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, March 13, 2012

THE BLESSING... GRATITUESDAY...


At the top of this blog, it says, GOD BLESSES AND TRANSFORMS.  It is so true.  God isn't Santa Claus or the Good Fairy.  His ways are not "magical", they are transformational.  His WAY is a journey and a process. God is God!

My relationship with God, begins and continues with me BEing / living His BE-attitudes.  This is how He wants me to think/live/be:
  1. POOR IN SPIRIT... I'm transparent. No masks!  This is me, God, with all my warts, inconsistencies, and woundedness.  Thank You for introducing me to Your HOLY SPIRIT and allowing me entrance into the Kingdom of Heaven. You are MY KING!
  2. MOURN... I'm human.  I mess up again and again. I sin!  I am a sinner! Your forgiveness is amazing. Thank You for being MY COMFORTER.
  3. MEEK...  No more kicking and screaming!  No more saying, "That's impossible!" I am learning little by little to allow You to shape me and mold me for Your glory.  I give you the "reins" of my life.  After all, You are the Creator of all the earth.  If a wild stallion can be made gentle, so can I.   Thank You for being MY CREATOR Who is willing to "reign and rule" in me. 
  4. HUNGER AND THIRST FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS... Fill me, God.  I realize that I cannot make it without spiritual nutrition / sustenance.  You, Jesus, are MY RIGHTEOUSNESS and I hunger and thirst to BE like You.  Thank You for BEing willing to fill me up!  
  5. MERCIFUL... I understand, Jesus, that all these BE-attitudes, including compassion are a choice. I can't even comprehend all the ways You chose to show mercy when You were on the earth.  In the same way that You, MY WONDERFUL MERCIFUL SAVIOR, extend new mercies to me every morning, may I offer mercy to everyone, including my enemies. 
  6. PURE IN HEART... I must be transparent.  No imitation!  No false pretenses!  No cover-up!  Impurities are out!  You are my filter!  Everything has to go through You!  Cleaning up my act, Jesus, means seeing You as You are...  You are MY HOLINESS. Thank You! 
  7. PEACEMAKERS... How can I be a peacemaker, when peace is part of the Holy Spirit's fruit?  Aha!  Thank You, Jesus, for allowing me to be a partner in the Gospel.  By bringing others to You, I am connecting them with THE PEACE THAT PASSES UNDERSTANDING.  More importantly, by bringing others to You, I am called a "child of God.  What a privilege to be related to THE SON OF THE MOST HIGH. 
  8. PERSECUTED FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS... Thank You for the privilege of being made fun of, slapped around, and wounded for doing the right thing.  You are RIGHTEOUSNESS.  Thank You that it is Your RIGHTEOUSNESS that allows me to be part of the Kingdom of Heaven.
  9. INSULTED, PERSECUTED, and LIED ABOUT:  Thank You, Jesus, for reminding me to REJOICE ANYWAY!  You spoke it!  You taught it!  You modeled it!  You lived it!  You are my VICTORIOUS WARRIOR:  Grace under fire... Joy in the midst suffering... Love in the midst of hate... Light in darkness... 
Thank You, Jesus, for showing us how to be THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD and THE SALT OF THE EARTH.


~Oh, the JOY~

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