Ann – A Friend of Jesus 2013

Sharing life through the Word of God with love, encouragement and faith in challenging times (smile)

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IWSG Attitude

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“Instead of giving myself reasons why I can’t, I give myself reasons why I can.” ~ Unknown Author~

Hello friends (smile) Have an attitude of faith to believe that we can accomplish anything. Those of us, who write, perceive deep within us, that there is a masterpiece in the making. Here’s the catch, we must believe in our abilities first! In time, the manifestation comes! (smile)

Like everything else in life, good things come to those that wait. (smile) Reminds me of my favorite spiritual fruits–patience and long-suffering. (shock face)

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Let’s not forget, regardless of critics, having an attitude of faith, to believe, in ourself reinforces our belief in our talents to do what we do and not get discouraged. (smile) Think positive thoughts!

Many times, we put pressure on ourself…

Sometimes, it is what, it is. Roll with it! (smile) Bottom line, up front, by faith, we can and we will__________________ (fill in the blank)!

Blessings my friends, until we meet here next month. (smile)

Roll With It Friday

“You are a master of the words you don’t say and a slave to the ones you do.” ~ Author Unknown ~

Thank God It’s Friday, my friends (cheesy smile) Roll with it! Let your light shine today. Roll with it!

Be the light that brightens up the joint. (smile) Roll with it!

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Smile and practice the pause, it helps to stay light and remember all good things come from above. Roll with it!

Speak positive things and be kind to yourself. Roll with it!

Remember things and stuff, and X, Y and Z challenges will help us grow. (shock face) Roll with it!

Thank God for His mercy and His grace. (smile)

Be blessed by faith and know we are too blessed to be stressed today. (a wink and a smile) Roll with it!

Roll With It and Let It Go!

Thank God, this week is almost over. It’s been a rough couple of days. I am still trying to get this balancing act together. (smile) By faith, I am so grateful that you are hanging in there with me. God bless you!

Sometimes, I run out of time and can’t post. (shock face) So I roll with it and let it go. (smile) Remember I equate roll with it to letting it go! It is anything that agitate the nerves, push buttons or tries to mess with your peace. It can be challenges beyond your control. It can bring negative energy that drains. Roll with it and let it go.

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Roll with it and letting go builds strength and confidence. How, someone is thinking. By keeping the faith that whatever it is will pass. Each time, we walk through it, its power loses the grip to paralyze, upset us or fill in the blank_____________. Really. (cheesy teeth)

Sometimes, we have to remember Philippians 4:13, I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me.

The last two days were brutal and draining. Yesterday, I tried to keep my sense of humor by popping my left fingers and holding up my right hand singing and rocking–it is, what it is; it is what it is. (shock face) It worked until the last 2 hours of my day. I forgot to breathe when things and stuff hit hard. I stumbled miserably. (smile) I smile because of God’s mercy and grace.

Sometimes, we need to be creative to walk through the thing! Let’s face it, change does not happen overnight. Regardless of what we do, stuff happens. Life is too short to stress over something or someone. Thank God for His mercy and His grace.

Be encouraged to roll with it and let it go. Be content until God’s perfect timing prevails for changing the situation. Have faith that He will. The victory will come! 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.

Be blessed and roll with it by letting it go. Thoughts and comments are welcome. (smile)

Listen

Hello friends (smile) I am still trying to get things balanced. (shock face) I promise to post when I can. (smile)

I believe the ability to listen is an acquired skill developed as we mature and grow spiritually.
Having moments of silence brings peace and tranquility to the mind. Brings calmness when things get hectic. Is a choice when buttons are pushed.

These days, someone has an opinion whether its wanted or not. (shock face) Being able to discern wisdom versus rhetoric is a blessings from above. When we’re struggling, and God sends someone to listen, I mean, really listen, with the intent of letting us get things out is truly a blessing. (smile) Praise The Lord!

