Resilient In Christ

Philippians 4:13, I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me, are ten powerful words, to be resilient, in Christ.

Resilient in Christ is faith and trust in him. It’s knowing his faithfulness to never leave nor forsake us. It’s knowing his mercy and grace through any situation.

More importantly, it’s knowing he loves us.

Resilient in Christ perseveres.

There is always a choice.

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Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say rejoice.
~ Philippians 4:4 ~

Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation.
~ Psalm 5:1 ~

And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
~ Psalm 1:3 ~

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.  I will say of the LORD, he is my refuge and my fortress:my God; in him will I trust.
~ Psalm 91:1-2 ~


My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
~ James 1:2-4 ~

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
~ Philippians 4:6 ~

No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgement thou shall condemn.  This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.
~ Isaiah 54:17 ~

But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
~ Isaiah 40:31 ~

Make it a great day and keep the faith.

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

As always, I welcome your thoughts.

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

Motivation For Monday

Whether you think you can or think you can’t – you are right.
~Henry Ford~

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

Monday’s are tough for me. Ever need motivation on Monday’s, I sure do.

Motivation is different for everyone. Motivation becomes interesting when viewed from another perspective.

For me, the ten most powerful and motivating words are: I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Especially when negative thoughts remind of past Monday’s.

Motivation builds a better attitude when Monday’s come.

What motivates you? By faith, let’s have a great Monday. (wink)

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

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

IWSG July 5th – One Valuable Lesson Learned


Whatever may be our natural talents, the art of writing is not acquired all at once.
~Jean-Jacques Rousseau ~

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

Hello friends. (smile) Hope all is well and you’re keeping the faith. (wink) Yay, its the first Wednesday of the month where we share…

Welcome Alex and July IWSG Co-hosts: Tamara Narayan, Pat Hatt, Patricia Lynne, Juneta Key and Doreen McGettigan.

IWSG Day Question:  What is one valuable lesson you’ve learned since you started writing?

I love the quote above. Writing has been an ebb and flow learning experience. I believe we learn by repetition. I believe encouragement is the greatest blessing we can give one another.

I’ve learned many things the last four years as a writer.  Still struggle with the rules.  Bygones.

I’m blessed to be a part of two awesome and established writer groups.  Both groups have published authors.  

I’ve grown in my creative writing ability. (wink) Praise The Lord.

The one valuable lesson I’ve learned is confidence in my own writing style. I stumbled into finding my writer’s voice.

Thank you, friends, for the encouragement, it kept me from the “q” word. Bygones. (wink)

So the plan is to keep writing and moving forward until my book is finished because I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just does everything by faith. Enjoy the rest of your week.

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013

IWSG Encouraged That I Can


Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.
~ Henry Ford ~

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

Hello friends. (smile) Welcome Alex and March co-hosts to the first Wednesday of the month where we share….

Hope all is well in your world. (wink)

Thank God, my eyes adjusted to my two-in-one prescription glasses. Ugh, it’s been hoot! I’m thinking about getting a t-shirt that says objects are closer than I can gauge. (smile)

I was encouraged to keep wearing the glasses. I told myself, yes, I can do this.

It’s a beautiful and powerful attribute to encourage ourself, and one another.

Many times, it’s our self-talk that stops us. Life ebbs and flows and what we speak is enough to appreciate self-encouragement and encouragement to and from others.

I believe the ability to encourage ourself is empowering. It builds self-confidence when surrounded by negativity.

The ability to encourage “I can” and “you can” to someone can change anything.

Encouraged that I can write.
Encouraged that I can heal.
Encouraged that I can hope.

Encouraged that I can ___________ (fill in the blank).

Encouraged that I can keep the faith.

Encouraged that I can has unlimited possibilities.

Believe it, by faith, until you know, I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Praise The Lord.

Abundant blessings, my friends because the just does everything by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013

IWSG Encouragement


A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success.
~ Unknown Author ~

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

Hello friends. (smile) Welcome IWSG March co-hosts. Encouragement is a powerful motivator. Encouragement to others, as well as, to ourself is a beautiful thing.

Keeping the faith while speaking I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me motivates, moves mountains and brings inner strength to try and try again.

Keep writing, keep working toward that dream, because, say it out loud, I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Praise The Lord.

Blessings my friends, be encouraged and keep the faith!

Your comments or thoughts are welcome. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Celebrate Faith in I Can Do…


Inspiration moves one from Pessimism to Optimism, from Doubt to Faith, from Despair to Hope, and from Darkness to Light!
~ Unknown Author ~

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

Hello friends. (smile) Welcome Lexa and co-hosts as we’re blessed with another week to celebrate the small things.

