Lord, here I am with crumbs on my face. You’ve blessed me so much and yet I have food all over me. (*Don’t worry- This was hand-written last month.) But Lord, what would You like to talk about? Continue reading Be Confident
. . . When I called, You answered me and You strengthened me with strength (mighty and inflexibility to temptation) in my inner self. Psalm 138:3 AMPC
Lord, what do You want to talk about?
Sir? What about me?
One day at a time, one moment at a time, focus on My Presence for I am with you leading and guiding you each step of the way.
As I look back on my life Lord, I’ve made so many wrong choices and so many mistakes. I’ve messed up so much, and lost so many opportunities with my negative thinking. You’ve opened doors for me. Then I shut them with my stinking thinking.
But Child, come to Me now. Humble yourself before Me. Seek My will. Ask and you’ll receive My direction for all that concerns you. I’ll lead you if you’ll listen. Child, I’m here for you. Just come to Me in humble adoration for I am your source. I am your all. If you listen, I will lead.
To begin with Lord, open my ears so I can hear Your voice as You speak to my heart. Then help me to listen. At times I’ve been so messed up. So Lord, I need You.
Child, I’m here for you and I love you. All you see now are your failures. but I’m an expert at turning failures inside out. Then I create success and victory out of those failures. So rejoice if you consider your life a failure, for now I have something to work with- you!
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I will cry to God Most High, who accomplishes all things on my behalf [for He completes My purpose in His plan.] Psalm 57: 2 AMP
Being confident of this very thing, that He who has began a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6 NKJV
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go. I will guide you with My eye. Psalm 32:8 NKJV
Now watch and see what I will do.
Lord, I admit I’m confused. Up, down, up, down, and up, down again. How can I break this cycle?
Child, you’re not. I AM.
But Lord, how? Please forgive me for I have an ugly, doubtful heart.
I repeat, “Watch and see what I will do.”
Lord, I’m so messed up. It seems the world has gone crazy. First of all everything on the news is depressing with the constant confusion, conflict, accusations, and tragedy. So many people are suffering. Continue reading Watch and See What I Do
Lord, would You break these self-imposed chains? You delivered me before. But now I’m entangled again in food addiction. I want my victory back. So would You deliver me again, Lord?
So I get discouraged. Then I eat whatever. Immediately my body swells up with added weight gain. Lord, would You grant me another chance and break these self-imposed chains of food addiction?
You delivered me of 90 pounds before (at age 61). It seemed so easy then. I ate three meals a day, half-portions, and no snacks. Back then my weight dropped off. Lord, is it possible You could give me another chance and break these self-imposed chains again? What can I do?
Child, first of all, I love you as you are. But since you’re not happy with yourself, I’m going to help you again. Although there will be differences this time because. . . as you said, your body is older (approaching 67).
To begin with, you need more water. I’ve talked with you about this before. And you need to start moving more. Do some bodily movements, exercise, each day. Try 30 minutes daily. It doesn’t matter what activity you choose as long as it’s movement. The older you get the more your body needs movement just to keep those joints free.
So Lord, are You telling me to eat the same way when I lost those 90 pounds?
Yes. Just add more water and some exercise this time.
Child, to you exercise is a bad word. So from now on, call it body movement. Think of it as a graceful dance.
Lord, do You want me to start dancing to praise music?
The choice of body movement is up to you. But it’s important at your age to keep it moving to keep your joints free. It doesn’t matter what you choose, but it’s important to “move it, move it, move it.”
Water is important because it lubricates your joints and keeps them fluid. It’s also good for your skin. It might even puff out of those wrinkles you stress over. (I sense He’s smiling at me.)
Hydration is good for your body. The older you get the more the water in your body dries up. So add more to keep all things moving along. You know what I’m talking about? (He’s smiling again.)
Know this Child- I love you. Now go forth in your victory. You know . . . the one I have already planned for you. (More smiling.) I’m going to do it again.
Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not become entangled again with a yoke of bondage. Galatians 5:1 NKJV
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11 NLT
Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6 NKJV
Today Child, come talk with Me.
