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. 

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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.

 

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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

Just Enjoy My Presence

Just Enjoy My Presence

Just enjoy My Presence, Child. Our relationship comes first. You’ve heard, ‘Take care of Mama first.” I say unto you, ‘Take care of our relationship first, above all else. And let Me take care of all else.”

But Lord, there are so many needs of others. I feel guilty talking to You about my needs. Continue reading Just Enjoy My Presence

Listen For My Voice

Listen for My voiceListen for My voice, seek My guidance. Remember at times, My voice at times is a still, quiet voice. Listen for My voice, Child. Even though there is much noise around, you can still listen. If you focus, listen, trust, and obey, then I’ll lead you to your victory.

I will never give up on you or the victory I have planned for you. So you never give up, My child, for I have great plans coming forth, plans for your victory.

Listen for My voice.

Oh Lord! Thank you, but at times I put my face down in the feeding trough. Am I stupid?

No, My child. . . .just. . .

What Lord? What am I then? Is it Your voice I’m hearing? Am I weird?

No, My child, just backslidden into your old ways. 

Lord, I’m in a trap of my own making. How can I stop this binge eating? I do good for several days, then I return to the slop jar over and over. How can I stop?

Child, come to Me before eating anything. Drink your water and come to Me.

Lord, will I ever stop?

Yes, when you start coming to Me. 

Lord, I thought I heard You correctly when I ordered this program.

You did hear Me correctly. But when you’re into our food pleasure, your ears are closed due to your will to overeat. 

Lord, is there any hope for me? It seems I have no self-control at all.

Child, I am your hope. And I intend to make you strong.

Lord, renew my mind. Make it yours.Submission in your heart

FEED ON THIS

So you must live as God’s obedient children. Don’t slip back into your old ways of living to satisfy your own desires. . . 1 Peter 1:14 NLT

So humble yourselves under the mighty power of god, and at the right time He will lift you up in honor. Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you. 1 Peter 5:6,7 NLT

Then He added, “Now go and learn the meaning of this Scripture: ‘I want you to show mercy, not offer sacrifices.’ For I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.” Matthew 9:13 NLT

Listen for His voice

 

He’s Never Giving Up

He’s Never Giving up on you.

Child, I’m not giving up on you. So don’t you give up on you.

He's never giving up Lord, I need Your help. I feel as though I’m emerging from a drunk. (Note: This was written in my prayer journal, Feb. 2020.) So I’m now praising God for my  victory – lost 35 pounds. Praise You Lord.

God has your victory in His Mind. 

He's never giving up
God is never giving up on you.

Child, you are . . .  a food drunk. Now sober up, get up, and wash your face. What’s done is yesterday. Now get up from your bed of self-wallowing. Get up, wash your face and go forth in your new assignment from me.

Lord, again I ask forgiveness for the same old sin that comes back over and over. I ask forgiveness for yesterday’s drunken stupor.

He's never giving up
He’s never giving up on you.

Child, I forgive you. Now get up out of this squalor and go forth for I have many plans for you, plans for a hope and a future, plans not to harm you (or punish you), but rather plans to prosper you.

Child, I’ve already told you I’m not giving up on you.

Lord, I’m sorry I keep returning to the feeding bucket. How can I be so stupid?

Yes Child, you love food. But I am going to remove that love from your heart. You will love Me more than your necessary food. I have plans for you and it’s not for you to gain weight or be addicted to food.

No, instead it’s for you to go forth in My assignments. You know, the ones I have planned for you.

There are many assignments ahead, people’s lives for you to touch, talk with, and connect with their hearts. They will touch your heart. Right now, your heart can’t connect due to being satiated with food.

Lord, please forgive me.

Child, I already have. Through all of this you are learning.

So Lord, will I ever get it right?

Yes My Child, you will. But be aware. After gluttony leaves, then pride comes forth. That’s exactly what help to cause your downfall before, pride.

But know this, I have victory over both, over all. So therefore come to Me. Allow Me to rule over you, both your spirit and your stomach.He's never giving up

Yes Lord. Here I am. Take me. I give myself to You. Thank you for not giving up on me.

Child, I’ll never give up on you. Never. After all, I died on that cross just for you. Yes, even for you. 

