Lifestyle Change

Lord, is this way of eating to be a lifestyle change? Will I have to eat this way for all my life?

So I can never eat all I want. Will I always have to consider what’s before me and choose wisely? In fact, am I to seek Your wisdom and guidance over everything I put in my mouth, in my mind, and in my spirit too?

So whatever I eat, watch, read, or listen to, I am to consider my choices and then seek Your wisdom over it all. Overall, I am to live a completely yielded life in complete surrender of all my selfishness to Your guidance and wisdom.

Child, I am teaching you all throughout this process of your life. I will lead you as you seek My guidance. And yes, you will be making a lifestyle change. From now on, you are to seek My will in all things, with every thought, word, or action.

Lord, I need You to guide me for every little detail of my life and all my choices.

Child, I want you to focus on Me and the needs of those around you. Listen to them as they speak. You will learn much. Also I want you to learn from Me. I desire to teach you to listen to Me and follow My guidance without doubt or hesitation. 

I want you to be a “follower” of Me, not of others, but Me. So yes, you could say this will be a lifestyle change for you. 

Do this for yourself and for those I place in your life. I have a purpose for you and it’s not to be constantly seeking the voice of others. It is to be seeking My voice and following My will.Seek His answers

Listen to Me. Follow My guidance and obey My will without doubt or hesitation. This is the lifestyle change I desire for you. 

So learn to listen as I speak and learn to follow as I lead. The key to your victory is surrendering your will to My will. 

Okay Lord, teach me how.

Child, I’m in the process of teaching you now. 

FEED ON THIS

“If any of you wants to be My follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross, and follow Me.” Matthew 16:24 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.” Jeremiah 29: 11 NLT

Never Give Up

Victory in 2023

Victory in 2023

Lord, we need victory in 2023. We, the people of USA,  are weary of this constant bad news everyday concerning the bad decisions by our government. It seems, or rather, it looks like their purpose is to destroy the USA.

Now they’re telling us that we need to stop cooking with gas stoves. What? They’re saying electric stoves are safer for our health and the environment.. What?

We the people suffer because of their decisions. And we feel like sheep without a shepherd. Therefore we are a discouraged, overwhelmed, concerned people.

Lord, we need to know Your Presence is with us.

Trust Me, Child
Trust Me, Child

Lord, grant us a leader that will lead us according to Your will. As a matter of fact, we need many leaders like King David who had a heart for You.

So Lord, grant us many leaders, many “David’s” throughout our land to lead us, the people back to You. Place a “David-like” leader in every position of our government.

Overall Lord, what we really need is more of You. We need Your Presence desperately. Would You reach down in Your power to help save this USA? Only You could bring us victory in 2023, only You.

Child, I have great plans you know nothing of. So trust Me, for I will work out all things for good, the good of My people, the good of My USA, and Israel too.  Watch and see what I will do and I am doing now.

You will see a turn of great winds. And I can turn nations and leaders around as well. Nothing is greater than I and no one has more power than I. Child, I can change things in one day. Yes, one day.

Victory in 2023
God has a plan for your victory in 2023

Praise Me for the victory. Because victory is what I’ve planned, not the “woe is me” I hear now from the people. “Victory is Mine”, saith the Lord. As a matter of fact, defeat is not in My vocabulary.

So watch and see how I win this war against Me, for I will win. And I declare Myself the winner too, for I always win. My victory has always been and will always be according to My plan and its results.

So look up for your redemption draws nigh.

Now child, watch and see what I do. Celebrate My victory. Rejoice and praise Me for I do indeed work out all things for the good of those who love Me and whom I love.

So look up My child. Victory is on the horizon. It is coming. In fact, it’s been ordained and destined by My Word. So rejoice over My victory.

Now don’t look at what you see. Instead look at Me. For I say, “Victory is Mine.”

Thank you Lord. My hope is in You.

Hope for Victory

But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd. Matthew 9:36 NKJV

“My people have been lost sheep. Their shepherds have led them astray; . . .  Jeremiah 50:6 

 Look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near. Luke 21: 28 

And we know all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to HIs purpose. Romans 8:28 

God's Presence is our hope for victory in 2023
God’s Presence will bring victory in 2023.

 

What Makes Success

 

What makes success?

Lord, what makes success?

Child, it’s not money or fame. But rather it’s My Presence, My love, and My forgiveness. It’s the peace, strength, and joy I give to one as they go through events of their life.  Overall, it’s My Presence guiding and leading each life that creates true success.

In fact, the more of My Presence you have, the greater your success will be. When I fill your heart and soul with My love and you share My love with others, then you will have true success.

The measure of unselfish love in your life is a measure of success in your life. The amount of My love within a life is the true measure of success.

People speak of inner peace. But it is only through My Presence that one can experience the true inner peace that never fails. I love as no one else can love. Experiencing My love and peace is the greatest victory you can have.

What the world sees as success is not how I see it. But I look at the heart. Above all else, a heart full of My love is the greatest measure of success and victory.

Child, I love you.

Lord, I love you too. So help me to please you in all I do and say.

FEED ON THIS

Beloved, I pray that in every way you may succeed and prosper and be in good health [physically] just as I know your soul prospers [spiritually] 3 John 1:2 AMP

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV

For whatever is born of god overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world – our faith. 1 John 5:4 NKJV

       But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57 NKJV

 

WHAT MAKES ME OVEREAT?

