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, April 4, 2009

YOU ARE GOD ALONE: IT IS ABOUT YOU BEING GLORIFIED!!!!


Ketchup and Mustard Saturday
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Just like the ketchup in the picture above, some people want everyone to be just like them. It's harder to take time and consider what benefits might come from there being differences in people. In fact, to some, being too different is umcomprehendable...so it must be wrong!
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Here is some really tough steak to chew on today! I've been chewing on it for years and sometimes it gives me indigestion and sometimes blessing on blessing! You see, I connect with that bottle of mustard above AND I connect with the man in the story below! I connect with his parents!
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Over the years, our children have had multiples of "out of the box" challenges. According to some of our "friends", there must be some reason. Sin? Lack of discipline? Judgment by God? Steve and I have had people tell us that it is very possible that our children have suffered because of "sin in their parents lives!" I'm sure that I've read something similar to that in Job before!
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Take a look at this story in John 9 and see the discouragement and even persecution that the blind man experiences because some "believers" try to overanalyze the reasons why this man has been blind. This scripture is my final post of the week. Ketchup or mustard before you take your first bite? You'll need alot for the long chew!
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"As He went along,


He saw a man blind from birth.


His disciples asked Him,


"Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents,


that he was born blind?"


"Neither this man nor his parents sinned,"


said Jesus,


"but this happened so that the work of God


might be displayed in his life.


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As long as it is day,


we must do the work of Him who sent Me.


Night is coming, when no one can work.


While I am in the world,


I am the light of the world."


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Having said this, He spit on the ground,


made some mud with the saliva,


and put it on the man's eyes.


"Go," He told him,


"wash in the Pool of Siloam" (this word means Sent).


So the man went and washed,


and came home seeing.


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His neighbors and those who had formerly


seen him begging asked,


"Isn't this the same man who used to sit and beg?"


Some claimed that he was.


Others said, "No, he only looks like him."


But he himself insisted, "I am the man."


"How then were your eyes opened?" they demanded.


He replied, "The man they call JESUS made some mud


and put it on my eyes.


He told me to go to Siloam and wash.


So I went and washed,


and then I could see."


"Where is this man?" they asked him.


"I don't know," he said.


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They brought to the Pharisees the man who had been blind.


Now the day on which Jesus had made the mud


and opened the man's eyes was a Sabbath.


Therefore the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight.


"He put mud on my eyes," the man replied,


"and I washed, and now I see."


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Some of the Pharisees said,


"This man is not from God,


for He does not keep the Sabbath."


But others asked,
"How can a sinner do such miraculous signs?"


So they were divided.


Finally they turned again to the blind man,


"What have you to say about Him?


It was your eyes He opened."


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The man replied, "He is a prophet."


The Jews still did not believe that he had been blind


and had received his sight


until they sent for the man's parents.


"Is this your son?" they asked.


"Is this the one you say was born blind?


How is it that now he can see?"


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"We know he is our son," the parents answered,


"and we know he was born blind.


But how he can see now,


or who opened his eyes, we don't know.


Ask him. He is of age;


he will speak for himself."


His parents said this because they were afraid of the Jews,


for already the Jews had decided that anyone


who acknowledged that Jesus was the Christ


would be put out of the synagogue.


That was why his parents said,


"He is of age; ask him."


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A second time they summoned the man who had been blind.


"Give glory to God," they said.


"We know this man is a sinner."


He replied, "Whether He is a sinner or not, I don't know.


One thing I do know.


I was blind but now I see!"


Then they asked him,


"What did He do to you?


How did he open your eyes?"


He answered, "I have told you already and you did not listen.


Why do you want to hear it again?


Do you want to become His disciples, too?"


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Then they hurled insults at him and said,


"You are this fellow's disciple!


We are disciples of Moses!


We know that God spoke to Moses,


but as for this fellow,


we don't even know where He comes from."


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The man answered,


"Now that is remarkable!


You don't know where he comes from,


yet He opened my eyes.


We know that God does not listen to sinners.


He listens to the godly man who does His will.


Nobody has ever heard of


opening the eyes of a man born blind.


If this man were not from God,


he could do nothing."


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To this they replied, "You were steeped in sin at birth;


how dare you lecture us!"


And they threw him out.


Jesus heard that they had thrown him out,


and when He found him, He said,


"Do you believe in the Son of Man?"


"Who is He, sir?" the man asked.


"Tell me so that I may believe in Him."


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Jesus said, "You have now seen Him;


in fact, He is the One speaking with you."


Then the man said, "Lord, I believe,"


and he worshiped Him.


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Jesus said,


"For judgment I have come into this world,


so that the blind will see


and those who see will become blind."


Some Pharisees who were with Him


heard Him say this and asked,


"What? Are we blind too?"


Jesus said, "If you were blind,


you would not be guilty of sin;


but now that you claim you can see,


your guilt remains. "
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Matthew 5
"BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO ARE PERSECUTED
FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS SAKE,
FOR THEIRS IS THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN."
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QUESTIONS:
1. In the story of the blind beggar, who was persecuted for righteousness?
2. In the story of the blind beggar, who are those that "get" the kingdom of heaven?
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