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."

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

ALL TO JESUS I SURRENDER... MY ATTITUDE... MY SELFISH NATURE... MY HUMANITY...

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Welcome! If you are new to this blog, every Wednesday we spend some special time in the Bible looking at our scripture of the month. I encourage you to join us in also putting these scripture(s) to memory.
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First, join me in watching this short video about the Bible. You can pause the playlist above before starting this video.

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I'm sitting here, snowed in on this wintery January day, still in my pajamas - with my laptop on my lap. Last night, right after posting the above, my PC desktop computer informed me that it had contracted a trojan horse virus. Ugh! Life is full of frustrations! In fact it can be soooo hard! How does one get through it with meaning, sanity, joy, and blessing? That's the reason we're studying the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7). I invite you to read through the first 11 posts of this year to "catch up" with where we are today. Only Jesus has the complete answer of how to lead THE BLESSED LIFE.

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Matthew chapter 5 is our chapter to put to memory for the year. We've begun with the first 3 verses this month. Verse 3 is foundatonal to understand THE BLESSED LIFE.

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.MATTHEW 5:1-3 .

Now when He saw the crowds, He went up on a mountainside and sat down. .
His disciples came to Him, and He began to teach them, saying:
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"BLESSED are the POOR IN SPIRIT,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."
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.. The apostle Paul learned the secret to THE BLESSED LIFE ... this life that begins with being poor in spirit. Let's ask Paul some questions. He can answer through the verses he wrote in PHILIPPIANS 2:5-7
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1. Paul, what should my continual outlook on life be?
  • Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:

2. Who is Christ Jesus, Paul?
  • Who, being in very nature God,

3. So, my attitude should be the same as God? Isn't that kind of prideful? Wouldn't that make me kind of full of myself?
  • did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but He made HImself nothing,

4. Okay, so if Jesus, who is God, didn't have an attitude that was full of Himself - what did that look like?
  • taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness..

As you ponder these new verses from Philippians today, consider using the word AGES. Paul is sharing with us a foundational concept... for living THE BLESSED LIFE... for the AGES.
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Try memorizing it in these 4 sections:
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1. A: Attitude of Christ Jesus
  • Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:
2. G: God
  • Who, being in very nature God,
3. E: Equality - NOT!
  • did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made Himself nothing,
4. S: Servant
  • taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.
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Philippians 2:5-7
  • Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus
  • Who, being in very nature God,
  • did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made Himself nothing,
  • taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.
~BLESSED~

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