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, April 13, 2009

HE'S ALIVE! THE LIGHT IS ON! WE'RE SAFE!


MEDITATION MONDAY
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Have you ever had a terrible or difficult experience happen to you? Have you ever had an extremely happy ending to one of those difficult circumstances?

  • I remember screaming my prayers to the LORD, "God, only you can save us!" It was a terrible situation. In 1986, Steve was driving a Uhaul truck, in Illinois on interstate 70, headed west. The truck had stalled in a blinding rainstorm. Two cars full of my sister, her husband, 3 of our little ones (ages 1, almost 3, and 5), and me were right behind. It was almost impossible to see. It was a mathematical certainty that we would be hit from behind. Yet, as we all prayed, something surreal happened. It was as if time stood still and a wall of protection was built. Yes! A semi-truck driver had alerted those behind him and they had somehow built a wall of protection behind and around us. The cars began to whiz by and we were spared. All we could do was praise God and scream, "WE'RE SAFE!"


  • I recall, as I'm sure many do, back in the spring of 1976, Steve and I were teaching in York, Nebraska when the "blizzard of the century" came through! Our whole town, county, and a big part of the state were left without electricity for a week. The ice had been too heavy for the power lines and poles. Everything came to a standstill. I remember going into a classroom building and dormitory at York College and being shocked at how dark it was. Oh, how great was the shout when the electricity came back on, "THEY'RE ON! THE LIGHTS ARE ON!"


  • I wasn't there the day someone very special to us "died on the elevator at the hospital". A hospital representative told the family. Yet, a little while later they came in saying, "HE'S NOT DEAD! HE'S ALIVE!"

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I can only imagine the great shouts from the disciples when they knew that Jesus was indeed alive! "HE'S ALIVE!"

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That day meant so much to you and me!

  • He had died, been crucified, and Satan thought that he had won. Yet, Jesus rose out of the tomb, and He is still with us, works through us, and lives in us! "HE'S ALIVE!"

  • Our Savior did it! He accomplished what He came to do...save us! "WE'RE SAFE!"

  • The Illuminator of how to lead THE BLESSED LIFE, showed us how to live, die, and rise again. He showed us how to be light to a dark world! "THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD IS ON!"

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This week we will begin a discussion on how Jesus is LIGHT and SALT and LIFE through His SAVED people. Please meditate today on the verses that come right after the "Be-attitudes". Jesus is saying that once a person is living the "Be-attitudes", she is plugged in to the power source. She's blessed! She's alive! She's light and salt!

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Matthew 5:13-16


"You are the salt of the earth;

but if the salt has become tasteless,

how will it be made salty again?

It is good for nothing anymore,

except to be thrown out

and trampled under foot by men.

"You are the light of the world.

A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.

"Nor do men light a lamp,

and put it under the peck-measure,

but on the lampstand;

and it gives light to all who are in the house.

"Let your light shine before men

in such a way that they may see your good works,

and glorify your Father who is in heaven."


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