Seek My Answers, Child

Seek My answers, Child.

Lord, I know You’re the answer to all.

But Child, you do not seek My answers. 

Lord, I thought I did. I’m so confused.

Child, listen to Me. 

So Lord, what do I do?

To begin with Child, seek My Presence first. Then listen as I speak to your heart. Seek My answers to all your questions. Also spend time reading My Word, for you will find many answers there as well.Seek His answers Continue reading Seek My Answers, Child

Say I am Strong

Say I am strongChild, let the weak say, “I am strong.”

Lord, I am weak.

Child, let the weak say, “I am strong.”

Lord, I can’t.

Child, you’re right. You can’t. But let the weak say, “I am strong.”

Lord, if I said, “I am strong”, then I’d be lying.

Child, did you invite Me into your heart?

Yes Sir. Say I am strong.

Then let the weak say, “I am strong”. For I Am strong and I Am in your heart. So let the weak say, “I am strong”.

Lord, I don’t know what to do. It seems I’ve failed at all my attempts for victory.

Child, you lost 90 pounds on My eating plan for you. Then you lost 40 pounds on your plan. I don’t call that failure. I call that success.

What was gained back I call struggle. My child, you are in a struggle and a fight.

But let the weak say, “I am strong”. Because of My power within you- you have all the strength you need to defeat this giant of food addiction in your life.

How do you think it looked to little David before the great giant? Let the weak say, “I am strong.”

Lord, I feel as though I am drowning in a sea of junk food.

Child, changing habits is hard. But I am with you.

Lord, I feel like such a wimp. So many are suffering so much. It looks so bad for so many, and here I am whining to You about my food issues.

Child, I see you. And I see them too. I see all. And I am helping each one with their struggles. Know that I care about each one no matter what level of struggle they are dealing with.  

To the greater need, I provide greater strength and peace. I surround them with My love and My Presence. But I do the same with you as well. 

Lord, I feel so stupid and insignificant.

Child, you are important to Me. I have a specific plan for you and your life. In fact I intend to help you fulfill and achieve victory. Yes, I have victory planned for you.

In fact, I have victory planned for each one of Mine. Some have greater victories. Some have smaller victories. But I have victories planned for each one. 

Lord, I don’t understand.

Child, it is not necessary that you understand. But it is necessary that you trust Me. Now, let the weak say, “I am strong”.

Alright Lord, I am strong.

Your Victory Planned

Say I Am Strong

. . . Let the weak say I am strong. Joel 3:10 NKJV

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13 NKJV

He will keep you strong to the end so that you will be free from all blame on the day when our Lord Jesus Christ returns. 1 Corinthians 1:8 NLT

What a wonderful God we have- He is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the source of every mercy and the One who so wonderfully comforts and strengthens us in our hardships and trials. . . . 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 TLB

SUFFERING INNOCENTS

 

The suffering innocents
The Lord hears the cries of the suffering innocents.
The suffering innocents, Lord, what about them?
I hear and listen to their cries. Know this, My child, upon their last  earthly breath, they are immediately gathered into the safety of My loving tender bosom. Know this, My child, once I have them, I reward them in paradise so immensely that they can only rejoice in eternal happiness as they release their pain into the sea of forgetfulness.

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Listen For My Voice

Listen for My voiceListen for My voice, seek My guidance. Remember at times, My voice at times is a still, quiet voice. Listen for My voice, Child. Even though there is much noise around, you can still listen. If you focus, listen, trust, and obey, then I’ll lead you to your victory.

I will never give up on you or the victory I have planned for you. So you never give up, My child, for I have great plans coming forth, plans for your victory.

Listen for My voice.

Oh Lord! Thank you, but at times I put my face down in the feeding trough. Am I stupid?

No, My child. . . .just. . .

What Lord? What am I then? Is it Your voice I’m hearing? Am I weird?

No, My child, just backslidden into your old ways. 

Lord, I’m in a trap of my own making. How can I stop this binge eating? I do good for several days, then I return to the slop jar over and over. How can I stop?

