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 27, 2012

HERE WITH ME... MONDAY MEDITATION...

Loving Yourself the way Jesus loves you, means you must spend lots of time with Jesus!

Love J esus!

Love O thers!

Love Y ourself!





This month, we're talking more about loving Yourself.

I was challenged by Steves's sermon, yesterday, as he looked at the life of David and his relationship with God.  Steve made some implications for our own lives. 

There were times when David was:


5)  A Non-Believer – Read 2 Samuel 12:1-15

  • Satan was after David’s relationship with the LORD! What if Nathan hadn’t come?

4)  A Pretender – Read 2 Samuel 11:14-25

  • David had a hardened heart! How could adultery & murder be no problem to him?

3)  A Coaster – Read 2 Samuel 11:1-5

  • It was the spring of the year and David should have been – WHERE? Why wasn’t he?

2)  A  Survivor – Read Psalm 42 and/or Psalm 31

  • There were times in David’s life he was barely hanging on! Can you relate? Explain.

1)  A Pursuer – Read Psalm 119:62,72,82,92,97,102,112

 
 
Steve asked for each of us to circle the one that applies to each one of us.  Try this:  with the idea of  "more of self" being the highest -  #5 NON-BELIEVER and "more of Jesus" is the lowest -  #1 PURSUER. 
Go ahead... which one?
 
  • #5 - NON-BELIEVER?

  • #4 - PRETENDER?

  • #3 - COASTER?

  • #2 - SURVIVOR?

  • #1 - PURSUER?

Steve encouraged us to love ourselves enough to love the LORD in such a way that we PURSUE HIM!!!!

We've definitely talked about the importance of this during the month of February, on this blog.  What did Steve suggest?  He shared what our teens had been challenged to do when they went to Winterfest last week, in Tennessee.  This is certainly worth meditating on:

Am I spiritually disciplined in pursuing God?  Is it time to work on spiritual disciplines in my life?  Richard Foster's book divides them up into 12 disciplines, in this way:
  • THE INWARD DISCIPLINES
    • Meditation
    • Prayer
    • Fasting
    • Study
  • THE OUTWARD DISCIPLINES
    • Simplicity
    • Solitude
    • Submission
    • Service
  • THE CORPORATE DISCIPLINES
    • Confession
    • Worship
    • Guidance
    • Celebration
On this blog, we've looked at Christ's Be-Attitudes in Matthew 5.  He divides them this way:
  • IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD 
    • Blessed are the poor in spirit...
    • Blessed are those who mourn...
    • Blessed are the meek...
  • IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD AND OTHERS
    • Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness...
    • Blessed are the merciful...
    • Blessed are the pure in heart...
  • IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE WORLD
    • Blessed are the peacemakers...
    • Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness...
    • Blessed are those who rejoice in persecution for righteousness...

Oh, the JOY of loving Yourself enough to PURSUE JESUS!  It takes time, but the transformation is worth it!

~Oh, the JOY!~

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