Performance-Based Love

Performance-based love

PERFORMANCE-BASED LOVE

Child, you have performance-based love for yourself. When you accomplish much you feel good about yourself . But when you don’t perform as you think you should, you criticize yourself. You judge yourself as a failure.

Open your eyes to see yourself as I see you. You’ve heard it said, “Love your neighbor as yourself”. My child, I say, “Be kind to yourself”.

Quit beating yourself up for your so-called failures. You’re not a failure. You are Mine. I see you as complete in My Presence. I cover you with Myself. Therefore, your so-called flaws are covered by My blood and My Holy Spirit.

As you yield yourself to Me, I’ll lead you to your victory. For I do have victory planned for you. As a matter of fact, I have victory planned for each one of Mine.

When My Spirit is invited into one’s heart, I fill their heart with My victory. Then I lead and direct each one to the victory I have planned for each one specifically. 

FEAR OF SHORTAGES

Lord, Abba Father God, I’m afraid of shortages.

Child, you’ve been caught up in fear. Preparation is good, but fear? No, fear is destructive.  Child, as you seek My wisdom, I will lead you. 

But you must seek My voice and listen. Cut out some of that endless noise of media and listen carefully for My voice speaking to your heart. Remember I spoke to Elijah in a small, still voice. I never yell or scream.

Child, this is your word for today. “Listen, trust, and obey.” Focus on that. Then watch and see what I will do. And let go of your performance-based love, both for yourself and others. 

Yes Sir. Help my unbelief. Increase my faith, especially my faith in You. And help me to let go of my performance-based love, both of myself and others too.

FEED ON THIS

Become one with Him, no longer counting on being saved by being good enough or by obeying God’s laws, but by trusting Christ to save me; for God’s way of making us right with Himself depends on faith – counting on Christ alone. Philippians 3:9 TLB

For every child of God can obey Him, defeating sin and evil pleasure by trusting Christ to help him. 1John 5:4 TLB

For by grace you have been saved by faith. Nothing you did could ever earn this salvation, for it was the love gift from God that brought us to Christ!           Ephesians 2:8 TPT

The Gluttony Monster

The Gluttony Monster

Lord, I think this gluttony monster comes to my house every evening. And when the compulsion from this monster hits, I don’t even stop to think. It consumes me.

I need more discipline, consistency, strength, and the power to say ‘No’ to this food obsession, this gluttony monster. I can’t change myself because I am powerless over myself.

But My Child, I have all the power you need.

Lord, My day starts out so good. I eat appropriate and sufficient. But then after supper, here comes this gluttony monster to consume my health.

Yes Child,  I see it all. My heart hurts for you. And I long to set you free. It is My will to set you free. 

So Lord, what can I do? I know You said to semi-fast for 40 days. But ever since that day, I’ve been invaded by this overwhelming compulsive to overeat. In fact, I’ve been eating like crazy.

I know You said, ‘Come to You’. But I haven’t stopped eating long enough to ‘come’ to You. Lord, I don’t know what to do.

I want to please You. I want to love You as I should. But here I am, all messed up.

I can pray words, “Create in me a clean heart and renew a steadfast spirit”. But they are only words, just words, unless I change.

Child, I have watched you and I’ve been waiting for you even as you fell. But I’m always waiting to catch you. I will help you, for I have the power.

You will win over this addiction, over this gluttony monster. You will defeat this compulsion for I created you to be a victor. I created you for victory.

So Lord, what do I do?

Pray without ceasing. Every hour of every day come to Me. Check it off your time schedule if you must. But you must come to Me.  

Lord, I do want You to create in me a clean heart. And I long for a steadfast spirit before You. Fill me with Your sweet Presence daily and forevermore.

Child, I intend to. You will win over this compulsive gluttony monster. For I am THE WINNER and I created you to be a winner too. Therefore expect victory.

Be strong in the Lord
There are no perfect people, but God has already planned for your victory.

