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."

Monday, February 28, 2011

HE TOUCHED ME... L1 and L2...

MEDITATION MONDAY

Yesterday was our church family's first Sunday in our new facilities. I think the most remarkable thing about it was that in that one auditorium were a group of people who have been truly touched by the love of God. In return, as repeated several times during the services, "we choose to L1 and L2:
  • L1: LOVE GOD
  • L2: LOVE OTHERS

Jesus replied:

"'Love the Lord your God

with all your heart and

with all your soul and

with all your mind.'

This is the first and greatest commandment.

And the second is like it:

'Love your neighbor as yourself.'

40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments."

Matthew 22:37-40

We've all been given a model. We've come face to face with our example of how to L1 and L2. We've seen it in the life of Jesus Christ.



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In fact, that is why we call ourselves The Pitman Road CHURCH OF CHRIST. Our coming in contact with Jesus Christ has changed us from the inside out. The words of our theme song, this week, ring true: He Touched Me!


On this blog, for the past two months, we've continued to return to the first 3 Be-attitudes. These are actually the first few sentences that Jesus speaks in His "sermon on the mount". Many refer to this sermon recorded in Matthew 5-7 as the Magna Carta of christianity.
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Jesus could say so much in so few words. Let's consider them again:

"Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven..."
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"Blessed are those who mourn,
for they shall be comforted."
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"Blessed are the meek,
for they shall inherit the earth."
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Now that's a whole lot to meditate on. Wait! Read what E. Stanley Jones says about these verses on page 71 of his book THE CHRIST OF THE MOUNT:
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"The first 3 beatitudes strike at the aggressive attitudes of life. They show God's invasion of us, taking away our self-sufficiency, our very self-life, getting us ready for the most amazing offensive of love the world has ever seen. He disarms us in order to put entirely new weapons in our hands. Unless these first three verses become actual, the rest of the Sermon on the Mount becomes impossible. The rub is not at the place of turning the other cheek; the rub is at the place of letting go the essential self. Do that, and turning the other cheek is a necessary and natural outcome. "
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"To sum up:
  • the renounced in spirit gain the kingdom of heaven
  • the mourners gain the kingdom of inner comfort
  • the meek gain the earth"

So, the world above, the world within, and the world around belong to this woman. Wanting nothing, she inherits all worlds.
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~BLESSED~

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