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, July 26, 2010

WORD OF GOD SPEAK...GOD CHASER...

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MEDITATION MONDAY


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Yesterday was a little different after our morning services. People stood around and talked about the sermon. There were tears... there were words like "I have never thought of this before"...
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As our congregation reads through the Bible in a year, Steve's lesson was steeped in where some of the reading had been this past week: Ecclesiastes. Ecclesiastes and it's talk about the meaninglessness of life was a difficult read for him. Our family has been through some very tough roads over the years and last week was one of those. Yet, God took Steve on a journey that would be right where he needed to be... to use it to meet the needs of our church family yesterday.
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God does that! He meets needs! He challenges and convicts! His Word is alive and active. When we read it, stand in it, soak it up, and let it work, we are forever changed.
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Although I cannot do Steve's lesson justice, here is my summary:
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Ecclesiastes 1:14 -

  • "All things are meaningless and a chasing after the wind..."

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ARE YOU A WIND CHASER? (A wind chaser is someone who trusts in anything other than God).

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  1. Do you chase after pleasure? Eccl. 2:1


  2. Do you chase after laughter? Eccl. 2:2


  3. Do you chase after wine or any addictive substance? Eccl. 2:3


  4. Do you chase after work, projects, or things you can make with your hands? Eccl. 2:4-6


  5. Do you chase after possessions... (ownership)? Eccl. 2:7


  6. Do you chase after music, money, or sex? Eccl. 2:8


  7. Do you chase after accomplishments or personal gain? Eccl. 2:9


  8. Do you chase after relationships? 1 Kings 11:1-10

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RESULT: Solomon hated life because wind chasing does not satisfy!

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LIFE CHANGING CONCEPTS:

It is dangerous when a person

begins to look at God

through the glasses (lens) of life.

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We must look at life

through the glasses (lens) of God.


  • ARE YOU A GOD CHASER? (A God chaser is someone who wants to know God more... intimately... and trust in Him and only Him).
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    1. Do you actively seek God? Matthew 6:33-34
    2. Do you find God? Acts 17:24-31
    3. Do you fear God? (fearing God includes pursuing holiness)
    4. Do you obey God? Eccl. 12:13
    5. Do you love God? Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Mark 12:30-31
    6. Do you pant for God? Psalms 42:1-2
    7. Do you intimately pursue God? Psalms 42:1-2

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    LIFE CHANGING CONCEPTS:
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    Blessed are those who
    hunger and thirst for righteousness
    for they will be satisfied.
    Matthew 5:6

    But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness,
    and all these things
    will be given to you as well.
    Therefore do not worry about tomorrow,
    for tomorrow will worry about itself.
    Each day has enough trouble of its own.
    Matthew 6: 33-34
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    Chase God!
    Chase The Word!
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