Child, come to Me before eating anything. Drink your water and come to Me.

Lord, will I ever stop?

Yes, when you start coming to Me. 

Lord, I thought I heard You correctly when I ordered this program.

You did hear Me correctly. But when you’re into our food pleasure, your ears are closed due to your will to overeat. 

Lord, is there any hope for me? It seems I have no self-control at all.

Child, I am your hope. And I intend to make you strong.

Lord, renew my mind. Make it yours.Submission in your heart

FEED ON THIS

So you must live as God’s obedient children. Don’t slip back into your old ways of living to satisfy your own desires. . . 1 Peter 1:14 NLT

So humble yourselves under the mighty power of god, and at the right time He will lift you up in honor. Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you. 1 Peter 5:6,7 NLT

Then He added, “Now go and learn the meaning of this Scripture: ‘I want you to show mercy, not offer sacrifices.’ For I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.” Matthew 9:13 NLT

Listen for His voice

 

He’s Never Giving Up!

He’s Never Giving up on you.

Child, I’m not giving up on you. So don’t you give up on you.

He's never giving up Lord, I need Your help. I feel as though I’m emerging from a drunk. (Note: This was written in my prayer journal, Feb. 2020.) So I’m now praising God for my  victory – lost 35 pounds. Praise You Lord.

God has your victory in His Mind. 

He's never giving up
God is never giving up on you.

Child, you are . . .  a food drunk. Now sober up, get up, and wash your face. What’s done is yesterday. Now get up from your bed of self-wallowing. Get up, wash your face and go forth in your new assignment from me.

Lord, again I ask forgiveness for the same old sin that comes back over and over. I ask forgiveness for yesterday’s drunken stupor.

He's never giving up
He’s never giving up on you.

Child, I forgive you. Now get up out of this squalor and go forth for I have many plans for you, plans for a hope and a future, plans not to harm you (or punish you), but rather plans to prosper you.

Child, I’ve already told you I’m not giving up on you.

Lord, I’m sorry I keep returning to the feeding bucket. How can I be so stupid?

Yes Child, you love food. But I am going to remove that love from your heart. You will love Me more than your necessary food. I have plans for you and it’s not for you to gain weight or be addicted to food.

No, instead it’s for you to go forth in My assignments. You know, the ones I have planned for you.

There are many assignments ahead, people’s lives for you to touch, talk with, and connect with their hearts. They will touch your heart. Right now, your heart can’t connect due to being satiated with food.

Lord, please forgive me.

Child, I already have. Through all of this you are learning.

So Lord, will I ever get it right?

Yes My Child, you will. But be aware. After gluttony leaves, then pride comes forth. That’s exactly what help to cause your downfall before, pride.

But know this, I have victory over both, over all. So therefore come to Me. Allow Me to rule over you, both your spirit and your stomach.He's never giving up

Yes Lord. Here I am. Take me. I give myself to You. Thank you for not giving up on me.

Child, I’ll never give up on you. Never. After all, I died on that cross just for you. Yes, even for you. 

He's never giving up

 

He’s Never Giving Up On You

Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us. Romans 8:37 NKJV

. . . Keep on working to complete your salvation, and do it with fear and trembling. Yes, God is working in you to help you want to do what pleases Him. Then He gives you the power to do it. Philippians 2: 12, 13 ICB

 

He's never giving up

 

 

He’s Never Giving Up

He’s Never Giving up on you.

Child, I’m not giving up on you. So don’t you give up on you.

He's never giving up Lord, I need Your help. I feel as though I’m emerging from a drunk. (Note: This was written in my prayer journal, Feb. 2020.) So I’m now praising God for my  victory – lost 35 pounds. Praise You Lord.

God has your victory in His Mind. 

He's never giving up
God is never giving up on you.

Child, you are . . .  a food drunk. Now sober up, get up, and wash your face. What’s done is yesterday. Now get up from your bed of self-wallowing. Get up, wash your face and go forth in your new assignment from me.

Lord, again I ask forgiveness for the same old sin that comes back over and over. I ask forgiveness for yesterday’s drunken stupor.

