Fast Wednesdays, January 29, 2014 – Friendships, etc…

Greetings Beloved!

Today, I will be traveling to a business meeting in Orlando and out all day so I am going to be brief but just wanted to give you some items to ponder on friends. One must be friendly in order to get friends believe it or not!

Who are your friends? The bible has much to say about them such as types of people we should avoid to be friends with i.e. lazy, angry, gossips, greedy, dishonest, etc. We should choose people who support and strengthen us.

One of my favorite scriptures on friends is Proverbs 27:17 Contemporary English Version (CEV)17 “Just as iron sharpens iron, friends sharpen the minds of each other.

Who comes to mind as you read this scripture above? Take an inventory…then call, text, and/or pray for them on the spot!

Here’s some more scriptures to read at your leisure on friends and who to choose and not to choose:

Proverbs 27:19, 12:26, 12:24, 22:24-25, 20:19, 23:6-7

Tonight I did watch the State of the Union address given by our President and the Republican response…I will not get political on you especially since that is not the purpose of Fast Wednesdays but I just wanted to say “GOD BLESS AMERICA!” We are truly a blessed and privileged nation in many ways, and, for that I am thankful and grateful.

Finally, hope everyone gets to relax and have some fun watching the Super Bowl this Sunday…or, for folks like a few of my friends, enjoy the peace since you don’t watch! For me, its two great teams and should be a terrific game being played in my beloved neighborhood!

Praying for unity and harmony on all accords with the teams, performers, advertisers, fans, NFL, etc..because, again, we are a blessed nation!

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Planting & Sowing
* If you plant honesty, you will reap trust
* If you plant goodness, you will reap friends
* If you plant humility, you will reap greatness
* If you plant perseverance, you will reap contentment
* If you plant consideration, you will reap perspective
* If you plant hard work, you will reap success
* If you plant forgiveness, you will reap reconciliation

So, be careful what you plant now;
it will determine what you will reap later.
Think about this for a minute.

If I happened to show up on your door step crying, would you care?
If I called you and asked you to pick me up
because something happened, would you come?
If I had one day left to live my life, would you be part of that last day?
If I needed a shoulder to cry on, would you give me yours?
This is a test to see who your real
friends are or if you are just someone to talk to you when they are bored.

Do you know what the relationship is between your two eyes?

They blink together,
they move together,
they cry together,
they see things together,
and they sleep together,
but they never see each other;
that’s what friendship is.

Your aspiration is your motivation, your
motivation is your belief,
your belief is your peace,
your peace is your target,
your target is heaven,
and life is like hard core
torture without it!

Love, Joy and Peace, 

Debra J. Ellis

Reminder AND/OR for those of you just joining us: The purpose of Fast Wednesdays is to draw near to God on this specific day of the week fasting and praying in whatever manner the Holy Spirit is leading you as sisters (and some brothers) in Christ…some have fasted from social media, coffee, or observed a traditional fast with no eating from sunrise to sunset with only liquids for the day, no deserts, etc. I know many of us, for various reasons, participate every week but in different manners. This has still been beneficial and the blog continues to grow!

The key ingredient is that we are doing this together as sisters, of all ages, in the Lord, both chronologically and spiritually in accordance to: A God-Filled Life Titus 2:3-5 “Guide older women into lives of reverence so they end up as neither gossips nor drunks, but models of goodness. By looking at them, the younger women will know how to love their husbands and children, be virtuous and pure, keep a good house, be good wives. We don’t want anyone looking down on God’s Message because of their behavior.”  Note: Please share Fast Wednesdays with your friends and/or send me names to add to the distribution list. For now, I will post in three places: email (djf52055@gmail.com), Facebook (Debra Fuller Ellis) and blog in Word Press:  https://fastwednesdays.wordpress.com/

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