Several years ago I heard one of my granddaughters singing and it ministered to my heart, the chorus of Trust and Obey:
Easy to say, but sometimes hard to do.
. . . the joy of the Lord is your strength. (Nehemiah 8:10)
Lord, all my life I heard, “You need to lose weight. You need to go on a diet.” Long ago, the doctor wrote on my chart- “Obese.” That word stayed on my medical chart for years. Many people have advised me on how to diet. Some of those I paid money to for their advice. Now people are telling me I’m too skinny. They say, “Stop losing weight.” Even my doctor has now said, “Don’t lose any more.” Then she added, “Well, maybe five more pounds.”
Wow! All my life I never thought I’d hear the words, “Don’t lose any more. You’re getting too skinny.” Thank you Lord. Amazing! Now I need to know where on these scales do You want me to stop? I’m trusting You. Lead me to Your perfect will for this body You gave me.
This was my answer to one of those telling me to stop losing weight. “I haven’t weighed myself since mid-Sept. I’m praying and seeking God for His will for my weight. I plan to weigh myself on November 1. My weight on that day will stay my life-goal weight.”
After I achieve that goal Lord, I’ll need You to teach me about maintenance eating . I’ve never been on maintenance before. I don’t know what to do. I’m afraid. What if I start gaining weight?
As you seek My will, I will lead you My child. I will teach you in the way you should go. I will guide you with My eye.
My husband hugs me and says, “I love the way you look.” Wow! After all these years of hearing, “Why won’t you lose weight?” Thank you Lord for tickling my ears with the praises of my husband. Thank you Lord for his smile as he looks at me. Wow!
This was my answer to her, “Ask God for help, listen to what He says, and then do what He says. I had no choice but to listen, trust, and obey. I weighed 241 pounds. I was desperate. But when you ask someone for help, You have to do what they say. If you don’t do what they say, then they won’t help you anymore. God is the same way. So I had to do what He said.”
Trust and obey, for there’s no other way to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey. If God will deliver/ heal me, an old grandma, He will do the same for you. He’s holding your victory in His hand now. Reach for it.
Believe He will.
Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6 NKJV
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will guide you with My eye. Psalm 32:8 NKJV
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us. Ephesians 3:20 NKJV
Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them. Hebrews 7:25 NKJV
And when He had come into the house, the blind men came to Him. And Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to Him, “Yes, Lord.” Matthew 9:28 NKJV
BELIEVE. TRUST AND OBEY.
After 41 years of dieting man’s way, living in failure and defeat, God delivered me His way.
BELIEVE. HE IS HOLDING YOUR VICTORY IN HIS HAND. REACH FOR IT.