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

Am I An Introvert? – Holy 30 Devotional – Day 17 & Day 18

Lord, am I an introvert? You know how much I enjoy being alone. Studying and writing are alone type activities and they’re so satisfying.

Lord, I read that introverts focus more on internal feelings rather than outside stimulation. Yep, I think that’s me. The article stated that introverts were more quiet, reserved, and introspective. It stated that introverts feel the need to “recharge” by spending time alone after being with a large group of people. That explains why, although I love Sundays at church, I look forward to Mondays, a day of rest after the busy weekend.

What about being a people pleaser? Yep, I could be one of those too. People pleasing is hard work because as someone said, “You can’t please all the people all the time. And it causes stress and frustration when you don’t please those you’re trying to please. I overeat when others are not pleased with me. No wonder, I lean toward being an introvert. Lord, could You help me Stop overeating due to my interactions. Could You help me interact with people better and have unity with others?

My goal should be to share Your love with others. Could You help me share Your love with others? Could You increase my social skills so I can work with others as a team to share Your love?

But Lord, even with my hang ups, I want to serve You. So lead me where You want me to serve You. Where do You want me to serve? Help me find the place of service that I can be part of a team of those working for You.

Also, Lord could the team You put me with actually like me?

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Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4:12

You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you. John 15:16

Worry

img_9148Worry . . .  Lord, I need You for so much. Every time I venture off without talking to You first, I mess up everything.  I just want to make You proud of me and now I’ve created another mess by pushing the wrong buttons. Help me. Ahhhhh! Continue reading Worry

  LOVE

Lord, I don’t know what to say. I’ve been so guilty of focusing on my plans instead of praying for others. Help me to pray according to Your will.

My child, a lot of your prayers were  you singing to Me when stressed. Praising prayers are My favorite. You didn’t eat your stress, you sang instead. This is another victory of freedom.  IMG_5127

I know your needs and the concerns of your heart. I’m answering the prayers of your heart. You don’t have to speak them for I know and see all things. Rejoice My child, for your answered prayers. Continue reading   LOVE