Trust Me Child in blind faith. As you yield yourself to me, I’ll set you free from all your bondages, overeating, scales, and especially the bondage of performance based self-approval.
Yes, you only approve of yourself when you perceive yourself doing all things right. Therefore you only approve of yourself on those days you succeed at following all your self-created rules of performance.
Then on other days when you don’t succeed at following your own rules, you perceive yourself a failure. But none of My children are failures. Of course they are all strugglers and learners, but never failures.
It’s because I’m holding on to and teaching each one just as I am teaching you now. And each one will gain their victory just as you will gain your victory too.
Cease striving and know that I am God . . . Psalms 46:10 NASB
For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, “Do not fear; I will help you.” Isaiah 41:13
When you depend on yourself-inflicted rules, you fail. Because you’ll never achieve perfection in life, in obedience, or even in your food choices. But when you depend on My guidance, then I can lead you to inner peace and victory.
As a matter of fact, I can take your so-called failures and turn them around for your good and My glory. Now to begin this victory journey, read My Word for encouragement and instructions. Then you can see what I speak to you Myself through My words.
God, the Master, the Holy One of Israel, has this solemn counsel: “Your salvation requires you to turn back to Me and stop your silly efforts to save yourselves. Your strength will come from settling down in complete dependence on Me- the very thing you’ve been willing to do. . . . Isaiah 30:15 Message
In great trouble I cried to the Lord and He answered me; from the depths of death, I called, and Lord, You heard me! Jonah 2:2 TLB
Lord, Jonah was trapped in that fish. Now I’m trapped in this food addiction and I’m crying out to You. Help me! Would you deliver me from Myself?
Yes Child, I’m here for you. And I’ll help you. In fact, I’m helping you now. And you’re going to break free from this, for I have ordained it. I’m here to set you free.
“Victory is Mine,” saith the Lord. And I intend for you to have victory as well. In fact, I intend for all of Mine to walk in victory, for I am victory. Therefore victory is yours too. So you will never be a failure to Me.
Now go forth and walk in your victory today.
Yes Sir. Thank you Lord. Help me to follow and obey Your will in all things, in all ways, my actions, words, and thoughts, even to what I eat.
Renew my mind. Make it Yours. Create in me a clean heart and a steadfast spirit. I want to be steadfast to follow Your will in all things
Then the Lord ordered the fish to spit Jonah out onto the beach. Jonah 2:2
Without a doubt Child, you’re going to be free from your trap of self-inflicted bondage too, for I have ordered it to release you as well. Now watch and see how I work out all things for your good and My glory. So trust Me Child.
Lord, I’m fighting this battle with food addiction and losing. So, if I have the Holy Spirit and the power of God within me, why am I so defeated by cookies, snacks, etc.? So why do I allow myself to become so defeated ? Why?
—But you will receive power when the Holy spirit comes upon you. Acts 1:8 NLT
If we are to have dominion over earth, (Genesis 1:28) then why am I so dominated by cookies, etc.?
Lord, I’ve been reading “The Art of War for Spiritual Battle” by Cindy Trim. So, am I fighting this battle correctly? Am I not praying enough over this food addiction issue?
Child, you do pray over your meals. But how many times have you prayed to seek My will over what you are to eat?
Uh, not many. In fact, I have to admit there’s been times I started eating first before remembering to stop and thank you for my meal.
Oh, I see. So what does that tell you?
It tells me I’m more into my food than Your Presence.
Hmm, I see. And how can you change this?
With Your help Lord, I can do all things.
Hmmm. I see. Do you really believe that?
So today, this is your assignment. Stop before you eat anything . Stop and talk to Me about it . Ask My advice. Ask for My wisdom. Let go of your head knowledge of what is good to eat and what is not.
Seek My knowledge first. Then wait. Don’t start eating until you receive My directions. Then proceed. Hint: Don’t eat broccoli or green beans just because you know they are low calorie. Seek My will first. You may be surprised.
What if those green beans or broccoli are not My will for you at that moment? What if My will for you at that time is something sweet? Now wouldn’t that surprise you?
Yes Sir. It most certainly would.
