Listen 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.
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.
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
Child, I’m not giving up on you. So don’t you give up on you.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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?
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
Child, it’s not a diet program, or any certain food that will help you break free from this obsession to overeat. It is submission in your heart, yielded before Me, that will break you free from this excessive weight and overeating.
Unless your heart is right, in submission to My will concerning your food, nothing changes. Only your weight will change, going up and down as you struggle between eating everything your heart desires and struggling to follow a diet program.
Desire the fullness of My Presence and you’ll let go of excessive food. Look to a diet for deliverance from the obsession to overeat and you’ll be disappointed.
For example, you bought that diet food hoping it would help you. Then you binge ate it, didn’t you.
Yes Sir. It was good.
Child, I present My case to you with this evidence. Unless your heart, and its desires are changed, nothing changes. So as you yield your heart to My will, I’ll lead you. When you have submission in your heart before Me, then I can lead you to your personal victory.
Feed On This
So prepare Your minds for action and exercise self-control. Put all your hope in the gracious salvation that will come to you when Jesus Christ is revealed to the world. So you must live as god’s obedient children. don’t slip back into your old way of living to satisfy your own desires. You didn’t know any better then. But now you must be holy in everything you do (even what you eat and drink – my words) just as God who chose you is holy. 1 Peter 1:13 -15
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. 1Peter 5:6
Lord, I’m making a commitment to victory, 40 days of victory. Yes, I’ve lost 35 pounds, but I keep going up and down on the scales depending on what I eat each day. And yes, I’ve been sloppy with my eating, taking a few bites here and a few bites there. Overall, it’s always been small things. Continue reading Commitment to Victory
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?
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?
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.
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.
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
Lord, I want Your love. Help me to return to You as My first love, my greatest love. Help me to obey You in all my ways especially in dealing with other people and my food issues.
We love Him because He first loved us. 1John 4:19
What do You want me to write? Do You even want me to write? Lord, I don’t know what it is that You want for me or with me for that matter.
And I’m so concerned about all my grandchildren, and their parents too, living in the society of today. Lord, I don’t know what I can do.
Child, pray My will be done in their lives.
Lord, help me to only speak words of affirmation, encouragement, and of Your love for them. Keep my mouth shut, clamped shut when, or if, it is full of criticism or discouragement.
Also Lord, help me to love You in a way that it pleases You. I want a real relationship with You, not just the mechanics of routine prayers and Bible reading. In fact, I want a deep relationship with You. Overall, I want Your Presence with me at all times, throughout all my life.
We love Him because He first loved us. 1John 4:19
Help me to turn away completely from this unnecessary food that so easily tempts and entraps me to compulsively overeat.
Lord, I do want to lose weight, and I also want to help Hubby lose his extra weight too. But I don’t want him to be skinnier than me. How embarrassing that would be.
So help me to yield Myself to Thee completely and resist temptation to put my face in the feeding trough.
Child if you seek and follow My will concerning your food, you will lose weight. I will lead you and you will have success.
Also Lord, when I write my prayers, thoughts, or even the words You spoke to my heart, I always consider if this would be good to write in this blog. Lord, I want our talks to be about our relationship, not the blog. But if I am to write for the blog, then lead me and help me to organize my time schedule to write and publish.
Child, it will be so.
Lord, I want to know You like those people who say they have a “word” from You. I want to love You like they love You. Also, I want others to see You in me and be attracted to You because of it. Help me to please You in all my ways.
We love Him because He first loved us. 1John 4:19
Make me hungry for You. Yes, I want to be hungry for You. And I want a deeper walk with You too.
Lord, what do You want from me?
Your love, My child, I want your love.
Lord, these people who say they have a “word” from You spend hours in reading Your Word and in prayer too. I don’t have hours due to my job and my home responsibilities.
Child, it is not your hours I want. It is your heart I want. I want your love.