It is GOD who BLESSES and TRANSFORMS...

This is a blog for women who:

(1) Desire to be transformed by JESUS' LOVE, HOLINESS, AND GRACE; (2) Believe that GOD'S WORD is the true Spirit food for HIS HOLY SPIRIT who lives within us; (3) Submit to GOD and walk this journey of life with HIM transforming us more and more into HIS likeness.

It's a blog about the POWER OF TRANSFORMED LIVES. Let's begin with yours and mine and pass it on... 1 + 1 + 1...

Since God's Holy Spirit lives inside a christian, let's choose to be nurtured and transformed by feasting daily on Holy Spirit food - God's Word - The Holy Bible..

Once in a while I take a hiatus from writing, but I have begun again on Easter Sunday 2013. Usually, there will be multiple blog postings each week. You are invited to use it as part of your daily quiet time. Topics may run for several months at a time. The current topic is posted over on the right side bar. Each week, I will try to connect to a song or two that goes with our current topic.

Each day of the week follows a special format: Sunday in the Son; Meditation Monday; GratiTuesday; Women in the Word Wednesday; Transforming Thursday; Family Fellowship Friday; and, Ketchup and Mustard Saturday.

There's a whole lot here! Take your time to browse. Please come back and visit often. Welcome!

Because of Jesus, we can be family,

Patti



TRANSFORMED MOMS:MOMS TRANSFORMED

Romans 12:1-2 "Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect."

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

MASTER - FULL MOMS

MASTER-FULL MOM'S met this morning...it was good to be together.

We will not meet again for 2 weeks, but talked today about several very important things:

1. The ongoing spiritual battle for our minds and our families. The battle belongs to the LORD, therefore, we must put on our Daddy's armor...Ephesians 6:10-20


  • Belt of truth: Do our children witness a Mom who always tells the truth
  • Breastplate of righteousness: Do our children know that Mom is trying to do the "right thing" - God's way?
  • Feet ready for peace: Do our children see us as peacemakers OR instigators, arguers, complainers, naggers...?
  • Shield of faith: Do our children hear words and see actions of doubt (Mom as a "damsel in distress"?) OR hear words and see actions of faith "because God can" (Mom as a "Maiden for the Master?") ????
  • Helmet of Salvation: Do our children witness a Mom who is confident in her salvation because she is confident that her God keeps His promises?
  • Sword of the Spirit: Do our children hear us reading the Bible (could be picture Bible) with them daily? Are you memorizing God's word with them and making it practical?
  • Praying in the Spirit: Do your children hear you talking to God daily (multiple times)? Do you talk to God together with them on all occasions and will all kinds of prayers and requests? Do you talk about being alert to people's needs to know what to pray for?

2. How do each of us leave the "damsels in distress" lifestyle and become "maidens for the Master"? By learning to walk daily in, by, and with the Holy Spirit...it is then that we truly begin growing into Mom's "full of the Master" -"Master-full Moms" - "MOMS TRANSFORMED" - "TRANSFORMED MOMS". This chart is pretty convicting:

THE BATTLE

BELONGS TO THE LORD


****************Are you someone who talks as if you are a**********************


DAMSEL in DISTRESS? MAIDEN for the MASTER?

…Listening to Satan?.......................... …Listening to the Spirit of God?
…Believing his lies? .............................…Believing The TRUTH?
…Submitting to Darkness? ................…Submitting to LIGHT?

.........BY SAYING…..............................BY SAYING...,..............


“I’m worthless!”.................................“I’m a gift of the LORD.” Psalm 12:7
“I’m nothing!”..................“I’m fearfully and wonderfully made.” Psalm 139
“I’m stupid!”.......................................“I give you wisdom.” James 1:5
“I can’t figure things out!”...........“I will direct your steps.” Proverbs 20:24
“I’m not able!”....................................“I am able!” 2 Corinthians 9:8
“I’m not alone!”.................“I will never leave/forsake you!” Hebrews 13:5
“Nobody loves me!”...........................“I love you.” John 3:16
“I can’t forgive myself!”...................“I forgive you!” I John 1:9; Romans 8:1
“I can’t manage!”........................“I will supply your needs.” Philippians 4:19
“I’m afraid!”..................“I haven’t given you a spirit of fear.” 2 Timothy 1:7
“I’m worried/frustrated!”...............“Cast all your cares on ME.” 1 Peter 5:7
“I’m too tired!”................................ “I will give you rest.” Mathew 11:28-30
“I can’t go on!”............................“My grace is sufficient.” 2 Corinthians 12:9
“It’s not worth it!”......“All things will work together for good…” Rom.8:28



3. What does that look like? ...Mom's who keep our eyes focused on the LORD...Mom's who feed the Holy Spirit of God Who lives within us....Mom's who become so full of the Spirit that our cup runs over with thankfulness....Mom's who reap what we sow...


4. In the summer, life is so full of kids that instead of putting God first, we put our kids first.....so, we would like to focus on the next two weeks getting in the habit of putting God first, if at all possible, the first 5-10 minutes of each day. We are going to use the acrostic R.E.A.P.S. to help us "reap what we sow". Each day, for 14 days, we will take one of our 14 verses (listed below) and follow the acrostic plan. Below is the acrostic, then in the next 14 postings I will enter my Day One through Day 14 devotionals following the acrostic template.

R ead, ‘rite, and repeat Scripture


E mpowered by the HOLY SPIRIT


A ttitude of CHRIST JESUS


P ray to GOD THE FATHER


S ing with the SPIRIT & Understanding



1. "I'm a gift of the LORD!" Psalm 127
2. "I'm fearfully and wonderfully made." Psalm 139
3. "I give you wisdom." James 1:5
4. "I will direct your steps." Proverbs 20:24
5. "I am able." 2 Corinthians 9:8
6. "I will never leave/forsake you." Hebrews 13:5
7. "I Love you." John 3:16
8. "I forgive you." I John 1:9; Romans 8:1
9. "I will supply your needs." Philippians 4:19
10. "I haven't given you a spirit of fear." 2 Timothy 1:7
11. "Cast all your cares on ME." I Peter 5:7
12. "I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28-30
13. "My grace is sufficient." 2 Corinthians 12:9
14. "All things will work together for good..." Romans 8:28


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