Lord, thank you for Your forgiveness for what I did last night. You do forgive me, don’t You?
Yes, Child, I do. But use My wisdom when you’re struggling with temptation. Stop, drop, and ask, pray. Ask Me for strength. Because I will provide all the strength you need. Continue reading Stop, Drop. And Ask
Child, the joy of the Lord is your strength. I will lead you today. But you must listen for My voice as I speak to your heart. Trust Me, and obey as I lead you. Especially remember, the joy of the Lord is your strength.
Lord, thank You for the peace I now feel.
Child, your peace came from obedience. You know, . . . trust and obey.
Lord, help me bring You honor and glory.
Child, you are.
Lord, I gave up that project. And I hate I gave it up. Because I could have been somebody and I could have had a ministry.
But My Child, you do have a minstry, your family and those I put you in contact with. So be happy with these I’ve given unto you to minister to. After all, who are you working for? Is it for your glory, or Mine?
Oh Lord, I want to work for your glory.
Then My Child, minister to those I place in your path.
But Lord, dealing with some of these people is so difficult. Lead me, teach me. Really, I can’t deal with these people without Your guidance and Your wisdom.
My Child, look back at your prayers for these. Look at the good that happened. I am indeed working all things out for good.
So let go of your worries, even about the feelings of others. Look to Me. Allow Me to guide your steps, your ways, and your words.
Lord, help me.
My Child, don’t worry about pleasing others. When you seek My will, to please Me above all else, then I will work out all things for your good and My glory.
In fact, I am working out all things now. So let go of your worries and trust Me.
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. . . “Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28
Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13
Freedom and deliverance, salvation and righteousness. Child, I have already planned it all. So come to Me for your freedom and deliverance, salvation and righteousness. I will set you free.
Yes My child, I’ve already planned for your victory. So come to Me, Your freedom and deliverance is found in My Presence. And I will not let you go. So come to Me.
In fact, I created you for My plans and My glory. Therefore it’s My plan for you to have victory. And you will indeed.
I’m going to put your food addiction, compulsion under your feet. For I have already won the victory. So come to Me and walk in your victory.
Okay Lord, do I need to join a group for support me? If so, which one?
Do I need to go to a weight loss counselor? Again, I ask You, which one?
Child, I’ve told you before, I’m your counselor. Come to Me.
So Lord, what do I do now? Help me. Because I can’t do this.
But Child, I can. Because of Me, you can do all things. As a matter of fact, I am the supply for all your needs, even strength to overcome.
So trust Me and use these tools I freely give you.
Command the addiction/compulsion to leave in the name of Jesus.
Clear your mind by offering the sacrifice of praise, singing songs of “Victory in Jesus”.
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Look to the Lord, and His strength; seek His face always. Psalms 105:4 NIV
Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalms37:4 ESV
No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man, but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it. 1Corinthains 10:13 NKJV
Trust Me Child in blind faith. As you yield yourself to me, I’ll set you free from all your bondages, overeating, scales, and especially the bondage of performance based self-approval.
Yes, you only approve of yourself when you perceive yourself doing all things right. Therefore you only approve of yourself on those days you succeed at following all your self-created rules of performance.
Then on other days when you don’t succeed at following your own rules, you perceive yourself a failure. But none of My children are failures. Of course they are all strugglers and learners, but never failures.
It’s because I’m holding on to and teaching each one just as I am teaching you now. And each one will gain their victory just as you will gain your victory too.
Cease striving and know that I am God . . . Psalms 46:10 NASB
For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, “Do not fear; I will help you.” Isaiah 41:13
When you depend on yourself-inflicted rules, you fail. Because you’ll never achieve perfection in life, in obedience, or even in your food choices. But when you depend on My guidance, then I can lead you to inner peace and victory.
As a matter of fact, I can take your so-called failures and turn them around for your good and My glory. Now to begin this victory journey, read My Word for encouragement and instructions. Then you can see what I speak to you Myself through My words.