Hope all is well in your world. (wink)

This week I celebrate all the ways to have faith to believe I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Praise The Lord.

Whether we crawl or walk through challenges, faith in I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me, becomes powerful when we realize faith endures because challenges are temporary.

Like the seasons of life, challenges teach, challenges change and most of all, challenges display inner strength.

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

It’s a spiritual thing.
It’s the power of the tongue.
It’s belief in ability.
It’s a choice.

Faith in I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me knows a relationship with The Lord Jesus Christ gives life. A beacon of light that He lives within.

Faith in I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me understands the power of daily grace, even when we stumble.

Faith in I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me, speaks to individual testimonies of His unconditional love.

Faith in I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me, _____________________, (fill in the blank).

Faith in I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me, brings victory and contentment because life can change in an instant.

Blessings my friends, as we remember and keep the faith in I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Your comments or thoughts are welcome. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013

Something To Do



The race is not always to the swift, but to those who keep on running.
~ Anonymous ~

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

Hello friends. (smile) Welcome to my seventh time participating in BlogHer’s National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo).

I have yet to complete a whole month. (shock face) Close, but no cigar.

By faith, victory is this month. (smile) Thank you Lord.

So buckle up friends, as I have fun, using Monday through Friday writing prompts. Psst, some may be modified. (grin) Saturday and Sunday are open topics.

Wahoo, something to do. (wink)

The theme this month is Know. Thank God, I know stuff. (smile)

Need cheerleaders, on the side, as I write this race and cross the finish line. Wahoo, something to do.

Blessings friends to enjoy your weekend and the beautiful weather.

Your thoughts are welcome. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013.

I is for…

Inspiration moves one from Pessimism to Optimism, from Doubt to Faith, from Despair to Hope, and from Darkness to Light!
~ Unknown Author ~

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

Hello friends. (smile) I woke up late and behind schedule today and not sure what to write about I is for….

Instead of angst, Praise The Lord, these words poured into my spirit:Imagine being invigorated, at the end, of the week, to keep it simple, by the most incredible, inspirational and insightful idea that will indeed bless us, by faith, to enjoy the day….

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Powerful words to keep inner peace today. (smile)

Feel free to share your thoughts.

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Encouragement From Within

When nobody else celebrates you, learn to celebrate yourself. When nobody else compliments you, then compliment yourself. It’s not up to other people to keep you encouraged, it’s up to you. Encouragement should come from the inside.
~ Author Unknown ~

Hello friends. (smile) There will be times when we’ll have to encourage ourself.

I believe seven of the most powerful words, in scripture, is “I can do all things through Christ”. All things. How’s that for encouraging ourself. Praise The Lord! (smile)

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The ability to encourage ourself is powerful because it builds confidence and courage within us. It strengthens us spiritually and deepens our self worth.

The power of “I can” is positive and up lifting. Heck, it helped me out of bed today. (grin) Praise The Lord.

Sometimes, we have to have faith when we pray and speak encouraging words to situations and decisions .

Be our own cheerleader to encourage and motivate ourself forward.

No doubts. No worries. Faith. I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Blessings, my friends, as we encourage ourself, by faith, with “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me”. (smile)

Practice The Pause

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

It isn’t always necessary to achieve great things. Sometimes, just surviving is a great achievement.
~ Author Unknown ~

Hello friends. (smile) How are you, doing? (wink)

I got a lot of book writing done the last few days with no stress. Praise The Lord. My chores, not so much. (wink)

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For those of us returning to the circus, let’s keep the faith to practice the pause while speaking “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me”.

Sing a song. Smile. Take a walk. Get a beverage. Praise The Lord until the mood changes. Anything, just keep the faith and practice the pause. (smile)

We’re too blessed to be stressed! (humor)

Blessings as we remember, I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me! The rest is irrelevant and let’s put it at the foot of the cross. (smile)

Enjoy your day!

Roll With It Friday

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

Hello friends. (smile) Thank God, we’re blessed to see Friday. It has been a long week. I woke up with roll with it in my spirit. (smile)

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Sometimes, we just need to keep it simple. Roll with it!

Have faith and roll with it!

Meditating and speaking “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” is wisdom to roll with it today.

Blessings, as we roll with it today! (smile)

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)

Roll With It Wednesday

The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.
~ Eric Hoffer ~

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

Hello friends. (smile) My message is short today.

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Roll with it and say I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.

Roll with it because it is, what it is.

Roll with it and keep the faith.

