By Stephanie Parker
Where do you need God's freedom in your life? The most well-meaning, blessed Christians can be living in captivity! "Anytime you are preoccupied with destructive thought processes, you are in a stronghold."- Beth Moore
When you have a mental preoccupation, the best way to re-occupy your mind with
Christ is by spending serious time in God's Word and prayer. You have to be so resolute to fill your mind with Him, that there's no room for anything else. So, go get your 'Breaking Free' Bible Study book, and your Bible and DO YOUR HOMEWORK! Starve your flesh so you can feed your Spirit! What you stand to gain is FREEDOM, PURPOSE, PEACE and JOY!
Beth Moore mentions that "Bondage is anything that hinders us from the fullness of who God has called us to be." When we say 'yes' to staying in bondage and 'no' to fervently seeking the Lord and freedom, we stand to loose the amazing calling God has on our lives! Do we really want to miss out on that!? "Nothing you are hanging on to, is worth what you are giving up" -Beth Moore.
God can use YOU, brokenness and all, to do great and mighty things for his Kingdom if you let Him break you FREE!
I wanted to share the lyrics of one of my favorite songs by Mathew West:
"I'm just a beggar in the presence of a King
I wish I could bring so much more.
if it's true You use broken things.
Then here I am Lord,
I'm all Yours"
I'm all yours. I lay all of my broken pieces at your feet and ask you to continue to set me free so you can use my brokenness to help the brokenhearted around me. Your brokenness on the cross has healed my brokenness and I'm so thankful! Please work in the hearts of all the women reading this and draw them into a deep and vibrant relationship with you! Amen.
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Stephanie Parker has three main loves: God, her husband, Brett and her kids! When Stephanie created the Zipadee-Zip in an effort to solve her daughter, Charlotte's, sleep issues, she never imagined that it would become a business. She is incredibly grateful to God for how Sleepingbaby.com has grown and how it has enabled other families to get the restful sleep they need. Stephanie's husband, Brett Parker assumed the role of CEO which has allowed Stephanie to focus on what she loves which is the creative side of the company, like product and print development. After the Zipadee-Zip was featured on Shark Tank, Stephanie went on to create the book Shepherd's Treasure, a Christian alternative to Elf on the Shelf. In her free time, Stephanie loves to spend time with her family and friends. Her hobbies include acting, singing, painting, learning and speaking foreign languages and going on adventures with her family! You will find her all summer waterskiing, fishing and laughing with her family on the weekends.