He's never giving up
He’s never giving up on you.

Child, I forgive you. Now get up out of this squalor and go forth for I have many plans for you, plans for a hope and a future, plans not to harm you (or punish you), but rather plans to prosper you.

Child, I’ve already told you I’m not giving up on you.

Lord, I’m sorry I keep returning to the feeding bucket. How can I be so stupid?

Yes Child, you love food. But I am going to remove that love from your heart. You will love Me more than your necessary food. I have plans for you and it’s not for you to gain weight or be addicted to food.

No, instead it’s for you to go forth in My assignments. You know, the ones I have planned for you.

There are many assignments ahead, people’s lives for you to touch, talk with, and connect with their hearts. They will touch your heart. Right now, your heart can’t connect due to being satiated with food.

Lord, please forgive me.

Child, I already have. Through all of this you are learning.

So Lord, will I ever get it right?

Yes My Child, you will. But be aware. After gluttony leaves, then pride comes forth. That’s exactly what help to cause your downfall before, pride.

But know this, I have victory over both, over all. So therefore come to Me. Allow Me to rule over you, both your spirit and your stomach.He's never giving up

Yes Lord. Here I am. Take me. I give myself to You. Thank you for not giving up on me.

Child, I’ll never give up on you. Never. After all, I died on that cross just for you. Yes, even for you. 

He's never giving up

 

He’s Never Giving Up On You

Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us. Romans 8:37 NKJV

. . . Keep on working to complete your salvation, and do it with fear and trembling. Yes, God is working in you to help you want to do what pleases Him. Then He gives you the power to do it. Philippians 2: 12, 13 ICB

 

He's never giving up

Turn Your Focus Back to Me

turn your focus
Focus on My Presence this day.

Child, turn your focus back to Me. Seek My Presence. You’ve asked for a quiet, still life. and yes, that’s nice. But you can have My Presence even in the mist of extreme busyness. Do you think only those with “quiet, still lives” experience My Presence?

Not so, it’s those who seek Me even in the midst of their extreme busy lives. Know that I am with those who seek Me. So, if you miss My Presence, it is not I who left. Rather, it was you who turned your eyes to other things.

Even good things are useless if they cause you to divert your eyes from My love. It’s called “busy work”. Satan loves busy work. Because it keeps you so occupied that you focus on the task or whatever it is at hand and turn your eyes, your attention, even your heart from seeking My Presence. 

So Lord, how do I correct this?

Turn to Me, seek My Presence, seek My opinion, and seek My advice. In general, talk to Me about everything in your life. 

Okay Lord. But what about my weight?

Focus on My Presence
It is through My Presence that you will find your victory.

Ahhhh . . . another issue. Again I tell you seek My advice. Stop before you eat anything, even the foods you consider healthy. Stop first and seek My advice before eating anything. Then watch and see what I will do. This is nothing new to you. We’ve done this routine before. 

Yes Lord, we have. But I backslid. Now look at me, a backslider.

Child, stop. Now you aren’t looking at Me. Rather, you are looking at yourself. Didn’t I just say “Keep your eyes on Me, seek My advice, then watch and see what I will do?” 

Yes Sir. So what about my eating plan for today?

It is good. 

Lord, what about tonight? What’s your will for me tonight? Do I go visit my friend? Should I go shopping instead? Should I call her? Lord, what do I do? Where do I go?

Child, I will lead you. You’re concerned about too many things. Your main job is to focus on Me. Seek My Presence first, over and above all else. 

Okay Lord, lead me. Help me to please You in all I do, all I say, all I think, and even what I eat. Renew my heart and my mind. Make them Yours. Help me focus on what You want me to focus on- Your will and Your love.

Feed On This

“Am I a God near at hand,” says the Lord, “and not a God far off? Can anyone hide himself in secret places, so I shall not see him?” says the Lord. . .                     Jeremiah 23:23,24

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

But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] will gain new strength and renew their power. They will lift up their wings [and rise up close to God] like eagles. They will run and not become weary, they will walk and not grow tired. Isaiah 40:31 AMP

Entangled in Food Addiction

Lord, I’ve become entangled in food addiction again. I’ve been in this trap of defeat for several years now. Really all my life I have struggled with my weight and food addiction.

