New Victory

Lord, I need a new victory.  Finally I’m losing weight again, but it’s through using an App on my cell phone, My Fitness Pal-  https://www.myfitnesspal.com/ .

Am I taking credit from You? By using this App to count my calories, how can I say it was You? (This was hand written over a week ago.) Continue reading New Victory

Trust and Obey – Focus

Trust and obey, Child. To begin your new year, I want you to focus and listen for My guidance. For I will lead you as you seek My will. Then determine to trust and obey My will,  for there is no other way to your victory.

Trust and Obey
Trust and Obey

Yes Sir. Just help me. Continue reading Trust and Obey – Focus

Fat People With Jesus?

Lord, were there fat people when You walked the Earth?

(Note: I can ask this because I have been obese most of my adult life. And I’m 30 pounds overweight now. So isn’t it nice that we can talk to our Lord Jesus about anything and He doesn’t condemn us for asking silly questions.)

Soon I wont be one of the fat people.
Soon I won’t be one of the fat people- only 30 pounds to go.
I'm one of the fat people
What I used to look like at 241 pounds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Scales Went Down. Wow!

Last Friday, the scales went down. Wow! It’s a miracle! During two days I ate three meals with chicken & dumplings, green bean casserole, and squash casserole. And I actually lost weight. Wow! That’s not what I expected! But if I can, then you can too.

On Wednesday and Thursday of last week, I had two different groups of ladies to come eat a meal with me. Yes, that’s what I served them. So much for low-calorie food. I was going for large volume with lower cost to serve 16 ladies. Even though I ate small portions, I never expected to lose weight. Wow!

Scales went down
This looks gross. I know. That way you won’t be tempted to want some. Good.

Child, I told you that if you seek My will and follow My advice, then you’d lose weight.

Wow! Lord, it’s amazing! Last week after having chicken and dumplings for three different meals, I actually lost weight. I can’t believe it.

Child, you sought My advice. Then you listened to My instructions for your portion size. Child, why do you doubt Me? For I know exactly what I’m doing. After all, I’m The Creator.

I created food, although you enjoy mixing up my natural ingredients with other stuff. I also created you body and I know not only what you should eat and not eat, but I also know how much you should eat.

So even if it’s not considered a “diet” food, (chicken & dumplings) if you follow My advice concerning portions size, you will still benefit with weight loss. The key to your success is to seek My will first, then listen to My guidance, trust Me to know what is best and then follow how I lead you. 

Remember that fruit and vegetable diet you tried a few years ago. You ate natural foods, but still gained weight. You gained 5 lbs. in a week. Volume eating of oranges was not good for your body even though it is a natural fruit. 

At that time, you weren’t seeking My advice. Instead you were trying every man-created diet of the month. 

Child, it’s better that  you seek My advice and follow My instructions for I know what is best for your body.

Okay Lord, but now I have two pots of chicken and dumplings left. What do I do with them?

Note: I gave them away. But I’m still amazed that the scales went down 2lbs. Wow!

 

 

 

 

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FEED ON THIS

     Trust in the Lord completely, and do not rely on your own opinions. With all your heart rely on Him to guide you, and He wil lead you in every decison you make. Become intimate with Him in whatever you do, and He will lead you wherever you go. Don’t think for a moment that you know it all, for wisdom comes when you adore Him with undivided devotion and avoid everything that’s wrong. Proverbs 3:5-7 TPT

The Lord will give strength to His people; the Lord will bless His people with peace. Psalm 29:11 NKJV

 

 

Help Me Listen

Help me listen
40 Days of Victory
Day 7

Lord, help me listen to You. I do need to talk with You. But most important of all, help me to listen as You lead.

Yesterday, even though I’ve followed Your basic instructions for my eating I didn’t listen. Therefore this morning the scales went up. Lord, I know why. Not only was it wrong food choices but I didn’t stop eating when You led me to. Open my ears and my heart to listen more intently. Continue reading Help Me Listen

Remember Your Victorious Future

Victorious FutureRemember Your Victorious Future

Lord, I remember my victorious past.

Child, I remember your victorious future.

But Lord, what worked in the past is not working now.

Child, what worked in your future is working now.

But Lord, what is it? What worked in my future?

Me, My Presence with you. I worked in your victorious future. I worked in your today and your yesterday too. 

So Lord, what would You have me to do?

Submit your will to Me. Let go of your desires for food gratification. Overall, trust Me to lead you. Obey as I lead you. Victory will only come forth as you submit your will for self-gratification to My will for your deliverance. 

