If You Listen


Child, if you listen and obey My instructions, then you will have success in your weight loss struggles. In fact, if you listen and follow My instructions, you will have victory in all areas of your life.
Today, with My help, My strength, and My power, you will gain your victory. After all with Me on your side, all things are possible.
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13
Child of Mine, you can eat less. You can even fast according to My instructions for you. Child, if you listen and follow My instructions, today will be a day of victory. And you get to choose.
“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
Child, when the thought to overeat first comes, resist the devil and he will flee.
“For the Lord is a sun and a shield, the Lord will give grace and glory. No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.” Psalms 84:11
Child, as long as you walk in My will I will be your shield. If you listen and follow My instructions, then I will provide to you all the strength you need to resist temptation.

With My power, you can resist the temptations of the devil and he will flee from you. Also, as you sing your praises unto Me, he will leave. He can’t stand to hear praises toward Me, so he leaves.
Resist the devil, and he will flee. You can win this battle for I am with you, and I am on your side. In fact I will guarantee your victory if you follow My instructions for I am on your side and I always win. Therefore, you win.
I guarantee you, if you listen and obey, you will have success. If you submit your food choices and your life choices too, then I will lead you to your life victory and success over defeat
“But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:57

(Picture by Deborah Crocker)

What Do You Want In Life?

My Child, what do you want in life?

What do you want in life
What do you want in life?

To begin with, Lord, I want more of You. And, I want to feel good about myself, instead of feeling embarrassed at my weight gain.

Also , I want my debt paid off.  And especially I want to be a good influence for my children and grandchildren so they will know to choose You.

My Child, I can give you all that. 

But Lord, how?

Follow Me.

Already, Child, you know how to diet and lose weight. But you lack steadfastness and endurance. Also you need inner strength. Only I can can increase your inner strength, endurance,  and steadfastness.

Also Child, you need supernatural intervention with your finances. But I can provide you with wisdom, abundant wisdom. Previously, you made unwise choices without seeking My guidance.

But know this, as you look to Me, I’ll provide you with abundant wisdom to make wise financial choices.  I will guide you to financial freedom. 

So what else do you want?

Lord, I need more time. I can’t get it all done. Most of the time, I feel too tired to finsih my “to do” list.

Time, My Child, hmmm. So you need more time. To begin with, know your time is more valuable than money. You can always gain more money. But lost time can never be regained. So choose wisely how you use your time.

Before you begin your day seek My will first. Then listen and follow as I lead you.

Most of all Lord, I need more of Your Presence.

You like to track your steps toward a goal. Now turn all your steps toward Me. 

But Lord, how?

First, pray withour ceasing. Second, feed on My Word. Feed your spirit, not your body. Overall focus on My Presence throughout your day. 

Talk to me all throughout your day. And seek My will over every choice you make. Then yield yourself as I lead you to My will.

Then as you feed your spirit, you will grown stronger in My Presence.

At this time, you focus more on feeeding your body and neglect to feed your spirit. I say, “Feed your spirit and your body will fall in line with My will and your freedom.

Child, I choose you. Now you choose Me. Then at the end of each day, you’ll be pleased and amazed at your success. 

Finally, as you walk in My Presence throughout each day, you will behold a miracle- YOU. 

What Brings Abundant Life?

For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.  Luke 11:10 NLT

The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results. James 5:16 NLT

And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 NKJV

Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul propers. 3 John 1:2 NKJV

May the Lord give you increase moe and your children. Psalm 115:14 NKJV

 

 

Blank Check

 

You can trust Him with a blank check of yur life.
(Picture by Deborah Crocker)

Lord, the preacher said to write You a “blank check”, not for money, but to give our life to You. I’m afraid. Help my fear. So Lord, what is it that You want from me? Continue reading Blank Check

Command This Compulsion

Child, command this compulsion to get out by My name. Not only did My enemy send this compulsion to harass, defeat you, but he intends to destroy your victory too.  Command this compulsion.

