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, February 25, 2011

ALL THE WAY MY SAVIOR LEADS ME... BLESSED IS THE NAME OF THE LORD...

Today's post is for two days:

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TRANSFORMING THURSDAY


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When we decide to be meek (not weak), we willingly allow God to lead us in His way and His timing. We accept His leading with thanksgiving and joy as we count our blessings and not our troubles.
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He will lead us through darkness, through valleys, through green pastures, by still waters, through the valley of the shadow of death... and into heavenly celebrations...
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In the past week, members of my physical family have experienced carbon monoxide poisoning, slurred speech, migraines, an ER visit, moving of offices/classrooms, job challenges, loss of housing, loss of income, deadlines, exams, surgery, grief, disappointment... this has not stopped us from counting our blessings... because BLESSED IS THE NAME OF OUR LORD!
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Over the past year, as our new building was being erected by many of our own church family members, they experienced financial stress, heart attacks, multiple "bizarre" family illnesses, one of them caught on fire and was in a burn unit, job challenges, deadlines, grief, disappointment... this has not stopped them from counting their blessings... because BLESSED IS THE NAME OF OUR LORD.
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Trusting God enough to choose JOY no matter what the circumstances is TRANSFORMATIONAL THINKING.
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Wednesday night as we met for the first time in our new facilities, there were many who could not be there for various reasons including sickness...

The words on the screen reminded us...
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We made our way into the auditorium for the first time as the body of Christ at the Pitman Road church of Christ.


We prayed and worshipped!
We sang songs, including:
  1. You are the words to the music... You are the song that I sing...
  2. You are holy... I will follow... I will listen... I will love You...
  3. Shine, Jesus, shine!
  4. Search me... try me... consume all my darkness...
  5. It's all right... it's all right... just a little talk with Jesus makes it right...
  6. Here in this place... lay your burdens down... every care you carry... and come to the table of grace where there is mercy...
  7. Great are You, LORD!
  8. LORD, reign in me!
  9. Count your many blessings!
Our elders, deacons, and ministers led us.
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We chose to Count our Blessings!
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.The elementary children had prepared and written their blessings on index cards and taped them together in long strips... We met together, beforehand in their new classrooms, to get ready...






























We lined up, with our Blessings Lists in hand to enter the auditorium.

















Horatio introduced the elementary children....




Beginning with signs up front, including the blessings list of the ABC's of the names of Jesus, they hooked their strips together to encircle the entire auditorium with their blessings strips. The congegation sang, Count Your Many Blessings and God is so Good!









































Many who lead us in following Jesus looked on...
And multiple generations BLESSED THE NAME OF THE LORD!












May our new building be used to Your glory LORD. BLESSED BE YOUR NAME!


~BLESSED~


1 comment:

Shonda said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate your first service in the new building! Wow, your loved ones have been through so much.

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

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