He's never giving up

 

He’s Never Giving Up On You

Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us. Romans 8:37 NKJV

. . . Keep on working to complete your salvation, and do it with fear and trembling. Yes, God is working in you to help you want to do what pleases Him. Then He gives you the power to do it. Philippians 2: 12, 13 ICB

 

He's never giving up

Turn Your Focus Back to Me

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Focus on My Presence this day.

Child, turn your focus back to Me. Seek My Presence. You’ve asked for a quiet, still life. and yes, that’s nice. But you can have My Presence even in the mist of extreme busyness. Do you think only those with “quiet, still lives” experience My Presence?

Not so, it’s those who seek Me even in the midst of their extreme busy lives. Know that I am with those who seek Me. So, if you miss My Presence, it is not I who left. Rather, it was you who turned your eyes to other things.

Even good things are useless if they cause you to divert your eyes from My love. It’s called “busy work”. Satan loves busy work. Because it keeps you so occupied that you focus on the task or whatever it is at hand and turn your eyes, your attention, even your heart from seeking My Presence. 

So Lord, how do I correct this?

Turn to Me, seek My Presence, seek My opinion, and seek My advice. In general, talk to Me about everything in your life. 

Okay Lord. But what about my weight?

Focus on My Presence
It is through My Presence that you will find your victory.

Ahhhh . . . another issue. Again I tell you seek My advice. Stop before you eat anything, even the foods you consider healthy. Stop first and seek My advice before eating anything. Then watch and see what I will do. This is nothing new to you. We’ve done this routine before. 

Yes Lord, we have. But I backslid. Now look at me, a backslider.

Child, stop. Now you aren’t looking at Me. Rather, you are looking at yourself. Didn’t I just say “Keep your eyes on Me, seek My advice, then watch and see what I will do?” 

Yes Sir. So what about my eating plan for today?

It is good. 

Lord, what about tonight? What’s your will for me tonight? Do I go visit my friend? Should I go shopping instead? Should I call her? Lord, what do I do? Where do I go?

Child, I will lead you. You’re concerned about too many things. Your main job is to focus on Me. Seek My Presence first, over and above all else. 

Okay Lord, lead me. Help me to please You in all I do, all I say, all I think, and even what I eat. Renew my heart and my mind. Make them Yours. Help me focus on what You want me to focus on- Your will and Your love.

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“Am I a God near at hand,” says the Lord, “and not a God far off? Can anyone hide himself in secret places, so I shall not see him?” says the Lord. . .                     Jeremiah 23:23,24

          I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go, I will guide you with My eye. Psalm 32:8 

But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] will gain new strength and renew their power. They will lift up their wings [and rise up close to God] like eagles. They will run and not become weary, they will walk and not grow tired. Isaiah 40:31 AMP

Submission In Your Heart

 

Submission in your heart

Child, it’s not a diet program, or any certain food that will help you break free from this obsession to overeat. It is submission in your heart, yielded before Me, that will break you free from this excessive weight and overeating.

Unless your heart is right, in submission to My will concerning your food, nothing changes. Only your weight will change, going up and down as you struggle between eating everything your heart desires and struggling to follow a diet program.

Keep submission in your heart

Desire the fullness of My Presence and you’ll let go of excessive food. Look to a diet for deliverance  from the obsession to overeat and you’ll be disappointed.

For example, you bought that diet food hoping it would help you. Then you binge ate it, didn’t you.

Yes Sir. It was good.

Child, I present My case to you with this evidence. Unless your heart, and its desires are changed, nothing changes. So as you yield your heart to My will, I’ll lead you. When you have submission in your heart before Me, then I can lead you to your personal victory.

Submission in your heart

 

 

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So prepare Your minds for action and exercise self-control. Put all your hope in the gracious salvation that will come to you when Jesus Christ is revealed to the world. So you must live as god’s obedient children. don’t slip back into your old way of living to satisfy your own desires. You didn’t know any better then. But now you must be holy in everything you do (even what you eat and drink – my words) just as God who chose you is holy. 1 Peter 1:13 -15

So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time He will lift you up in honor. Give all your worries and cares to God for He cares about you. 1Peter 5:6

Commitment to Victory

Lord, I’m making a commitment to victory, 40 days of victory. Yes, I’ve lost 35 pounds, but I keep going up and down on the scales depending on what I eat each day. And yes, I’ve been sloppy with my eating, taking a few bites here and a few bites there. Overall, it’s always been small things. Continue reading Commitment to Victory