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."

Thursday, January 22, 2009

WHATEVER YOU'RE DOING INSIDE OF ME: IT'S TRANSFORMING!

TRANSFORMING THURSDAY
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Each person thinks a little differently than the next. Some people prefer a detailed explanation. Some need information delivered to them by being shown or through pictures. There are others who hook the information to be learned to a little song or poem. Of course, there is about half the population who needs to talk through what they are learning with someone. The other half of the population is more reflective and meditative and needs time to think about it and ruminate on it. We must not forget those who are logical 1-2-3 thinkers who say "just give me the facts, Max!".
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Jesus, in His Sermon on the Mount, started off with 9 points that are so deep that each one could be talked about or reflected on for many many posts. That's what we've been doing with the first two this month:
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1. Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven. Want to live in Jesus' world? Want to be a part of His family? His Kingdom? Then, we get our perspective right. This world is not about you...it's not about me. It's about God! All of a sudden that concept is pretty humbling! We can describe poor in spirit as gaining an understanding of who I am in relationship to God AND correctly responding to that understanding by becoming humble, selfless, poured out...
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2. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Once we come face to face with the reality of God and Who He is, it is sobering. We see the enormity of our weaknesses and our sinfulness. We see humanity in a different perspective. We're sorry! We are really really sorry! We confess! We cry out to God! We say will you forgive me? We want to know what we can do to make it better! We can describe mourning as being very sorry, confessing, crying out for forgiveness...
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1...2....3.... So, what is three? We will spend the next week or two on Be-Attitude 3...it's TRANSFORMING!
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3. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. For today, let's just say this:
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  • meek does not mean weak...think more in terms of GENTLE...QUIET...STILL...
  • in part, it requires you to obey this verse, Psalm 46:10, "Be still, and know that I am God..."
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As the song says, "It's time for healing...it's time to move on..." Now, be still and listen to God...IT'S TRANSFORMING!
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1. POOR IN SPIRIT
2. MOURN
3. MEEK
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2 comments:

Annette said...

"...meek doesn't mean weak." I LOVE that...it's so true! No one who knows me now believes it, but I used to be afraid of my own shadow! Unfortunately, as God was transforming me, I went to the other extreme and became the proverbial bull in the china shop. I think I took the "self" in self confidence a little too far. But because I will not be complete until Jesus returns, He's still working on me, and I'd like to think that thanks to the grace of God, I'm learning to be meek but not weak in the way He intended.

PS, God Loves You said...

Annette,
I have known you for 1 year and 4 months and I see that "God is working on you!" Your transformation is evident! In fact, I notice you are developing spiritual ears! Blessed are the meek! Be still and know...

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

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