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 2, 2009

IN ME: HOLY SPIRIT, LEAD ME!



MEDITATION MONDAY


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"For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God." Romans 8:14
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  • The Holy Spirit of God lives in christians.
  • The Holy Spirit of God works in and through His church.
  • The Holy Spirit of God leads and guides believers, connecting thoughts, events, conversations, and interactions for His glory.
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I saw it again yesterday!
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Our Sunday morning Bible class, sermon, AND songs connected amazingly with what we've been talking about on this blog.
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I've been attending Mike's adult Bible class on the "Do Not Be Afraid" passages in the Bible. Yesterday's class hit a home run with me:

  • Patti, do not be afraid to speak up about Jesus...but when you do...PURSUE PEACE! This peace is more about helping people to make peace with their God than about making sure nobody gets their feelings hurt.
  • The same Spirit who raised Jesus from the dead can speak through us: 2 Corinthians 4:13-14 "But having the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, " I believed, therefore I spoke, "we also believe, therefore also we speak; knowing that He who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and will present us with you."
  • We must not be concerned about "pleasing people." Although the book of 2 Corinthians tells us of many things that Paul had to endure when He spoke up about the Spirit Who lived in him, when we read one of his conclusions in 2 Corinthians 5:9, it makes sense. It says, "So we make it our goal to please Him..."
  • Blessed are the Peacemakers, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven!

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Guess what we heard in Steve's sermon as he continued our study in Nehemiah? He talked about how Nehemiah was a praying man who listened to God's Spirit. Even though, He was tempted to be afraid of the king, he knew how important it was for him to speak on the behalf of what God had put on His heart. He chose to speak inspite of his fear. He followed through, being led by God and he was victorious. Here are some of Steve's outstanding points:
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  1. THREE trilogies on HOW TO be led by the Holy Spirit. These trilogies are the nine Be-Attitudes broken down into three groups of three: poor in spirit/ mourn/meek...hunger & thirst for righteousness/merciful/pure in heart... peacemaker/persecuted/rejoicing...
  2. THREE passages from Nehemiah on Holy Spirit leadership: Nehemiah 2:11-15; Nehemiah 7:5; and, Nehemiah 9:12,19, 20
  3. THREE truths that Steve has discovered about the Holy Spirit: a) He may choose to lead one person in order to lead others; b) He leads many through His spiritual gifts that He gives; c) He is NOT politically correct! (see Nehemiah 13).
  4. THREE ways how NOT to be led by the Holy Spirit: a)Resist the Spirit by being arrogant, prideful, and stiffnecked; b) Worship other gods/idols; c) Live lives disobedient to God's word.

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And the songs! "Yes, LORD, Yes!" , "He Bore it All", "We Place You on the Highest Place!", and "Restore my spirit LORD!" What a blessing yesterdays Spirit led lessons were of sermon and song!

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John 10:3

"He calls His own sheep by name and leads them out."


If you are a child of God, are you truly letting Him lead you?

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