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."

Saturday, February 21, 2009

WHAT IF HIS PEOPLE PRAYED FOR THEIR FUTURES

KETCHUP AND MUSTARD SATURDAY
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Catch Up and Must Do Saturday
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I grew up often hearing the phrase, "We don't know what the future holds, but we know WHO holds the future." This week, this blog has been heavy duty. This blog about mommies transforming has been filled with stories of mommies who have no control over the fate of their children suffering terrible health and wellness challenges. Or do they have control? What if His people prayed?
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Little did Nan Deal know that the nine months she carried Connor would lead to only 12 years of having him here on this earth. Yet, Nan had prayed for a son who she could teach about his Creator...a son who would give his life to glorify the Son of that same Creator...
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Today, as Ron, Nan, and family lay Connor's physical body in that earthly grave, they know that the real Connor, the spiritual Connor, has already gone on to his heavenly home...that's what they have prayed for from even before he was concieved. God has answered their prayers with "YES!".
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What if His people prayed for their futures?
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This morning, on the beach of Amelia Island, Steve will officiate the marriage of Antwan and Chelsea. These are two Godly young adults who were both raised by parents who diligently prayed to God and modeled His way to their children. Last night, as family and friends gathered around pizza, we heard amazing testimonies of love, laughter, and grace. Their family and friends have sacrificed to travel to Florida for this special event from California, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, Texas, Iowa, Tennessee, Illinois, Indiana, New York, and New Jersey to honor this lovely couple. Today is a result of people who prayed for their future...
  • Chelsea's parents had prayed for Chelsea's future Godly mate
  • Antwan's parents had prayed for Antwan's future Godly mate
  • Chelsea had held out and prayed for her spiritual mate
  • Antwan had held out and prayed for his spiritual mate

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A girl who grew up in Wyoming and attended York College in Nebraska met a young man while visiting Seattle, Washington who went to graduate school at Indiana University...God orchestrated it across the miles...

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Chelsea was a student at York College when Steve and I taught there. Antwan was a student at the I.U. School of Optometry when Steve preached in Bloomington. We did not know that they knew each other for a long time. God had been at work, through the years, answering their prayers! All they had to do was trust!

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What if His people prayed for their futures in Him?

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"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be filled...."

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1 comment:

Judy said...

Patti, thanks so much for these posts this week on prayer.God's answers to our prayers are amazing. Sometimes we must wait, but the answers are well worth the wait.

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

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