So Child, that’s My point. I want you to seek My guidance first before putting anything in your mouth. Seek Me first and I guarantee you will have your victory.
Yes Sir. Thank you Lord for guiding me. Help me to seek You first.
Child, as you seek Me, I will lead you.
But Lord, I’m such a wimp.
But Child, if you listen to Me, I will make you into a warrior. After all, I did it with Gideon and I can do it with you too.
Feed On This
The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.” Psalms 32:8 NLT
Fight the good fight for the true faith. Hold tightly to the eternal life to which God has called you, which you have declared so well before many witnesses. 1Timothy 6:12 NLT
And we are confident that He hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases Him. And since we know He hears us when we make our requests, we also know that He will give us what we ask for. 1John 5:14-15 NLT
. . . “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him.” 1Corinthians 2: 9 NLT
Lord, I need victory over binges. I need Your help. I’m caught in a trap, a trap of my own making. Now it seems I can’t get out. Oh why do I go insane at night, especially when I’m tired?
Child, that’s when Satan knows it’s the best time to harass you, when you are tired. Tonight, when you get tired, just go to bed and rest.
Habits need changing. And Child of Mine, this stronghold on you is so strong that you need My power to resist the temptation. Child, I can help you.
But Lord, how? We’ve talked about this many times before. And I’m still trapped, unable to set myself free.
But Child, I can set you free.
But Lord, how? You’ve suggested many things to me before. Then I get so encouraged and start out in victory. Then later, I fall right back into this trap of defeat.
Child, I will lift you out of this despair, this trap, this self-inflicted bondage. I will lift you out and set you free.
But Lord, how?
Child, just call My name.
Lord, when the thought comes to overeat, I don’t think. My mind is blank. All I focus on is what to eat. What do I want to eat?
Child, only I can fill this void you have. It is I who you need to fill you up.
Call on My name, Jesus.
Lord, could You give me a scripture from Your Word besides those I already know? I have head knowledge, but I just can’t seem to get myself out of this self-inflicted trap. I’ve dug this hole and jumped in for the pleasures within. Now I’m trapped and I can’t get myself out.
Child, I can get you out.
But Lord, how?
Call on My Name. Ask for your deliverance in My name, the name of Jesus.
— I will return her vineyards to her and transform the Valley of Trouble into a gateway of hope. She will give herself to Me there, as she did long ago when she was young, when I freed her from her captivity in Egypt. Hosea 2:15 NLT
Child, you are now trapped in the Valley of Trouble and defeat. But I am your hope and you will sing of “Victory in Jesus”. And you will gain your victory just as you did many years ago.
Feed on My Word for there is where you will find your strength. You search My word each morning, but then zone out on your social media at night to relax. That’s why your mind goes blank. You have zoned out to relax.
Now I command you – no more zoning out on social media at night for you must be alert and focused. You want success and victory. Therefore feed on My Word each night and it will renew your mind.
Why did you think I told Joshua to mediate on it day and night? Weakness results from physical exhaustion. And I want to build you up in your faith and your power to resist temptation. I want to make you strong.
So, to renew your mind and make you strong, feed on My Word day and night. Take it as medicine for your soul and your mind.
—- Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. Joshua 1:8 NLT
Through My Word, I will increase your self-control, self- discipline, and renew your mind. Then you’ll be feeding your mind wisdom and strength, faith and power. As you feed on My Word to build your spiritual muscles, it will make you strong indeed. You will emerge undefeated and victorious.
Now here’s your challenge: Feed on My word for 40 days and nights. See how that works for you.
I want victory over those night-time binges. Don’t you? Night-time binges are the worst. So here’s 10 ways to help overcome those night-time binges that may defeat you.
1. Chew sugar- free gum. You might go broke buying gum, but it helps. I buy a lot and keep it with me. As a matter of fact, I’m chewing some now, that’s why it’s listed first.
Or you could eat a dill pickle. Very little calories or carbs, but the sour taste kills a desire for something sweet. At least it does me.
2. Also you could drink a cup of hot tea or coffee. It’s warm, it fills you up, and you can hold it in your hands. Henceforth, keeping them out of the cookie jar. Consequently don’t drink too much or you’ll wake up in the middle of the night- just saying.
