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EXTREME MAKEOVER - HEART EDITION

- This blog is an extension of HOPE Ministry and "The Secret Place" -- if it has sown a blessing into your life please consider sowing back into the ministry by clicking here: Support HOPE Ministry

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"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God."    Romans 12:2 NKJV

 

I enjoy the TV show Extreme Makeover- Home Edition, because they showcase a family typically in great need for a new home due to many stressors in life from health issues to poverty.  It is always endearing to watch the expression on a family members face when they see the final reveal of their new home.

Imagine how God feels when He sees our own reveal as our hearts are transformed by His Word.  As for me, I would rather be responsible for smiles on His face than tears in His eyes.

Our transformation and non-conformity to the way of this world means that we no longer are so fixed on our culture that we fit in without even realizing.  Becoming aware of our life in Christ can only happen when we fix our attention on God and His Word.  Our minds become renewed continually and we begin to change the way we think.  But try doing this in our own flesh -- it just won't work.  We need the power of His Spirit and the Word abiding daily in us so that our hearts begin to take on the characteristics and mindset of Christ Jesus. 

Developing new ideas and new attitudes through the extreme makeover of our our heart, will help us to know what is good and pleasing to God Himself.

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GBY!  Barbara :) 


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Comment balloon 8 commentsBARBARA RIES • July 25 2008 03:17PM

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Hey Barbara, I enjoyed your post. Matters of the heart which matter the most to us can become quite complicated, indeed.

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 9 years ago

Hi Carol: Nice to see you and thanks for your comments.  Heartbroken many times myself, it wasn't until I changed who I was that my eyes started to see things from God's point of view -- His Word.  Hope all is well with you and the family.  Have a good night. Barbara

Posted by BARBARA RIES, Your Cool Agent in the Coolest Small Town, Lititz! (Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty) over 9 years ago

The fam is fabulous and we are having late night in my house. Enjoy your evening, sweetie. Love, C.

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 9 years ago

Thanks Carol, you too. Barbara

Posted by BARBARA RIES, Your Cool Agent in the Coolest Small Town, Lititz! (Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty) over 9 years ago

Hi Barbara,

I hope you are putting these great posts into a greater collection...like a heart felt devotional of Gods love! You are a great writer from the spirit!

Posted by Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota Real Estate Expert (RE/MAX Results) over 9 years ago

Hi Chuck:  How are you and your kids doing?  I hope all is well with you.  Thanks for your post and words of encouragement.

The collection of journaling is now more than 5,000 pages so ministry support is needed to start publishing devotionals.  Your support of the ministry would be much appreciated.

God bless you!  Barbara

Posted by BARBARA RIES, Your Cool Agent in the Coolest Small Town, Lititz! (Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty) over 9 years ago

Barb......

It was really nice talking to you on the phone today...I am featuring this in,"Christianity and Real Estate" as an example of being transformed by the renewing of your mind by the washing of the water of the Word of God....

God bless you, sis!!

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Posted by Alexander Harb, Dallas, Texas Real Estate Investing (Knights Investing) over 9 years ago

Hi Alex:  It is a good thing to connect with other Believers in the family of God.  Thank you for the feature as well -- to God be the glory!  Barbara :)

Posted by BARBARA RIES, Your Cool Agent in the Coolest Small Town, Lititz! (Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty) over 9 years ago

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