Semi-Fasting – Help Me Understand.

Semi-fasting – Lord, help me understand. For one thing, why am I not losing weight? Given that I’ve only been eating one main meal a day for several days now, I should be losing weight. But I’m at a standstill. In fact I haven’t lost any weight? Why? I did drink milk for breakfast and have soup for the remaining meal. Those scales are staying the same.  Lord, I do want to lose weight and it’s just not happening. Help me understand what is going on with my body.

Child, trust Me, not those scales. You said you were semi-fasting for direction and for My will to come forth. Now you complain of no weight loss. Why? What was your purpose for this semi-fast? Was it to seek a closer walk with Me? Or was it just for your weight loss?

Overall Lord, I do desire a closer walk with You and to know I’m walking in Your will. But Lord, I want weight loss too.

Child, you must choose what is most important to you. Is it My will, My guidance, and My Presence? Or is it a lower number on your scales?

Lord, I need You. I want you. After all, we both know I can’t live without You. Above all, I do want more of Your Presence.

Then My child, you must let go of those scales. Don’t get on them until after Christmas. Since I want you to learn trust, you are to go on a ‘trust’ walk with Me throughout your day. Then you’ll learn how to trust Me. And you’ll grow stronger in My Presence.

You’ve surrendered your eating to Me through semi-fasting. Now surrender those scales to Me. And trust that I will bring about your victory.

Yes Sir.

“Turn your eyes upon Jesus. Look full in His wonderful face.                And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,                                           In the light of His glory and grace.”                                                                                                                        by Helen Howarth Lemmel

. . . Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is the will of God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure. Philippians 2:12-13 NKJV

Do all things without complaining and disputing, Philippians 2:14 NKJV

Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Philippians 3:12 NKJV

. . . I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead. I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Jesus Christ. Philippians 3:13-14 NKJV

. . . whose god is their belly, . . .who set their mind on earthly things. . . the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body . . . , according to the working by which He is able to subdue all things to Himself. Philippians 3: 19, 21


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3 thoughts on “Semi-Fasting – Help Me Understand.”

  1. A medical consultant on the news was noticeably losing weight. When asked about it, she said that by eating the same way every day, “for quite awhile now I’ve been losing 3/4 pound a month. It adds up after awhile. “It’s not a race, it’s a lifestyle…

  2. Dear Debbie,
    My heart beats with yours- I am eating one meal a day too in the interval between 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm- it hasn’t brought much weight loss but no weight gain either but I feel in control now and not food controlling me.
    I am glad this journey has brought you closer to the Lord.
    Just a closer walk with thee, Lord.

    1. Thank you so much Susie. I’ve decided to add one more small meal and eating one complete meal.
      Still seeking the Lord’s will though. My “word” for this upcoming year is “trust”.
      Trusting is like walking in the dark without knowing where the steps are.
      Thank you for your encouragement.

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