Spiritual Formation-Awakening

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My Idea

*It is the human heart that is searching, not the human.  The sooner we realize that the sooner we will be transformed.
*God is the only thing the heart searches for, the body searches for other things.  We need to stop feeding the body and feed the heart.
*It is a continual fight we let the body win.

Real Formation

Is a process through a series of stages in our lives that transform us into the image of Christ.  The image of Christ is the fulfillment of the deepest hungers of the human heart….

  • Compassion
  • Love
  • Forgiveness
  • Acceptance
  • Relationships

Ephesians. 1:3-10

STAGE ONE

Awakening- Occurs when we encounter and respond to God at some point in our lives.

  • Encountering God as God is (Genesis 28:16)
  • Encountering ourselves as we are (Isaiah 6:5)

Our REACTION to being AWAKENED

  • Comfort- A deeper reality of who we are, and who God is.
  • Threat- We recognize we aren’t who we ought to be, and we realize that God is something far more than we thought.

Awakening is the first step in our journey to wholeness in Jesus Christ.