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The Cinderella Story: The Power of Shoes Design by Christine Dupre Copyright 2015 Beth Jones www.BethJones.net

The Cinderella Story: The Power of Shoes
Design by Christine Dupre
Copyright 2015 Beth Jones www.BethJones.net

Tomorrow, Saturday, April 11, I’ll be speaking at Aglow in Olathe, Kansas, sharing my signature talk, The Cinderella Story: The Power of Shoes. I’m so excited!

This is also the topic of my newest eBook, The Cinderella Story: The Power of Shoes, available now at Amazon here. The first day this eBook was uploaded to Amazon, it reached BEST SELLER STATUS in its category and sub-category!

Cinderella didn’t play it safe. She had a big dream in her heart~to go to the ball to dance with the prince for the opportunity to be his royal bride, despite the odds.

She didn’t listen to the naysayers (her wicked stepmother and 2 wicked stepsisters, who told her she couldn’t go).

She didn’t let her painful past stop her from her dreams.

She didn’t allow obstacles to stand in the way (how would she get there? What would she wear?). 

As Walt Disney said, “She believed in dreams, all right, but she also believed in doing something about them. When Prince Charming didn’t come along, she went over to the palace and got him.”

What about you?

What is your big dream?

What’s hindering you or stopping you? 

Are you walking in and fulfilling your purpose?

It’s time to walk in your own unique glass slippers~the divine purpose for which God created you.

He didn’t make you to fit in with the crowd, or to stay hidden.

He created you to stand apart as a woman of impact and influence, Jesus’ royal, radiant bride.

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You can purchase my new eBook at Amazon, The Cinderella Story: The Power of Shoes, just for $2.99 by clicking here.

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Go on

Beth Jones, January 2015

Me , January 2015

At the end of 2014, God spoke to me my “one word” for 2015 (mine were 2) – pivot and pivotal.

Pivot means the central point on which a mechanism turns; to rotate; to turn; to revolve.

Pivotal means of crucial importance in relation to the development of success of something else.

God told me that this year is a pivotal (crucially important) year for me. There’s no time to waste.

I don’t want to miss out on God’s purpose and plan for my life. (Jeremiah 29:11)  While God has done amazing salvation, healing, and deliverance in my life, there still have been some areas where I wasn’t obeying God.

My diet and exercise. I know, it’s so annoying to talk about it. 

I’ve been addicted (emotionally, not physically – like comfort food to some people) to Coca Cola®, sugar (can anyone say chocolate?!), and I like Sonic and Mexican WAYYY too much. This year I made a DECISION, a CHOICE, to obey God. 

To get off the Cokes. To stop eating so much fast food. To eat healthier. To exercise. To drink more water. To take care of myself so that I can fulfill my purpose and calling from God. 

You can read more about my radical LIFESTYLE CHANGE (not just a diet)  here.

I’ve been walking each day at the track. This is a HUGE change for me.

I HATE to exercise. Hate. it. with. a. passion. Here’s reasons why people hate to exercise.

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But I love God, my family and friends, life, and my purpose more. I’m doing this to be fit to fulfill God’s mission for my life (the weight loss is a great side benefit!)

Exercising to lose weight can actually be a bad motivator. Women who exercise to feel better and curb stress work out more.

The scorekeeper billboard at the track in town where I walk has encouraging words on it. It says “To Go On.”

scorekeeper at track

scorekeeper at track

I don’t always want to walk. It’s been really cold here lately (the other day it was 14 degrees!)…plus, I confess, I can be lazy, as far as exercise!

Today was “only” (right?!) 32 degrees, but the wind is blowing hard so it feels much colder. I bundled up again in my coat, hat, fur scarf, and another long, thick scarf to cover my nose and cheeks. It worked fine. No excuses this year!

Me at the track

Me at the track

I walk in the middle lane at the track. It has the number 5 on it. Spiritually, the number 5 is symbollic for God’s grace. I need His grace to go on and to be self-disciplined to continue with this radical lifestyle change. (Chocolate cake is calling my name!)

 

Lane 5 at the track

Lane 5 at the track

After a friend read my post on taking a single action from yesterday, she felt bad.

She’s been taking steps of faith this year by going to the gym and eating healthier. But she told me she can’t do all the radical changes that I’m doing right now. Actually, her words in a private Facebook message were, “UUGGG! You are making me feel guilty!”

That was NOT the result I wanted from my post! I told her this is something I’m doing for God and me and NOT to feel guilty.

She called me yesterday and we talked about it. Everything’s good now. I encouraged her that she is taking steps of faith and to go on.

I need prayers and encouragement, too, to keep on keepin’ on. Would you pray for me to keep it up? (Oh, and I have lost some weight – yahoo!)

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” – Galatians 6:9, The Message

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Exchange your old slippers for glass slippers

This week I was hammering a picture into the wall that is above the stairs that lead to the downstairs recreation room (Ray’s “man cave”), and when I finished, I tripped on my slippers that I wear to keep my feet warm in winter.

I fell forward, rolling down several stairs, hitting my left cheekbone, left shoulder, left wrist, and left knee.