What makes me overeat?
What makes me overeat? Will I ever lose weight and gain victory?

Lord, what makes me overeat?

Child, it’s your spirit that’s hungry. But you’ve been feeding yourself. The real issue is that you hunger for My Presence, but you’re going to food instead of Me.

So Lord, what am I to do? How can I defeat these cravings that drive me crazy? What makes me overeat like I do?

Also I feel ashamed of talking to You about my food when there’s so much suffering and heartache in the world. But what am I to do?

Child, go back to the original plan I gave you. Back then during your first 40 days of eating according to My instructions, you were very careful to eat half portions.

Know that it’s not half your food I desire, it’s your submissive heart before Me I desire. As long as you’re holding on to food in your hand, you can’t receive your victory that I’m holding 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.”

But Lord, 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 is 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 will see victory.

But Lord, what makes me overeat like this? I can’t control myself. Why?

Overall it’s your heart that’s the problem. You love food pleasure more than Me.

Oh Lord, I’m so sorry. How can I change?

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 will cut away portions of food-love from your heart.

But you must come to Me daily (sometimes by the minute) for your heart circumcise surgery. As you come to Me, I will remove the part of your heart that loves food. And I will 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 will fulfill two needs, the needs of others for prayer and the need of you to resist temptation for food pleasure.

My original plan for fasting was to change hearts and replace food consumption with God interaction.

So you’ll replace food consumption with intercession for others. This is a good plan, for it will fulfill two needs, the needs of others and your need to resist temptation.

Instead of your time being used eating, you will now be using time for intercession. This is a good plan.

Also be careful about your portions. That’s a visual of your submission heart, not 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, I am a God that longs for your love above all else.

It’s the love of food that destroys, robs you of your victory

It will be My love that grants you victory.

Feed On This

The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, And He delights in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; For the Lord upholds him with His hand. Psalms 37:23‭-‬24 NKJV

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

And because you belong to Him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin (food compulsion) that leads to death. (Guilt, weight gain) Romans 8:2 NLT

What Would You Choose?

What would you choose?
What would you choose?

Child, what would you choose? What if you were called to give up your pleasure food in exchange for the pleasure of My glory?

Oh Lord, I want to choose You. But I am weak.

Child, quit saying you’re weak. You are strong. https://talkingtomyweightlosscounselor.com/say-i-am-strong/

If you’re full of My Presence, then you’re strong. For I AM all powerful. And I can pull You out of this miry mud of self-indulgence.

Don’t you know that if you have My Presence, you have all you need?

What would you choose?

My children need to witness victory in the lives of those who identify with Me. My children need to see victory, not defeat.

People can lose weight with a strict diet. But you know it’s the minds and the hearts that needs changing. The desire for pleasure foods needs to be replaced with a desire for My Presence.

Habits need changing. You have the habit of relaxing after your evening meal with your pleasure food. So why are you seeking pleasure for that which does not satisfy?

Don’t you know yet that true satisfaction and peace beyond comprehension can only be found in My Presence? So what would you choose?

Yes Lord, I want Your Presence and the fullness of Your Holy Spirit.

Then come to Me, My Child. Come into My Presence. Allow Me to bless you with My Holy Spirit. I’m calling you forth to a higher walk, a higher place of victory.

Now come forth into My Presence and allow Me to fill You with Myself.

Yes Lord, here I am. Take my struggles, my defeat, my pride, my worry, and all my concerns. Take My heart and mind, including my thoughts.

Child, I don’t take anything from you. Not anything. You have to give them to me. Satan steals and takes. But I only receive as you give to Me. I never take.

Okay Lord. Then I give you my heart, my mind, my will, and my pride. I also give You all my failures, mess-ups, defeats, and shame. Lord, I’m a mess.

So what would you choose?
What would you choose?

But I give myself to thee.

Child, I will change you into what I designed you to be, My victorious child, full of My glory, My Presence, and My Holy Spirit.

The oil of Gilead will anoint your eyes so you see the truth versus the lies of Satan. You will know the truth. Therefore the truth will set you free to live a life of victory.

Satan has enjoyed beating you down. But now I’ll lift you up, clean you off, heal your wounds, and fill you with the nourishment of My Holy Spirit.

Then you can go forth as My servant spreading forth My joy and love to others.

First you’ll begin with those you love the most. Then you’ll spread My love and joy to the others I place in your life.

It will not be a chore to you. But rather, you’ll be filled with excitement and the thrill of victory. Then you will spread victory to others as well.

So what would you choose?

Child, in My Presence you will have peace as never before. Come to Me all throughout your day, evening morning, and noon.

Then watch what I do in your life and the lives of those you influence.

So what would you choose?

WHAT DO YOU CHOOSE?

Evening and morning and at noon I will pray and cry aloud. And He shall hear my voice. He has redeemed my soul in peace from the battle that was against me. Psalms 55: 17-18

Pray with without ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 NKJV

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

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

 

I Am Your Deliverer

 

I am your Deliverer
I am your Deliverer.

My Child, look to Me. For I am your Deliverer

Lord, I was stupid. Yes, I was stupid. Yesterday I ate it all and more, I remember a time when I could just eat small amounts and be satisfied.

But now Lord, I don’t know what to do anymore.

My Child, focus on Me. Seek My Presence and I will lead you to your victory. 

So Lord, how do I get this extra weight off? Continue reading I Am Your Deliverer

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