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."

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

BLESSED BE YOUR NAME... LIVING WORD... BLESSED...

If you've been coming to this blog long at all, you know I love talking about the names of Jesus. There are so many names that He personifies. Yet, each name only describes Him in part.


It takes a 66 Book library called the Holy Bible to give you the big and small picture of His story (History). Yet, there is so much that Jesus said in so few words when He spoke.
As John said, in John 1:1-2 & 1:14...
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In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
He was with God in the beginning.
3 Through Him all things were made;
without Him nothing was made that has been made.
4 In Him was life, and that life was the light of men...
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14 The Word became flesh
and made His dwelling among us.
We have seen His glory,
the glory of the One and Only,
who came from the Father,
full of grace and truth.
I am so BLESSED by THE WORD (Jesus) who led a life that explained the word (the Bible). How He lived, puts LIFE into these pages. How He DIED gives us perspective of how we must live. How He LIVES AGAIN gives us hope, encouragement, and a reason to FINISH STRONG! Blessed be His name!
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Singing of His name(s) is an added BLESSING...
  • STRENGTH when I am weak
  • TREASURE that I seek
  • My ALL IN ALL
  • PRECIOUS JEWEL
  • LAMB OF GOD
  • WORTHY
  • WONDERFUL, MERCIFUL SAVIOR
  • PRECIOUS REDEEMER
  • FRIEND

Years ago, Steve and I read a very powerful book that we have since re-read again and again. It is a book that is out of print, but a treasure. It is the best book I have ever read about Christ's Sermon on the Mount. It will be a blessing for you, if you can get a copy: THE CHRIST OF THE MOUNT - A LIVNG EXPOSITION OF JESUS' WORDS AS THE ONLY PRACTICAL WAY OF LIFE - by E. Stanley Jones. As we follow the theme of THE BLESSED LIFE, on this blog this year, please know that we will be a lot in Matthew 5, 6, and 7 - Christ's words for which I am most grateful. I will also often refer to E. Stanley's book - for which I am so thankful. I will end today with what E. Stanley has to say about how Jesus used the word - BLESSED - in the Sermon on the Mount.

To describe the state of those who are right within, He uses a word that is crammed full of meaning - "Blessed". The word is makarios, a word which Aristotle used for divine blessedness in contrast with human happiness. The ordinary word for human happiness was eudamonia, but He passed that by as weak. Since we are to partake of the perfection that God has, so we are to partake of the joy that is divine. The first note of Buddha's teaching is Suffering; the first note that Jesus strikes is Joy. But this happiness is not dependent on happenings. Its sources are within. "Blessed are." So this note of joy is not a jazz note - cheap, easy, and surface. It sounds the depths before it reaches the heights.

But the word BLESSED is more than joyful; it means literally, "not subject to fate," "deathless".

~BLESSED~

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