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, July 6, 2008

We REAP what we sow!

This morning, those of you who attend the Pitman church heard Steve preach a powerful sermon on being SOLD OUT for Jesus. He was in alot of pain, so much so, that he is not leaving with us on vacation tomorrow but will stay home to let his back heal. That's difficult, since we are heading for the Sikes family reunion, which he is in charge of...hopefully, he can fly out in a few days. You're invited, after reading today's thoughts, to check out our reunion blog at http://sikesreunion.blogspot.com/

I do hope that by now, you've been blessed by at least doing part of our 14 day R.E.A.P.S. challenge. Here are a few thoughts to ponder as we focus on TRANSFORMATION this month. I will interject my thoughts between each of the following verses:

Galatians 6:6-10

"And let the one who is taught the word share all good things with she who teaches." As Katherine and I teach things in our MASTER-FULL MOMS class, we would love to hear from you as to what good you were able to take from the class or from this blog to nurture and encourage the Spirit who lives within you...share all good things with us!

7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a woman sows, this she will also reap. I've had many interesting experiences over the last few weeks, a few of which include our basement flooding for weeks during the rains. Bless Nick's heart! He rearranged the dirt in our backyard, brought in more dirt, sloped it away from the house, ordered new gutters, and sowed grass seed. I have watered and watered and the grass was really coming in...looking good! What happened? This weekend I have a whole backyard full of weeds...what on earth?!?!? Oh, grass seed was sown alright..but I guess that doesn't mean that there's still not room for weeds. It's like that in our lives, too...read on...

8 For the one who sows to her own flesh shall from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit shall from the Spirit reap eternal life. You and I really are making an effort to sow to the Spirit...we want God to live in us and work through us as we live in Him. Yet, no matter how much sowing we do, there will still be "weeds" that will pop up. That's just a fact of life; it's just a fact of my backyard! Just don't get discouraged...read on...

9 And let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we shall reap if we do not grow weary. I took Mandy's Brian out in our backyard the other day and asked for his landscaping expertise on my weeds. He basically said to keep watering and in the fall sow some seed with some weed and feed AND then by spring we should have a pretty good lawn. Thanks, Brian! I'll try not to get discouraged. If I sow and don't grow weary my grass will come. Same principle for my Spiritual garden...don't give up Patti...it may take some time...but you will reap if you don't give up...read on...

10 So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all women, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith. I loved the ABCD illustration in Steve's sermon this morning. People of the household of faith loving and serving each other...looking out for each other...honoring each other above ourselves no matter what our differences...no matter what our weaknesses...I love the way the Holy Spirit of God can shine through you!

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