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."

Thursday, January 12, 2012

THE KING IS COMING... TAKEN BY LOVE...

TRANSFORMING THURSDAY


It was and is who Jesus is that drove Him and still drives Him to love you and me. 

JESUS  =  LOVE

1.
The song you hear playing on the playlist, TAKEN BY LOVE, uses these words sung by Kutless to tell us a little about His love:

The world will fade away as I lift my hands
The King is worthy of praise, is the great I AM
The joy You've given rings out as I lift my voice
I'm captivated by Your ways, so I will worship You

You've taken me by love
You've taken me by grace
You've taken me away, I can't resist
Because You've taken my heart

All creation will bow to the risen King
All of heaven will shout and the earth will sing
The joy You've given rings out as I lift my voice
I'm captivated my Your ways so I will worship You
[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsty.com/kutless-taken-by-love-lyrics.html ]
You've taken me by love
You've taken me by grace
You've taken me away, I can't resist
Because You've taken my heart

You've taken me by love
You've taken me by grace
You've taken me away, I can't resist
Because You've taken my heart

You've taken my heart
My heart, my heart

You've taken me by love
You've taken me by grace
You've taken me away, I can't resist
Because You've taken my heart

You've taken me by love
You've taken me by grace
You've taken me away, I can't resist
Because You've taken my heart

You've taken my heart
You've taken my heart
You've taken my heart
You've taken my heart

NOTE:  You may want to pause the playlist after listening to TAKEN BY LOVE.

2.
This week, on this blog, we've gone to 1 Corinthians 13 several times.  I paraphrase it here for your consideration.  As you read through it, determine which one of these traits of Jesus' love do you internally have the hardest time believing that He can do for you?

4 "Jesus' love for me is patient,
Jesus' love for me is kind.
Jesus' love for me does not envy,
Jesus' love for me does not boast,
Jesus' love for me is not proud.


5 Jesus love for me does not dishonor others,
Jesus love for me is not self-seeking,
Jesus love for me is not easily angered,
Jesus love for me keeps no record of wrongs.


6 Jesus love for me does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.

7 Jesus' love for me always protects,
Jesus' love for me always trusts,
Jesus' love for me always hopes,
Jesus' love for me always perseveres.


8 Jesus' love for me never fails...

13 ...And now these three remain: faith, hope and Jesus' love.

But the greatest of these is Jesus' love. "


3.
People are all different.  We express emotions differently.  We express our love differently.  Jesus showed us how to love in all ways.  He showed Himself to love on different ends of the continuum of personality:
  • From Extroverted to Introverted
  • From iNtuitive to Sensing
  • From Thinking to Feeling
  • From Perceiving to Judging
     As the Gospels show us the array of personalities that Jesus loved and led while He walked this earth,  I can only imagine all the Spirit leading and loving that it took to change Peter from the impetuous soul to the Spirit-led church leader.  I think of the love of Jesus that it took to change John from a "son of thunder" to the "apostle of love."  Wow!  There's hope for me!
      Join me today in taking this quick personality quiz.  Then, take a look at that "natural woman" the results show you to be.  You will come face to face with your personality extremes and you can begin talking to Jesus about how He is and wants to live and love through you in His kingdom.  I will begin posting tomorrow about how Jesus' love can shape and mold our unique characteristics for His glory.  Remember your 4 letter profile that you will get at the end of the quiz!
J is for Jesus!

Love is Jesus!

Jesus is love!
Taken by love!

~OH, THE JOY!~

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