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, September 12, 2011

YOUR GREAT NAME... HEALING...

MEDITATION MONDAY





Sometimes life can be overwhelming! This past week it was for me; you might have been able to tell by the fewer number of posts that I have written recently.


There are different reasons why people become paralyzed. For me, it is often having too many responsibilities. I want to do a good job at everything I do. I desire to be light and salt by living out the attitudes of Christ. I might be capable of juggling 4-5 things, but 10-12 can be a bit much. If you have children still at home, you can certainly relate to this. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak!


In preparation for teaching our new Sunday morning ladies class, that began yesterday morning, I have been meditating. I have specifically focused on the word "paralysis" this past week. In a week's time, God allowed me to see various perspectives of what paralyzes people:




  • at the end of one of my first classes of the semester, this past week, a student came up to me and explained that she had a disability and had just begun walking again after being confined to a wheelchair for two years; a very inspiring conversation followed



  • I've watched our own daughter be "paralyzed" from chronic pain by going into one of her "pain coma's"



  • I heard story after story shared on TV of "paralysis" people experienced as a result of 9/11.



  • I felt "paralysis" myself during multiple times of feeling totally overwhelmed

God gave me encouragement in multiple ways in the last few days. Jesus, it is through YOUR GREAT NAME that I am still hanging on!




  1. He gave me a verse, Zechariah 4:6 - "...not by might or power, but by My SPIRIT," declares the LORD.


  2. He gave me family with listening ears and words of encouragement; thank you, Steve and Jess.


  3. He gave me fellowship with my sisters in Christ as 51 of us were together in Philly... I had some great visits with Melody, Kristi, and Linda.


  4. He gave me humor! Thank you Tim Hawkins for helping me to laugh harder than I have in a very long time.


  5. He gave me song! I got to hear Natalie Grant sing in concert for the very first time... thus, the first two songs on this playlist, this week.


  6. He gave me children who hug me before and after Bible classes, often saying, "I love you, Ms. Patti!"


  7. He gave me cell phone connections with my grandkids as I hear their sweet voices speak to me... and download their pics that their dads send via phone...


  8. He gave me His name and His hand...



"HE LEADS ME IN PATHS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS


FOR HIS NAME'S SAKE!"






~BLESSED~

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