Now that I’m here Lord, could You tell me why do I overeat like I do?
Because you need Me. The next time you’re tempted to overeat, come sit with Me and talk with Me about it first. After all you’ve been through, don’t you yet know I am here for you?
But Lord, I don’t know what to do?
Just come to Me. That’s all you need to do. Just come to Me.
Talk with Me before looking at your phone, eating, or even reading your devotions, etc. Talk with Me first. Trust Me.
Lord, it’s myself I don’t trust. So far my record is “untrustworthy”.
Child, I am not part of your “to do” list. So you can check off: 1.Talk to the Lord-done. 2. Read the Bible- done. 3. Pray for others-done. Child, it’s not My desire to be checked off your “to do” list.
I want to be your “all”, and your source. So come to Me first and above all else. Bring Me your hurts, your fears, your worries, and your plans too’ Let us discuss them before you go forth.
Bring me those you love and give them to Me. Trust Me to take care of them. You worry yourself sick. Why don’t you just give them all to Me? Then sit back in My Presence, watch, and see what I will do. Trust Me with it all. You are too burdened trying to solve it all. Just pray your desires for them. Then let it all go into My hands for I have big hands, big enough to handle it all. After all, don’t you remember the song you sang as a child? “He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands.” It’s true. I do have it all in My hands.
So quit trying to take it out of My hands to hold in yours. Your hands aren’t big enough. You have no power to change anything, not even yourself. Let go, My child, and give it all to Me.
I want your heart and your mind at peace. And true peace can only be found in My Presence. So come here. Let Me fill you with My peace. As you spend your time with Me, your peace will increase and you will find that all you have been concerned about is being taken care of in ways you can’t imagine. In fact, you can’t fix any of it, not even yourself. So let it all go.
Know that I am with you. In fact, it’s My desire to fill you with My peace, My joy, and My love. So come to Me and let Me fill you. What I have to offer you is more fulfilling than anything you can imagine.
Now come here, My child. Come sit with Me and talk with Me.
“Come now, and let us reason together,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land.” Isaiah 1: 18-19 NKJV
Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me. Psalm 50: 15 NKJV
For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, and abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You. Psalm 86:5 NKJV
Victory and freedom, will I ever be there? Again I chose to overeat last night, including ice cream. Lord, forgive my gluttony. (This was written a while back. Praise God for His delivering power. New Day of Victory. )
Child, wrong choices postpones victory. However, you have free will to choose. So, will you choose your victory or ice cream? Last night, you chose ice cream. Now what will it be today? Food pleasure or victory and freedom, you get to choose.
Lord, I want victory and freedom.
Then Child, you have to let go of your food pleasures to gain your victory and freedom.
Lord, I’m sorry I disappointed You last night.
Child, I hurt for you because I know what could be. I know the victory and freedom I hold in My hand for you. Yet you chose self-pleasure with food instead of the victory I designed for you.
Lord, I’m weak.
Don’t you know every time you say “no” to temptation, it increases your strength? My child, I don’t want you walking through life defeated. Instead, I want you walking in victory.
Today you’ll have another temptation. This time say “No” and experience the thrill of victory. Find your pleasure in victory over temptation. With every battle can come the exhilarating thrill of victory and freedom. Only you can make this choice. I won’t force you. I’m ready to provide all the strength you need to resist temptation. But only if you ask. Then My strength will come.
Lord, help me to submit myself to Your will.
Child, every choice you make today may seem small in your eyes, but I know the eternal impact. Every choice you make today affects your future. Choose well for it is you who determines your future. I’ve already planned for you a hope and a future, but it is you who chooses to accept My plan or not.
Now choose well. My way will guarantee you victory and freedom. Choose the way of self gratification and eventually it’ll bring defeat. Defeat is birthed from selfish desires, selfish pleasures, and self gratifications. Total and final victory comes through submission to My will. Now Child, which way will you choose?
I have victory already planned for you, but you determine how long it takes you to get there. You also have the ability to choose victory or not. But I’ve already have it planned for you. As you walk in My will, you’ll experience victory. Now go forth in victory, My Child.