Roll with it and remember the blessings God provides.

Have a blessed day!

I Can

Hello friends. (smile) Today, let’s walk by faith with a “can do” attitude! (smile) We lost power in our neighborhood last night. (shock face) Lightening and thunder was loud.

To be in your home with no lights, at night, gets eerie for me. I talked to The Lord until I fell asleep. The power just came on this morning! Praise The Lord.

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Things and stuff can get hectic, let us keep the faith, as we speak, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me,” in every situation today. (smile)

Let’s roll with it because I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Blessings, my friends, to enjoy your day. (smile)

Wahoo, It’s Friday

Don’t let people drive you crazy when you know it’s in walking distance.
~Author Unknown~

Hello friends. (smile) How was your Friday? I hope it was awesome! (smile)

Just a reminder, I blog when I can until I discipline my time better. (shock face)

Ever have those days where you run out of time? (gritted teeth smile)

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By Friday, I’m toast. I keep going because of Philippians 4:13, I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

I keep the faith that every challenge is God equipping me to walk through, while producing more spiritual fruit. Sometimes, grace covers me when I stumble.

Self control and long suffering are areas that my tests just keep on coming. (smile)

I changed my perspective on how I choose to see each challenge. I see them as a positive blessing of God working within me.

I share these thoughts, in hope, that it blesses others to see their situations differently.

It is, what it is, until it was. Today, thank God, I walked through a was. Praise The Lord! (smile)

Blessings as you have a blessed weekend. (smile)

Untie The Knots by Faith

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

Hello friends (smile) A beautiful and specific prayer to conquer, by faith, those pesky “not” thoughts. Everyday, we have choices. Let today, be the choice, to replace every “not” with “can“! (smile)

I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me.

Speak it, by faith, one “not” at a time. Be thankful, for God’s mercy and grace, as we conquer our “nots“.

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Practice the pause, smile, take a deep breath and remain calm because I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me.

We all have busy schedules. Instead of getting angst over something at noon, concentrate on the now moment. (smile)

Sometimes, breaking down the day, into smaller increments, can save our sanity! Second by second, minute by minute, hour by hour, and day by day. I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me. (smile)

Have a great day, by faith, and untie those “nots” because I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me.

Blessings, my friends! (smile)

IWSG Keep Writing

Roll with it!
~AF~

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Another month to encourage ourselves to keep writing and keep the faith. (smile) Write that chapter. Write that thought. Write that poem. Write that post. Write anything, as long as, you keep writing and keep the faith. (wink and a smile)

We learn and get better. Keep writing. Keep the faith. (smile)

If we like it, someone will love it! (cheesy smile) We will never know without the faith to keep writing. Remember along the way, have some fun! (cheesy smile)

(Writer’s write)

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Philippians 4:13 says “I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me.” Keep writing!

I plan to visit all the A to Z Challenge blogs; since I chickened out of the A to Z Challenge because I didn’t understand how to make it work. (shock face) Next time, by faith!

So I’ll be like a sponge learning something new! (smile) And encouraging all the participants. (smile)

Be blessed, my fellow writers and keep the faith! (smile) As always, your comments are welcome. (smile)

By Faith, I Choose to…

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

Friends, it’s a beautiful thing, to have choices. (smile) God bless you for not giving up on me as I work to balance and discipline things in my life. (shock face)

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I am also walking by faith, in everything. Not a care in the world. (smile) It’s a beautiful thing to have courage to make our own choices. (smile) It’s take courage to keep pressing on. (wink and a smile)

No worries, my friends, because the joy of The Lord is my strength. (smile) All is right in my world. Praise The Lord!

Let’s just say, I’m choosing the positives! (smile) Putting stuff and Y at the foot of the cross. Looking at situations from a different perspective. (smile) Praying for my enemies. (shock face) Got to love em!

Doing my part and trusting God for the rest. Roll with it because it is, what it is. (wink and a smile)

I will be away a few more days because I’m the queen of procrastination and got behind on some stuff. Whoops! (gritted teeth smile)

So be blessed and keep the faith. Until we meet here again! (smile)

Remember and Forget

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.

Those pesky thoughts. As life goes on, everyday, memories are made. Focus on the good ones. Nothing good comes from focusing on negative stuff. Give nothing and no one power enough to ruin your day!

