Destiny


 

For more information about how to register, cost of the seminar please use the link below

https://transformationondemand.com/university/women-of-destiny/

or contact:

university@transformourworld.org

All these sessions recorded, so you’ll be able to watch even if you’re unable to participate live.

 

Children from Kids4Christ and Sussex House enjoying lunch at MacDonalds, before visiting the Phuket Aquarium
A fun outing sponsored by the ladies of DESTINY

 

Transformation Women’s Workshop
Pastor Margaret speaking at the Transform Our World global conference in San Francisco

 

Enjoying a traditional English High Tea

 

Happy Mother’s Day (UK) and Happy International Women’s Day!

These are 2 very special days on which to remember and celebrate those influential and significant women in our lives.

On Sunday 6th it’s Mother’s Day in the UK. A day when we honour our mothers, and others who have had an influence in our lives. Although I can’t be with my mother on the actual day, I was so blessed to be in England last month so that I could spend some time with her, and give her a card and gifts to open. Praise God for phones so that we’ll be able to talk together on Sunday afternoon! She’ll be 90 in May, so we’re looking forward to that celebration too!

Mothering Sunday, as it’s also known in the UK, was originally a time when people returned to the church where they were baptized or attended as children. In this way families were reunited as adults returned to the towns and villages where they grew up. What a lovely way to honour God and celebrate His family!

On Tuesday 8th it is International Women’s Day, with this year’s theme being “The Pledge for Parity”. Many around the world will be celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. In Nottingham, UK, the city where my mother is from, a group of women will be holding a 2 day Careers Festival to give school leavers and university students a chance to meet prospective employers. This is a great opportunity for young women about to embark on a career to also get themselves known, and show that they are equally capable of successfully taking their place alongside men in the market place and being part of the team.

In a world where there is still not the equality that God ordained and that we too desire, as women of the Kingdom it is vital that we know our true identity in God, rise up and become the women that He created us to be and take our rightful place as His Ekklesia in these times. It may seem that darkness is all around us, but I’d like to end with a quote from Queen Elizabeth’s speech last Christmas: “It’s better to light a candle than curse the darkness.” May we continue to walk in the opposite spirit, to bless and not curse, and allow the Light of Jesus to shine in us and through us to our families, our workplaces, our communites and indeed, our world.

I celebrate and honour all you women out there, many of whom I’ve had the privilege of meeting and getting to know over the years. I’m blessed to know you and am thankful for the input that you’ve had in my life.

Margaret J Burton
DESTINY, a Ministry of Transform Our World & Phuket Christian Centre
‘The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.’
John 1:5


DESTINY Sunday &
Women: God's Secret Weapon Graduation
Sunday 22nd March 2015

March 22nd 2015 was DESTINY Sunday in PCC, and also Women: God’s Secret Weapon graduation.

A transformation woman is a woman of influence – a transformation man is a man of influence – and together we are a very powerful influence, because together we can do far more than we ever could separately. But it starts in us first, each of us recognising our identity in God and our role in God’s kingdom as His Ekklesia. Men and women are not meant to be in competition with each other, but to complement each other, to work in unity in the home, in the workplace, and in the church. This applies to all of us, men, women – no matter what our current status – single or married - as we live out a transformation lifestyle seeking to bring God’s Kingdom near to others it will be powerful. Don’t underestimate the influence that you have, no matter how small it may seem to be.

 

“As we live out a TM lifestyle, every ordinary moment becomes an opportunity for Kingdom growth.”
Pastor Brian J Burton, Senior Pastor, PCC

 

Sixteen ladies graduated. The following is a summary from the testimonies that they shared as a result of going through the Women: God’s Secret Weapon course:

“A Transformation Woman stands for righteousness. She trusts God. She is a woman of power, purpose and destiny. She doesn’t count the cost. She walks in the opposite spirit. She recognizes that, whatever her status, married or single, or whatever her age, everyone is a minister and has a role to play in God’s Kingdom. She allows God’s word to renew her mind. She allows God to speak to her and through her, and is confident that others will listen to what she has to say. She thanks God for the freedom that she has in Him, and makes the most of the opportunities that come her way, looking for God’s solutions to her problems. She stands firm in the battle, full of God’s power recognizing who she is in Him. She’s confident in God. She sees herself as God sees her, and she sees others as God sees them. She experiences God’s peace, first of all knowing that she has to have peace first before she can pass it on to others. She recognizes the blessing that it is to be a woman, and gives God her best in all things.”

“I highly recommend that you read 'Women: God’s Secret Weapon'. Take time to read it prayerfully and allow its powerful message to sink deep into your heart. It will be life changing, both to you and your church as you embrace your God-given role.”
Margaret J Burton, DESTINY, A Ministry of the International Transformation Network, & Phuket Christian Centre.



As a Transformation Church everything we do reflects our vision for nation transformation. Transformation starts in me first, and then spreads to my family, my workplace, my city and my nation. DESTINY is a Bible based Transformation Women's Ministry of the International Transformation Network, equipping and releasing women to find and fulfill their God given role.