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Sometimes, the stuff we keep inside starts out as a little thought and depending on how much we think on it; it grows to a mountain and becomes overwhelming. Talking and getting it out allows God to heal us in that area then we can let it go!

Listening also strengthens communication. Sometimes, I find we learn more by just listening. Sometimes, people just need to talk. Listening is free. Listening requires time.

Many times, I just talk to The Lord. I tell Him everything I am feeling. I tell Him about my frustrations. There are no secrets between us. I thank Him for listening. (smile) Talking to The Lord is liberating because He already knows what I’m thinking and to be open and honest with Him just strengthens the personal relationship between us. (smile)

My courage comes from within. I’m transparent and allow God to validate my sincerity. (smile)

Next time you are challenged with something and no one is around, talk to God. (smile) You just might experience a powerful connection you never felt before. (smile)

Be blessed and sleep well tonight or enjoy your day! (smile) Comments are welcomed.

Perspective

Proverbs 4:23 – Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

From childhood to adulthood, everything experienced has helped in shaping our perspectives. How each of us see the world is different. Somedays require a thankful attitude to remain positive and walk by faith, not by sight. (smile) Lately, my sleep pattern has been off; so here I am facing another Monday and thank God, my perspective on this Monday is 50% better than last Monday! (shock face) Praise The Lord!

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Once upon a time, there was more freedom to communicate and express ourselves. Today, we must be careful with expression because while we were distracted with things and stuff, rules and laws were made that in some places prohibit the expression of this and that. (shock face)

It was suggested that I share more about me in my blogging. (gritted teeth smile)

Personally, here is a fun fact to know: I don’t like to argue and I steer clear of politics and religion. Arguing is a waste of time and energy. So I am surprised that I am stepping out of my comfort zone to write more about myself, and other things. A writer writes. (smile)

Until we deal with our own stuff in our heart, it makes changing our perspective more challenging. The things I write about here are all part of my own painful experiences learned the hard way because I had no spiritual fruit and I could not love and surrender to God. I was angry and prideful. I was broken on the inside and a pretty train wreck on the outside. (shock face)

My perspective about everything was skewed based on my own issues. Years ago, after many hardships and gut wrenching tears, God started closing doors to get my attention. It took months for me to grasp how in control He was and how I could not hear Him. Long story short, I quit a job because the Boss was a biscuit and worked my last nerve (gritted smile) I worked all night on my resume and knowledge, skills and abilities. Put the envelope in the mail knowing I would get that job! One week later, that envelope came back undeliverable because I was short 2 cents on the postage! (Ugh)

I broke down in my front year crying so hard that I heard The Lord say “can you hear me now”! I became His that day because I had no place to go but to turn to God. He knows what it takes to break us.

He healed places within me so broken that his unconditional love drew me to surrender and accept His Son Jesus as my Lord and Savior. He gave me a new heart filled with love and new life. My faith grew, my capacity to see beauty around me grew. Spiritual fruit was developing and replacing everything not spiritual within me season by season. I got in His Word to learn about Him and understand spiritual life and the leading of the Holy Spirit.

I started to talk to Him daily about everything. Frustrations, disappoints, why does the Christian walk have to be so hard? It was a long, long, long process until one day I realized my perspective of everything I ever knew changed. He healed the brokenness and made me whole! (ain’t life grand, smile)

That’s why I say the past is the past and only look back as a reference. It is my plan to continue to share my life through encouragement and faith to help someone know that stuff can happen to anyone and that God is the only one who can heal and make us whole. (smile)

Be blessed and have a great Monday! Comments and thoughts are welcome. (smile)

Something to Ponder 2

Ugh, it’s Monday! 😁

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At the moment, I’m trying to forget that it’s Monday! 😜 How about you? What are you trying to forget? 😰

I’m going to have faith that regardless of things and stuff today, I am standing and will meditate on 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.

And if I must, I’ll smile, sing a song and roll with it! 😜 You’re welcome to join me. LOL

Have a blessed day, my friends! 😀

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