Lord, what makes me overeat?
Child, it’s your spirit that’s hungry. But you’ve been feeding yourself. The real issue is that you hunger for My Presence, but you’re going to food instead of Me.
So Lord, what am I to do? How can I defeat these cravings that drive me crazy? What makes me overeat like I do?
Also I feel ashamed of talking to You about my food when there’s so much suffering and heartache in the world. But what am I to do?
Child, go back to the original plan I gave you. Back then during your first 40 days of eating according to My instructions, you were very careful to eat half portions.
Know that it’s not half your food I desire, it’s your submissive heart before Me I desire. As long as you’re holding on to food in your hand, you can’t receive your victory that I’m holding in My hand.
Why you ask? I’ll tell you why. Back then you believed. Now you expect defeat and failure.
Back then when I first told you what to do, your thought was, “I can do this.” Now your thought is “I can’t do this.” That’s your main issue, your belief.
If you think you can’t, you’re right. You can’t.
But you forget, “I can.”
But Lord, are you going to take the food out of my hand?
No, I’m going to take the desire out of your heart.
I don’t see that happening.
Don’t sass Me. Trust Me instead. As it is said, “You’re on thin ice.”
Yes Sir. But . . . it’s just I don’t know what to do.
Do exactly as I’ve instructed you. As you follow and obey My instructions, then you will see victory.
But Lord, what makes me overeat like this? I can’t control myself. Why?
Overall it’s your heart that’s the problem. You love food pleasure more than Me.
Oh Lord, I’m so sorry. How can I change?
Child, you can’t. But I can. It’s time for you to have heart surgery- a circumcised heart before Me. As you submit yourself to Me, I will cut away portions of food-love from your heart.
But you must come to Me daily (sometimes by the minute) for your heart circumcise surgery. As you come to Me, I will remove the part of your heart that loves food. And I will fill your heart with love for Me and others too.
Carry a small notebook with you. When you want to eat, write prayers to Me and for others. So you’ll replace food pleasure with intercession for others. This will fulfill two needs, the needs of others for prayer and the need of you to resist temptation for food pleasure.
My original plan for fasting was to change hearts and replace food consumption with God interaction.
So you’ll replace food consumption with intercession for others. This is a good plan, for it will fulfill two needs, the needs of others and your need to resist temptation.
Instead of your time being used eating, you will now be using time for intercession. This is a good plan.
Also be careful about your portions. That’s a visual of your submission heart, not a greedy heart wanting it all. It’s your submissive heart I desire. It’s your love I desire most of all. I’m not a controlling God that demands obedience. No, I am a God that longs for your love above all else.
It’s the love of food that destroys, robs you of your victory
It will be My love that grants you victory.
Feed On This
The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, And He delights in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; For the Lord upholds him with His hand. Psalms 37:23-24 NKJV
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
And because you belong to Him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin (food compulsion) that leads to death. (Guilt, weight gain) Romans 8:2 NLT