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."

Friday, December 17, 2010

A PLACE CALLED GRACE... SUFFICIENT...


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Absolutely and without a doubt, wherever THE FAMILY is should be A PLACE CALLED GRACE! Absolutely and without a doubt, TRUTH is foundational, too! Yet, TRUTH and GRACE have to co-habit in order for the family to be what God designed it to be. The TRUTH is that God says, "MY GRACE IS SUFFICIENT, for My power is made perfect in weakness!"
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God got the attention of the extended Sikes family a little over 10 years ago. Steve and I had just built a house in York, NE and everyone was to arrive after Christmas but before the New Year to celebrate the entrance of the new millinium together. I use the term "everyone" loosely when speaking of Steve's parents, his 12 siblings, their spouses/children/grandchildren. At the time there were multiple Sikes living in York to house whoever would come for the celebration.
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One of Steve's seven sisters and her family were headed back to York from spending Christmas in Texas. It was nightime on a very busy two lane highway. Cresting a hill, they found themselves in a very tough situation. Someone had hit a deer and cars were pulling off to the side of the road. If Derryl swerved to the left, he would hit a semi-truck head on. He couldn't go straight and if he swerved to the right, he might hit a car. In an instant, he swerved to the far right. Before they knew it, they had hit something and their car was rolling down the hill into a steep ravine.
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At the bottom of the hill, in a turned over car, they gratefully found that the four of them were unharmed. Yet, the electrical system in their car had jammed and would not let them open their doors. They would have to wait together and be at the mercy of someone finding them there. As they prayed together, in the darkness, a voice spoke, "My GRACE is sufficient, for my power is made perfect in weakness!" They sat eerily in the quiet wondering what had just happened... who had just spoken.
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In the tape deck had been an audio cassette of Richard Rogers of Sunset School of Preaching, Lubbock, Texas speaking. Even though everything else electrical in the car was not working, the tape came on and allowed Richard to speak just this statement and then go off. Profound words! God's words! A captive audience! Lives changed!
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Those of us in York, got the phone call. A girl had been killed in the accident. The Morgan's were at the hospital. Steve headed south to comfort and bring the Morgan's home. God had given them and us words for the moment... words for the journey... words for a lifetime: "MY GRACE IS SUFFICIENT, for MY POWER is made perfect in weakness!"
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