Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. Matthew 7:7
Lord, right now I need a new food plan especially since I gained some weight. One of my friends lost weight by counting calories. On the other hand my sister lost weight by avoiding mostly all carbs. Assuming I could stick to it, which diet would work for me? Since I need to get back in those size 10 pants immediately, which food plan would bring the quickest weight loss?
Before when I lost 90 pounds, You instructed me to eat only three meals a day, half portions, and no snacks. At that time, you said it didn’t matter what I ate. Just remember to follow these basic instructions. At that time not only did I gain self-control, but I also lost 90 pounds as a result.
But now it’s a different story. Presently I’m struggling with everything, eating only three meals a day, eating half portions, and the part about no snacks. I blew that one for sure, for months now. What seemed easy before now seems so hard. It feels impossible. For the most part I’m not having success with any food plan. I had success back then, why not now? What can I do?
I think maybe this time I might actually need some kind of diet, rather a food plan. Would You give me a food plan? You created my body and You know what is best for it. So could You give me a food plan?
Child, ask and ye shall receive.
Thanks Lord, I need some kind of rules to follow especially since I’m not succeeding at all in my eating. Okay Lord, what are the rules for now? What is the new food plan?
Ask Me first, eat later.and then ye shall receive weight loss.
Lord, I need the rules.
The Pharisees had many rules, but they failed. You are My child, a child of the King. You don’t need rules, You have Me.
What? How am I to eat? How am I to lose this extra regained weight?
Ask and ye shall receive.
Lord, I’m asking. What is my new food plan?
There will be no diet rules. For now, you can no longer eat until you ask Me first. You can no longer choose your food until you consult Me first. As you seek My advice, then I will answer you.
What? . . . Lord, this is too hard. I need rules. Rules are easy to follow. What you’re asking me to do seems too simple, yet at the same time too hard.
Child, the Pharisees had plenty of rules and look how they succeeded. You asked and I answered. Now you can no longer eat anything and expect to lose weight unless you ask Me first and then eat later.
How simple can this be? When you ask, ye shall receive. I will give you success when you ask. Trust Me.
(Gritting my teeth.) Okay Lord, today. Just for today, I will try this and we will see how well this works. For today, I will try.
My child, if you ask for My wisdom, then I will grant you wisdom. Now watch and see what I will do. Oh, and ask about what you are to drink too.
What? (Gritting my teeth even more.)