Thursday, March 01, 2012

Our Vision: The Restoration of Women!

Reflecting on our vision statement as we embark on a new ministry year, a key scriptural verse that comes to mind is from the story of Zacchaeus encountering Jesus found in Luke 19:10 . By reading this verse in 3 different translations, we can consider what being "lost" truly means. As a ministry to women, these convictions affects how we seek to connect with women throughout the year: 

“ For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost.” (NLV)                                 
Women are "lost" without a relationship with Jesus. WJOF seeks to pursue our vision by sharing and hearing testimonies of restoration. As believers, we have a responsibility to share the good news that Jesus Christ is Savior of the world!

“For the Son of Man came to find and restore the lost." (Message) 
 Women are "lost" without truth to guide their path.  Jesus Christ calls all women to a deeper relationship with him as Lord.  Christian women continue to face distractions, lies and temptations to lure us off the path of holiness. WJOF seeks to pursue the restoration vision through life changing discipleship opportunities!

“For the Son of Man came to seek and to save that which was lost.” (Amplified) 
 Women are "lost" in the shuffle if not positioned in God’s kingdom purposes. They need alignment as both men and women are called to reflect God's image and character. (Genesis 1:27). WJOF seeks to pursue our vision through encouragement and affirming the call upon each and every life we touch. We've heard many stories from women who've attended our events who have experienced just that!

It is obvious that Jesus came to restore all that was lost in the fall of mankind. Would you join us in prayer as we seek to proclaim this message in all we set out to do this year? 

Restoring His Kingdom as Jesus teaches us to pray "on earth as it is in heaven."

Restoring Dignity
Restoring Purpose 
Restoring Joy 
Restoring Peace
Restoring Balance
Restoring Relationships 
Restoring Marriages
Restoring Strength 

*Personal reflection time ladies...What does "Restoration" or "Being Restored" mean to you?


Judy said...

As women of God, we must not only align ourselves with Godly teachings, but also support, affirm and correct our sisters with love and wisdom. This is not a dress rehearsal. This is our life. Make it count.

Anonymous said...

Women need restoration. Thanks for sharing! It breaks my heart to see the pain all around with the major lack of self esteem, abuse, depression... I see the great need in my family, on the news and in often in me. True- Jesus is the way, the truth and the life.

Jennifer Anderson said...

As women, we play many roles in life. However, in this multi-tasking world, we may lose who our true identity is. We turn to many things to try to "fix" ourselves through unhealthy vices and relationships. To be restored, means that no matter how old we are, we can have a "do over" in our lives to be who we are meant to be - who God meant for us to be...restored to a balanced true self; mind, body, and spirit.

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