life. Learning to adapt to change requires faith in God. 😀 Without faith, it is impossible to please him. 😨
God bless us as we keep moving forward by faith understanding that change begins with each of us; and we’re learning to love ourselves because God loves us in spite our stumbles. Thank God for his mercy and his grace! 😜
To be continued….
We welcome your thoughts 😜
Praise God, it’s roll with it Wednesday and we’re blessed he woke us up today! 😜
Smile and roll with it is a choice! 😜
Smile and roll with it because sometimes, it is what it is! 😜
Smile and roll with it because the joy of The Lord is our strength! 😜
Smile and roll with it because 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”.
Have faith that good or bad, right or wrong, God can work it out! 😜 His will be done.
God bless us as we keep moving forward by faith knowing your mercy and grace is sufficient for today! 😀
And if we must sing a song! It does a mind and body good! 😛Bring earplugs! 😜
This post was originally published on 14 June 2013 and updated on 10 November 2018.
The renewing of our mind is a process! Each day, we speak life or death into our lives and situations. Each day, we can choose to replace a negative thought with a positive thought. But wait a minute, here is the catch–to replace our thoughts, something has to change.
Change starts with each of us. Change is always hard until we are ready and willing to take responsibility for our part of whatever keeps that negative thought alive. Which brings us to conflict.
Every relationship that involves people brings stuff–theirs and ours! Let’s face it, we all have a once upon a time or back in the day, blah, blah.
We made choices, right, wrong or indifferent. The challenge is owing our part of the choice and allowing God to set us free. Bad habits are hard to break. God knows what is needed to break each and everyone of us. Ouch.
As I mentioned before, our past and present life experiences shape our memories, thoughts, perceptions and beliefs. Until we can accept each others choices and differences; we can’t be an effective witness for Christ. It will always come down to love.
God is love. If we say we love Jesus but hate our _________, well change is a process and it may take us longer to get where we need to be! When we stumble, we can thank God for his mercy and his grace!
No one is perfect, except Jesus. Pain, hurt and guilt, to include, forgiveness can all be released to God for healing. God loves us unconditionally; even when we are not kind and loving. He just waits until we choose him and the process to change begins again.
Other things we can use to renew our mind is music or paying a good strategy game–with either, the distraction keeps those pesky thoughts away. Try it, it helps!
God bless us by faith, as we release negative thoughts of the past, and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors, to renew our minds and set us free to keep moving forward.
Proverbs 18:21 – Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
Proverbs 22:6 – Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Song of Solomon 2:15 – Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.
Matthew 12:25 – And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:
Matthew 25:42-46 – For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
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.
2 Corinthians 10:5 – Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
Philippians 4:8 – Finally, breathen, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Philippians 4:13 – I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me.
1 John 4:2 – Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
To be continued…..
©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.
Life is about love with no boundaries or conditions. Love starts with each of us. If we can’t love ourselves, it is impossible to love others. What’s sad is those who want love but don’t know how to give love or receive love because they don’t know God or that God loves them.
Slowly read and ponder each line of 1 Corinthians 13:3-13 (NKJV):
3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.
4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up;
5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil;
6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;
7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
8 Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away.
9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part.
10 But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.
11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.
13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
God loves us regardless of what we can and cannot do. God loves us even when we disappoint him. His love has no have conditions.
To be continued….😰
God bless us as we keep moving forward loving ourselves and each other by faith! 😜
Let us check our motive about the words we choose to say at times. 😜
Kindness is the next best thing we can offer each other as we grow to love unconditionally. Sometimes, we can choose not to make that comment, notice that flaw and assume the worst about someone. Kindness and unconditional love go together. 😜
Remember we are working to love like Jesus loves. 1 Corinthians 13:3-13 (NKJV) – 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing. 4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away. 11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known. 13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
It always comes down to choices and our motives behind the choice! God bless us as we keep moving forward! 😜
Heartfelt prayers to God are powerful. Believing God will answer our prayers is powerful. When we pray for parents; spouse; children; friends; enemies; co-workers; neighbors; or anyone, from an open heart, (no grudges against anyone), God will always answer in his time giving what is needed. So let us pray for each other to release anything negative from our hearts!
Prayer changes us! Oh, the possibilities of praying over each of our relationships and specific challenges around us. God is the only one, who can change us and the people and/or things we are praying about! This brings to mind how the fruit of long suffering comes into play, as well as patience! Remember free will to choose, sometimes the person we are praying about, to include us are not ready and God waits until the trip around the same mountain gets so old and tiresome that there is complete surrender to Him. God bless us as we keep moving forward. 😜
Let us live life with no regrets! Each day that God wakes us up is a blessing! Each day that we focus on what is wrong in the world, and in each other, negates the blessing. Let us adapt and love one another by the grace of God since none of us know what the next second, minute or hour brings.
