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, January 11, 2009

I SURRENDER ALL

SUNDAY IN THE SON

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Jesus, I love you!

I love how you modeled surrender!

Luke 22:42-43

"Father, if Thou art willing,

remove this cup from Me;

yet not My will,

but Thine be done."

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Sister, I love you! I love how you want to be like Jesus! One of you emailed me the other day and I smiled. I've been where she was so many times...setting goals...saying "I'm here LORD, take me just as I am...". Yet, complete surrender was not really there. Here is part of the email of a "transforming mom" that made me smile:

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"I set a very ambitious goal for myself this year...to listen more, listen better, and to speak less. I decided not to share that particular goal with anyone (up until now) because I thought that if I succeeded, eventually someone would notice, and that would be my measure of success. And also, because if I failed miserably, no one would know but God and me! But I can see that I need both prayer and accountability partners on this one because I failed right out of the gate!"

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Sound familiar?

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"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven." Guess what needs to happen? All our kingdoms need to fall to make room for the kingdom of heaven! This week's song is one of my favorites. Like last week's song, it's a "where the rubber meets the road" kind of song. May this song convict you deep in the heart as you...

Desire more

to be poor!

( in spirit, that is!)

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I Surrender All

lyrics David Moffit and Reggie Hamm

sung by Clay Crosse

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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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Chorus:

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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2.

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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Chorus:
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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Everything I am,

all I've done,

and all I've known

Now belongs to You,

the life I live is not my own

Just as Abraham laid Isaac on the sacrificial fire

If all I have is all that You desire

I surrender all

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part of Chorus:
I surrender all my human soul desires
If sacrifice requires
That all my kingdoms fall
I surrender all

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