Lord, someone suggested I ask You, what makes me overeat?
Child, it’s your spirit that’s hungry. But you’ve been feeding yourself. The real issue is your hunger for Me. But you’re going to food instead of Me.
So Lord, that’s what makes me overeat? So how can I defeat these cravings that drive me crazy. Also I feel ashamed to talk to You about my overeating when there’s so much suffering and heartache in the world. But what can I do?
Child, go back to the original plan I gave you. Back then you were careful to eat according to My instructions, and very careful to eat half portions.
It’s not half your food I desire, it’s your submissive heart before Me that I desire. As long as you’re holding on to the food in your hand, you can’t receive your victory in My hand.
Why you ask? I’ll tell you why. Back then you believed. Now you expect defeat and failure. Back then when I first told you what to do, your thought was, “I can do this.” Now your thought is “I can’t do this.” That’s your main issue, your belief. If you think you can’t. you’re right. You can’t.
But you forget, “I can do all through Christ who strengthens me.”
So Lord, that’s what makes me overeat, my unbelief? Are you going to take the food out of my hand?
No, I’m going to take the desire out of your heart.
I don’t see that happening.
Don’t sass Me. Trust Me instead. As it’s said, “You’re on thin ice.”
Yes Sir. But it’s just I don’t know what to do.
Do exactly as I’ve instructed you. As you follow and obey My instructions, then you’ll see victory.
But overall it’s your heart that’s the problem. You love food pleasure more than Me.
Oh Lord, I’m sorry. How can I change? How can I defeat this power that makes me want to overeat?
Child, you can’t. But I can. It’s time for you to have heart surgery- a circumcised heart before Me. As you submit yourself to Me, I’ll cut away portions of food-love from your heart.
But you must come to Me daily (sometimes by the minute) for your heart circumcision surgery. As you come to Me, I’ll remove the part of your heart that loves food. And I’ll fill your heart with love for Me and others too.
Carry a small notebook with you. When you want to eat, write prayers to Me and for others. So you’ll replace food pleasure with intercession for others. This fulfill two needs, the needs of others for prayer and your need to resist temptation for food pleasure.
My original plan for fasting is to change hearts and replace food consumption with God interaction.
So you’ll replace food consumption with intercession for others. Instead of your time being used to overeat, you’ll now be using time for intercession. This is a good plan.
Also be careful about your portions. That’s a visual of a submission heart, or a greedy heart wanting it all. It’s your submissive heart I desire. It’s your love I desire most of all. I’m not a controlling God that demands obedience. No, instead I’m a God that longs for your love above all else.
It’s your love of food that destroys, robs you of your victory. It will be your love for Me that will guarantee your victory. Now what will it be? What do you choose?
Lord, I want You. Help me in my weakness.
Child, I will help you. If only you come to Me first before you take one bite of any food. Come to Me first. Seek My will first over everything. Then you’ll see your victory for I’ll give it to you.
Now go forth in this day of your victory. Watch and see what I will do.
Yes Sir. Thank you Sir for not giving up on me.
Child, I never will.
Obey My voice and I will be your God, and you shall be My people. And walk in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well with you. Jeremiah 7:23
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. I Corinthians 15:57