Lord, I disappointed You, didn’t I? I knew exactly when I messed up. It was those last two pieces of candy. My feelings were hurt, I was upset, and I thought they would make me feel better. As I looked at the candy I felt the draw of Your love saying, “Come to Me. Bring Me your wounded heart. You won’t find love in this candy. Let My love sooth your hurt.”
I felt encouraged and had hope again. “I don’t need those last two candies. But . . . why not? Go ahead, eat them.” So I did.
Now I realize that was my act of disobedience. You offered fullness of Your love and instead I ate two pieces of candy. I hurt You. I don’t want to hurt You. Please forgive me. It’s my greedy heart I know. I look at food and consider, “How much can I eat? What can I have?”
Change my heart so I only want Your will. Let my thoughts change to, “What is the Lord’s will for me to eat?”
One or two pounds gained is not the issue. The issue is the attitude of my heart. Lord, I give you my heart. Make it want You above all else. Grant me a yielded heart so I will love You with all my heart, all my soul, and all my mind.
My child, I have plans for you. I need for you to focus on My will to complete those plans. My plans are perfect and to prosper you. If you look to the right or the left, you take your eyes off Me.
Stay focused on Me and grant Me free will in your life and your heart. Then and only then can I fill you with Myself. As you walk according to My plan for you, you are walking in My glory. I am waiting for you now with My arms wide open to receive you.
Come to Me with your hurts, with your pain, with your joy, and with your victories for I am all you need. In My Presence is found pure love. I am the source of all that you have need of. I am your supplier of physical needs. Most of all I am the supplier of the hidden needs of your heart, those you keep hidden from others. I know what they are and only I can supply what you have need of. You are looking for love and confirmation from others. They will disappoint you for they are incapable of fulfilling the love you are seeking. Only I am capable of that love.
You looked for a gift from others to make you feel loved. My child, look to Me for your love for I gave you the greatest gift. I sacrificed all I had, all I was, to show you My love. Come to Me, for I am the source of love. I am all that you need. I love you, My child with all that I am or will be. There is no gift, store-bought or homemade that can compare to the gift of My complete love.
And as for those two pieces of candy you chose over Me, I do forgive you. It did disappoint Me that after how far we have walked together you still fell for the old tricks of compulsion. My child, two pieces of candy can never take away My love for you.
You will learn how to resist these temptations and you will become stronger as you continue to hold on to Me. It is not weakness to hold on to Me, it is strength. For it takes strength to admit weakness. My child, I am looking forward to this upcoming year with you. I will teach you many things. You will grow and increase in My Spirit. You will walk in victory. Do not be overwhelmed and fearful of what you hear on the news for I am in control. I am in charge and the doomed enemy is set for failure for I always win. How many times must I remind you, ‘Don’t look at what you see, instead look at Me, for I am all that you need.’
I give myself to You Lord, take my life and do with it as You please. Thank you for assurance of Your love. Help me to love You with all my heart. Help me to bring You joy and pleasure.
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Colossians 3:15 NIV
If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God. And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. I John 4:15-16 NIV
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. I John 4:18 NIV