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, August 8, 2011

GO LIGHT YOUR WORLD... GOD'S WAY....

MEDITATION MONDAY




Who does God love? I know so many people - women especially - who do not believe that God can possibly love them. Yesterday morning, Derrick was our speaker. His lesson was on the Bible story / character JONAH. Ninevah was an extremely wicked city AND GOD LOVED THE PEOPLE OF NINEVAH!!!!




If you read the little 4 chapter book of Jonah, in the Bible, you might not understand the extent of the evil in Ninevah. Jonah did not want to go preach to them, maybe because he knew a little bit kore about their character than we do. Go over to a nearby book, in the library of the Bible's 66 books, to the book of Nahum and you'll find more about Ninevah. The description of Ninevah's wickedness in the book of Nahum, includes:




~They plotted evil against the LORD.~

Nahum 1:11




~They showed cruelty and plundering in war.~

Nahum 2:12-13; 3:1-19




~They were known for their prostitution and witchcraft.~

Nahum 3:4




~They were known for commercial exploitation.~

Nahum 3:16





We could use multiple words to describe the above: evil, wicked, darkness, sin... This could also be said of many countries today. Yet, let's not look at a country or a city... let's look at it in terms of people who are doing these things. You may know people like this. Maybe you work with them or go to school with them or they are even your FB friends or family members.




How has God called you and me to make a difference with these people and their evil... wickedness... darkness... sin.... He often puts us in circumstances that no one else can make a difference like we can. Yesterday morning, the title of Derrick's lesson was "I DID IT MY... GOD'S WAY!" He had the word "MY" crossed out. There might we a way to make a little difference here and there by doing it "my" way, but if I want to make an eternal / everlasting change, I must do it God's way - with THE MIND OF CHRIST.



Our theme song reminds us to GO LIGHT YOUR WORLD. Our scripture memory for the month says the we are THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD. How does that work? Where does that power come from?


It is from having the attitude of Christ... living THE BLESSED LIFE... as set forth in the previous verses of Matthew 5... POWERful!!!!




I'm waking up each morning praying the Be-attitudes.


Jesus,

I want to light my world God's way.

Today help me to have Your mind...

Your attitudes...

Your light...




~BLESSED~

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