Ann – A Friend of Jesus 2013

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Roll With It Wednesday

Hello friends, I just love roll with it Wednesdays (wink and a smile) Life is tough enough without having something to bring a smile or change the focus. Roll with it, does that for me. (smile) As well as, singing a favorite song because 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.” We can get comfort, from this scripture, knowing that He can work all things out. Roll with it!

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Everyday, we encounter things and stuff. There will always be something or someone just waiting to push our button. Traffic. Sleepless night. Noise. Fill in the blank_____________.

Roll with it equates to letting it go! Acknowledging it is what, it is. Life is too short to stress over something or someone. (shock face) Let it go!

You are too blessed to be stressed (smile) Roll with it!

Today, you are cordially invited to join me and roll with it and if we must, sing a song! (smile)

I’m talking a song that brings a pep to the step, a glide to the stride, uplifting to change the focus from negative to positive.

A song that makes you want to dance! A song you want to sing out loud. A song that makes you smile and remember a very good time. (smile) Come on now, you remember. (smile)

Smile on purpose, just because! (cheesy grin) Try it, you might like it! (wink and sticking tongue out) Smiling, makes others around us, wonder…..

Roll with it because “Happiness is not the absence of problems but the ability to deal with them.” Author Unknown This means choosing to adapt and adjust regardless of x, y or z or things and stuff. Not allowing anything to put us in a negative mood to ruin our day. Roll with it and Let it go!

Roll with it because John 16:33 says “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.” This means when all is said and done, the peace of God can never be taken away. Whatever we are walking through, whatever it is, rest assured, He has already done it! We must keep the faith and run our race until the manifestation–victory. Hallelujah!!

Roll with it because Philippians 4:13 says “I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me.” This means breaking our habit of thinking I can’t when His Word say I can! Faith it and roll with it!

Roll with it because Proverbs 21:23 says “Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.” This means speaking, by faith, life and blessings into our everyday challenges and relationships! Speak about the good stuff.

Roll with it because 2 Corinthians 12:9 says “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.” This means, when our button is pushed or we feel powerless, call on Him for grace that is sufficient for the challenge! Call on Him for strength to keep moving forward. Wahoo, Praise The Lord!

I saved the best for last. Roll with it because Jeremiah 32:27 says “Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?” This means there is no one bigger than God! He is and will always be in charge. Nothing we bring to Him is too hard! Nothing. Roll with it!

Roll with it and let it go! By faith, be blessed and have a beautiful and awesome day! (smile)

As always, comments and thoughts are appreciated! (smile) Roll with it!

Forgiveness

Forgiveness works like prayer, the more we do it, the easier it becomes. It’s another part in the renewing of our mind process. 😁

Forgiveness brings freedom as we release it to God. It keeps us from the “coulda, woulda and shoulda” replays. 😰 Even with the gifts and talents God gave us, we still can’t un ring that bell! 😨

Things and stuff (ours and others) will always bring challenges. Folks will speak and do unkind things to us, Matthews 5:43-44, tells us, 43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. 44 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.

We give God glory each and every time we pray, show love and kindness to those around us.

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The more our spiritual fruit grows–love (giving), joy (gladness), peace (free from worry and fear), long suffering (patience), gentleness (kindness), goodness (generosity), faith (dependability), meekness (gentleness) and temperance (self-control); forgiveness becomes a choice.

Until we can forgive regularly, the “coulda, woulda and shoulda” will replay and keep us stuck, while choking our spiritual fruit. Have faith and meditate on the scriptures below to renew our mind:

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.

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; 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.

God bless and have a great weekend! Meet you back here, by faith, on Tuesday! 😀

Things and Stuff – Victory Over Fear Of Dentist

Friends, thank you so very much for your prayers, encouraging comments, text messages and emails regarding my things and stuff! Praise The Lord, I felt your prayers. Your heartfelt actions helped me confront and survive my fear of the Dentist!

 

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I will post when I can. Glory to God that he works all things out!

I have been overwhelmed by this whole dentist experience. 😰 I had serious oral surgery yesterday on both sides of my mouth. I would not wish this on anyone. I have medication to take every 3 and 6 hours for the next few days.

Just wanted to share my gratitude for your prayers and encouragement {{hugs}}

I also want to say a heartfelt “God bless you” to my family and friends, especially to “The Two Musketeers”, while the third musketeer recuperates! 😜

Praising God

 

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God bless us, by faith, as we praise you, while going through our things and stuff. Praise The Lord. Let thy will be done.

It’s Roll With It Wednesday

There is lots going on these days. Roll with it! Is there anything too hard for God? Working ourselves up in a frenzy gains us nothing. Faith. We must keep the faith. Remember Romans 8:28.

Sometimes, we speak the wrong things into existence. 😰 Sometimes, we must allow God to work on our behalf. Roll with it, can bring comfort when you trust in and lean on God. We don’t have to prove anything to anyone. Be you and roll with it! Yes, things and stuff are happening all around us. We must pray without ceasing. No fear! No doubt! By faith, God will walk us through things and stuff!

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Romans 12:2, tells us, “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God”.

This gets back to replacing negative thoughts with positive thoughts. God is always in charge. We must learn to tune some stuff out. Someone will always have an opinion. We don’t have to comment on every thing we hear. Sometimes silence is best.

It takes two to argue. Sometimes, no response is better. Roll with it. Here are the one another scriptures to meditate on:

Love one another – John 13:34 and John 15:12,17.
Forgive one another – Ephesians 4:32 and Colossians 3:13.
Be servants to one another – Galatians 5:13.
Show hospitality to one another – 1 Peter 4:7-10.
Pray for one another – James 5:16.
Build up (edify) one another – Romans 14:19, 1 Thessalonians 5:11.
Greet one another – Romans 16:16, 1 Peter 5:14.
Forbear one another – Ephesians. 4:1-2 and Colossians 3:13-14.
Do not judge one another – Romans 14:13.
Do not speak evil of one another – James 4:11.
Do not murmur against one another – James 5:9.
Do not bite and devour one another – Galatians 5:15.
Do not provoke and envy one another – Galatians 5:26.
Have the same care for one another – 1 Corinthians 12:25-26.
Receive one another – Romans 15:7.
Teach one another – Colossians 3:16.
Admonish (counsel) one another – Romans 15:14 and Colossians 3:16.
Submit to one another – Ephesians 5:21-22.
Confess your sins to one another – James 5:16.
Do not lie to one another – Colossians 3:9.
Be kind to one another – Ephesians 4:32.
Comfort one another – 1 Thessalonians 4:18, 5:11.

God bless us, by faith, as we roll with it and focus on You and Your Word! Let thy will be done.

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