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 2, 2011

JESUS GAVE HER WATER...




KETCHUP AND MUSTARD SATURDAY

Catch Up and Must Do

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Some people would say that they will only have Heinz or Hunt's ketchup and mustard, because those two brands are "the real deal".

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Jesus Christ says that if you want to be "the real deal" when it comes to being a christian, then you will be someone who lives out the beatitudes from the beginning of Christ's sermon on the mount.

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Today, before I post our long scripture memory for the month of April, please join me in making sure you have the first 5 beatitudes put to memory.

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BLESSED are the poor in spirit,


for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.





This person knows that life is not about her, it is about God.




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2.

Blessed are those who mourn,


for they will be comforted.




This person is convicted of her sin and her separation from God. She realizes that this is the lost condition of mankind. As she mourns for forgiveness, she is comforted to know that Jesus has provided salvation for this hopeless situation.


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3. Blessed are the meek,


for they will inherit the earth.


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This person is gentle... willing to follow... not always needing to have her way... she can say, "Jesus lead me!" and not kick and scream when Jesus leads her in a way that she does not want to go. This type of attitude/demeanor will serve her very well in this life on earth.

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4. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,


for they will be filled.




A daily spiritual hunger and thirst should promote a daily active search for spiritual food and drink - just like daily physical hunger and thirst do for physical food and drink. The promise is that if we seek it, we will find it and be filled.


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5. Blessed are the merciful,


for they will be shown mercy.








Offering a servant hand/heart, giving do-overs, extending grace, living a life of compassion for all people is to be merciful. Want mercy? Then, live a life of mercy!

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IN SUMMARY....

Above, I've given you different ways to remember the beatitudes...


  • Semantic - the words and an understanding of the words in the first 5 beatitudes

  • Symbolic - a symbol (focus only on the screen bean symbol) for the first 5 beatitudes. Some of them have 2 - choose the one that will help you the most to remember.

  • Figural - below you will be given a body motion for each of the first 5 beatitudes. The first one starts at the head and as we memorize them over the next few months, the motions will work their way down our bodies. .

1. Bow your head (poor in spirit)


2. Hands either rub eyes or draw tears coming out of eyes (mourn)


3. Point to cheek (meek rhymes with cheek)


4. Bring your hands up to your mouth and pretend like you are eating and drinking (hunger and thirst)


5. Pat yourself on the shoulder (mercy)


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~BLESSED~


1 comment:

Shonda said...

Wonderful ways to remember! You are a teacher!!

2010 Pitman WOMEN REACHING OUT IN FAITH RETREAT - Cape May, NJ

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