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."

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Honor People for WHO'S they are or for WHO made them!

UPDATE ON STEVE:
His back problem this time doesn't seem to be related to his old diving accident injury but instead some degenerative disc disease bothered by weeks of emptying the wet vac from our basement flooding, hours sitting and counseling and hospital visitation, and "the straw that broke the camel's back" our NYC marathon walk. Prayer, rest, ice, soft tissue work, anti-inflammatories are helping. GOD is giving him "GRACE FOR TODAY AND HOPE FOR TOMORROW."

THOUGHTS ABOUT YESTERDAY'S BLOG AND CLASS:

I ended yesterday's blog with these words: "the life changing TRANSFORMATION that only JESUS CHRIST can give...this TRANSFORMATION includes coming into God's family of believers who HONOR people for WHO'S they are, not who they are." I would love it if I could say that as a daughter of God I always honor myself , my family, and other christians for WHO's family we are in instead of by standards that the world judges them by.

JULY'S FOCUS - TRANSFORMATION:

When I was a child there was alot of learning that went on before I learned to stand...then, it took time before I learned to stand firm...then, I toddled...next, I walked....since then I've hopped, skipped, jumped, and ran. I could have done none of that had I not had the nourishment that my bones, muscles, and other body parts needed to make all that movement happen. In the same way, be sure that once you are born again and the Holy Spirit of God begins to live in you, to get your spiritual nourishment!

TODAY'S NOURISHMENT: 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 But HE said to me, "MY grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that CHRIST'S POWER may rest on me. 10 That is why, for CHRIST'S sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Yesterday, in class, we looked at how different personalities have different strengths and weaknesses. Not all of our weaknesses are the same as our husband's, our children's, others....So, let's spend the next few weeks talking about what it looks like when we let the HOLY SPIRIT train us, teach us, and take control of our weaknesses...not our husband's, not our children's, not another sister in CHRIST'S, but mine, yours, ours..

Which one of these applies to you? to me? Did you know that it takes us being aware of our "weaknesses" before we can give them over to, submit or surrender them to, OR pour them out at the feet of JESUS. Let's pray that GOD'S POWER will be made perfect in our weaknesses:

MELANCHOLY / BLUE / BEAVER / PRODUCER:

GOD, YOU tell me that YOUR GRACE is sufficient for me and that YOUR POWER is made perfect in my weaknesses. Please teach me to walk daily in the GRATITUDE ATTITUDE of Christ...I empty out my critical/complaining spirit at YOUR feet...fill me with YOUR attitude that will so consume me that my family and friends will only know that it is YOUR POWER AT WORK IN ME!!!! Only because of JESUS I can pray this prayer - amen.

PHLEGMATIC / GREEN / GOLDEN RETRIEVER / AUDIENCE:

GOD, YOU tell me that YOUR GRACE is sufficient for me and that YOUR POWER is made perfect in my weaknesses. Please teach me to walk daily in the COURAGEOUS OPTIMISM that CHRIST displayed as HE walked on this earth...I empty out my fearful pessimism at YOUR feet...fill me with YOUR attitude that will so consume me that my family and friends will only know that it is YOUR POWER AT WORK IN ME!!! Only because of JESUS I can pray this prayer - amen.

SANGUINE / YELLOW / OTTER / STAR:

GOD, YOU tell me that YOUR GRACE is sufficient for me and that YOUR POWER is made perfect in my weaknesses. Please teach me to walk daily in the GOD FOCUSED SELF CONTROL that CHRIST displayed as HE walked on this earth...I empty out my restlessness and undiscipline at YOUR feet...fill me with YOUR attitude that will so consume me that my family and friends will only know that it is YOUR POWER AT WORK IN ME!!! Only because of JESUS I can pray this prayer - amen.

CHOLERIC / RED / LION / DIRECTOR:

GOD, YOU tell me that YOUR grace is sufficient for me and that YOUR power is made perfect in my weaknesses. Please teach me to walk daily in the COMPASSIONATE PATIENCE that CHRIST displayed as HE walked on this earth...I empty out my intolerance and impatience at YOUR feet...fill me with YOUR attitude that will so consume me that my family and friends will only know that it is YOUR POWER AT WORK IN ME!!! Only because of JESUS I can pray this prayer - amen.

BTW, while I prayed, GOD put this song on my heart:

chorus:
HE'S still working on me to make me what I ought to be.
It took HIM just a week to make the moon and stars,
The sun and the earth and Jupiter and Mars.
How loving and patient HE must be,
HE'S still working on me.

1. There really ought to be a sign upon the heart,
Don't judge her yet, there's an unfinished part.
But I'll be perfect just according to HIS plan
Fashioned by the MASTER'S loving hands.

REPEAT CHORUS

2. In the mirror of HIS WORD reflections that I see
Make me wonder why HE never gave up on me.
HE loves me as I am and helps me when I pray
Remember HE'S the Potter, I'm the clay.

REPEAT CHORUS

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