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Imagine You Are Wonderful!

At the 2019 UHURU International PowWow Women Leaders and Discipleship Training conference we studied how we were created in the image of God. It was wonderful to discover the only thing that matters on this earth is how God sees us! The scrutiny and judgment of others is irrelevant to our design and purpose for being created.
You are fearfully and wonderfully made…

Imagine that!

In the beginning, God created Mankind in His Image,
both male & female.

Who am I, Why am I here? What is my purpose for being here?

As you most likely know, we are seeing epidemic identity issues that are causing crisis, trauma and terror everywhere. Healing mankind’s broken relationship with God is the only way these issues can be resolved. Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. There is no other way to solve the problem of having a broken identity.

Scripture tells us; “Once you had no identity as a people; now you are God’s people. Once you received no mercy; now you have received God’s mercy.” I Peter 2:10

We also learned when Adam and Eve sinned, their relationship, plan and purpose in the earth and with God was shattered and broken.

Our identity is found in covenant. ~Kathy Behm

But we also learn that after Adam and Eve sinned, God made a covenant with them to redeem them from their sin. The first lamb was slain at the foundation of the world. God’s love and mercy and redemption plan began. Then the lamb of God, Jesus was sacrificed on the cross to die for the sins of the world. This covenant was made and stands available for any who will believe and receive.

Through salvation, God has also restored an individual’s identity, plan and purpose in the earth, for those who are born again. This is why we used image and identity as our first teaching in our Freedom PowWow.

Once we know, believe and understand that God created us in His image; then we can begin to walk upright, knowing He will direct our steps toward His plan and purpose for our lives.

We become new creatures and supernatural beings with an eternal purpose. God’s Kingdom will never be conquered or pass away. We will reign with Him forever.

Knowing and walking in this; “It is for freedom that Christ sets us free.”

Galatians 5:1

God gives us free will because He doesn’t believe in making His people be robots or slaves. If you are a skeptic about God, I’m asking you to stop and just imagine for one moment that you were created by God and made in His image. As your creator, He has a special reason He created you.

He will reveal why and for what purpose you were created if you will ask Him to show you.
It doesn’t matter what you have done, where you are or how you feel about yourself, it doesn’t change how God feels about you. He wants you to know Him.
It is wonderful, marvelous and forever!

Jesus says, “Let this be your identity!”

Judith McNutt says,

“Jesus demonstrated a solid identity: he knew he had come from the Father, he knew that God had put all things under his authority, and he knew he was returning to the Father. If we, too, know these three things – that we were created by God, that he has a purpose for us, and that, when it is time, he will call us home to him – then we experience our God-given identity and the assurance that we truly belong in his family – in his kingdom.”

By believing and accepting Jesus, you are accepting this eternal covenant
and becoming part of God’s Kingdom here on earth, as it already is in heaven1

You are One of God’s Treasures,

Marlene Hoenig
CinderellaReleased Ministries
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You Are Beautiful And Who You Are Is Quite Enough

I’ve been studying to become a Crisis Counselor and also a trainer to teach TRE – Trauma Release Exercises.  Little did I realize two years ago that I would be putting these skills to personal use.  Over the past two and a half years I have been to three funerals, married and annulled, assaulted and abandoned, moved four times and have reoccurring bouts of chronic fatigue, and lymph system shut-downs! 

Statistically, I should be in a mental hospital or the grave!  Can I just say that I am so thankful that I serve  a risen Savior who has pulled me out of the darkness into the light.

For any of you out there that are depressed, sick and tired of being sick and tired, I can relate.  But, I have found in my 57 years of living on this planet that if you draw near to God, He will draw near to you. He will take the past hurts, traumas and trials and turn them into beautiful times.

Tonight, He reminded me who I was in Him and how beautiful I am to Him.  The words to a Song, Beautiful I read once is “Beautiful is who you are and who you are is quite enough!”  Isn’t it awesome that whether we are in a mansion on the highest hill or in a shack in the valley filled with dung, that the Creator of the universe thinks about us and cares what happens to us!

I watched a beautiful family pitch in to give a young man and his beautiful bride a beautiful barn wedding in the country. Her daddy spent several sleepless nights at the location to insure his “beautiful” daughter’s dream wedding would come true. Here she is taking that last walk as a single woman with her daddy! Isn’t she beautiful?Image“Beautiful”
Bethany Dillon

I was so unique
Now I feel skin deep
I count on the make-up to cover it all
Crying myself to sleep cause I cannot keep their attention
I thought I could be strong
But it’s killing me

Does someone hear my cry?
I’m dying for new life

[Chorus]
I want to be beautiful
Make you stand in awe
Look inside my heart,
and be amazed
I want to hear you say
Who I am is quite enough
Just want to be worthy of love
And beautiful

Sometimes I wish I was someone other than me
Fighting to make the mirror happy
Trying to find whatever is missing
Won’t you help me back to glory

[Chorus]

You make me beautiful
You make me stand in awe
You step inside my heart, and I am amazed
I love to hear You say
Who I am is quite enough
You make me worthy of love and beautiful

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Jesus makes all things beautiful in HIS time.