Yes Sir. Help me Sir.
Child, I’m here for you. Call on Me for I am ready to provide whatever you need, especially endurance and strength.
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
”For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29: 11 NIV
You said, “Expect victory.” So thank you Lord, for the peace and relief I feel today.
Child, I am peace. Therefore My Presence brings peace. Knowing I work out all things for My glory and your good brings peace. Overall trusting Me with your worries, your problems, and letting go takes the load off you. This brings you relief. Continue reading So Expect Victory
When praying, use caution. Be careful what you pray for because you just might get it. Sometimes God answers your prayers just to teach you. Continue reading When Praying, Use Caution
God winked at us. Has He ever winked at you? Don’t you love it when He does. Today I’m sharing with you a true story of how God winked at us.
To begin, my computer broke. It won’t let me get on internet. So I’ve been writing on an IPad and a cell phone. Bummer. Techie Son said, “Mom, your computer is nine years old. Time to replace.”
Since I have no savings, (Yes, I know. Not smart.) I prayed, “Lord, what do I do? Do I charge it or what?
Don’t charge. Buy and resale. In addition, sell what you have.
So I listed this baking set for sale:
A lady (A) FB Marketplace wanted them. So I arranged delivery/meet time.
My friend (B) at church also wanted them too. But I told her they were already reserved for someone else.
Then Lady A sent me a text saying she was sick and wouldn’t be able to get the dishes. So I let my friend at church know she could now buy the dishes. This thrilled her. After all, she had a matching pitcher and loved those dishes. So we made arrangements for delivery.
Then on Sunday before the scheduled delivery, my friend sat by me in choir. She had tears in her eyes as she explained, “The Lord woke me up at 1a.m. and told me to buy those dishes. But He also told me to give them to Lady A for free. I’ve got to do what God told me to do. So here’s the money. Keep the change.” Wow!
So I texted Lady A and told her the good news. She was amazed and thrilled someone would do this for her. We arranged a delivery time. That was my part, make the delivery, be the chain the middle, and see the smiles of both ladies. (Plus I got paid. Keep the change.)
God winked and we all got blessed. Thank you Lord.
Has He ever winked at you?
. . . And he said, “Go sell the oil and pay your debt; and you and your sons live on the rest.” 2 Kings 4:7
And my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ In Jesus. Philippians 4: 19
Then the earth shall yield her increase; God, our own God, shall bless us. Psalm 67:6
Pause in His Presence, that’s where peace is found. The following is from Psalm 46, The Passion Version.
I feel the most important words in this Psalm are, “Pause in His Presence.” That’s where our strength is, in His Presence.
“God, you’re such a safe and powerful place to find refuge! You’re a proven help in time of trouble— more than enough and always available whenever I need you.
So we will never fear even if every structure of support were to crumble away. We will not fear even when the earth quakes and shakes, moving mountains and casting them into the sea.
For the raging roar of stormy winds and crashing waves cannot erode our faith in you. – Pause in his presence
God has a constantly flowing river whose sparkling streams bring joy and delight to his people. His river flows right through the city of God Most High, into his holy dwelling places.
God is in the midst of his city, secure and never shaken. At daybreak his help will be seen with the appearing of the dawn.
When the nations are in uproar with their tottering kingdoms, God simply raises his voice and the earth begins to disintegrate before him.
Here he comes! The Commander! The mighty Lord of Angel Armies is on our side. The God of Jacob fights for us! – Pause in his presence
Everyone look! Come and see the breathtaking wonders of our God. For he brings both ruin and revival. He’s the one who makes conflicts end throughout the earth, breaking and burning every weapon of war.
Surrender your anxiety! Be silent and stop your striving and you will see that I am God. I am the God above all the nations, and I will be exalted throughout the whole earth.
Here he stands! The Commander! The mighty Lord of Angel Armies is on our side! The God of Jacob fights for us! -Pause in his presence”
Psalms 46:1-11 TPT
Isn’t this just beautiful! Let us behold His glory! And praise His Name!