“Empowering the abused woman to recover with God's truth"
We were made in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:26-28) but Adam and Eve’s sin (Genesis 3), caused us to not know who we are in God. Now, God has to transform us back into His image and likeness; Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection, made the transformation possible. Through Jesus’ finished work, we now have a right fellowship with God; Jesus’ finished work, restored our relationship with God. However, in order for God to transform us back into His image and likeness, we must partner with Him; we must be willing to die to self – die to the old man! We CANNOT keep doing the same old thing, after we accept Jesus as our personal Lord and Savior and expect God to transform us! We Must do our part, so God can do His part; we must surrender our heart (soul) to God and study His Word to learn His ways – apply the Word to our lives daily!
Paul said in Romans 12:1-2:
“I appeal to you therefore, brothers,[a] by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.[b] 2 Do not be conformed to this world,[c]but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect[d] (biblegateway.com – ESV).
The only way we are going to be transformed into God’s image and likeness, is to be willing for God to change us; God will not force us, we must choose God, as He has chosen us! This world is not our home so instead of building up treasures here, that will be destroyed, we should be building up treasures in Heaven; we should be allowing God to do what needs to be done in us, so we will be ready when Jesus comes back to get us! Let’s just stop the rat race here on this doomed planet and seek after God with all our hearts, all our soul, all our being, like never before! Jesus is soon to return and most of us, including myself, have not even begin to scratch the surface of the things God has called us to do! Let’s do better Saints! We can begin right now; today!
Ask Holy Spirit to help you get started; so you can allow God to transform you back into His image. And during your transformation process, ask Holy Spirit to guide you through it; each of us has our own transformation process, so Holy Spirit is the only One who can help you.
Our transformation is necessary to go back with Jesus; we MUST be transformed in order to enter Heaven! I don’t want to be left behind!
Therefore, I am picking up the pace and really seeking after God, like never before; I want to finish EVERYTHING God has called me to do here on this earth – I want to hear God say, “…’Well done, good and faithful servant.[a] You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master’” (Matthew 25:21 - biblegateway.com – ESV). I don’t want to hear God say, “…‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness’” (Matthew 7:23 - biblegateway.com – ESV).
What do YOU want to hear God say to YOU?
Lean on Holy Spirit as you are going through your transformation, your sanctification process and all will be well with you!
May the peace of God, guard your hearts and minds,
Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks