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Monday, November 28, 2011

What Is Transformation?




The Webster’s online dictionary has eleven definitions of the word transformation, because it is a multifaceted word. I have selected the two most appropriate meanings for the type of transformation of which I usually I write.

(1) The act of transforming, or the state of being transformed; change of form or condition

(2) A change in disposition, heart, character, or the like; conversion

Transformation is often associated with the process of a butterfly. I had the privilege of going on a Field Trip with my son to the Tucson Botanical Gardens; “America’s only live tropical butterfly exhibit.” There I witnessed the most miraculous transformation. The garden is designed with a climate-controlled green-house specifically for the reproduction and preservation of butterflies. There is a beautiful array of butterflies from eleven countries.

I was fortunate to stand by and watched a butterfly emerged from its cocoon. This experience solidifies for me how the science of the process of the Butterfly can be compared to the process life of a human being. As human beings, we are in a continuous process of transformations, whether in a bad or good way.

Here is what I gleaned from that experience: The Larvae or egg of a butterfly pitches on a leaf where it stays and feeds for about two weeks, it then turns into a caterpillar. After awhile, the caterpillar attaches itself head down to a convenient twig, then it sheds its outer coat and begins its process of transformation first into a pupa or chrysalis. This process is completed in a few hours. In approximately two weeks the caterpillar completes the miraculous transformation into a beautiful adult butterfly

As we see, transformation does not just happen overnight. It is a process which takes place over a period of time. As with the butterfly, anyone or anything can be transformed. I have read and heard many stories of people whose lives have been transformed. Any area of a person’s life can be reframed, whether it is physical, emotional spiritual, social or financial. All it takes is discovering that there is an area of need, re-thinking and making a decision to have a shift in paradigm, putting a plan in action, and surrendering to the process. With this in place, with a determination and focused attention you can be unstoppable, because all things are possible.

Can you think of a thing or some things in your life that you are not satisfied; whether habits or situations? If not you personally, do you know of anyone who does? Are you, a friend, family or acquaintance stuck in uncertainties, feelings of despair, disappointment or helplessness? Life does not have to remain that way for anyone.

The possibility of re-tweaking, re-thinking and re-doing is waiting for you. Ask yourself what do I really want my life to reflect? Reclaim you identity. Stop believing the lies of the enemy and reframe your perception of yourself, affirm yourself as to who you really are. For example you may say, “I am a child of the King of kings and I am created in His image and likeness! I am happy! I am love! I am letting go of all false perceptions! I am cooperating with the Holy Spirit to teach me and help me make all the changes that I need to make so that I can live the abundant life. Find all the positive affirmations that you can imagine, speak them over your life and over the lives of your family members.

Let The Power of Transformation help you to cooperate with your Higher Power as He revitalizes, restores and releases you to evolve and live life to its fullest.

Pauline Lewinson
http://www.spptc.org/

Friday, November 4, 2011

It's Your Time: THE POWER OF TRANSFORMATION

It's Your Time: THE POWER OF TRANSFORMATION: The Power of Transformation is a book that combines wisdom of the ages and sages, with modern reality to bring critical points across to the...

THE POWER OF TRANSFORMATION

The Power of Transformation is a book that combines wisdom of the ages and sages, with modern reality to bring critical points across to the reader about how, and what it takes to live a prosperous, healthy and abundant life as promised by God.

It is a practical guide for helping those who have life questions regarding, marriage, raising children, transitions, how to embrace change, discovering purpose, living life to its fullest and much more; regardless of life circumstances. The Power of Transformation helps the reader to find true physical, spiritual, social, financial and emotional wellness. Many of us face such challenges, but remain lost in a wilderness of uncertainty.

The Power of Transformation helps to bring clarity in areas of uncertainty. When you read this book you will have a paradigm shift, create true balance, serenity and harmony in every area of life by trusting in Jesus as your instrument of change. The book teaches how to recognize the differences between the spirit and the flesh or good and evil, which are in constant conflict. As a result of this conflict, many people fail to experience the personal growth and development needed to perform at their full potential.

