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, March 21, 2009

TOO BLESSED TO BE STRESSED?!?!?!?!!!!


Welcome to a really big
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Ketchup and Mustard Saturday!


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It's time for some January through March
CATCH-UP and MUST DO!
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Today and tomorrow I am speaking at a women's retreat at the La Mer Beachfront Inn, Cape May, NJ (just look at the bottom point of the peninsula triangle of New Jersey to find us). Pray for us, as we pray for you, and let's spend some time together talking about all the beatitudes (which I prefer to spell 'be-attitudes').
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Jesus took the form of a baby and came to live on the earth. During the short 33 years that He lived on this planet, he did a lot of teaching. God, the Father...God, the Son...and God, the Holy Spirit had designed earth to be a blessing to all involved. Over the years, mankind had a lot of difficulty understanding how to lead a life of blessing. So, one day, Jesus taught His disciples about what a blessed life would look like. Many scholars believe that this is the place where Christ's Sermon on the Mount happened.
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The remainder of this post will be a summary of what we've covered so far this year on this blog and a peak at where we are going as we continue to discuss the Sermon on the Mount....specifically the Be-attitudes.

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BLESSED ARE THE POOR IN SPIRIT FOR THEIRS IS THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN...

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At some point, each of us must learn that "life is not all about me...it's about God..." We change from selfish to SELFLESS.
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BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO MOURN, FOR THEY SHALL BE COMFORTED...





We mourn...we cry out...we weep...we wail... We are convicted as to how wrong (sinful) we have been and we know we must change. We are so sorry about our condition and the condition of our world. We confess that Jesus is LORD and that we want to live with Him.
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At some point, we must change from sinful to SINLESS..each of us must confess Jesus...trust and obey Him...because He is the only reason anyone will be saved.
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BLESSED ARE THE MEEK, FOR THEY SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH...
My July 26, 2008 post was about this horse and it's blood line...strong, powerful, "wild" horses who were made gentle under their master's control and then became champions. Meek does not mean weak but "power under control" as these six white horses display. Just like the horses, we must change from stubborn to SUBMISSIVE .
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BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO HUNGER AND THIRST FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS, FOR THEY SHALL BE FILLED.
Seeking to learn, to be taught and trained is necessary for understanding and growth in righteous living. We must daily seek God, in order to be SATISFIED.
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BLESSED ARE THE MERCIFUL, FOR THEY SHALL BE COMFORTED...
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When Jesus reached out to the Samaritan woman at the well it was because He extended her mercy and grace. In so doing, He gave her hope. He did not just have sympathy but EMPATHY. We must do the same. Play this video to find out what the woman at the well might have said or thought.
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BLESSED ARE THE PURE IN HEART, FOR THEY SHALL SEE GOD...



It takes time growing as a christian. God says that He does not look on us like others do. Man looks on the outward appearance but God looks on the spiritual heart. Our hearts must become single focused...on God. We have a heart transplant...a transformation from worldly to SPIRITUAL.

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BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS, FOR THEY WILL BE CALLED SONS OF GOD...
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We reach out to others , teaching them how to make peace with their God. . We want others to have a right relationship with God. We go from being saved to sharing SALVATION with others. Play this video to view the gospel story!





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BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO ARE PERSECUTED BECAUSE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, FOR THEIRS IS THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN. .
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REJOICE AND BE GLAD, BECAUSE GREAT IS YOUR REWARD IN HEAVEN...
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This past week on my FB email, I got this note from my prayer warrior friend who articulates the last two Beattitudes well.
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"I awakened quite early this morning...your family...on my mind. At first I pleaded with God, asking Him to deliver...from this suffering. There are times when intercession seems so labored; this was such a time.
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God then brought to mind scripture from II Chronicles 20 which I read over the weekend. I am struck by the fact that on the verge of battle King Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the Lord and praise Him " for the splendor of His holiness." As the men began to sing God intervened and won a great victory for Judah.
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Alone in my bed this morning I began to sing unto the Lord and worship Him. These precious words are from verse 12, "For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon you." And, in verse 15 we read this, "Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God's."
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Thank you, Missy! The Holy Spirit just keeps working through you.
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Please join me the next six weeks as we complete Be-attitudes 7, 8, and 9. I hope you see your life being blessed as you attempt to flesh out these teachings.
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