Expect victory. You will have your victory for I have already designed it. I am holding it in My hand. And you are a winner. You will win.

It may look like defeat to you. But when I look at you, I see a winner. You are Mine. You are a winner for I have already declared it so. 

Now get up and wash your face. Go forth today marching in your victory

Thank you Lord for not giving up on me.

Child, I never give up on any of My children. 

FEED OH THIS

You have already won a victory . . . because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world. 1John 4:4 NLT

For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. 2 Corinthians 10: 3-4 ESV

Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. . . . James 4:7-8

You Chose Another

You chose another.
You chose another. But My child, choose My Presence instead.

Child, you chose another. But you could have had My Presence last night. My child, I want you. Choose Me.

I’ve called you to a higher purpose other than to listen to others and eat your treats.

You could have had Me, but instead you chose another.

Oh Lord, I feel like such a failure.

You’re never a failure. Instead, you’re a lesson.

Child, you’re learning with new learning everyday and I want to teach you. It’s not your “to do” list. It’s not the voice of others . But it is I who will take you into your victory.

Victory is not getting it all done. Victory IS My Presence. I gave you a way out when your friend called. But you ate your snack afterwards.

Child, when you’re looking in the refrigerator or the cabinet for something to eat, what you’re really craving is My Presence.

My Lord.

You could’ve come to Me. But you chose another.

Oh Lord, I’m so messed up.

You chose another.
Choose My Presence, for I AM peace.

Child, come to Me and I will heal you. I’ll heal you both inside and out. It’s the inside of you, your spirit that determines your behavior and your actions.

Lord, help me.

Child, your mind is on too many different things. And you have much confusion, anxiety, fear, and busywork. You strive to get it all done. The highest call you have is stay in My Presence. That’s your highest calling, not your job, not your housework, and not your hobbies.

Instead, I’m your highest calling. Your attention is on too many different things. I want your focus on My Presence. Seek Me and I will supply for all your needs. You stress unnecessarily over many things.

You chose another. But I will lead you to your victory.
You chose another. But it is I who will lead you to your victory.

Child, as long as you have My Presence, you’ll have My peace. Have no worries for I’m holding you in My hands. . . And as is My will. . . It will be done.

Remember back when you used to snatch times, different times in your day to talk to Me? Do that again. Do it again.

You need Me. You need My Presence to direct you. Satan desires to destroy your future and the influence you have on others. But I will overcome. Now come to Me to a higher place of victory.

No longer walk in defeat for I have plans for you a hope and a future, not to harm you, but to prosper you.

FEED ON THIS

The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand. Psalms 37:23-24 NLT

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen. Jeremiah 29:11-12 NLT 

Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors and gain an overwhelming victory through Him who loved us [so much that He died for us]. Romans 8:37 AMP

 

A New Day Of Victory

 

 A New Day of Victory

Today is a new day for you, a new day of victory.

But Lord, I binged last night.

Yes Child, I saw the whole thing. And it made Me sad for you. It makes Me sad when I watch as My children give up and are defeated.

A new day of victory
“Victory is yours”, says the Lord.

In spite of my failures Lord, I do want to help others.

Then Child, do what you know is right. If you stay true to what you know. Then I will bless you to help others. 

Lord, is this food shortage for real?

Yes, My Child. This baby formula was a test. In fact, it is the beginning. 

My Lord, can they be defeated?

A new day of victory
Dance and rejoice for your victory is here. Victory in Jesus.

Yes, Child. I have arranged their defeat, for I will win. Always, I AM the winner.

Lord, am I a fake?

No, My Child. Instead, you are truly a struggler. 

So how can I win?

Through My Presence and My power.

But Lord, what can I do? What do You want me to do?

Child, I want you to listen to My words. Especially listen with open ears. Then obey as I lead you. 

Also Lord, how can I contribute to help others unless I make more income?

My Child, don’t you know how I helped Jacob and many others during a famine? Do you not think I can help you? 