Yes, there are challenges everywhere. Let us be specific in our prayers to God and have faith that He will move in mighty ways and show just how powerful He is! After all, Revelation 1:8 says “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith The Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty”.
Praise The Lord and God bless us as we keep moving forward! 😜
God will always provide what we need. Gods presence is always around us, we just need to slow down and pay attention. Sometimes we take things for granted and never truly appreciate how God provides our needs. Many times, the need is met, just not by the person we were expecting! God can use anyone to provide and meet a need.
So the next time, God provides what we need, from an unexpected someone, let us thank God and be grateful! God bless you and keep moving forward. 😜
We all need encouragement. Times are tough. Young or old, we need to encourage one another. There are times that an encouraging word, a thoughtful gesture, or even a smile can encourage someone to keep moving forward or change the thoughts going through the mind. There are times, in the Christian walk that encouragement keeps us moving forward and standing in faith.
Some are experiencing, life changing things, for the first time in live–job loss, family estrangement, end of a relationship, health issues, death of a love one, mid life crisis, and any other something that an encouraging word brings comfort, peace, the ability to move forward.
God knows we all struggle with something. We are still growing and maturing in this process of life. Somedays, we get discouraged or frustrated. In those times, we can thank God when he leads someone to us or us to someone that will speak the encouraging words needed, as well as, searching through the Book of Psalms for inspiration. Psalm 147:3 – He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.
God’s timing is always right on time. (smile) So let us encourage one another as we keep moving forward. (smile) So be blessed and thank God, we made it to Friday!
At the end of the day, it comes down to each individual and God. God sees all the things we do. God hears all the words we speak. Everything we do and say gives glory to God.
Remember God is not looking for perfection. God’s love has no conditions. Choose to smile and laugh more. Choose to enjoy life in spite of this and that. Choose to keep moving forward. 😜
Thank God, he loves us unconditionally 😜. How well do you know yourself? Something to ponder. Some of us need to rip the bandages and masks off. This becomes difficult to do as we get older. Some of us need to release all the stuff we are carrying to God and surrender to the Holy Spirit to remove anything blocking the fruits of the spirit within us.
Be blessed and keep moving forward. 😁
We’re blessed it’s “roll with it” Wednesday ✅ We’ve prayed Gods will be done ✅
We’re trusting God in all things✅ By faith, it will be a beautiful day✅ We’re lacking nothing, because He provides for our needs✅ We’re refusing negative thoughts✅
We can do all things through Christ who strengthens me✅ We’re dressed with the full armor of God, to stand against the wiles, of the enemy and we have Gods protection✅
We praising The Lord throughout the day✅ We’re renewing our minds as we keep moving forward✅ God is in charge✅
😃 because we’re ✅ and ready for this day 😃 Wahoo, let’s choose to enjoy our day 😛
Matthew 7:20 – Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Let us thank God, we are not where we used to be. Fruitless. 😀 Once upon a time, we had no fruit. 😨 Once upon a time, we built someone up or torn someone down. Ah, to look back and remember gives glory to God that we can be witnesses of Christ today because our fruit (🍒🍇🍊🍏) is evident because we are doers of The Word.
People make the world go round. We can thank God and the people in our lives that help us grow and keep us moving forward. 😀
John 16:33 – These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
Living in these times is a challenge. Things happen, good or bad, it will always be God’s will be done.
We have free will to choose–a positive or negative moment. The choice is ours to make. So let us, praise God, and keep moving forward 😃. Some of us, may need to “sing a song” and just “roll with it” to move forward today. 😛
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.
Have a great and blessed Monday 😃 God is always in charge 😃
We love The Lord!! It’s a beautiful thing when we are rooted and grounded in the Word of God and know God through his Son Jesus. (smile) Trust us, when we say, there is freedom, when you know who you are in Christ. (smile)
It shows in the way we carry ourselves, the things we speak about–when we trust in God, we know – Romans 8:28-39 –
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. 29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. 31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? 33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth. 34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. 38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
God is in the people business. It’s about showing love and kindness to those in need. It’s about reaching those who don’t know Him or that He loves them. It’s about loving one another in spite of our free will to choose differently.
It’s about showing Jesus to a lost world. It’s about saving souls.