3. Read your Bible. Then meditate on those beneficial encouraging scriptures. Memorize them. At least it gives you something to think about instead the food in the kitchen. Also you can even read scripture from your cell phone. Check out this link. You Verse Bible
Use God’s Word for victory over night-time binges.
4. Above all, you can pray — God promises to give you wisdom and strength if you ask. It’s not wise to eat a bucket of ice cream. You already know this, but sometimes you need the power of God to resist the night time binges. This I know.
-If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. James 1:5 — (Gateway Bible Link )
5. Make a phone call. Connect with a friend or a family member. Keep relationships with those you love. In addition, call a co-dieting buddy. Talk about how you can achieve victory over night-time binges. Encourage one another.
6. Pray with your buddy. Use the power of agreement to defeat those night time binges. Consequently this will help both of you achieve victory. But don’t use you phone call to gossip. That’s not nice.
“Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.” Matthew 18:19–20
6. In the meantime you can try on those “goal” clothes in your closet. Who knows, maybe you’ll get those pants on this time. Then you can celebrate by dancing in joy. If the pants still don’t fit, that’s good motivation to not eat.
7. Watch an intense suspenseful movie. Hubby’s watching one now and I had to stop writing to watch. I can’t eat when I’m memorized, can you? Also, some of the stuff he watches makes me too sick to eat. Ugh! One day, during our meal, he watched this ant eat its supper. Gross!
8. Make your own list of ways to resist night time binges. It helped me not eat tonight as I write this. Maybe it’ll help you as you create your list.
9. Mop your kitchen floor. I’m racking my brain to come up with ten ways to overcome night time binges. I know I can’t eat and mop the floor at the same time. So this way will keep your floors spotless. That’s a good side benefit.
10. Finally, for the best ultimate best of all way. Totally surrender it to Christ. Give it all to Him. Talk to Him about your food. He’ll listen. He loves you and He’s concerned about you. You are worthy to Him. He really cares. Give it to Him. That’s the real key to victory- surrender.
Key to victory over night-time binges: -Surrender to God’s guidance.
Child, it’s true. It’s opposite world, What looks like defeat is actually victory turned around. Watch and see what I do. Don’t look at what you see in the world. Look at Me and you will see victory for I am victory. Therefore keep your eyes on Me.
Satan wants you to see defeat. But when you look at Me, you’ll realize, it’s all opposite world. He wants My people defeated and discouraged. Therefore he broadcasts defeat.
But know this, it is opposite world. Every time he broadcasts, it’s opposite of truth. I’m not losing for I am the Winner and I have the victory. So rejoice My child for I am victory and I always win, even over death I win.
So celebrate My victory. Rejoice evermore. Look up, for your redemption draws near. Look up and rejoice for I bring victory. Rejoice, My child, rejoice.
– – It’s so easy for me to get discouraged and overwhelmed at everything I see, especially the “news”. But God has told me over and over, “Don’t look at what you see. Instead, look at Me.”
Also, go to His Word. Every time I need encouragement, I can always find His Words of love, peace, and encouragement there. I even decorated a “Promise tree” full of my favorite scriptures. No, it’s not a Christmas tree. It’s my “Promise tree”, full of God’s Promises.
Last week, I was extremely overstressed. So I stood in front of my “Promise tree” and read those scriptures out loud to reinforce these promises in my heart, mind, and spirit. In other words, to build up my faith.
God’s Word always builds up your faith. Try it for yourself. I recommend starting in the book of John. But I love the Psalms too. Remember, God is for you. He loves you enough to die for you. Therefore, you can trust Him.
Look At This
When the servant of the man of God got up and went out early the next morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city. “Oh no, my Lord! What shall we do?” the servant asked. “Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord , so that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. 2Kings.6: 15-17 NIV
Prudent people don’t flaunt their knowledge; talkative fools broadcast their silliness. Proverbs 12:23 MSG
Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; on You, I wait all the day. Psalm25: 5 NKJV
Praise the Lord! For He has heard my cry for mercy. The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust Him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving. Psalms 28: 6,7 NLT
Child, today is a day of victory and rejoicing. (The following was hand-written in my journal on Resurrection Day.)
