Lord, . . a one pound weight GAIN!!! How can this be??? I have followed what I thought was ‘Your’ eating plan for me! I am eating only three meals a day and what I thought was half portions. I have eaten small deserts with each meal, but I thought it was acceptable to this eating plan. I thought I was just to focus on smaller portions and only three meals a day. Lord, . . . I just know my body is weird!
Even though You created it, . . . it is weird! Because of this low thyroid, I gain weight so easily! I have gained as much as three pounds eating just one meal at a Mexican restaurant! So now I know to have caution when eating Mexican food. Lord, I have gained weight on just eating peanuts. Lord, I have weighed before getting into the shower and then weigh myself again after the shower only to show a ‘weight gain’ from the shower. My husband told me that was ‘water weight gain’ trying to make me laugh about it. But it is NOT funny!
I am trying my best to follow ‘Your’ plan that You gave me and yet, I have gained weight! My friend keeps trying to talk me into taking some ‘weight loss’ pills. but I keep telling her, “No, I want this between me and God! I want God to get the credit for my weight loss, not a pill!” To which she replies, “Maybe God is using me to tell you to take the pills.” Lord, do You want me to take some weight loss pills? How can I be a testimony for You if I gain weight or if I take weight loss pills?
(My child, first, no weight loss pills; there is no quick fix to your years of self-indulgence. Second, I want you to learn to depend on Me, to look to Me for every detail of your life. I love you and I know exactly what is best for you, including the food you eat and what you drink. Speaking of which, you could use a little more water. You are lubricating your body with coffee and tea. I created water for a purpose. Enjoy My creation a little more. Try eating more of My creations instead of so many of your casseroles and created deserts. Also, you are tasting too much as you are preparing your meals. I know you are working hard to please another and cooking what they want, but your body is different. I created each of My children individually and what is good for one is not beneficial for another. Remember this as you prepare your meals. I have planned for you to eat more of My creations and not so many of your creations.
My child, trust Me! Look to Me before each bite of your food. Even if it is permissible for you to partake of something, I may instruct you to stop in mid-serving, or even mid-bite. I want you to learn to focus on MY voice, My leading, not your serving size or your taste-buds. Lean not on to your own understanding, but lean on ME, for I will direct your path and your eating too! Follow My way and the weight loss will surprise you greatly.
Also, no more weigh-ins until the appointed time next week. I want you to behold for yourself what obedience will gain for you, or in your case “lose” for you. I love you, My child and I will direct your paths according to My plan, the most rewarding for you. If only all My children would stop their busy ways and seek My will, then they would see for themselves the ‘good’ that I have for them.)
Oh Lord, thank you for the encouraging words. Forgive my screaming! Help me to follow YOU completely in every thing I do, including every bite of food that enters my mouth. I know You have the best planned for me. Forgive my doubts, increase my faith, and help my unbelief. Lord, I give myself unto thee, do with me as You wish. Praise be unto You, for You are in control of all and You have all the answers! May Your will be done in earth as in heaven! I love You too, My Lord! Thank you for taking the time to talk with me. It amazes me that with all that is going on in the world at this very moment, You are so concerned about me! Wow! I would think that You are too busy with everything else that is going on in the world to talk with me.
( My child, I am indeed concerned with each one of My children. If only they had concern about My will, then they would find that their lives would be more peaceful and no stress.)
Uh? Lord, did You actually mean ‘no stress’?
(Yes, My child, when I am in charge of a life, the ‘stress’ leaves as that one depends on Me to direct their steps in every way. If they allow Me to become their ‘boss’, then when things become difficult they can turn to Me. For you know, the ‘boss’ always gets the blame! Therefore, there is no stress! There will be ‘joy’ instead! Even when things are difficult for them, I give them comfort, strength, and peace through it all. As My children look to Me, I will give them peace and assurance of victory instead of the stress.)
Wow! Lord, help me to look to You for every step I take including what I eat and what I drink too! I think I will get a glass of water now.
(My child, don’t forget! I am the living water, drink of My Presence!)
— Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have relieved me in my distress; have mercy on me, and hear my prayer. Psalm 4:1 NKJV
— Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and depart from evil. It will be health to your flesh and strength to your bones. Proverbs 3:5-8 NKJV
. . . . . for the joy of the Lord is your strength. Nehemiah 8:10 NKJV
. . . . . “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture as said out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; . . . . . . John 7:37-39 NKJV