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, January 27, 2011

I OFFER MY LIFE... FOR THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN ... GLORY TO GOD...



TRANSFORMING THURSDAY
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Last night there were thousands without power on the East Coast as a snowstorm, described as a "Thundersnow with the characteristics of a Catagory 1 Hurricane", pummeled north. I got my hands on several flashlights with strong batteries and prepared for the possiblity of no electricity. It was not something that I wanted to happen, but knew being without power was a possibility.
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At one point, yesterday, the rain had taken away the snow and I could see our grass. Then, for several hours we got about 2 inches an hour of wet heavy snow until it stopped around 10 inches. There was no loss of power! We did not have to live in the darkness like thousands did. This morning, servanthearted Brian arrived early to help dig us out:


Sisters, how do we get our power to live transformed lives? How do we stay plugged in to the power source? How do we keep lit during the storms of life? Let this very strong-willed and opinionated woman answer that!

  • I have to continually crucify my spirit, to allow the reign and realm of Christ Jesus to take over my life! Life is not about me! It's about Him!

So, our first memory verses of this year have included:

MATTHEW 5:3 .

"BLESSED are the POOR IN SPIRIT,

for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. "

If you and I want to lead THE BLESSED LIFE, we must live presently in the "kingdom of heaven!" Entrance into that "kingdom" is by Jesus. He is the key. He is the door. He is the light. He'll keep us plugged in! It begins by you and I being poor in our own spirit and submitting to the easy requirements of JESUS for the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN. I must tell you that for a strong-willed and opinionated woman, that is NOT always easy. So, the rest of the memory verses for this month help me to continually refocus:

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PHILIPPIANS 2:5-11

  • 5 Your ATTITUDE should be the same as that of CHRIST JESUS:
  • 6 Who, being in very nature GOD,
  • did NOT consider EQUALITY with God something to be grasped,
  • 7 but made Himself nothing, taking the very nature of a SERVANT, being made in human likeness.
  • 8 And being found in appearance as a man, He HUMBLED Himself and became OBEDIENT TO DEATH- even death on a cross!
  • 9 Therefore God exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him the NAME that is ABOVE EVERY NAME,
  • 10 that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE should BOW, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
  • 11 and every EVERY TONGUE CONFESS that Jesus Christ is Lord, TO THE GLORY OF GOD the Father.

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If you are a SEMANTIC learner, then you probably had no trouble just reading the verses, meditating on the concepts, and practicing for memorization. (Some people call that the Read - Repetition method.)

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If you are a SYMBOLIC learner, it is helpful to have some kind of notations or patterns to help you remember. I am partially a symbolic learner. So, I came up with these letters (connected to the upper case words in the bullets above) to help me memorize:

  • A.G.E.S. - (Attitude; God; Equality-not; Servant
  • HO! - (Humbled; Obedient)
  • HP - (Highest Place)
  • NAEN - (Name Above Every Name)
  • EKB - (Every Knee Bow)
  • ETC - (Every Tongue Confess)

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If you are a FIGURAL learner, you probably do best with hands on actions or pictures for your memory work. This way is helpful for me, too. So, this might be an aid for you, as well.

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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:

"BLESSED are the POOR IN SPIRIT,

for theirs is the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN."

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PHILIPPIANS 2:5-11 . 5

Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:







6 Who, being in very nature God,

did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,

7 but made Himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. .






8 And being found in appearance as a man,









He HUMBLED Himself and







became OBEDIENT to death-






even death on a cross! .




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9 Therefore God exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him the name that is above every name,





10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,





11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. .











The bottom line is to stay PLUGGED IN TO THE WORD! The WORD will guide you in your transformation to KINGDOM LIVING! Join us here tomorrow for some secrets about THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN on Family Fellowship Friday.

~BLESSED~

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1 comment:

Shonda said...

I guess I am a semantic learner. But I enjoy the other ways too! It keeps my brain active and learning God's word!

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

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