Diet Rules Cause Stress

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.  


I am the way, the truth, and the light. I am victory. It is only through My power that you can obey any rules. Therefore, achieving your victory. 

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. 


Yes, the root of gluttony is greed. My power can destroy your root of gluttony, greed, especially greed for self- gratification and self pleasure. 

Lord, how?

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. 

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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

Losing Weight Again

Losing weight again. How good it feels. When I look in the mirror, I now see a slimmer woman. Isn’t it amazing how when we’re  losing weight we feel good about ourselves.

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The Truth Comes Out – Part Three

The truth comes out and this is how it started:

These ladies contacted me via social media and wanted to use FaceTime for a Bible study group. They also included some additional passages in our study, It felt like they were trying to convert me. But they said they were Christians, Me too. So why do I feel like something is up?

Finally, after seeking God’s direction, I asked them, “To you, who is Jesus?” Followed by, “Do you believe there is a heaven and a hell?” These questions were from my “Share Jesus Without Fear” App. Here’s a link explaining how this program works : http://sharejesuswithoutfear.com/.

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The Truth Comes Out- Part One

The truth comes out. And this is how it all started –

Last month, I was contacted by a lady through Twitter and she asked to connect to my Facebook as well.

She seemed so friendly and asked if we could study the Bible together. When I asked, she said she was a Christian. Responding to my silly comments, her laughter seemed so innocent.

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God Answers Prayers for True Love

God answers prayers for true love. But first of all, remember God’s love is the most wonderful love you will ever experience. He loved me even when I looked like this-weighing 241 pounds. Then He answered my prayers for the love of my life.

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Lord, What’s Your Will?

Lord, You know all and see all. So help me become  what You want me to be. I realized I’ve wasted too much time watching Hallmark movies and ate too many Christmas treats during the holidays. I know You do have a purpose and a plan for me. Help me find that purpose, Your plan.

Cooked these in December – Glad they’re gone Now- No, I didn’t eat them all. Took some to family gatherings and gave some away too.

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The Party’s Over. What Now?

The party’s over. Sadly, all Christmas decorations are put back in the attic. Grandparent Camp is over. (It was such fun!) All family gatherings are over? What now? Lord, what is Your Word for us this coming year? What’s Your will for 2019?

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Screaming At The Scales

Lord, I’m looking at theses scales and they aren’t going down. I know I’ve messed up a lot, but I’m not eating after supper. I don’t understand. Ahhhhh!

Child, you’re looking at what you see, . . numbers on your scales. I want you to look to Me, not what you see.

As you look to Me, you will be rewarded. As you learn, uh . . . relearn surrender and obedience, then you will be rewarded.

Don’t judge your victories by numbers you see on a box. How many times have I told you this before? As you surrender your will in obedience to Me, then you will be victorious.

It goes against all mankind’s logic that surrender and obedience would bring victory, but I am the Almighty. Mankind’s logic is nothing to Me. My knowledge is incomprehensible to humans.

 

Your job is to trust Me. “Trust and obey, for there is no other way” as the little song goes. There is much truth in children’s little songs. I value hearing the children sing to Me. I look on them with My heart full of love and pride just as their parents and grandparents, even more so.

Lord, what do You want me to do?

Trust Me. Hunger for Me and I will feed you.

Lord, show me how, what, when, and where. Direct me so that I please You and make You proud. Lord, I want to eat at Your table.

Child, you will.

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So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:18

But Jesus answered him, saying, “It is written. Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God. Luke 4:4

Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endured to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal on Him. John 6:27

And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst. John 6:35

 

Renew Your Mind By Reading God’s Word-Holy 30 Devotional- Day 5

Renew and Improve Your Mind With God’s Word

Thank you Lord for Your Word. Not only does it minsters to our hearts and souls, but it also improves and renews our minds.

Alzheimer’s has claimed most all of my Mother’s side of the family. I’ve heard that to keep your mind sharp, you must exercise it by continuously reading and  learning. What better way to renew your mind than reading and learning from God’s Word.

 

Encouragement comes from Your Word when I need it. Your Word says, “With God, all things are possible.” Your Word says, “Fear not for I am with you” when I need courage. When I’m unlovable, Your word says, “I love you.” Your Word says, “I will give you victory” every time I feel like a failure. The Bible, Your Word has all the answers.

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Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 1:13 NKJV

. . .  Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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

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*Note: The picture above is from a short devotional based on I Peter 1:16. I didn’t write any of this devotional, but I do have permission to share it with you. First Baptist of Tillman’s Corner published this devotional

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