This is the first time something like this has ever happened and the fall scared me. I am thankful that God protected me and I didn’t get a concussion, a broken bone, or wasn’t more seriously injured.

(I threw the backless slippers away and am getting a new kind that have a back. I also anointed the staircase’s walls and prayed the blood of Jesus over the stairs, asking God to dispatch angels up and down the stairs, and for His protection and blessing over our home, our children’s and grandchildren’s homes and property. You and I have to be wise to the enemy’s devices.)

Here’s a pic of the impact to and rug burn on my left cheekbone (it is healing and I’m praying it doesn’t leave a scar).

impact rug burn on cheekbone

impact and rug burn on cheekbone

Here’s a pic of my scraped knee.

scraped knee

scraped knee

My left shoulder wasn’t very red but it is hurting the most.

shoulder

shoulder

I still have a small bruise on my wrist and knee, a rug burn on my cheekbone, and my left shoulder and left wrist still hurt. My shoulder needs the most prayer. 

I texted my husband Ray at work and he came by our house to check on me for injuries. (What a guy!) He didn’t believe I had a concussion, and advised me to keep ice on and off on my cheekbone, wrist, and shoulder. I posted on Facebook for friends to pray for me. 

One of my friends from Sunday small group, Dan Zacharias, posted on my Facebook wall a word which I believe was right on.

First he said, ” Praying. Any connection to those glass slippers you posted earlier? I’m not trying to be funny, just wondering.” (I had posted earlier that I was thinking of having another Cinderella women’s conference in spring 2015.)

Then when I asked what he meant and thought he was onto something, he replied, “Beth, I don’t know what it means, if anything. Perhaps prophetically you (or believers in general) are to exchange your old slippers that trip you up, for glass slippers and step up into the Kingdom. Just a thought.

Dan Zacharias' comment on Facebook

Dan Zacharias’ comment on Facebook

Please understand, that I have been attending Dave and Ruth Christian’s small group (home church) for over a year now, and Dan has shared words of encouragement with me and others that were extremely accurate…so he isn’t just some random person on the street who gave me a prophetic word. The Bible says, “Test all things; hold fast what is good.” (1 Thessalonians 5:21, NKJV)  Dan has a reliable prophetic history. I trust that he hears God’s voice. I believe this was a word from God, for me and all believers.

How is the enemy Satan tripping you up to hinder or stop you from your purpose in Christ? He attacks God’s people in many ways, including:

  • Discouragement
  • Distractions
  • Anger
  • Fears
  • Envy/jealousy/comparing yourself with others
  • Entertainment (T.V., movies, internet)
  • Relationship conflicts
  • Financial struggles
  • Health issues
  • Job/career challenges
  • Problems in ministry
  • Accidents/disasters
  • Feelings of unworthiness/low self-esteem
  • Sin
  • Guilt/false guilt
  • Laziness/apathy/cynicism
  • Eating disorders (anorexia, bulemia, gluttony)
  • In-law difficulties/Family strife
  • ______________________ (You fill in the blank.)

 Which of these are tripping you up?

Another thing Dan said which really encouraged me was that the reason Satan attacks me is because I am a warrior for God. “Warriors like you get wounded, get back up and defeat the enemy. You are a testimony and encouragement to many people.”

Dan Zacharias- warrior word

Dan Zacharias- warrior word

 

 This is true. Satan hates the people of God. He is doing all he can to kill, steal and destroy – to keep us from fulfilling God’s calling for our lives. But through Christ we are unstoppable!

We fall. We get back up. We defeat Satan by the blood of Jesus, the word of our testimony, and through laying down our lives. (Revelation 12:11)

It is time for you to exchange your slippers that trip you up for the beautiful, Divinely-Designed glass slippers – your unique purpose and mission from God.

Cinderella knew that to go to the ball, she couldn’t wear her old rags and old slippers. She needed a new dress and new shoes. The fairy godmother provided a beautiful new gown and extraordinary glass slippers. She stood out among the rest of the women attending the ball and danced with the prince.

She had to run away at midnight before everything changed, but she left behind a glass slipper. He was determined to find the owner of the glass slipper and his servants discovered that was Cinderella. Cinderella was the one he wanted to marry.

She became the radiant bride of the Prince. Just as the Prince chose Cinderella to be his bride, Jesus our Prince has chosen you and me to be His glorious Bride.

Beth Jones, International Speaker The Cinderella Story: The Power of Shoes

Beth Jones, International Speaker

Get up! It’s time to walk in your glass slippers – your unique shoes (purpose). Remove whatever obstacles or hindrances are keeping you from doing what God said for you to do. Ask God what those obstacles are that are standing in the way between you and God and your purpose/life assignment.

Exchange your old slippers for your glass slippers; step out in faith and do what God has called you to do and to be!

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Thank you to all who prayed for me after the fall. I appreciate your prayers so much!

Please keep praying for my left shoulder and left wrist, and that my face will completely heal with no scarring.

Thanks so much to my family and friends who cover me in prayer-and to God, my protector and healer!

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