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."

Sunday, June 29, 2008

R.E.A.P.S. - Day Thirteen

R ead, ‘rite, and repeat Scripture: GOD, give me the wisdom to understand the simple thought that comes out of this verse:

"My grace is sufficient." 2 Corinthians 12:9

E mpowered by the HOLY SPIRIT GOD, as I read YOUR WORD-specifically those around my scripture thought for today, it does what it is meant to do: feed YOUR HOLY SPIRIT WHO lives within me:

2 Corinthians 12:7-10
…to keep me from exalting myself, there was given me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to buffet me — to keep me from exalting myself! 8 Concerning this I entreated the Lord three times that it might depart from me. 9 And He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness." Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may dwell in me. 10 Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ's sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong. NASB


A ttitude of CHRIST JESUS GOD, I see CHRIST-LIKE attitudes in these scriptures-please be molding them in me:

  • Humility
  • Prayer
  • Grace
  • Power perfected in weakness
  • Power of Christ indwelling
  • Content with weaknesses
  • Content with insults
  • Content with distresses
  • Content with persecutions
  • Content with difficulties
  • Weaknesses make me strong


P ray to GOD THE FATHER GOD, please listen while I feebly pray about these thoughts…

Whew! GOD, YOUR grace is sufficient, for power is perfected in weakness! Wow! What a thought to ponder. I remember the time several years ago that YOU brought this to the attention of some people very close to me. On a two lane highway, heading north to our house for the Sikes’ Christmas, my brother-in-law saw a pick-up truck stopped ahead of him and not totally pulled off to the side of the road. People were outside the car. Needing to make a quick judgment, he looked to the left and saw a semi-truck coming toward them in the southbound lane. He might be able to go to the right of the pick-up but there was also a ravine if he went too far right. Left or right? Quick judgment sent him to the right. They hit something and then rolled down into the ravine. After a quick check, all four of them were alive but shaken up. Did anyone see them go down the embankment? Their cars electrical system was now messed up and the y could not open the electric door locks or windows. How long would they have to wait for help to arrive? Would help come? A few minutes before, as they had been driving down the road, they had been listening to a tape of a well known preacher, Richard Rogers. It had stopped once the car crashed and the electrical system stopped. They sat in silence. Time moved slowly on. Then, a voice said, “MY grace is sufficient for you.” A short sentence. A powerful message. I know YOU remember this GOD! The tape had come back on to play the next few words, only to go off again. YOU allowed them to have GRACE FOR TODAY AND HOPE FOR TOMORROW. That’s all any of us ask for; that’s certainly what I am asking for today and each day of my life. GOD, YOU also know the rest of the story: They were rescued, only to find out later that the pick-up that had been stopped in front of them had hit a deer. As the occupants of the truck were getting out of the car, this sweet family behind them could not stop. When they swerved to the right and hit something – it was a young woman. She was killed. Time stands still at the thought. Not understanding, we say: “YOUR grace is sufficient…” YOU give all of us grace for today and hope for tomorrow….should we choose to accept it. Thank you JESUS for providing a way for this to happen, AMEN.


S ing with the SPIRIT & Understanding Today GOD, as we have talked, You have put this song on my heart...I give it back to YOU…YOU are so faithful…



HIS GRACE REACHES ME, YES, HIS GRACE REACHES ME,
AND WILL LAST THROUGH ETERNITY.
NOW, I’M UNDER HIS CONTROL AND I’M HAPPY IN MY SOUL.
JUST TO KNOW THAT HIS GRACE REACHES ME.

HIGHER THAN THE MOUNTAINS AND WIDER THAN THE SEA
IS THE GRACE OF THE SAVIOR FOR SINNERS LIKE ME.
SENT FROM THE FATHER AND IT THRILLS MY SOUL
JUST TO FEEL AND TO KNOW THAT HIS BLOOD MAKES ME WHOLE.

HIS GRACE REACHES ME, YES, HIS GRACE REACHES ME,
AND WILL LAST THROUGH ETERNITY.
NOW, I’M UNDER HIS CONTROL AND I’M HAPPY IN MY SOUL.
JUST TO KNOW THAT HIS GRACE REACHES ME.



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