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."

Monday, April 25, 2011

SHINE JESUS SHINE... IN THE MIDST OF THE DARKNESS... FROM JARS OF CLAY...

MEDITATION MONDAY



&



GRATITUESDAY





As I approach the end of the my semester, my time online will be limited. There will be days that I will need to combine my posts. I must say that, for me, this post might be sufficient for the next few weeks, months, and years for me to meditate on. Let me share with you why. It includes a few of my FAVORITE THINGS!





1. ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS: How JESUS lived out what He taught - specifically His teachings on the SERMON ON THE MOUNT.




As I "walked" through Christ's last week, on this blog - I was convicted! He was neck deep in people on His way to the cross. His attitude towards those people was not one of indifference, even though He knew it was crunch time. I saw Him shine! He did shine loud and clear:



1. His humility!



2. His focus on His objective - to rescue humanity!



3. His willingness to be led by the Father!



4. His hunger and thirst to do that which was right... righteous...


5. His grace and mercy to all those He came in contact with and even those who He didn't...


Oh, how I love how He shines in that last week!!! He illuminated those first five BEATTITUDES - didn't He?!?!!!



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2. ANOTHER ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS: Our theme song of this week - SHINE JESUS SHINE!



Lord the Light or Your Love is shining,
In the midst of the darkness shining,
Jesus light of the world shine upon us,
Set us free by the truth You now bring us,
Shine on me. Shine on me.



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Shine Jesus shine
Fill this land with the Father's glory
Blaze, Spirit blaze,
Set our hearts on fire
Flow, river flow
Flood the nations with grace and MERCY
Send forth Your word
Lord and let there be light.
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Lord I come to Your awesome presence,
From the shadows into Your radiance,
By the blood I may enter Your brightness,
Search me, try me, consume all my darkness,
Shine on me. Shine on me.



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As we gaze on Your kindly brightness.
So our faces display Your likeness.
Ever changing from glory to glory,
Mirrored here may our lives tell Your story.
Shine on me! Shine on me!





3. Yet, another of my favorite things are my favorite flowers - TULIPS! Red tulips!





For those who have been in our home, there are red tulips throughout our kitchen and den. There's something so inspiring for me about a red tulip! I was gifted with a bouquet of them from my secret sister yesterday. The tulips along our front walk were once bulbs. They had their own graves under the dirt. Then, light and water coaxed life to spring forth. Tulip transformation had begun long before the green leaves peeked up through the dirt!








4. A FOURTH FAVORITE THING OF MINE IS THE SCRIPTURE BELOW. IT IS MY FAVORITE! There is something about this scripture that is fuel for my day... light for my fire... a match for my candle. I confess to you that the last few months have not been easy for me. I have been spent... discouraged... and empty. I confess to you that this scripture has not been in my tank the last few months, either. I'm not sure why! I commit to changing that! Please join me in reading it all the way through:





Therefore,



since through God’s MERCY



we have this ministry,



we do not lose heart.



2 Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways;



we do not use deception,



nor do we distort the word of God.



On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly



we commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience



in the sight of God.



3 And even if our gospel is veiled,



it is veiled to those who are perishing.



4 The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers,



so that they cannot see the light of the gospel



that displays the glory of Christ,



who is the image of God.



5 For what we preach is not ourselves,



but Jesus Christ as Lord,



and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake.



6 For God, who said,



“Let light shine out of darkness,”



[a] made His light shine in our hearts



to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory



displayed in the face of Christ.



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7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay



to show that this all-surpassing power



is from God and not from us.



8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed;



perplexed, but not in despair;



9 persecuted, but not abandoned;



struck down, but not destroyed.



10 We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus,



so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.



11 For we who are alive are always



being given over to death for Jesus’ sake,



so that His life may also be revealed in our mortal body.



12 So then, death is at work in us,



but life is at work in you.





~BLESSED~

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