January 2017

Transformed Into God’s Image

As we reflect on 2016 and look forward to what 2017 will bring us, let us join the Psalmist in remembering God's continued faithfulness and his abundant provision:

‘Praise the Lord, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. 
Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits.’ (Psalm 103:1,2 NIV)

We can boldly face the future with a Heavenly Father who continues to offer forgiveness, healing and redemption; who desires to crown, to satisfy and to renew us. 

The General’s ‘I dream...’ statement has once again inspired our theme for Women’s Ministries in 2017 – we will focus on being ‘Transformed Into God’s Image’ (see 2 Corinthians 3:18). We will reflect on our desire to be more and more like Jesus as we contemplate the Lord’s glory, stay in his presence, meditate upon his Word and pray. 

We want to inspire Christian women to be visible and to live out Kingdom values through the power of the Holy Spirit who transforms and equips us. Individually and collectively we will mobilise to be a force for good where God has placed us - both in our families and communities.

I am encouraging you to follow the 12 Bible studies based on this theme – written by women around the world – and also to watch the videos that you can view and download from this website. 

                    

Commissioner Silvia Cox