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Confessions of a Stalker (Giveaway)

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Confessions of a Stalker (Giveaway)

Michele Oleary

"Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will send you out to fish for people." Matthew 4:19 (NIV)

Before I reveal the "Giveaway" I have a confession to make...

I am a "stalker." I am. I own it! Have you ever felt that way before? Looking, watching and dreaming of the day you might get to see or hear the one you "stalk?"

I am not a creepy stalker. I do not lurk around homes and peer into windows; I look into the windows of hearts that are God-bleeding, Christ-needing, God-dreamer hearts.

There are three women who are unaware I refer to them as "my BFF's." My friends tease me. Poke me about it. Of course all in love. I have claimed these three women as my "besties" because they are bold, brave and beautiful inside and out. I also call them "BFF's" because of Who they represent.

These three "BFF's" are godly, faithful, God-pouring out instruments who have helped free me from my "stuff."

You know the downcast fake "stuff" that comes from the "Stuffer." The yucky, dark whispering stuff. The "stuff" that stops us and stifles us. It withholds us back from God's dreams and makes us forget Whose we are: His Beloved.

My "BFF's" are unaware they planted His seed and gently poured His Living Water over my sad, bleeding-for-purpose, thirsty heart.

A lonely, tired heart reaching for:

Cross-Love.

Freedom-Maker.

The past three years have been a breaking, blossoming, and bondage-freedom from the shackles for me. The Cross-Healer perfectly placed these God's girls in my life.

During my heavenly healing, my eyes, soul, and heart had a new Someone to "stalk." As I peered into His windows, He opened His Heavenly door and welcomed me in. Christ became my forever "BFF."

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you." Matthew 7:7 (NIV)

I have had the awesome honor to see and hear each one speak within the past year. To see them and hear these women speak His truth with such courage, boldness and love over their Father's daughters filled me up with warm-joy. Hot, Holy happiness beautifully poured out:  Freedom.

Ann Voskamp

Ann Voskamp

Suzie Eller

Suzie Eller

Lysa TerKeurst

Lysa TerKeurst

I pray the same loving freedom over you, my friends. To have someone pouring out and pouring in God-Truth, Cross-Love, and Christ-Freedom over you. To help you move from "stuff" into soul-freeing liberty.

Go ahead. Become a "stalker". Stalk for your soul. Stalk to become free. There is freedom in the stalking: Christ-Freedom stalking. 

~Love, Michele

Giveaway:
I want you to meet my "BFF's," and maybe you will grow to love them as much as I do. I am not giving away one book, but all three. Each book is beautifully written and life changing.

There are three ways you can enter for the drawing for the giveaway. Sign up to receive CC devotionals if you haven't already, leave a comment, or share the blog post. I will select and post the giveaway winners next week.

*Giveaway Deadline Has Passed*

"Uninvited" by Lysa TerKeurst
"Come with Me" by Suzie Eller
"The Broken Way" by Ann Voskamp

Reminder:

Next week is a special God's girl posting for the month of March. Also remember we have a month long theme in March called, "Marching into Purpose." Please join me as we discuss finding God's purpose in our lives.