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 13, 2012

SO LONG SELF... MEDITATION MONDAY...

We've journeyed, on this blog, so far this year from Jesus' love to how we see ourselves in view of His love for us.  Yesterday morning, as I sang with my church family, the songs spoke to me in the same way as this blog has been doing. 

First, we sang FAITHFUL LOVE:  "Faithful love flowing down from a thorn covered crown...".  Wow!  I love that song, but most of all I love my LORD who is the one with the FAITHFUL LOVE.

Next song?  I AM MINE NO MORE:  "I am mine no more!  I am mine no more!  I've been washed with blood.  I am mine no more! ...Jesus is my LORD!  Jesus is my LORD! And He rules my life!  Jesus is my LORD!"

The final songs summed up a powerful service:  DO YOU KNOW MY JESUS?  and MY JESUS KNOWS JUST WHAT I NEED.

During communion, Derek reminded us how Jesus kept silent before His accusers.  Then, when it was time for the sermon, the LORD spoke powerfully through Steve.  A few of the gold nuggets connected so beautifully with what we've been talking about on this blog:

  1. BASILEIA:  This is the Greek word for "kingdom".  It refers to the REIGN and RULE of God.  "The Kingdom" is much more than a place!  It is about the reign and rule of God in everything, including our lives.  It is a state of BE-ing.  Aha!  The BE-attitudes!  Isn't the first BE-attitude, "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the KINGDOM of heaven."  The LORD wants to reign and rule in me!
  2. THE BATTLE:  God vs. satan!  God vs. evil! Spirit vs. flesh! It's a battle of "love".  Steve took us to 3rd John and the story of two men.  One man was known as "the first to love."  The second man "loved to be first."  Which one was poor in spirit?
I couldn't help but think of the lives of Peter, James, and John:  opinionated, impulsive, judgmental... wanting to be first.  It was a journey of many encounters with Jesus that moved them from those who "loved to be first" to men who were "the first to love" because they had given up control of their lives for the reign and rule of the LORD.




~Oh, the JOY!~

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