The publisher wrote: “Pauline E. Lewinson draws upon her own experience in finding spiritual fulfillment to guide you on this wondrous path. With warm and honest candor, Lewinson shows believers and unbelievers alike the powerful potential for change that is possible when we fully surrender our lives to Jesus Christ. She discusses such important topics as:

Relationship between prayer and faith

Prophecies, healings and miracles

Christian marriages and families

Importance of worship

And much more!”

Pauline said, “I wrote the book to encourage people to live life to its fullest, in spite of their circumstances, because God’s love is amazing and He has an excellent plan for their lives. Jesus promises He will never leave us nor forsake us. He also assures that He came to give us an abundant life and His wish is that we prosper and be in health, even as our souls prosper (John 10:10; 3 John 1: 2).

1. If you are not saved, which means you do not believe in God and have not accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, The Power of Transformation will give you simple reasons why you should and the steps you need to take to become saved and stay saved.

2. If you are saved meaning you are a Bible believing individual, but you struggle in certain areas in your walk, the Power of transformation can help you get over many hurdles and set you on your way to be living the standards that God has set for His followers.

Are ready to restore, renew and transform your life, let The Power of Transformation help to guide you. When you turn to the Lord with all your heart, in all that you do, and seek the Kingdom of God first, you will soon discover lasting peace, joy and hope!

Get your signed copy of the Power to Transformation, today.

http://spptc.org

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

THAT UGLY BAT

I was prompted to find some information about bats after my son showed me a baseball hat with the picture of a bat and told me that he would like to purchase the hat from the website. After asking him why he would want to wear a hat with the picture of an ugly bat, I decided that I need to learn more about the ugly creature I have feared all my life. In my searches, I found some very thought-provoking, pro-bat information on http://www.wickedblog.com/. Are these things superstitions or are they real?

When I was growing up, the perception I had of bats was ugly, scary, nocturnal-flying creatures. I was told by my playmates that they are “duppies (another name for ghost).” This seems ignorant to me now, but that was my reality then. When I visited caves and saw bats flying around, they gave me the creeps.

Now that I know that dead people do not turn into bats, but are rather sleeping in their graves (Daniel 12:2). I see the ugly bats in a different “light”, although they live in the dark. Whenever I am impressed to do a study, I always want to know what the Bible has to say about the topic I am researching. As I often do, I went to my Bible as well as to the Internet.

Here is what I found: The only place in the Bible I found the name bat specifically mentioned is in Isaiah Chapter 2:20. However the bat is counted among a list of unclean animals listed in the Bible. If interested you may read more in Leviticus Chapter 11 and Deuteronomy, Chapter 12.

I also stumbled on this interesting comment: “In Biblical tradition, bats were believed to be messengers of Satan. The Puritans believed that if a bat flew close to someone, somebody was trying to bewitch them”, (www.pure-spirit.com).

Another website had this to say, “Much folklore around the world has cast the bat in a bad role. Perhaps the most familiar of this folklore to us in Western culture are the medieval witchcraft texts that described bats as familiars for witches and the old European lore which associated bats with vampires. Curiously, the old European association of bats to vampires occurred long before Europeans discovered the existence of the less common species of vampire bats in South America (the only continent where vampire bats are found). Also, note that the bat's "evil" reputation from those medieval texts clung to it far into the modern day, while cats, which got the same bad reputation in those texts, have since been redeemed and thrown in the "cute" category (going by popular generalizations, that is.) So, how did bats come to be seen as so "evil?" The prevailing theory seems to be that since bats are mostly nocturnal animals and would stay away from people, people simply were not familiar with these creatures, and often what is unfamiliar is misunderstood” (www.Symbolismwiki.com).

I just wonder if the belief I held about bats stemmed from the Europeans theory, since Jamaica only gained its Independence from Great Britain 1962. My approach to all of God’s creation is intrigue, amazement and appreciation, but I will still keep my distance from some of them.

Pauline Lewinson