What’s humiliating is that after You healed me with a weight loss miracle of losing 90 pounds in 2014, I backslid. Yes, in 2017, I backslid and regained 30 0f those pounds.

Although I’ve maintained a weight loss of 60 pounds, I’m ashamed of regaining those 30 pounds. And now I’ve lost & regained the same 10 pounds over & over since 2020.

Lord, I wanted to help others defeat their food addiction, compulsive overeating, binge eating, gluttony, and bloating misery. But how can I help others when I, myself, am entangled in food addiction again?

Yes, here I am now due to my own wrong choices of yesterday. Lord, would You help me again to climb out of this hellhole of my own creation?

Entangled in Food Addiction

I have no strength to resist temptation, but I do want to help others climb out of their hellholes of food addiction. So how can I help them?

Child, I’m full of Almighty power- stronger than any other source. I am ALL power, stronger than your electricity and more powerful than lightening.

Don’t you think I have the power to defeat your food compulsions?

Yes Lord.

Then My Child, why don’t you come to Me first, before you put anything in your mouth- including your gum. As you chew your gum, practice thanking Me for your victories. When you chew your food, talk to Me.

As a matter of fact, even before you look at your food, talk to Me first about it. Talk to Me about all your concerns.

Talking to Me will bring you peace, henceforth destroying your need to stress eat. For then you’ll be stress praying instead of stress overeating.

Entangled in Food Addiction

Talking with Me will calm your spirit and mind, henceforth destroying the need for emotional eating. For then you’ll be emotional praying. And I will heal your emotions and fill you Myself with a calm and peaceful spirit. Wouldn’t that be better for you instead of a stuffed, bloated belly?

Talking with Me would bring you the pleasure of My sweet Presence, henceforth destroying the power of pleasure food temptations. And then you’d be experiencing the greatest sweet pleasure of life, My Presence surrounding you and within you.

When you’re full of My Presence, then you’re also full of My power and strength. Overall, you’d be full of My peace and My love.

Temptations would no longer defeat you for then you’d be walking in My power and My strength.

Now what do you choose, My Child?

Lord, I choose You. I want You. I want to be free, not entangled in food addiction. But Lord, I’m so weak. Would You help me, even though I backslid due to my own bad choices?

Child, the more of your time you spend in My Presence, the stronger you’ll become. You’ll be walking in My power.

Now come to Me for I love you. And I long to give you victory throughout all your life. As a matter of fact I long to grant all of My children victory over sin, shame and defeat.

I intend for all of My children to live victorious forevermore. For I AM victory. So all of Mine will be victorious too, as they seek to follow Me.

Lord, I’ve let myself become entangled again in food addiction by my own wrong choices. Please set me free from this prison, the one I created for myself. Help me make wise choices that will honor you.

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CHEW ON THIS

Set me free from my prison, that I may praise Your Name. Then the righteous will gather about me because of Your goodness to me. Psalms 142: 7 NIV

Come quickly, Lord, and answer me, for my depression deepens. Don’t turn away from me, or I will die. Let me hear of Your unfailing love each morning, for I am trusting You. Show me where to walk, for I give myself to You. . . . Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God. May Your gracious spirit lead me forward on a firm footing. Psalms 143: 7,8,10 NLT

At last we have freedom, for Christ has set us free! We must always cherish this truth and firmly refuse to go back into the bondage of our past. Galatians 5:1 TPT

You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. Galatians 5:13 NIV

Change Your Self-Talk 2

Change your self-talk to “I am a child of the King. I’m strong and delivered. His blood is in my soul. Therefore I am strong and victorious. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” 

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Thank you Lord for this weight loss, even though last night right before bedtime I binged on No Sugar Fudgesicles and satsumas.

Change your self-talk to “I am strong. These have no power over me.”

 

Change your self-talk to, “I’m stronger than these.”