Child, this time of deliverance has already been ordained for you. Therefore, it can never be revoked for I have determined and spoke it forth. 

But Lord, what would You have me to do?

Submit yourself to My will for your food and your life. Also submit fully your heart love to Me. Then I will fill your heart with so much love you will no longer desire food gratification. Allow Me to fill you with My love. Then the desire for sweets will be a thing of your past. For you will be filled with the sweetness of My Presence.

Lord, I want this. So I ask You now to fill me with a desire for more of Your Holy Spirit, more of the sweetness of Your Presence.

Thank you Lord, for talking with me and loving me in spite of my many failures. I know I have disappointed You many times and yet, You will love me. Why?

Because you are My child. I love all My children and you are Mine. I never give up on Mine. So I always do whatever it takes in the life of each one to bring them back to My Presence. They expect My punishment, but that is not My intent. My intent is to bring them back to the sweetness of My Presence so that I may bless them beyond their comprehension. 

Lord, I want You. Thank you for loving me even though I don’t deserve it. Direct my steps today so they bring You honor and praise.

Child, I am drawing you to Me now. I am turning all things around. What you saw yesterday will not be today. It is all turning around for My pleasure and the good of those who love Me. For I am God, the God who delivers and sets free. I am the One, the Winner above all others. 

Yield yourself to Me. Your body is the temple of My Holy Spirit. Now yield yourself to Me. 

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Your Victorious FutureVictorious Future

I will give you a new heart and out a new spirit within you, I will take out the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you to walk in My statutes and you will keep My judgments and do them. Ezekiel 36:26-27 NKJV

Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you,   whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a   price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.1Corinthians 6:19-20 NKJV

 

Celebrate National Food Day

Celebrate National Food Day

October 24 was “National Food Day.” The newscaster on television said so. After I heard that good news, I got all excited about a day to celebrate food. Wow! What a wonderful idea. How can I celebrate? Celbrate National Food Day

So . . . after thinking about it, I came up with an exciting plan to celebrate. It’ll surprise you. So . . . can you guess what I did to celebrate?

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Stop Overeating

Stop Overeating

If you will just stop overeating, you will lose weight.

But Lord, what do You mean?

If you will do as I told you before, eat three meals a day with half portions and no snacks, then you will lose weight.

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Child, you want to lose weight, but I want to strengthen your spiritual listening skills. I want to make you strong. At this time you see yourself as weak, defeated, and a disappointment to Me. 

Just as Gideon said he was the least of the least, you think the same about yourself because you are oppressed by your own personal Midianites.

But My child, I say to you, “O Mighty Warrior.”  Come out of hiding and come forth to your victory, the one I have already planned for you.

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Child, every time you reach for extra food whether it’s a second serving, an excess serving, or a snack serving, you open the door for compulsive overeating. Child, this happens every time and you feel trapped in despair. You feel that you cannot stop overeating. 

But My child, I have come forth to set you free. Just as I told Gideon, I’ll tell you, “I will be with you. You will defeat your personal Midianites.”

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Lord, I won’t ask for a sign like Gideon did. I believe you.

Child, you will have a sign. As you listen to Me, follow My instructions, and eat in submission to My orders, then your scales will go down in number. This I promise you. In fact, I do not lie and I always keep My promises. Once I speak, they come forth.  

Now I say to you, ‘Get up out of this hole you dug for yourself.

I have already given you victory for I am with you and I am Victory. Now go forth and walk in your personal victory.

Stop Overeating

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Feed On This

You’ve set me free from captivity and now I’m standing ready to fight some more! Psalm 18:36 TPT

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

. . . Your God has commanded you strength. Psalm 68:28

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7

Break This Cycle

So Lord, what can I do to break this cycle of losing weight, binge eat, gaining weight, experience sorrow, repent, lose weight, binge, and repeat again?

Child, I’ll break this cycle for you.

But Lord, how? What can I do? Continue reading Break This Cycle

Buffets-Tools of Satan?

Buffets-tool of Satan

Buffets-tools of Satan? I think so. As I looked back over time, I then realized  weight gain started when we were on that cruise ship. All those buffets, so many options and so much food. Fill your plate. Go back for seconds. Eat as many desserts as your hearts desires. Greed is encouraged. Lord, buffets-tools of Satan? Yes, I think it’s so. Lord, what do You say? Continue reading Buffets-Tools of Satan?