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, February 6, 2012

CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST... MEDITATION MONDAY...



Each year, I try to spend time focusing on Christ's sermon on the mount.  His sermon is a call to discipleship for His followers.  His sermon is the way to THE BLESSED LIFE.  His sermon begins with crucifixion!

  • Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
  • Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
  • Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.

I've learned a lot by reading a book written by E. Stanley Jones in the early 1900's - CHRIST OF THE MOUNT.  Here are some concepts I am meditating on today as I considered the life and will of our LORD:

  • PAGE 56:  "Self renunciation is far deeper than world renunciation, for one may give up the world and not give up (her)self.  I have seen many a sadhu who was poor in material things, but not poor in spirit, for if you crossed (her), (s)he would flash back in anger.  No (wo)man is free until (s)he is..."

  • PAGE 57a:  "...free at the center.  When (s)he lets go there, (s)he is free indeed.  When the self is renounced, then one stands utterly disillusioned, apart asking for nothing.  (S)he anticipates the sorrows, the buffetings, the slights, the separations, the disappointments of life... it is life's supreme strategic retreat.  You can then say to life:  "What can you do to me?  I want nothing!"  You can say to death:  "What can you do to me?  I have already died!"  Then is a (wo)man truly free...   Asking for nothing, if anything comes to (her), it is all sheer gain.  Then life becomes one constant surprise."

  • PAGE 57b:  "The gospel begins at the cross, so that a (wo)man chooses to be utterly  vulnerable - (s)he wounds (her)self to death.  Then, (s)he is impervious to wounds. You cannot defeat a (wo)man who has already accepted defeat; you cannot break brokenness.  You cannot kill a (wo)man who has chosen to die - (s)he is now deathless."

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.

~Oh, the JOY!~

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