Lord, all those diet rules stress me out. I can’t stick to any of them. Every diet I have tried only caused me to feel defeated. Can You help me?
Child, don’t let diet rules cause you to stress. Instead come to Me for guidance. Too many rules, especially strict diet rules, are another form of bondage. Therefore you eat more due to the stress of trying to follow rules.
That’s why My grace wins. Rules never win for mankind is incapable of following rules. After all, its the sin nature. In other words, your fleshly “self” desires to rule over your spirit. Throughout eternity, this has been an ongoing battle between good and evil.
But know this, I win over all! I win over sin, death, and yes even rules, rather works of the flesh. It’s only through My power that anyone can follow rules of life and freedom.
Society would have you believe freedom comes without rules. But true freedom and victory comes through a relationship with Me.
Society rejects My rules because they bring constraint. But sometimes constraint is needed to achieve true victory. Also there’s safety in constraint. The coral keeps the sheep safe from predators. If you allow Me to stand at your door of constraint, I will protect you from your enemy of self-fleshly desire for gratification.
Allow Me to surround you with My love. After all, it’s My love for you that enabled Me to shed My blood on that cross. I did that for you- to set you free from the enemies of sin, defeat, death, and yes, even your “self” with its fleshly desires.
I Am the only way, the only truth, and the only true, clean light. My sacrifice of My flesh guarantees you victory over your flesh. If only you’d surrender your “self” to Me. Then I can defeat all your enemies, thee eimies of fear, defeat, discouragement, stress, dismay, gluttony, and greed.
To begin with, its through surrender, day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute. As you surrender “self” to Me, I increase your strength through My power.
Lord, help me. Help my unbelief. I want to believe. I need strength in Your power for I certainly have no strength of my own, especially when it comes to food pleasures or any pleasure for that matter.
Child, this is your day one of victory- new victory and new strength through the power of My shed blood. My blood gives you victory.
He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Isaiah 40:29 NLT
Yet we don’t see ourselves as capable enough to do anything in our own strength, for our true competence flows from God’s empowering Presence. 2 Corinthians 3:5 TPT
Seek the Lord and His strength; seek His face continually [longing to be in His Presence]. 1 Chronicles 16:11 AMP