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, June 1, 2009

I AM A FRIEND OF GOD...THAT'S GRACE!

MEDITATION MONDAY
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How many friends can you count who know you deeply? Intimately? Non-judgmentally? How many friends do you have who you feel empower you to be a better person?
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Yesterday, I thought about the friend I have in Jesus as I listened to Steve's sermon entitled, "GRACE EMPOWERS!" As Steve shared about Timothy and the friends he had in his grandmother Lois, his mother Eunice, the apostle Paul, and in Jesus, I heard some wonderful teaching on some topics that have been on my mind: GRACE, MERCY, AND FRIENDSHIP WITH GOD...
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When I think of a "true friend", I think of someone who...
  • loves me unconditionally
  • loves me in spite of me
  • tells me the truth
  • gives me grace

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Yesterday, Steve read through 2 Timothy chapter 1 and had us respond with the words "THAT'S GRACE!" each time he read something in the chapter that showed the grace that Christ extends. Not everyone has had Godly parents and/or grandparents, but if you have had...THAT'S GRACE! As I meditate on it now, I share it with you to consider the grace God has given you and me by embracing us as friend and family.

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2 Timothy:

  • the promise of life that is in Christ Jesus...THAT'S GRACE!
  • Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord...THAT'S GRACE!
  • sincere faith...in your grandmother...THAT'S GRACE!
  • sincere faith...in your mother...THAT'S GRACE!
  • the gift of God... a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline...THAT'S GRACE!
  • the power of God...THAT'S GRACE!
  • saved...THAT'S GRACE!
  • called us to a holy life-not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace...THAT'S GRACE!
  • this grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time...THAT'S GRACE!
  • but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus...THAT'S GRACE!
  • who has destroyed death...THAT'S GRACE!
  • has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel...THAT'S GRACE!
  • of this gospel I was appointed a herald and an apostle and a teacher...THAT'S GRACE!
  • I am not ashamed, because I know whom I have believed...THAT'S GRACE!
  • am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him... THAT'S GRACE!
  • good deposit that was entrusted to you-guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us...THAT'S GRACE!
  • may the Lord show mercy...THAT'S GRACE!
  • mercy from the Lord on that day! ...THAT'S GRACE!

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John 1:14

"And the Word became flesh,

and dwelt among us,

and we beheld His glory,

glory as of the only begotten from the Father,

full of grace and truth."

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