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 15, 2011

I AM NOTHING WITHOUT YOU.... CHRIST IN ME... THE HOPE OF GLORY...




MEDITATION MONDAY



Our theme song this week begins with these words:


Take these hands and lift them up
For I have not the strength to praise You near enough
See I have nothing,
I have nothing without You....


The words of the song connect us with Jesus words... BE-ATTITUDES 1, 2, & 3:


Poor in spirit!

Mourning!

Meek!



Yesterday morning, our visiting missionary from Marseilles, France, said that it was time for each person to make a DECISION... time to put FIRST THINGS FIRST. Craig Young took us to Jesus' Sermon on the Mount:


1. Matthew 7:3-5: Repent! Change your direction! MAKE THE DECSION TO FIRST get the plank out of your own eye!


2. Matthew 6: 31-33 Seek first the kingdom of God... MAKE THE DECISION TO FIRST seek the kingdom of God and His righteousness.


3. Matthew 5:23 Ask forgiveness of others and be reconciled! MAKE THE DECISION TO FIRST go to the people who have somethng against you BEFORE bringing your gifts to God's altar.



Craig's words were filled with Be-attitude 4 and more connections to Be-attitudes 1, 2, & 3:

Hunger and thirst for righteousness!

Poor in spirit!

Mourn!

Meek!



And, then, as I continue to listen to this week's theme song, I hear more connections:


Take my voice and pour it out
Let it sing the songs of mercy I have found
For I have nothing,
I have nothing without You




Jesus' Be-attitudes 5, 1, & 3:


Merciful!


Poor in spirit!


Meek!


Song continues:


All my soul needs
Is all Your love to cover me
So all the world will see
That I have nothing without You

Take my body and build it up
May it be broken as an offering of love
For I have nothing,

I have nothing without You

All my soul needs
Is all Your love to cover me
So all the world will see
That I have nothing


But I love You

With all my heart
With all my soul
With all my mind
With all the strength that I can find




And the words above make connections to Be-attitudes 6, 7, 8, & 9:


Pure in heart!

Peacemaker!

Persecuted for righteousness!

Rejoice!


The song ends with words that challenge us to be the SALT OF THE EARTH and the LIGHT OF THE WORLD.


Take my time here on this earth
And let it glorify all that You are worth
For I am nothing,
I am nothing without You




Salt and Light from Matthew 5:


13 “You are the salt of the earth.

But if the salt loses its saltiness,

how can it be made salty again?

It is no longer good for anything,

except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.
14 “You are the light of the world.

A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.

15 Neither do people light a lamp

and put it under a bowl.

Instead they put it on its stand,

and it gives light to everyone in the house.

16 In the same way,

let your light shine before others,

that they may see your good deeds

and glorify your Father in heaven.


Colossians 1:27:
Christ in you, the hope of glory.


~BLESSED~

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