God, the Master, the Holy One of Israel, has this solemn counsel: “Your salvation requires you to turn back to Me and stop your silly efforts to save yourselves. Your strength will come from settling down in complete dependence on Me- the very thing you’ve been willing to do. . . . Isaiah 30:15 Message
In great trouble I cried to the Lord and He answered me; from the depths of death, I called, and Lord, You heard me! Jonah 2:2 TLB
Lord, Jonah was trapped in that fish. Now I’m trapped in this food addiction and I’m crying out to You. Help me! Would you deliver me from Myself?
Yes Child, I’m here for you. And I’ll help you. In fact, I’m helping you now. And you’re going to break free from this, for I have ordained it. I’m here to set you free.
“Victory is Mine,” saith the Lord. And I intend for you to have victory as well. In fact, I intend for all of Mine to walk in victory, for I am victory. Therefore victory is yours too. So you will never be a failure to Me.
Now go forth and walk in your victory today.
Yes Sir. Thank you Lord. Help me to follow and obey Your will in all things, in all ways, my actions, words, and thoughts, even to what I eat.
Renew my mind. Make it Yours. Create in me a clean heart and a steadfast spirit. I want to be steadfast to follow Your will in all things
Then the Lord ordered the fish to spit Jonah out onto the beach. Jonah 2:2
Without a doubt Child, you’re going to be free from your trap of self-inflicted bondage too, for I have ordered it to release you as well. Now watch and see how I work out all things for your good and My glory. So trust Me Child.
Lord, I’m fighting this battle with food addiction and losing. So, if I have the Holy Spirit and the power of God within me, why am I so defeated by cookies, snacks, etc.? So why do I allow myself to become so defeated ? Why?
—But you will receive power when the Holy spirit comes upon you. Acts 1:8 NLT
If we are to have dominion over earth, (Genesis 1:28) then why am I so dominated by cookies, etc.?
Lord, I’ve been reading “The Art of War for Spiritual Battle” by Cindy Trim. So, am I fighting this battle correctly? Am I not praying enough over this food addiction issue?
Child, you do pray over your meals. But how many times have you prayed to seek My will over what you are to eat?
Uh, not many. In fact, I have to admit there’s been times I started eating first before remembering to stop and thank you for my meal.
Oh, I see. So what does that tell you?
It tells me I’m more into my food than Your Presence.
Hmm, I see. And how can you change this?
With Your help Lord, I can do all things.
Hmmm. I see. Do you really believe that?
So today, this is your assignment. Stop before you eat anything . Stop and talk to Me about it . Ask My advice. Ask for My wisdom. Let go of your head knowledge of what is good to eat and what is not.
Seek My knowledge first. Then wait. Don’t start eating until you receive My directions. Then proceed. Hint: Don’t eat broccoli or green beans just because you know they are low calorie. Seek My will first. You may be surprised.
What if those green beans or broccoli are not My will for you at that moment? What if My will for you at that time is something sweet? Now wouldn’t that surprise you?
Yes Sir. It most certainly would.
So Child, that’s My point. I want you to seek My guidance first before putting anything in your mouth. Seek Me first and I guarantee you will have your victory.
Yes Sir. Thank you Lord for guiding me. Help me to seek You first.
Child, as you seek Me, I will lead you.
But Lord, I’m such a wimp.
But Child, if you listen to Me, I will make you into a warrior. After all, I did it with Gideon and I can do it with you too.
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The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.” Psalms 32:8 NLT
Fight the good fight for the true faith. Hold tightly to the eternal life to which God has called you, which you have declared so well before many witnesses. 1Timothy 6:12 NLT
And we are confident that He hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases Him. And since we know He hears us when we make our requests, we also know that He will give us what we ask for. 1John 5:14-15 NLT
. . . “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him.” 1Corinthians 2: 9 NLT