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."

Thursday, October 14, 2010

AMAZING GRACE... AND TRUTH FOR BRIGHT LIGHTS...

TRANSFORMING THURSDAY

At the university where I teach, this semester I teach three late afternoon classes. By this time, in the fall, it is usually dark when I walk out of the building. I've never really been one who likes the darkness, so I carry my pepper spray in my hand - just in case.
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Last night the parking lot was illuminated! The intramural field next to it was lit up and full of people and activity. The lights surrounding the field permeated the darkness of the parking lot. It made the short walk to my car much more managable.
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It wouldn't have taken much for the light to be gone - just the flip of a switch. It's happened before inside of our building. Some connection between us and the power source blows or becomes disconnected and we're left in the dark. I find it especially hard to function (when this happens) because my office has no outside windows.

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We live in a dark world. Our homes need to be the bright lights permeating the darkness of our neighborhoods. Our husbands and children need encouragement to be bright lights at work / school. How does that switch get flipped on and stay on? Can it begin with you? Have you considered how you are living your life as a bright light?!?


1. KEEP YOUR APPOINTMENT! Get plugged in and stay plugged in! Set aside a time at least one time each day to read your Bible and talk to your Heavenly Father about it. My "mother-in-love" had 13 children. My husband's fondest memory of her was when he had to get up at 5:30 a.m. to begin his chores. She was already at the kitchen table reading her Bible.

2. FLIP ON THE SWITCH! Connect with Jesus in multiple ways:

  • Connect with Jesus as your CREATOR: The truth is that He lovingly formed and fashioned you! You are His masterpiece!

  • Connect with Jesus as THE WORD: "The WORD became flesh and made His dwelling among us." Ponder how the Creator of the universe could come to this planet as a helpless baby and grow up to live as a holy / sinless man. (In a WORD, He lived His life on earth as the "exact representation of God" - Jesus!)

  • Connect with Jesus as THE ONE AND ONLY: "We have seen His glory, the glory of THE ONE AND ONLY." Glory illuminates! Glory shines brightly!

  • Connect with Jesus as GRACE AND TRUTH: "who came from the Father, full of GRACE AND TRUTH". What a balance! Last Thursday, I wrote about how these are like two prongs on an electrical plug that help us stay connected for transformation!
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3. KEEP TALKING! KEEP IN CONTACT! Pray without ceasing! Let the Holy Spirit lead you as you stay plugged in to TRANSFORMING POWER!


2 Corinthians 4:


"For God, who said,


"Let light shine out of darkness,"


made His light shine in our hearts


to give us the light of the knowledge


of the glory of God in the face of Christ.



But we have this treasure in jars of clay


to show that this all-surpassing power


is from God and not from us.


We are hard pressed on every side,

but not crushed;


perplexed,

but not in despair;


persecuted,

but not abandoned;


struck down,

but not destroyed.


We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus,


so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body..."


1 comment:

Shonda said...

I love the different connections that you wrote. I'm going to write them in my journal and use them in my life. Thanks, Patti!

2010 Pitman WOMEN REACHING OUT IN FAITH RETREAT - Cape May, NJ

TRANSFORMED MOM, LISA, REQUESTED PRAYERS FOR HER HUBBY: FULLY RESTORED! FULLY HEALED!