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."

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

YOUR GRACE STILL AMAZES ME... HUMBLED AND MOURNING...

At the beginning of each month, we change to a new beatitude and new scripture memory. This month, we will discuss two beatitudes, focusing on one for two weeks and then another for two weeks. We've spent a good amount of time discussing the word BLESSED. We spent the month of January trying to wrap our minds around the concept of "BLESSED are the poor in spirit..." Now, let's try mourning on for size! What did Jesus mean, when He spoke this second beatitude?
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BEATITUDE:
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Matthew 5:4
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..."Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted."
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Today, I'll give you my short version:
  • Once a person encounters the holiness and grace of our loving Creator and Friend, it is with deep sorrow that she mourns her sinfulness. She begins to understand that it is her sin that has separated her from her God. She humbly submits her life to Him (blessed are the poor in spirit). She comprehends that she is a sinner saved by His grace. As she daily sees her own humanity, her mourning extends to consider the humanity of others. She is overwhelmed with the condition of the lost world around her. It is because of His grace that her mourning can turn to joy!
It is so easy to use The Beatitudes to describe Mary, the mother of Jesus. Consider this beatitude and the one from last month as you read and memorize Mary's words today.

MEMORY VERSE SECTION FOR THIS WEEK:


Luke 1:46-48
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"46 And Mary said: "My soul glorifies the LORD
47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
48 for He has been mindful of the humble state of His servant."
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~BLESSED~




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