Lord, I’m so overwhelmed by this compulsion to overeat. Can I do that? Will it work to break me free of this obsession?

So you’re telling me to command this compulsion to overeat to leave in the name of Jesus? And it will? Continue reading Command This Compulsion

Jesus Loves Me

“Jesus loves me. This I know, for the Bible tells me so. Little ones to Him belong. They are weak, but He is strong.”

Lord, the USA needs You. We need righteous leaders who will rule us with wisdom, justice, and cause righteousness to prevail throughout this land.

Without righteousness leaders to lead us, we have no hope. For presently our government is full of evil leaders who only care about their own evil agendas and their own pockets.

Lord, deliver us from the evil that now rules our land. Have mercy on us and our USA too. May Your kingdom come to this land and may Your will be done throughout this land. In fact, Lord, without You we have no hope.

Lord, I need You. I need You to guide me and lead me for I have lost my own personal victory. And then I look at what is happening in our nation. It seems as “Victory in Jesus” has lost.

Child of Mine, “Victory is Jesus” has not lost. In fact, Victory in Jesus is here now. Child, I am here for you and I have already provided for you complete deliverance and freedom.

All you have to do is come to Me. Submit your will and your desires to Me. Then I will be able to set you free. It is through your submission that your victory comes forth. I know this is not logical to you, but it is truth. It is only through surrender that you gain freedom. And I will set you free.

Child, praise Me for your victory. Your words of praise will become your victory song.

Lord, what is my victory song?

Victory Song:

“Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so. Little ones to Him belong; they are weak but He is strong.

Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes Jesus loves Me! Yes, Jesus loves me! The Bible tells me so.

Jesus loves me, He who died, heaven’s gate to open wide. He will wash away my sin, let His little child come in.

Jesus loves me, this I know, as he loved so long ago, taking children on His knee, saying, “Let them come to Me.”

More Words of Victory:

Child, that is your victory song, for it is My love for you that gives you victory. Now go forth in your victory, for I have created a victory just for you.

As a matter of fact, I have created a personal victory for each one of My children. So go forth, My child, in your victory today.

Victory Words:

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. For God did not send His son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. John 3: 16,17 

We love Him because He first loved us. 1John 4:19 

 

It Pleases Me, So Seek Me

Child, when you cry out to Me for wisdom, direction, forgiveness, or for instruction, it pleases Me. Every time you come to My Presence, and express your love for me, it pleases Me. And every time you reach out to another in love and concern, it pleases Me. Also every time you give to others out of a desire to genuinely help, it pleases Me.

It pleases Me, so seek Me.
It pleases Me, so seek Me.

As long as you come to Me with your needs, your desires, your concerns, it pleases Me. And yes, when you tell Me about your joys, your pleasures, and your excitement too, it pleases Me.

I want to be your confidant, your friend, and your God. Because I want your love and consideration, I’m reaching out to you. Overall, I  want to be the largest part of your life. I want you to involve Me with every concern you have. and I want to be included in your celebrations over your victories too. 

Lord, forgive me for gripping and blaming others for my mess-ups and misunderstandings. Help me to learn and do what pleases You. Forgive my many failures. Help me not complain, or seek the voice of others instead of seeking Your voice. Help me look to You for hope instead of others. Lord, forgive me for judging others, instead of bringing them to You.

Child, I have many plans for the the future, even your future. So look up. Quit looking around at what you see and getting so discouraged. Instead look up at me. See what I have done. Quit focusing on what evil is doing and focus instead on what I am doing.

Look for the good. It’s so easy to see the bad, for it always stands in front of your so-called news. But I want you to look for the good I am bringing forth. Seek My will in all things. Then you’ll see what I will do. It please Me, so seek My Presence.

Fight the good fight. Don’t give up. So you fell down and messed up. Now get up,  brush yourself off, and go forth again. Keep on going forth and keep your eyes on Me. Keep seeking My Presence and I will lead you to your victory. 

