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This part of the journey in healing is very near and dear to my heart. I have mentored many women over the years in these disciplines and I helped then to get answers to the deeper questions they are asking when the storms of life are overwhelming. If you struggle to make sense of God in your storm and present situation and you are asking the "Why?", "Why me?", "Where is God in all of this?" or "Why does God allow all of this?" then I would love to help you to find meaning in your struggles. Please contact me and make an appointment if you need help.
What is Spiritual Transformation
As the apostle Paul says, we are to grow mature in Christ. We grow up into the head of the Body, who is Christ (Eph. 4:15) This "growing up" is the process of spiritual formation.
To be formed spiritually means to engage in specific practices and disciplines with one clear goal: to draw nearer to God in Christ and so focus less and less on self. Spiritual formation is also a process that sharpens our attentiveness to God and helps us to be more and more like Jesus, in the power of the Holy Spirit. These practices are shaped by our temperament and personality type.
Some aspects of spiritual formation are specific techniques of prayer and reflective reading of the Word, a lifestyle of integrating spiritual disciplines or exercises and the knowledge and expression of the truth of God and of self. The most important part of Spiritual Transformation is for me to understand what it is to live a surrendered life and to be conformed into the image of Jesus.
A few scripture passages point us to the place in the human personality that is the focus of spiritual formation:
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose…for whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. (Rom. 8:28-29)
Here we see a clear statement as to the purpose of God: To be conformed – the Greek means, "to be formed together," with Christ. God wants to take you and I and form us together with His Son unto His glory. Christ must be formed in us. But what exactly does that mean, and how does God accomplish such a thing?
Christ is formed in us when there comes an inner consciousness of Christ, or to put it another way, Christ is formed in us when we begin to know Him in an inward way. This inward knowing will grow to govern us. And because knowing Jesus equals knowing the Truth, we will likewise be set free from ALL ERRORS ABOUT GOD.