Every conversation throughout life has left us with something to remember. It’s amazing the things we choose to remember and the things we refuse to forget. Notice I said choose and refuse because that’s what we do. (shock face)

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How many of us can remember something said more than x years ago that when stressed, it plays like it was said just yesterday? Positive or negative. I say remember good thoughts. Life can get tough enough without the added burden of remembering every negative thing someone told us or what we tell ourself. (shock face)

Pfft, here’s the thing, as we grow and mature with spiritual fruit–love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance; the ability to renew the mind becomes easier and you adapt and adjust to life challenges better. (smile)

The biggest aha moment, I realized lately was to talk less. I’ve had writers block for a few days because too many opinions were in my head. (shock face) Sometimes, it is, what it is.

So I had to mediate on Philippians 4:13 – I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me. This helped me tremendously to cast those pesky thoughts! Praise The Lord!!

So my dear friends, what are you choosing to remember and refusing to forget? (smile)

Have a blessed and great weekend! (smile)

Pressure

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Happy New Year!

This is my first of 31 posts to be published as a participant in the National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) for January. The theme for January is pressure. In 2014, I am choosing to step out, of my comfort zone, and will be encouraging others to join me! Wahoo, it’ll be fun.

In the 21st century, pressure can come internally or externally; to anyone, young and old.
Pressure makes no distinction in this day and age. Pressure can be good or bad, depending on where we are in our spiritual life. Some like and thrive on pressure, bless their heart; and the rest, deal with pressure, as it comes. Sometimes, we have no control over pressure. I had so much fun thinking up the acrostic below.

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The process of life, with all its ups and downs, has no guarantee that any of us are exempt from pressures getting to us at some point.

Pressure can come from any source: ourself, family, job, friends, school, relationships, peer pressure, pressure in your face from dental surgery, blogging, or fill in the blank________________. Please feel free to add to the list.

In today’s environment, pressure can come when we least expect it. Sometimes, it feels as if everything is needed now, now, now, now. I believe as we get older, the constant reacting takes it toll.

Many times these two scriptures help me stay focused and spirit led by deep breathing and practicing the pause before I speak:

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.

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

Others times, I thank God for his mercy and his grace because I’ll blink and let’s just say, its not pretty. Lately, I just try to roll with it because it is, what it is!

Pfft, here’s the thing, as we mature in life, and know who we are, pressure loses it sting within us.
We learn, to choose better reactions, by calmly breathing at the first pull of pressure from x, y or z.

I welcome your thoughts on pressure.

Psalm 3, A Prayer of Confidence in God

I love the Book of Psalms. Many times, when challenges and distractions come, I turn to Psalms and let my fingers do the walking through the pages. 😀 What is your favorite Psalm?

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As we grow and mature, our faith and confidence in God becomes strong enough to walk through anything! He will equip us with everything needed to get us through whatever situation we are going through.

As we grow and mature, we can easily do these two powerful scriptures:

Matthew 5:44-48 – But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; 45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. 46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?
47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? 48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

Luke 6:28 – Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.

By faith and His grace, we can easily speak Philippians 4:13 – I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me; with confidence!

For our reading pleasure : Scriptures related to confidence:

Confidence – assurance

Confidence, true based upon:
God’s Word – Acts 27:22-25
Assurance – 2 Timothy 1:12
Trust – Habakkuk 3:17-19
Christ’s promise – Philippians 1:6
Illustrated – 1 Samuel 17:45-50

Confidence, false based upon:
Unwarranted use of sacred things – 1 Samuel 4:5-11
Presumption – Numbers 14:40-45
Pride – 1 Samuel 17:43, 44

Confidence, the believer’s:
Source of – 1 John 3:21, 22
In prayer – 1 John 5:14, 15
In testimony – Acts 28:31
In others – 2 Corinthians 2:3 & 7:16
Of God’s will – Philippians 1:25
Of faith’s finality – Philippians 1:6
Of future things – 2 Corinthians 5:6, 8
Must be held – Hebrews 10:35

Be blessed today! 😉

IWSG Do Your Thing

 

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Happy Wednesday my friends 😜 I was blessed to combine both the IWSG and Roll with it Wednesday into one post. Wahoo, hallelujah! Praise The Lord.

The encouragement for us today, besides our faith, is to do our thing and roll with it. 😜 Like everything else, our thing starts with us. Believing in ourself is key to allowing our thing to evolve. Being able to lighten up and laugh is good for the heart, roll with it. 😉

Philippians 4:13 says “I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me.” Do our thing!

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Here’s a fun fact, courage goes with doing our thing. Roll with it. 😁 If we like it, and are strong in our belief about ourself, someone will love it! Roll with it.

Another fun fact, I got a new passion last week. I am reading about poetry. By faith, I will add poetry to my thing. 😜 So a heartfelt thank you, to all my poetry writing friends, your words inspired me. 😀

It always amazes me what words on a page can do for someone. Think about it, everyone of us brings something to the table. Everyday, someone comes looking for something to help them, let’s do our thing. It may help someone, somewhere. 😊

Have the courage, to step out, on faith, that this is the day, we choose to smile and do our thing! Think it with me, roll with it! Right! 😜

We will never please everybody and until we renew our mind and find a new song, there will always be that voice that likes to remind us, of our things and stuff, by playing the same old song that goes something like this– well, remember the last time or you can’t do that, and how about (fill in the blank) ________________. Sometimes, we are our own worse critic. 😰

Well today, let’s silence the negativity or criticism and sing a new song with lyrics of I can, by faith and roll with it. 😉

Life is too precious to be stuck, on the side line, thinking “maybe someday.” Do our thing, by faith and roll with it.

Have a blessed day my friends! 😀 Roll with it!

Challenge Yourself

By faith, let us challenge ourselves to spend the next 24 hours without any complaints, criticism or speaking of the past. 😁 We have been renewing our mind, by faith! Right? 😉 Praise The Lord!

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Remember, life is a process. There will always be things and stuff. As we grow, things and stuff get easier to handle. 😰 Let us consider this fun challenge as our practice for the test! 😜 Wahoo, something to do! Ain’t life grand! 😜 Thank God for his mercy and his grace! 😀

God bless us, by faith, as we exercise our spiritual fruit long suffering (patience) and temperance (self control) while meditating on: Philippians 4:13 – I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me. Philemon 1: 6 – That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus; and James 3:10 – Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.

Let thy will be done.

Thoughts? Anyone? Anyone? 😀

Repeat After Me, I Am…

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

Hello friends (smile) Today, let’s replace negative thoughts, about ourself, one thought at a time. (shock face)

Renewing the mind is serious business to keep moving forward. Look back at the past, as a gauge, not to dwell or give up. (nervous smile)

Replacing thoughts is another part, in the process, of growing and maturing. Thus, renewing the mind. (gritted teeth smile) Old habits die hard!

Sometimes, singing or praising Jesus can stop thoughts that can overwhelm us. (smile) Finding something that works is the key.

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We have to choose and refuse to entertain negative self thoughts. (smile) Faith, we must do it by faith! (wink and a smile)

As we grow, mature, our mind is renewed, it becomes easier to roll with things and stuff, no matter, who slings it! (cheesy smile) In time, that button won’t work anymore! Smile and keep the faith!

Be blessed today, by faith, as we continue to renew our mind and meditate on Philippians 4:8 – Finally, brethren, 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.

Smile, it looks good on you!

Repeat After Me, I Am…

Renewing the mind should be a daily thing! 😁 We’ll always have something to do. 😜 We’ll always be thinking of something or someone. 😁 Keep thoughts light and positive. Avoid dwelling on the negative.

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God bless us, by faith, as we continue to renew our mind and meditate on Philippians 4:8 – Finally, brethren, 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 and Philippians 4:13 – I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me. Let thy will be done.

Practice The Pause

Remember, by faith, to practice, the pause with things and stuff!

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God bless us, by faith, as we practice the pause. Let thy will be done.

Key scriptures to remember:

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.

Philippians 4:8 – Finally, brethren, 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.

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

© Ann “afriendforever54” Friend 😜

It’s Roll With It Wednesday

You gotta love roll with it Wednesdays! 😉 Roll with it is a choice. Roll with it, is faith and trusting God to equip us with sufficient grace to crawl, walk or run through today! Anything else is irrelevant! 😜

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We all have things going on in our life. We are standing on faith for something or someone. We have prayed every prayer and awaiting God’s perfect timing. Roll with it. 😉

We have to continue living our life and roll with it until God manifest that something or someone. 😉 Be positive because Philippians 4:13 says “I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me”.

Roll with it keeps us moving forward. Sometimes, we can smile and roll with it. 😃

Sometimes, we can smile, sing a sing, 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 called according to his purpose”.

Ain’t life grand! 😜 Roll with it!

God bless us as we roll with it, by faith, and let Your will be done! 😊

Thoughts? Anyone? Anyone? 😉

Making A Difference

 

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The Starfish story is a beautiful illustration to recognize the opportunities God gives us everyday to provide encouragement, hope and love to those around us. 😜

Let our words build up. Let us show love through encouraging one another. Let us be doers of the word. Let us be positive. Let us be the light. Let us pray to be the change that makes a difference somewhere. 😀

God bless us, as we make a difference remembering Philippians 4:13 says “I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me”.