Child, I want your mind clear from all other voices. Because I want to speak to you Myself with My own words of encouragement. 

Lord, is my time of success over? Did I let it go?

No My Child, you lost some time. But it’s not over until I say it’s over. 

So Lord. what do I do?

Come to Me. Give Me your dreams.

Is it too late for me? Am I too old?

Child, I’m going to turn your life all around. Do you expect blessings to come to you?

Lord, I remember my Dad saying, “Pay your tithes and God will bless you.”

Yes My Child, I am blessing you. I am your sponsor and your coach. And I will lead you and teach you. Hasn’t it always been that way? 

Yes Sir.  Healing Begins Today

I’ve helped you all these years. So come to Me now. 

Yes Sir. Lord, what do I do? What do You want me to do?

In spite of what you feel or think, today is a new day for you. It’s a new day of victory.

So Lord, what do I do?

Rejoice for your victory is at hand.  In fact I’m turning all things around, even for you too. Today is a new day for you, a new day of victory.

However, victory comes through struggles. So whatever happens, keep your faith. Never give up.

Lord, at times I think I need a more powerful church.

 My Child, you are exactly where I put you.

FEED ON THIS

Come and listen to My counsel. I’ll share My heart with you and make you wise. Proverbs 1:23 NLT

In the day when I cried out, You answered me, and made me bold with strength in my soul. Psalms 138:3 NKJV

Despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us Romans 8:37 NLT

Keep a close watch on all you do and think . Stay true to what is right and God will bless you and use you to help others. 1 Timothy 4:16 TLB

You Have The Power

Child, you have the power of the Holy Spirit within you. Now awaken`, for you have the power to say ‘No’ to temptation, and defeat. You have the power to say ‘Yes’ to overcoming and resisting, to say ‘Yes’ to the victory I have for you. You have the Power Continue reading You Have The Power

Seek My Wisdom

Seek My wisdomChild, I say to you again, “Seek My wisdom. turn your eyes toward Me.”

Lord, when I cried out to You back in 2013, You ministered to me. And You spoke to my heart, “I Am your counselor, come to Me.” Continue reading Seek My Wisdom

Be Strong, My Child

Be strong, My Child

Be strong, My Child.

Lord, does my overeating take away the power of my prayers?

No, My child. It takes away the power of your faith in your prayers. 

That’s why Satan works so hard to keep you defeated and ashamed. Because it damages your faith, which in turn, takes away the power of your prayers. 

I see. Lord, I never knew.

Child, without faith you have no power. Instead you’re defeated and ashamed. That’s why Satan works so hard at tempting My children. His goal is to destroy the power of their faith.

So be strong, My child. 

(Accuser: Yes, people all over the world are struggling for life and you’re defeated by pleasure food. What a weak, wimpy Christian you are. You’ll never be strong. Because you can’t resist your pleasure foods.)

My Child, don’t listen to the Accuser. For I am your strength and I am your power. And you can do all things through My power. Because I am your strength and I will strengthen you.

This whole week you’ve allowed Satan to defeat you. But today is the day you will celebrate My victory, the victory I have already planned for you. Be strong

Therefore as you yield yourself to Me and walk in My strength, you’ll find new strength. Today, you will have a rebirth of My strength and My power within you. 

So declare today a day of victory. I say it again, “Declare today a day of victory.”

For victory is Mine, saith the Lord. Yes, I’ll say it again, “Victory is Mine.”

Therefore be strong My child and walk in the victory I have already planned for you.

Yes Lord, I declare today is a new day of victory.

Today focus on My Presence. Focus on worship. So sing over your victory, for I sing over you. 

As you seek My will and My guidance for each day, I will lead you. After all, I have your victory in My hand. And  I will infuse you with My strength and My power to resist temptation.

In fact, I infuse you with My power as you yield yourself to Me.

So be strong, My child. For I am celebrating your victory now. 

