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, September 13, 2010

WHAT FAITH CAN DO... KINGDOM PEOPLE...

MEDITATION MONDAY


  • I love, love, love my husband's sermons!!!

  • I love, love, love the way the Holy Spirit makes so many connections!!!

  • I love, love, love the way the Old Testament connects to the New Testament on so many levels!!!

  • I love, love, love that God is at work here in South Jersey and He is at work in your hometown, too.

  • I love, love, love how God loves.
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All of that was in my life yesterday, but there were hard times... times of pain, too. So, sister, I had to put up my Daddy's SHIELD OF FAITH and keep the devil's arrows away!!!
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Steve's sermon:


  • GOD’S PLAN: TO RESCUE, TRANSFER, & TRANSFORM!
    How does Paul (in Colossians) say that GOD does this? 2:9-15; Chp 3

Steve was preaching out of Daniel and talked about the 4 stories in Daniel 1, 2, 3, and 4. Much to my complete joy, he connected it with two of my very favorite New Testament passages: Matthew 5:1-12 & Colossians 3:1-17

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In the book of Daniel, Shadrach, Meschach, Abednego, and Daniel were truly God's men - His "Kingdom People". King Nebuchadnezzar became one, too. Years later, in Matthew 5-7, Jesus would describe "Kingdom People" in His Sermon on the Mount. In the first verses of chapter 5, He said that when people are like this they are blessed / happy:

  1. Poor in spirit
  2. Mourning over sin
  3. Meek / gentle
  4. Hungry / thirsty for righteousness
  5. Merciful
  6. Pure in Heart
  7. Peacemakers
  8. Persecuted for righteousness sake
  9. Rejoice in persecution


Also, in those first verses of Matthew 5:3-12, Jesus tells how God keeps His Kingdom Promises to His Kingdom People – Look there at all the promises made to us.

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In the next verses in Matthew 5:13-16, Jesus tells the Kingdom Purpose of Kingdom People: - to be JESUS on earth. Read more there to find out why!

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Matthew 5:17-48 speaks to the Kingdom Principles of Kingdom People. Can you name a few?

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Finally, Matthew 6:1 - vf tell of the Kingdom Practices of Kingdom People —Giving, Praying, Fasting, NOT judging, bearing fruit... _______________________________________________________________




Meditate on the above, but before you do, consider this reading that Steve shared with us:

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Dallas Willard’s words in his book, “Divine Conspiracy”:



“Blessed are the physically repulsive,

blessed are those who smell bad,

the twisted, misshapen, deformed,

the too big, too little, too loud,

the bald, the fat, the old –

for they are all riotously celebrated in the party of Jesus.

Then there are the “seriously” crushed ones:

the flunk-outs, and drop-outs and burned-outs.

The broke and the broken.

The drug heads and the divorced.

The HIV-positive and herpes-ridden.

The brain-damaged, the incurably ill.

The barren and the pregnant too many times

or at the wrong time.

The over-employed, the under-employed, the unemployed.

The unemployable.

The swindled, the shoved aside, the replaced.

The parents with children living on the street …

The lonely, the incompetent, the stupid.

The emotionally starved or emotionally dead.

“Jesus not only looks at the misfits but also the mainstreamers:

those who drove nice cars to see Him,

those who have decent jobs and families;

the up and coming,

the always going and growing.

Jesus looks at all of them

and each of them and pronounces a blessing…”

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Reading through the Sermon on the Mount, the scripture references, and this book quote make for a clearer understanding of who KINGDOM PEOPLE are. Yet, the task seems daunting! Well, it's not really our task! It is God who:

  • RESCUES US
  • TRANSFERS US TO THE KINGDOM OF HIS DEAR SON
  • TRANSFORMS US INTO KINGDOM PEOPLE

Put on God's full armor, sister, and let God do His work...



Oh, WHAT FAITH CAN DO!




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