What does it mean to be a Transformation Woman?

A Transformation Woman moves out of the slaves’ quarters and into the palace to live with her Heavenly Father.

She’s the King’s daughter, clothed in a beautiful robe (a robe of righteousness, a covering) with a ring on her finger (covenant relationship, belonging)

She is confidant in who she is in God, and in fulfilling the role that He has given to her.

She is an original – like a one of a kind, valuable, priceless painting – beautiful to look at, intentionally made, each brush stroke put there by the Artist’s hand and signed by Him.

She’s made in the image of her Creator and grows in value.

She’s His masterpiece created for good works. She’s created equal, but different to man, living out her full God-given potential.

She’s a powerful influence to those around her, bringing peace and blessings, confident that she can impact communities, cities and even nations.

She’s an ordinary woman doing extra-ordinary things for God.

Quote: Dr Ed Silvoso, Founder and President Harvest Evangelism “She is God’s secret weapon!”


Copyright © Margaret J Burton DESTINY 2014 (A Ministry of Transform Our Word)


EMPOWERMENT MEETINGS
A balanced Bible based transformation women’s ministry

The women in the Bible tell us a lot about ourselves, and a lot about God. Although times, places, traditions, etc have changed, God is more than able to help us meet and overcome the daily challenges that we face. He is the same, yesterday and forever, and His love doesn’t change. His power is still the same and is readily available to us as we put our trust in Him, and bring Him into every aspect of our lives.

The women in the Bible were real live people, walking out their daily lives, having to cope with all that life threw at them… not knowing what the end result would be. May their stories point us to the God Almighty, and help us to understand that He is just as true to His Word today as He was in Bible times. May we be inspired and challenged by their stories, so that we too can impact our spheres of influence and bring transformation to the world around us.


“TRANSFORMATION IN MY CITY”
Lessons from Lydia

“A woman named Lydia, from the city of Thyatira, a seller of purple fabrics, a worshiper of God, was listening: and the Lord opened her heart to respond to the things spoken by Paul.” Acts 16:14 NASB

A transformation woman hears from God and responds to Him. Lydia is an excellent example of a transformation woman, and from her story we learn that a transformation woman has:

1. Open Ears
“So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the Word of Christ.” Romans 10:17

2. An Open Heart
“… Lydia … was listening: and the Lord opened her heart to respond to the things spoken by Paul.” Acts 16:14 NASB

3. An Open Home
“And when she and her household had been baptised, she urged us, saying, ‘If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house and stay.’ And she prevailed upon us.” Acts 16:15 NASB

The Greek word for hospitality is “philoxenia”. It’s a word formed from 2 other words:
1) love
2) stranger
So, true Christian hospitality is showing love, even to strangers!

“Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it.” Hebrews 13:2 NASB

The blessings through the obedience of one woman, Lydia, spread to a city and a continent! Never underestimate the influence that you can have, no matter how small it may seem to be at first! Allow your heart to be open to God’s Word, and step out in faith and bless others with what you have.


“LIFE UNEXPECTED”
Lessons from the Book of Ruth

Part 1 – Choose bitterness or blessing – Chapters 1 & 2

When life doesn’t turn out the way we expect or want it to, how do we respond? We are faced with a choice, which will either lead us into bitterness or blessing. If we know God, and we’ve made Jesus the Saviour and Lord of our lives, we are assured that He promises to give us wisdom in all our decision-making.

As we hear what He says, receive His Word, and then step out in faith and obey it – this will lead to blessing and miracles. Maybe not always in the way we think it will work it out, God’s ways are not our ways – but we have to trust that He always knows best.

Ruth chose to have faith in God, to love Him and to love others Her decision to stay with Noami showed she believed that God would take care of them no matter what happened. God rewarded her for her faith, and through her willingness and obedience, her love for God and for others, not only was she blessed but those around her and even a nation was blessed as God’s plans for her were fulfilled.

God is looking at our heart, He’s willing to help us with our choices – He wants us to live in blessing not bitterness. He shows us the right path to follow, but it is up to us to walk in it.


“REDEEMING LOVE”
Lessons from the Book of Ruth

Part 2 – Chapters 3 & 4

Quote: Dr Ed Silvoso, Founder and President, Harvest Evangelism, “It’s not about us, it’s about God and God is about nations.”

Making the right choice helped Ruth keep an open heart to God and so allowed Him to reveal His plan for her – and in doing so it fulfilled God’s plan for the nations. God has a plan and it’s much bigger than us – He requires our obedience, He gives us the faith to do it, and all the time He just keeps telling us that He loves us. And He loves us with such an amazing love. His Word tells us that His love is genuine, perfect, never ending, unconditional and freely available for us!

Throughout the story of Ruth we can see God’s love shining through her, and the warmth of His love touching all those around her. When we embrace our true identity and know that we’re unconditionally loved by our Heavenly Father we, too, can reach out to others and touch them with God’s love. We, too, can see lives changed, communities, cities and even nations impacted for God by the transforming power of His great love.