Focus, My Child

 

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Lord, I ate all the seafood last night. Well, I think I did leave one bite, but I lost my focus. Now this morning I’m bloated. How can I lose weight eating like this? What do I do? Do I start over again since I ate all the seafood?

Wait until you are hungry before you eat again.  You didn’t eat all the meal, only the seafood. My child, I want you to hunger for Me.

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This week’s magazine promise. Yea, right!

Lord, do I give up breaded fried foods too?

My child, it won’t hurt you.

Lord, I’ve already given up sweets.

My child, I gave up ALL for you. Do you think giving up fried foods or sweets is too much for you to sacrifice?

Sigh. No, Sir.

Then do it. Remember . . . focus on My Presence, not your food.

Yes Sir.

Renew your focus. Keep looking at Me. Your mistake at last night’s supper was not eating the food. No,  it started when you looked at the food and your heart filled with desire. I want you to desire Me more than your food. Desire Me, My child, and you will be blessed beyond your comprehension, more than a seafood meal.

Yes Sir. Help me keep my eyes on You and Your will with all I say and do, including the food I eat.

Lord, I’m having company for supper and serving their favorite- fried pork chops. What do I eat?

My child, I will lead you at that moment in time. I want your focus not on meal planning, but rather on seeking Me- My Presence. Focus on Me and I will lead you to your victory.

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Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
                                                   For they shall be filled. Matthew 5:6 NKJV

So let’s keep focused on that goal, those of us who want everything God has for us. If any of you have something else in mind, something less than total commitment, God will clear your blurred vision—you’ll see it yet! Now that we’re on the right track, let’s stay on it. Philippians 3:15-16   The Message

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  1. Focusing on God’s Presence
  2. Home of Grace picking up donations
  3. Friends calling and coming to eat supper with us.
  4. Got patio washed off.
  5. Feeling peaceful

 

9 thoughts on “Focus, My Child”

  1. Debbie,
    Hope the pork chop dinner went well. If you only picked the sea food out of the meal, why do you worry – after it is only protein. And how beautiful you are, Debbie.
    God bless you,
    Susie

  2. Excellent word – thanks for sharing this – your being so open and honest and REAL with us helps us in our own journey! Blessings!

    1. Hilda,
      When I wrote this in my notebook I was on Day 26 of no sweets. I set a goal of 40 days without sweets and later added “no fried foods”.
      I got too busy and didn’t pay attention to the number of my fasting from desserts. On day 39, unknown to me, I overate birthday cake. Afterwards, I had a big pity party and gained some weight.
      As a result, my attitude stunk. After a while, pity parties make you miserable. Therefore I’m starting over again with another 40 days of no desserts and no fried foods.
      I’m on day 3 today. My attitude is much better and I’ve started writing again.
      Because most of my writing is done by hand in a notebook, I have a lot of catch-up of past writings to post. Pray for me, I’m optimistic. This time I’m going to pay attention and keep my “fasting” commitment to God.

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