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."

Monday, February 9, 2009

GOD IS IN CONTROL: SO, LEAD BY EXAMPLE!

MEDITATION MONDAY
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We need leaders who know that God is in control!
We need mommies and daddies who know that God is in control!
We need adults who know that God is in control!
We need teens who know that God is in control!
We need children who know that God is in control!
Each of us can lead by example in this area!
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On Sundays,
we've been hearing sermons on Nehemiah.
Wow!
So many lessons.
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Yesterday, Steve talked about NEHEMIAH: LEADERSHIP BY EXAMPLE:
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  1. Example by PERSONAL TESTIMONY
  2. Example by PERSONAL COMMITTMENT
  3. Example by PERSONAL INTEGRITY AND WORK ETHIC

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Nehemiah was a tremendous spiritual leader! Here are a few things from yesterday that I am choosing to meditate on today...

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BE AN EXAMPLE BY PERSONAL TESTIMONY (5 of 12 points)

  1. Prayer is the food and drink of a Godly leader. The book of Nehemiah records 12 of Nehemiah's prayers. It's really not about what Nehemiah did as much as who Nehemiah was!
  2. A Must! Humility! Humility! Humility! Nehemiah was poor in spirit.
  3. A Spirit Leader is Spirit Led. Nehemiah 2:12
  4. A spiritual leader readlizes he/she is in a spiritual battle and there will be opposition (peace is NOT the absence of conflict).
  5. A spiritual leader connects with the people (2:17) in their suffering but gives hope because God has given him/her a story to tell (2:18).

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BE AN EXAMPLE OF PERSONAL COMMITTMENT:

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1. In Nehemiah chapter 4, they committed to work on the wall until it was finished...from "dawn until the stars appeared." They did not even take time to change their clothes.

2. In Nehemiah chapter 8, Ezra read scripture to the people from early morning til midday. They were convicted! They mourned and wept. The next day, they came back so that they might "get insight into the words of the law."

3. Ezra 7:10 tells us about Ezra's personal committment: "For Ezra had set his heart to study the law of the LORD, and to practice it, and to teach His statutes and ordinances in Israel."

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BE AN EXAMPLE OF PERSONAL INTEGRITY AND WORK ETHIC:

In Nehemiah 5, we see that Nehemiah's integrity was two fold: he feared the Lord AND had compassion for others. Those two helped him to DO THE RIGHT THING!

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Each of us has a PERSONAL TESTIMONY that shows how God is in Control! Have you told your story lately? Have you shared with your family the amazing ways God has been in control in your life?

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Each of us makes a PERSONAL COMMITTMENT to give God the reins of our life and let God be in Control! Have you truly given the reins of your life over to Him? Blessed are the meek... for they let God be in control!

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Each of us can make a choice today to DO THE RIGHT THING in our personal integrity and work ethic showing how we believe that GOD IS IN CONTROL! Can your family and friends tell stories of how God is in control of your life by how they see you live out His work ethic and integrity?

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes,Patti, Gos IS in control, and what a burden that takes off of OUR shoulders. If I had to be in control, I would have messed things up ALONG time ago. I have seen many who do not have God in their lives just fall and crumble to the ground. I am so thankful for our loving Father who watches over us all day and night. Have a great day. Love to you, Tanya

Hannah said...

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Hannah

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

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