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, April 23, 2011

BRIGHTLY BEAMS OUR FATHER'S MERCY... ON SATURDAY...





KETCHUP AND MUSTARD SATURDAY



Catch Up and Must Do

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It was the Saturday after Jesus had been laid in the tomb. Many people had a lot to think about... a whole lot on their minds....



  • Judas, overcome with what he had done, had gone out the day before and hung himself ...



  • Peter grappled with the knowledge that he had denied his LORD 3 times.



  • John was sobered with the realization that Mary had lost her son and she was now John's responsibility.



  • Other followers wrestled with the truth about their own humanity... their sins...


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It is now over 2,000 years later. We continue to come face to face with THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD. He illuminates the same truths about Himself and our lives as he did with His followers of old.



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One of the things that I have pondered, this week, is the idea of "lower lights" (as sung in our theme song for the week). When the light from the lighthouse is blocked by clouds or a storm, it just might be "the lower lights" that give sailors their safe direction to the lighthouse.


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In a spiritual sense, Jesus is THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD and His followers are "the lower lights". What happened to "the lower lights" during Jesus' last week? One by one, they stopped fulfilling their purpose.


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Over ten years ago, a fellow Christ follower asked me to use a song that he had written, in any way that I could, to bring others to the LORD. I haven't done that as much as I could and/or should. So, today, as we consider the most magnificent act of all time, let this song by Ray Overholt lead us to consider Jesus' love, grace, and mercy... and our roles as "the lower lights"...


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1.


They bound the hands of Jesus


in the garden where He prayed;



They led Him thro' the streets in shame.



They spat upon the Savior



so pure and free from sin;



They said, "Crucify Him; He's to blame."
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Refrain



He could have called ten thousand angels



To destroy the world and set Him free.



He could have called ten thousand angels,



But He died alone, for you and me.
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2.



Upon His precious head



they placed a crown of thorns;



They laughed and said,



"Behold the King!



"They struck Him and



they cursed Him and



mocked His holy name



All alone He suffered everything.
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Refrain



He could have called ten thousand angels



To destroy the world and set Him free.



He could have called ten thousand angels,



But He died alone, for you and me.
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3.



When they nailed Him to the cross,



His mother stood nearby,



He said, "Woman, behold thy son!"



He cried, "I thirst for water,"



but they gave Him none to drink.



Then the sinful work of man was done.
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Refrain


He could have called ten thousand angels



To destroy the world and set Him free.



He could have called ten thousand angels,



But He died alone, for you and me.
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4.



To the howling mob He yielded;



He did not for mercy cry.



The cross of shame He took alone.



And when He cried, "It's finished,"



He gave Himself to die;



Salvation's wondrous plan was done.
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Refrain



He could have called ten thousand angels



To destroy the world and set Him free.



He could have called ten thousand angels,



But He died alone, for you and me.



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~BLESSED~




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