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."

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

HERE WITH US... GRATITUESDAY...





Can you imagine your children waking up one morning and they find that their parents have disappeared and you are not coming back.  How horrifying! 

I've worked with many children throughout my almost 40 years in education.  One thing I saw yesterday and see on a regular basis is kids who do not trust.  They've learned quickly, in their young lives, to put up walls for protection.  Their needs have not been met, nor have their wants.

I am so grateful that Jesus said, "I will never leave you or forsake you...".  The word IMMANUEL or EMMANUEL means "God with us".  The promise is that He will be with us always.  Then, why do we run from that?  Why do we distrust and say that God let us down again?

I believe it is because we do not comprehend that even when things go "wrong" He has our best interest at heart.  Our troubles are part of how we are refined and molded into His image.  Just look at Jesus' life on earth.  It certainly was not a bed of roses!

Jesus came to model for us how to live holy lives.  Just because we do not get instant gratification does not mean that He is not here with us or that He does not listen to us.



Want to live the BLESSED LIFE?  A HAPPY LIFE?  A JOY FILLED LIFE?  A LIFE BASED ON WHO HE IS AND WHO I AM IN HIM?  Jesus explained how to do that in His Sermon on the Mount.  He was already modeling it, at the time.   

Thank You, Jesus, for modeling how to live this BLESSED LIFE.  We each have a choice to make:  love myself enough to love God and do things His way.  He is here with us; He is here to help us!  We step out in faith to live like He told us to in His Sermon on the Mount:

"Then He opened His mouth and taught them, saying:
3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are those who mourn,
For they shall be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek,
For they shall inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
For they shall be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful,
For they shall obtain mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart,
For they shall see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers,
For they shall be called sons of God.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11 “Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. 12 Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you."


~Oh, the JOY!~

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