By the way, each one has their own individual victory. Just as you used to create individual plans for your students, I also create individual plans of victory for each one. What is victory for one is not necessarily victory for another. But know this, each and every one of My children have a plan of victory for their lives.

It pleases Me, so seek My Presence.
It pleases Me, so seek My Presence.

Each individual has a  different plan just as each snowflake is different and just as each fingerprint is different. Know each plan is created for each specific individual. And I have planned a specific victory for each and every one.

At this time fear wants to rule. But I have overcome fear. I rule over all.  Fear will never win for I am victory. 

Now look up . Look up to Me, to My glory, for I am victory. And I work out all things for the good those who are Mine. Even what you perceive as bad, I will  turn around for the good of those who love me. 

It pleases Me, so seek My Presence.

Lord, I want You and I want to seek You. I want to please You in all things. Help me.

But without faith, it is impossible to please Him, for He who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Hebrews 11:6

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

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Lord, did I mess up by weighing myself last night?

No, My Child, but look to Me for your rewards of obedience, not that box you stand on. Also don’t get so full of yourself, self piety, in how spiritual you are.

Yes Sir. I see my failures for they are obvious to me. I did get knocked down by frustration and disappointment. Help me to please You in all I do, say, and think.

Child, I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go. I will guide you with My eye. Psalm 32:8

It pleases Me, so seek Me.

 

Lord, What do You Want?

So Lord, what do You want with me?

I want your love. Not your performance, just your love.

Lord, am I sidetracked?

You have been.

So what do I do now?

Come to Me and listen.

Okay Lord, here I am. Now Lord, what do You want with me? What do You say?

I love you and I died for you. In fact, I’m here to help you. Come to Me. Bring all of you, all that you are, and all your dreams to Me. Allow Me to fill you with Myself, My Holy Spirit.

Fill me Lord, fill me. Lead me, guide me. Because I want to do Your will.

The Sovereign Lord has given me His words of wisdom, so that I know how to comfort the weary. Morning by morning He wakens me and opens my understanding to His will. Isaiah 50: 4 NLT

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Lord, what do You want with me? I don’t feel like I have enough time. So what can I do? I want to be there for my family. I want to write books and I want my house clean too.  In addition to all else, I want to help others. There just isn’t enough time for me to do it all.

Child, if you look to Me as you go through each day, I will lead you with every step. I will guide you with My eye. Now give Me a tithe of your time. Then you will see an increase of your time.

Alright Lord, how do I give you a time tithe. How do I give You this?

(24 hours a day x 7 days = 168 hours weekly.  168 divided by ten = 16.8. Rounded to 17 hours weekly.  Tithe of 17 hours weekly minus 4 hours each Sunday at church & 1 hour on Wednesday for choir = 12 hours divided by 6 = 2 hours daily. )

So Lord, how do I give You two hours a day? Help me.

Child, I want to be with you all throughout your day. I want you aware of My Presence all throughout your day. In fact, I want to be with you in everything you do. 

Lord, help me.

Child, as you go throughout your day, sing just for the joy of it. During the shutdown last year, you quit singing for joy. You had no joy.  Now I want you to sing again. So sing when you work and when you’re by yourself. 

For now quit seeking the words of others and seek Me. Overall seek My Presence and I will fill your steps with joy and peace. 

Spend your precious time with Me first and I will increase your time.  Since I am God and I can do anything including multiply your time, come to Me first. 

No, you don’t have to give up sleep to get more time in your day. Because I will enable you to accomplish twice a much in your earthy hours. Remember I created the earth and I created time. Therefore I am the God of  all eternity. So do you think time limits Me? I say not. 

So come to Me first with your day. Then watch and see what I do with your time. 

Yes Sir.

So come to Me and I will give you rest.

 

Don’t Be Double-Minded

Lord, I don’t want to be double-minded. So help me focus on You, and Your will. Lead to those people You want me to help.

Not double-minded, but victory minded.

Not doubled-minded, but victory minded instead.

Continue reading Don’t Be Double-Minded

It’s Just A Tool

Child, it’s not the answer for I AM the answer. It’s just a tool.

