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, March 25, 2011

LORD, I WANT TO BE JUST LIKE YOU... YOU ARE MY RIGHTEOUSNESS...


Matthew 5:6
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Blessed are those who
hunger
and
thirst
for righteousness,
for they will be filled.
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We can all relate to being hungry or thirsty. Jesus uses this simple connection to encourage us that our hungering and thirsting for righteousness is similar to hungering and thirsting for food and drink. After searching the scriptures I see that Isaiah and Jesus set us straight about righteousness:
  • Isaiah 64:66 "All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags;we all shrivel up like a leaf,and like the wind our sins sweep us away.
  • Matthew 5:19-20 "For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven."

Isaiah and Jesus make it sound really hard. So what then is this righteousness that we should hunger and thirst for?

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Looking more closely, we find that it is Jesus who is OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

  • 1 Corinthians 1:30-31 "...you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God-that is, OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS, holiness and redemption. 31 Therefore, as it is written: "Let him who boasts boast in the Lord."
  • Matthew 5:6 "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for RIGHTEOUSNES (Jesus), for they will be filled."

What about before the New Testament?

  • Galatians 3:6 says, "Consider Abraham: "He believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness."

BOTTOM LINE?

We are all broken and messed up sinners in need of cleaning up our act... making things right... in need of Righteousness... in need of a Savior. So, why do we judge each other within the family of God? None of us are righteous! When you point a finger at me, you are pointing 3 back at yourself.

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Join me today, in focusing on Jesus.

  • Have God put a song on your heart, like I talked about yesterday.
  • Write one of these scriptures down on a card and memorize it throughout the day.
  • Talk to God outloud... silently... Just communicate with your Father!
  • Be Jesus' hands and feet today - SERVE!

JESUS, I WANT TO BE JUST LIKE YOU...

I'M HUNGERING AND THIRSTY FOR YOU...

BECAUSE YOU ARE MY RIGHTEOUSNESS!

Matthew 6:33-34

"But seek first

His kingdom

and

His righteousness,

and all these things

will be given to you as well."

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~BLESSED~

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