Good morning Lord. So how are You today?
Indeed, I am fantastic, great, and glorious! Today, the world, or at least those who know Me will celebrate My victory over death.
They will sing, they will preach, and they will celebrate My victory. Because it gives them hope for their own victory. And you know what?
Those who seek Me will find Me and I will give each one their own victory. In fact, I will give you victory too. Indeed today is a day of celebrating.
Victory over death, over Satan, over sin and defeat is celebrated today, It’s a great day of celebration, both in Heaven and on Earth.
So yes, I am ecstatic with joy as My people celebrate, “Victory in Jesus”.
And, child of Mine, I’m saving your USA and Israel too. For I will not let USA die. She will be a shining light on the hill and I will give her victory as well.
To you, everything looks hopeless. But child of Mine, the day of resurrection is coming. In fact, it is here now.
So today, celebrate, both My victory and yours too, for I AM victory. Celebrate with Me. Rejoice with Me. Look up, for your redemption draws nigh.
Celebrate My victory and yours too. It’s My victory that gives you victory. So celebrate, My child, celebrate.
Thank you Lord for these words. Lord, forgive me for I have made a lot of stupid choices.
This I know, My child. But if you’re willing to come unto Me and allow Me to lead you, then I will lead you. Above all,seek My wisdom over all your choices, trust My guidance, and follow My will.
Remember the song, “Trust and Obey. For there is no other way. Trust and obey”? That little song is truth. So trust Me and obey My will guiding you, for then your life will be a life of victory. Now celebrate this day.
Yes Sir. Thank you for talking with me this morning.
In fact I’m glad to talk to all My children all the time. Now read My Word today. For therein, you will find My promises and your encouragement. Therein, you will find words of victory, both Mine and yours too.
Words of Victory
Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has become a child of God. . . For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith. And who can win this battle against the world? Only those who believe that Jesus is the son of God. 1John 5:1, 4-5 NLT
And we know that the son of God has come, and He has given us understanding so that we can know the true God. And now we live in fellowship with the true God because we live in fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ. He is the only true God, and He is eternal life. 1John 5: 20 NLT
But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1Corinthians 15:57 NKJV
Child, what is your choice, My love or your own way?
Lord, thank you for loving me. Although I don’t know why You do. I certainly don’t deserve Your love.
Child, no one deserves My love. but I choose to freely give it. You don’t, you can’t earn it. No one can be good enough to deserve it. But I choose to freely give My love. I reach out offering My love to all.
Lord, why do you love mankind, for we all are evil? Why? Why do You care about us at all?
Child, it is because I created each one. I value each life. I am a good God who freely reaches out to all in mercy and love. I am not a performance-based god.
In fact, I am a God who loves unconditionally. No matter who you are or what you have done, I freely offer My love to you without conditions.
It is not I who rejects those who are evil. Rather, it is those who reject Me. But I still reach out to them offering My love freely to all. I do not choose one over another. I offer My love completely to all who will accept it.
It is those who reject Me that breaks My heart. Because I know what their choice will cost them, eternal damnation. And I do not want that for My children. Just as you want good for your children, I want good for all of Mine.
Therefore, I offer My love, My freedom, and My peace to all.
It is those who reject Me, that unknowingly choose torment, and that breaks My heart. Satan lies to them. He tells them that My way cheats them of living a joyful life.
But Satan’s way will only lead to heartache. The pleasures of sin are short-lived. They are soon replaced by the horrors of entrapment and bondage that sin always brings.
But the peace and joy of My forgiveness always comes from accepting and inviting My love into your life. So what is your choice?
I keep all My promises written in My book, the Bible. But Satan is the chief liar. His goal is to cheat, kill, steal, and destroy.
My goal is to bring life, joy, peace, forgiveness, and love. You get to choose. So which will it be?
A life of surrender brings true freedom. In comparison, a life of selfishness brings misery. In the beginning it seems to bring joy in having your own way. But in the end, misery results.
So which will you choose? What is your choice?
For this is how God loved the world: he gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.
God sent His Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through Him.
There is no judgment against anyone who believes in Him. But anyone who does not believe in Him has already been judged for not believing in
God’s one and only son. John 3: 16- 18 NLT