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Cindy Barker, Member Since 2005

Barker Family"To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, "If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.'" John 8:31-32

The truth that I have the ability to obey and follow God's beautiful lead, and that I must do this if I want a relationship with Him, has set me free. Thanks to the teachings of Weigh Down and Remnant Fellowship Church, I live a life free from worry, free from a negative focus on my body and free from behaviors that once enslaved me!

However, for many years, there was much evil and much pain in my heart. I was enslaved with a constant negative focus on myself, greed for food, bulimia, over drinking, sexual sins, lust, laziness, gossip and slander, unforgiveness, lying, grumbling, complaining, and a generally ungrateful heart. No one around me could help me change or get away from my destructive sin because no one around me had lain down their own sins. We had all been taught that "we are only human" and "God knows you can't obey.” The hope for overcoming and living a new life was not an option.

I praise God for showing me the truth that I can be free from all of these things!!! I hated the negative body focus, overeating, slander, lust and all of my sins anyway, and ultimately I hated myself for being too "weak" to change.

However, my life did change in 2005 when I heard the teachings of Weigh Down and Remnant Fellowship Church. I learned personal responsibility and gained practical wisdom for how to be done with a life of destructive behaviors and instead have a completely born again and new life. Since then, I have been walking a life of FREEDOM ever since!! From the physical to the relational, every area of my life is at peace, healthy and productive. God has taken about 30 pounds off of my body, without excessive exercise or bulimia, but simply by following His lead of hunger and fullness. I am FREE from worrying about my body.

My outlook and emotional health have dramatically improved too. I now daily count the many amazing blessings that God has given me, instead of grumbling and complaining. My husband and I are close and my children are happy and healthy. There is nothing but peace and joy in our home! I have learned how to be a good friend and I’m also close to my extended family and in-laws. As a result of putting the Weigh Down and Remnant Fellowship teachings into practice, God has purified my heart so much. All of my old destructive ways and negative self focus are completely gone!

I am so grateful that I attend a church where the leaders are full of love and above reproach. They are completely humble. They lay their lives down for the congregation, and follow the example of our beautiful shepherd Jesus Christ, by taking care of the needs of the people and providing loving guidance and assistance.

I now love God and His ways so much!! I love His direction and His boundaries that He set into place! I can't wait to know Him more every day! I can't wait to serve Him all day long! I'm filled with joy and peace, and have more patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control than I ever knew was possible!! Thank you God for leading me to the answers that I had longed for and providing the practical “how to steps” in following the example of Jesus Christ! I am FREE!

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