Lord, I don’t know what to do. I’m so tired of this struggle. You helped me lose 90 back in 2015-. And it seemed so easy then. At that time I was so full of Your Presence.

Its' Just a Tool
This is how I looked on May 23, 2013, weighing 240 pounds.

Continue reading It’s Just A Tool

An Ongoing Relationship

I can do all things

It’s all about an ongoing relationship. That’s what Jesus wants with you.

In our life group at church, we were discussing whether Christians should ask forgiveness every time they sin or not. Once you ask forgiveness, that sin is erased. But what about the sin you commit tomorrow, whether by accident or wrong choice?

It’s the old “once saved, always saved” argument.  Do you think a person can just pray a sinner’s prayer, live a sinful life, and then expect to go to heaven because they once said a sinner prayer? What do you think?

This is my opinion- It’s all about an ongoing relationship.

In comparison we have to wash dishes and clothes most every day. We  also have to wash our bodies every day or we will stink to high heaven.

As a Christian, you may be forgiven and saved, but sometimes you mess up in sin. You do this either by mistake or by choice. But just because you prayed the “Sinner’s Prayer” for salvation doesn’t mean you don’t need to ask forgiveness for your daily sin.

And we all daily mess up, backslid,  or make wrong choices in life. But the whole point of it all  is to maintain a relationship with Christ. Communicate, talk with Him about it all and do ask forgiveness.

He doesn’t want to condemn you.

Instead He wants to love you and help you live in victory.

So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. And because you belong to Him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the poser of sin that leads to death. Romans 8:1,2 NLT

Ongoing Relationship

My husband and I have a good relationship. But if I chose to go against his wishes, it would hurt his feelings. So I apologize when I mess up.

Confessing a sin is apologizing to God for our mess ups. He knows when we are weak and that we sometimes make stupid choices. But He’s always there just waiting for us to come to our senses, realize who He is, apologize, ask forgiveness, and renew our relationship with Him. He loves you just as you are, exactly as you are. But He intends to make your life victorious, no longer defeated by sinful choices.

If I never apologized to my husband for my errors, mistakes, or mess ups, it would hurt our relationship. But if I immediately apologize when I  know I’ve mess up, then our relationship stays strong. And it’s the same for him too.  He’s also apologizes to me when he realizes he messed up. After all, it’s all about our relationship, not who’s right or wrong.

This is what Christ desires from you, an ongoing relationship with Him. He doesn’t expect perfection for He knows you are human. And He understands your weaknesses.

He only longs for a strong, ongoing relationship with you. It’s not something you just do on Sunday. He wants to be involved in your daily life, every detail of your life.

He always sees what you can be with His help. And He wants to help you succeed with a life of victory. Success is not being rich or famous. It’s a life with peace of mind and peace of heart. Success is freedom from all that keeps you in defeat.

True peace can only be found in an ongoing relationship with Christ. He already knows everything about you, even with all your failures. And He loves you just as you are. His intent is to turn your life around from one of failure to a life of victory in Jesus.

You may think you have it all together, but I know I don’t. And I have no shame in asking Jesus for help. Only God can remove the inner garbage within our souls. Only God can renew our minds and cleanse our hearts.

What a wonderful thing it is to know that in spite of my many failures He still loves me. He really loves me. He really loves you too. And he wants an ongoing, deep, honest relationship with me and you.

That’s all He asks, to be our closest best friend forever. And He wants you to talk to Him about every detail of your life. Your friends may tire of hearing every detail of your day. But God never gets tired or bored with the details of your life, He’s very interested in you and your life. He hangs on every word you speak to Him. Talk to Him today. After all, its all about an ongoing relationship He wants with you.

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Chew On This

Lord, if You kept a record of our sins, who, O Lord could ever survive? But You offer forgiveness, that we might learn to fear You. Psalms 130:3,4 

(Fear is this case means respect. Again, my opinion.)

He remembered us in our weaknesses. His faithful love endures forever. . . .     Psalms 136:23