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."

Saturday, January 17, 2009

I SURRENDER ALL: LET ALL MY KINGDOMS FALL

KETCHUP AND MUSTARD SATURDAY
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Catch Up and Must Do Saturday
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I am so convicted everytime I hear our theme song of this week - Clay Crosse's song, I Surrender All. Here is a young man who knows about giving his life to Jesus and then being drawn away from Christ by his own "kingdoms". Today, he has a strong ministry encouraging people to give up ALL THEIR KINGDOMS OF DARKNESS for Jesus. As we end this week of focus on this concept, I ask you:
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What are you holding on to

that you need to give up

for Jesus?
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control?lust?greed?gossip?lies?anger?unforgiveness?
slander?hopelessness?tradition?food?
pornography?nagging?laziness?...

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Please re-read the words to this powerful song while making it personal. After that there is a 2 minute video by Clay telling you about the kingdom that he has given up for his LORD.
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SONG: I SURRENDER ALL
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I have wrestled in the darkness of this lonely pilgrim land

Raising strong and mighty fortresses that I alone command

But these castles I've constructed by the strength of my own hand

Are just temporary kingdoms on foundations made of sand

In the middle of the battle I believe I've finally found

I'll never know the thrill of victory 'til I'm willing to lay down

All my weapons of defense and earthly strategies of war

So I'm laying down my arms and running helplessly to Yours .
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I surrender all my silent hopes and dreams

Though the price to follow costs me everything

I surrender all my human soul desires

If sacrifice requires that all my kingdoms fall I surrender all .
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If the source of my ambition is the treasure I obtain

If I measure my successes on a scale of earthly gain

If the focus of my vision is the status I attain

My accomplishments are worthless and my efforts are in vain

So I lay aside these trophies to pursue a higher crown

And should You choose somehow to use the life I willingly lay down

I surrender all the triumph for it's only by Your grace

I relinquish all the glory, I surrender all the praise .

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I surrender all my silent hopes and dreams

Though the price to follow costs me everything

I surrender all my human soul desires

If sacrifice requires that all my kingdoms fall I surrender all... .

Everything I am, all I've done, and all I've known now belongs to You,

the life I live is not my own

as Abraham laid Isaac on the sacrificial fire

If all I have is all that You desire I surrender all .
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I surrender all my human soul desires

If sacrifice requires that all my kingdoms fall

I surrender all!





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Several things have happened to me in the last month. One of them is that I have finally become a member of Facebook. I had kept from it because I did not want it to be just one more thing to do that would distract me from God's will for my life. In the short time that I have been on FB, I have been so convicted that it can be used for an amaizing tool of ministry. I have found myself quickly reconnecting with former students and former youth group kids. Two of the multiple notes written this week by people who I have reconnected with read as follows:

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NOTE A: " I can't begin to tell you how much your message means to me. I have had a very difficult couple of weeks. Even questioning whether God wants me to continue on as,,,,,,,,,,, It is amazing how God times things and this would be the week you would send these words to me."

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NOTE B: (was an amazing note written by someone who is not a mom or a follower of this blog, yet has "poor in spirit" and "mourning" written throughout several paragraphs) Here her note is in part:

"So I just read through a few of my notes that I wrote about a year ago and realized just how much I have learned since then. I am continually reminded of how I need to trust God with my WHOLE life-not just the "major" events, but EVERYTHING I do needs to be placed in His hands so that He can use me as He wills. As much as I think I have changed, I also realize how much I am still the same lol....I am reminded that if I am going to trust God I need to trust Him with my whole life and be patient until He shows me what I should do...,I have cried out to Him for strength and answers and He has taken my troubles away and given me peace...Despite the confusion, pain, and all the other emotions I have felt, God has had a plan for it all and I think I am finally realizing this... "Taste and see that the Lord is good..."(Ps. 34:8a) And now for what made me even think about writing a note, lol. I had this song pop into my head tonight..and thought I would share... :) Thanks for being my amazing friends, but if you don't mind...God is my bestest bff ;) love you!

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The Greatest Friend

Oh Lord I thought the day would never come
When I could lay my burdens down and walk with you,
But each morning as I greet the rising sun
The fondest of my dreams have all come true.
The greatest friend you'll ever find is on a lonely mountain.
The highest high you'll ever reach is when you kneel to pray.
The brightest light you'll ever see is when you close your eyes.
Oh Lord you are my first love,
At last I realize.(..... at LAST I realize :D)


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And if you're still hungering for more inspiring food for thought, link here....but be sure to come back tomorrow when we start a new week of the BE-ATTITUDES.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow! How great to connect with "sistas" from so far away. I stumbled upon you by trying to find an old Truth song about "letting all our kingdoms fall" and got you instead. My path was anointed! We are "moms on a mission" in a very southern state and we are encouraging other moms who are distressed with the events of our times to step up and step OUT for Him. I knew I couldn't ask others to do so, until I did so, unconditionally, and toward this ens I have now published 6 soon to be 8 books for Him. It's an exciting journey and I'm always in awe of our dot-to-dot Daddy-God. Ladies...count yourselves a "dot" today in the life of a struggling but obedient daughter of the King! Peace be with you all.

2010 Pitman WOMEN REACHING OUT IN FAITH RETREAT - Cape May, NJ

TRANSFORMED MOM, LISA, REQUESTED PRAYERS FOR HER HUBBY: FULLY RESTORED! FULLY HEALED!