 Feed On This

He gives power to the weak, and strength to the powerless. Isaiah 40:29 NLT

But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31 NKJV

In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and depart from evil. It will be health to your flesh, and strength to your bones. Proverbs 3:6-8 NKJV

Let the weak say, “I am strong.” Joel 3:10 NKJV

Be strong in the Lord
There are no perfect people, but God has already planned for your victory.

Seeking Day

Seeking Day
Today is “Seeking Day”.

Today is your “seeking day”. Seek My will and seek My Presence. I know you’ll be talking to others, but focus on talking to Me today, all throughout your day. 

Lord, this is such a struggle. It’s an ongoing battle, a major struggle in my life. In fact, it seems I can’t ever win.

Child, victories only come through struggles and battles. There’s never a victory without a battle. 

But Lord, it seems like there’s a war inside of me and I can’t ever win.

My Child, you can win, for you are a winner. After all, you are Mine and all of Mine win. Because I always win. Therefore you win. 

But Lord, right now I feel like a loser, defeated before all to see, especially myself. I see myself as a loser.

So My child, quit looking at what you see. Now look to Me, so you can see what I see. For you, My Child, are strong and victorious.

But Lord, I start out my day strong. Then by night fall I’m weak and defeated.

Then change My child, change your pattern of life. 

How can I? When I wake up, the house is quiet and I can hear Your voice clearly. But in the evening I am tired, the TV is blaring, news is depressing and I fall asleep in my chair.  How can I change this pattern?

Child, make today your “Seeking Day”. You’ve been listening to many voices throughout your day. On this “seeking day”, shut off all other voices and settle yourself in. Seek My voice. Seek My Presence and you will have peace. When I am on your side, you are a winner. It is so for I have declared it so. 

seeking Day
Seek My Presence.

Words From Seeking Day

The Lord will always deliver me from all evil and will bring me into His heavenly Kingdom . . .  2 Timothy 4:18 TLB

. . . God, who began the good work within you will keep right on helping you grow in His grace until His task within you is finally finished on that day when Jesus Christ returns. Philippians 1:6 TLB 

Nevertheless, I am continually with You; You have taken hold me of my right hand. You will guide me with Your counsel, and afterward receive me to honor and glory. Psalms 73:23-24 AMP

Seek My Answers, Child

Seek My answers, Child.

Lord, I know You’re the answer to all.

But Child, you do not seek My answers. 

Lord, I thought I did. I’m so confused.

Child, listen to Me. 

So Lord, what do I do?

To begin with Child, seek My Presence first. Then listen as I speak to your heart. Seek My answers to all your questions. Also spend time reading My Word, for you will find many answers there as well.Seek His answers Continue reading Seek My Answers, Child

Led by the Spirit of God.

Led by the Spirit of God

Led by the Spirit of God. . . Lord, how can I be led by Your Spirit? I want to be led by You.

Child, seek Me first and you will be led.

At the Buffet –

Yesterday, you didn’t pray before entering that buffet. Pray first, then seek My will. Do this even over what you eat and you will be satisfied. 

Yesterday, you looked at all the choices on the buffet and chose according to your wisdom. But if you had prayed first seeking My will, you would have chosen according to My wisdom and you would have been satisfied.

Being led by the Spirit of God

You thought it was because you didn’t eat enough that caused you to be hungry so soon after. If you had sought My will, you would have been full and satisfied.

Remember, choose Me first and then consider your food options. Seek My will first, and I will lead you to what is best. Not only will it be healthy for you, but it will also be satisfying as well. 

Yes Sir. Help me. I really do want more of You.

Child, seek My Presence first and above all else, for then you will be satisfied.

Thank you Lord for Your words of instruction and encouragement.

Child, I plan for your victory. You will have it, for I have planned it. Seek My Presence above all. Then watch and see what I will do. 

Yes Sir. Help me keep my focus on You, above all else.

 

Feed On This

For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. Romans 8:14 NLT

And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for- But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groaning that cannot be expressed into words. Romans 8:26 NLT

Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6 NKJV