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."

Friday, February 27, 2009

THE GREATEST GIFT A MOTHER CAN GIVE IS A MODEL


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How does a mother model the right way to live? How does a mother model christianity? How does a mother model Christ? The secret is actually in Christ's Sermon on the Mount! Here are the first four Be-Attitudes that we have looked at so far this year (with my commentary):

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Matthew 5:3-6
"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (Be humble! Put God as number one! Understand that it's not all about me and it's not all about you!)


Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. (Be sorry for your sins! Be sorry for the sins of others and the condition of our world!)


Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. (Understand that God is in control...so let him take the reins of your life - without kicking and screaming about it!)


Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. (Understand that righteousness comes only from God! Consume His ways! Have a daily diet of God via Bible study, meditating on His word, talking to Him, and being led by Him!)


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As we each follow the model of Christ, our children will model Christ through us!
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Today, as I think of the concept of modeling, I share with you some pictures.
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Ten month old Lexi has modeled her mama, Brenda, praying:




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Three year old Lauren, as she awaits a heart transplant, has learned how to walk a treadmill and ride a tricycle. Her mama Cristi says that Lauren has gotten up to 5 minutes on the treadmill and is spending the mornings riding around her hospital room on her tricycle. How did she learn? She first saw others model it for her!


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Maria finds it easy to smile! It's being modeled all around her! Her family and friends are full of smiles! It's been a week since the doctors removed a tumor from behind Maria's lungs. Amazingly, her family had her at Wednesday night Bible study. She was surrounded by a wonderful church who were so happy to see Maria and hear the news that the doctors said the tumor was benign! Praise God!


.It will be a week ago tomorrow that the Deal family buried their beloved son and brother, Connor. The remarkable 40,000+ "hits" on their Caring Bridge website in a little over a week is an amazing testimony to a mom and dad who have modeled "hungering and thirsting for righteousness". I happened to be on Nan's Facebook just minutes after she posted that Ron had set up a new website with videos and some text from the funeral. By the time I went there and posted my own comments, several others had done the same. One woman's comments I have copied and pasted below. I believe it exemplifies the concept of modeling. After reading this letter, consider who you are modeling. Consider who is modeling you...

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"Ron and Nan - I cannot stop thinking about the AMAZING LETTER that Connor wrote you (Nan)! What a tribute to your love and to what a wonderful mother you are! I was IGNITED INSIDE to be a mom like you! I want to ENJOY every single moment with Angelia and listen to every story, give great feedback, and to(prayerfully) have the loving connection with her that you obviously had with Connor and I know you will always have with Braden and Brennan! I will NEVER rush through homework again or work on my laptop when Angelia needs my attention. Never again will I say "Honey, I'll be there in just a minute..." I will be intentional and (Lord willing) never miss a moment - - your example has shown me that the gift of our listening ears, our loving hearts, our affirming smiles and our tender arms are THE GIFTS that kids needs most - they are truly PRICELESS! Connor knew you ADORED HIM to his very core and that he could always count on you to listen, to give feedback and to protect his dreams and ambitions! THANK YOU, Nan, for showing me what it looks like to be an EXTRAORDINARY MOM!! Thank you for sharing the letter Connor wrote. His words will be MY INSPIRATION for the rest of my life! With much love and CONSTANT PRAYER from Nashville..."Angelia's Mom".

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Just a heads up to come back and join us next week as we look at Be-Attitude 5...Blessed are the merciful...

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