 

First thing this morning, I woke up with self-talk, “I’m so stupid. Why did I do that? I know better. Why am I so stupid?”

Then when I stood on the scales, there was a weight loss. What? . . . How can it be? But there it was, even after standing on twice, still a lower number.

Again more self-talk, “It would have been more weight loss if I hadn’t ate all that before bed. Why did I do it again? Why? I’m so stupid.”

Then the Lord spoke to my heart: “No, you’re not stupid. Change your self-talk. From now on, say to yourself- ‘I am strong. I am delivered and set free.’ This is what you say from now on for you are Mine.

None of Mine are defeated for I AM victorious in all things. So confess who you really are. 

Change your self-talk to “I am a child of the King. I am strong and delivered. His blood is in my soul. Therefore I am strong and victorious. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” 

Yes Sir.

Change your self-talk
Change Your Self-talk

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Chew On This

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

                        I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.                                  Philippians 4:13 

 . . . And this is the victory that has overcome the world- our faith.                                I John 5:4 

 

 

 

Seek Your Face-Lord, How?

Lord, how do I seek Your face?

Seek Your face, how Lord? What does it mean to ‘seek Your face’? I want to seek Your face, but I’m not sure how. Does this mean actually see Your face? Or does it mean seek Your companionship or to bond in friendship? What does it mean?

It means ‘commune’ with Me.

[Commune: to focus on God- converse, talk often with profound intensity, intimate communication or rapport as sharing your heart and mind with God in prayer- an interchange of ideas or sentiments.]

Lord, I want to commune with You. I want You as my very best friend. And I want to please You in all things.

At times I try to follow Your leading, but due to distractions and the voices of others who tell me what to do, I miss out on Your best for me.

Help me to listen and focus on Your voice. Not because I’m trying to be holy and religion, or better than others, but because I want what’s best for me. Your will is best for me. So, in a way could seeking Your will, which is best for me, be selfish?

No Child, I want to give the ‘best’ to all My children. And it pleases Me when they humble their own pride to seek My will for them. After all, this is the ‘best’ for them.

My will is always the ‘best’. 

Also, I enjoy rewarding My children with the ‘best’ just as you enjoy giving to yours. My desire is to bless My children with My love. 

If only they would seek My face and bond with Me in intimate companionship-friendship. They would never be separated, living their lives in constant communion -interaction, allowing My Presence to interact with them in constant interchange of covenant.

Lord, I want covenant with You.

Child, I want you, and all of your family, friends, and associates too. My desire is to commune and covenant with all people.

And it’s the distractions and the voices of others that cause My people to miss what is My best for them.

If My people would focus on a relationship with Me and humble themselves, which means seek My advice, seek My will and follow it, then I would heal their land. 

The Lord says, “I will heal your land if you seek My face.”

If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. 2Chronicles 7:14

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But Lord, how do I seek Your face?

Talk with Me, even while eating and drinking you can be in My Presence. Invite Me to be involved in all you do, say, and even to what you think. Invite Me to be with you all throughout your day, within all you do. Throughout your day, interact with Me. I am real, not an imaginary friend, but real, more real than you’ll ever know.

“As you yield yourself to Me, I will increase your joy and peace,” says the Lord.

Overall, it’s My desire to be involved in every detail of your life, even within your thoughts. So invite Me in to be with you. Seek My will and My advice about everything in your life, even about what you eat and drink. Then follow how I lead you. Then follow My advice. 

Seek My face. Seek a relationship with Me and My involvement in every detail of your life. As you seek My involvement in all your activities and even your thoughts, then I can intervene for you. As you open your life, then I can bless you with My peace and My joy and My victory too. 

Not only do I give peace and joy, but I will grant you victory to overcome the difficulties of life. No matter the circumstances or difficulties, I will always bring those who belong to Me through it all to finish in victory. I always bring those who belong to Me to victory. After all, I AM VICTORY. 

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For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With His love, He will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs. Zephaniah 3:17 NLT

 

As you seek His face, He will rejoice over you.