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."

Saturday, February 5, 2011

YOUR GRACE STILL AMAZES ME... YOU UNDERSTAND... YOU WEEP...

KETCHUP AND MUSTARD SATURDAY


Catch Up and Must Do
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Life truly is a battle! There's a war going on for your soul, my soul, and the souls of our family and friends! Each day is full of it's own challenges / struggles. Life just gets messy!



Scripture says, "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God..." Ephesians 6 Last summer, we spent quite a bit of time, on this blog, talking about the full armor of God. If you have some time after reading this post, you can link here to THE FULL ARMOR OF GOD.
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These struggles are also part of what teaches us and trains us in His service. Taking something difficult and using it for good is how God does things.
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In the book, Christ of the Mount, written almost a century ago, E. Stanley Jones speaks about the vast array of things that we see in nature. Reading through his thoughts, I was able to see that just because I don't like mud shouldn't mean that will keep me from experiencing the muddy trail that leads to the most incredible view from the top of a hill.

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Jones explains how the 9 Beatitudes are separated into groups of 3's. The groups give each other balance, purpose, and connection. We're working on the first group, discussing the first two, so far.

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Jones says,

"Everything belongs to the (wo)man

who wants nothing.

Having nothing,

(s)he possesses all things in life,

including life itself.

Nothing will be denied the (wo)man who denies self."

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It does begin with an emptying of self... to offer ourselves in service to our King. Part of that emptying is understanding that it is our Heavenly Daddy's spirit / armor that will protect us and give us the strength and power to live each day.

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"Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."
Matthew 5:3
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2.

Jones spoke of mourning,

"It means an active sharing and bearing

of the world's hurt and sin in order to cure it;

if it means the kind of mourning that Jesus manifested

when He wept over the city of Jerusalem,

if there is the passion of the sorrow of the cross in it,

then it is not an anti-climax,

but a necessary counterpart

(to now being in the kingdom of heaven).

The first beatitude without the second ends in

barren aloofness, but with it, it ends in fruitful attachment.

This verse cuts across those who would say that

religion is "an escape mentality... "

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With the second beatitude it becomes a selfless hurting for all to become right with God.

"Blessed are those who mourn,

for they will be comforted."

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Jesus understands! He weeps, too!

What Grace! Amazing!

~BLESSED~

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