Christians are in this world but not of this world. We are the salt and the light—giving all the glory to God–They will know us by our actions and speech. When we know God deeply, there are things, we just don’t do because our actions speak for us. (smile)
Can we get an Amen and keep moving forward (smile) God bless us all (smile)
Matthew 10:32-33 – Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. 33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
Matthew 25:1-46 – Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. 2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. 3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: 4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. 7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. 8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. 9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. 11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. 12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. 13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh. 14 For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.
15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey. 16 Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents. 17 And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two. 18 But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord’s money. 19 After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them. 20 And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more. 21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
22 He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them. 23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. 24 Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed: 25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.
26 His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed: 27 Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury. 28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents. 29 For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath. 30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory. 32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: 33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. 34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. 37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? 38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? 39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? 40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: 42 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: 43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. 44 Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? 45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. 46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
Mark 8:38 – Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”
1 John 5:1-8 – Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him. 2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. 3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous. 4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
5 Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? 6 This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth. 7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. 8 And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.
Wahoo! Thank God It’s Friday 😃 Let’s just “roll with it” 😀 and “Sing A Song” 😃 Bring earplugs!
We are really blessed and God really loves us! Keep moving forward! 😃
Today, someone needs Jesus, let us have courage to speak up, by faith, and keep moving forward because God remains in charge.
Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
Joshua 1:9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
Psalm 27:14 Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.
Psalm 31:24 Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord.
Isaiah 41:6 They helped every one his neighbor; and every one said to his brother, Be of good courage.
Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. 13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
14 Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen. 15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God; 2 As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. 3 The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
9 But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them. 10 And the gospel must first be published among all nations. 11 But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.
23 Save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me. 24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God. 25 And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more.
8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world. 9 For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers; 10 Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you.
15 So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also.
16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. 17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
2 Corinthians 4:2-4
2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. 3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: 4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
Every day is a opportunity to know the Word of God for ourselves. This helps to renew our minds that eventually changes our thoughts that eventually changes our actions. As children of God, having the fruits of the Spirit (love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance) we have opportunities to show Jesus to those around us by the way we respond to challenges–that thing or that someone who likes to bait us with distractions–let the Holy Spirit guide us in what to say or do and God will get the glory.
Sometimes its not about us. God creates opportunities for us to sow a word, a smile, our time, a meal, any act of kindness to those around us–because we don’t always know or understand the why of it; we must be obedient and trust in God. As he blesses us, we are to be blessings to others.
We are the light of the world and they will know us by our fruit. Its about being a witness for Jesus. Praise God and keep speaking the word and moving forward.
Proverbs 23:7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.
Ezekiel 36:26-27 A new heart also willI give you, and a new spirit willI out within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgements, and do them.
Matthew 7:13-14 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
Matthew 7:15- 18 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bring etch forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bring etch forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Romans 12:2 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.
2 Corinthians 5:17-18 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
Philippians 4:8 Finally, breathen, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Hang in there! We are all dealing with something or somebody. Sometimes, we just have to dig real deep in our faith and say many prayers to see that thing or that someone differently. It’s during these times that the fruits of the Spirit–patience and long suffering are tested the most.
Sometimes we just have to walk through the thing or pass the someone knowing that all things work together for good to them that love God, and to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Usually in time, that thing or someone does not bother us any more 🙂 Sometimes, we just have to stand and allow God’s will to be done by that thing or someone.
Sometimes we just have to praise God when we don’t understand why.
Sometimes we have to remember that this too shall pass and to count it all joy that God can use anything or anybody, in our growth process, as we keep moving forward.
It’s “roll with it” Tuesday 🙂 because we know by faith and trust in God, at the end of this beautiful day, God’s will be done. We have grace and mercy for any challenge. We have security that He loves us. We have His Word to guide us should we need to speak to a situation. We have His ear to hear our prayers. We have His wisdom and knowledge to be brilliant on our jobs.
We have joy because it is my strength. We know that all things work together for good to them that love God, and to them who are called according to his purpose. We know I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. We know we have the full armor of God to stand against the wiles of the devil and we have His protection.
We can Praise The Lord as we keep moving forward whether we laugh, smile or cry today because God is in charge and has provided for our needs. So smile, laugh or cry and “roll with it” 😀
We are blessed to see another Monday 😃 Ugh, we procrastinated about x, y or z again 😀
no one liked our blog article 😀 sometimes we just have to 😃 anyway because right, wrong or indifferent….
Each day brings a blessing, we just have to 😃 sometimes to see it 🙂
😃because God is always with us as we keeping 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!
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 😃