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,
TRANSFORMED MOMS:MOMS TRANSFORMED
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Friday, November 9, 2012
For being formed in my mother’s womb, by the Divine.
How patient and kind He was with Patti Ann Klein…
And now, Patti Klein Sikes, He’s still working to refine!
Psalm 66:10 “For You have tried us, O God; You have refined us as silver is refined.”
Isaiah 48:10 “Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.”
Daniel 12:10 “Many will be purged, purified and refined, but the wicked will act wickedly; and none of the wicked will understand, but those who have insight will understand.”
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
10 “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might.
11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.
12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
13 Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.
14 Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,
15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 “…in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.”
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18 With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints,
19 and pray on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me in the opening of my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel,
20 for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in proclaiming it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.”
Monday, November 5, 2012
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Thankful 4 the 4-runners! They are those who precede and indicate the approach to others.
but modeled for us how to live our lives… including how to give 4-giveness! So thankful that Steve and I had 4 parents who were 4-giving 4-runners who modeled how to live like Jesus! What a blessing!
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Thankful that I have a personal relationship with the 3 dimensional God of the universe, who is:
- God The Father
- The Holy Spirit
Friday, November 2, 2012
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Thursday, July 26, 2012
At the end of yesterday's post, I shared this:
"When reading different scriptures that talked about Jesus as our hope, I was struck by the similarity of some of the language or words used. There were close to 20 words that jumped out at me, as being common words used in many "hope" scriptures. So, I decided to take a tally. I found 7 words/themes that were in many of those scriptures. I will share them here and then I'd like you to ponder on the connections they have, with Jesus as our hope, until tomorrow. Then, tomorrow on TRANSFORMING THURSDAY, we can study together some of the transformational implications."
If you are a "born again christian", then you have lived out the apostle Peter's directive in Acts 2:38:
39 The promise is for you and your children
So, your sins are forgiven and you've come into a right relationship with God because of the gift Jesus Christ has given you. Yet, sometime since then, life has you on a journey that may include some or all of the following: suffering, affliction, insult to injury, discouragement, exhaustion, and/or powerlessness.
Just a reminder: Jesus is our hope! WITH HIM, this too shall pass! Oh, I know... it's easier said than done...
Many of the scriptures that talk about Jesus as our hope include:
- God, the Father-another aspect of God that we do not deny!
- The Holy Spirit-the third characteristic/piece of God that we do not deny!
- Love-who God is and what He does!
- Suffering/affliction/insult- difficulties that will either bring us closer to God or drive us away from Him.
- Persevere/perseverance/endure/endurance-defined a steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement; continuance in a state of grace to the end, leading to eternal salvation.
- Encourage/build up-to give courage
- Power-ability to act or produce an effect
- It comes from our GOD who is LOVE: as a loving Father, a sacrificial Brother, and a Holy Spirit at work within us. It comes from the encouragement that is received by GOD's family, too!
Christ in you, the hope of glory.
28 He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ. 29 To this end I strenuously contend with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me."