Break Free

 

Break free
Lord, is it possible to break free? (Picture by Deborah Crocker)

Lord, is it possible to break free from this stronghold that has me defeated?

Child, do you believe I can deliver you?

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Joy Of The Lord

 

Joy of the Lord is your strength
Remember, the joy of the Lord is your strength.

Child, the joy of the Lord is your strength. I will lead you today. But you must listen for My voice  as I speak to your heart. Trust Me, and obey as I lead you. Especially remember, the joy of the Lord is your strength.

Lord, thank  You for the peace I now feel.

Child, your peace came from obedience. You know, . . . trust and obey.

Lord, help me bring You honor and glory.

Child, you are. 

Lord, I gave up that project. And I hate I gave it up. Because I could have been somebody and I could have had a ministry.

But My Child, you do have a minstry, your family and those I put you in contact with. So be happy with these I’ve given unto you to minister to. After all, who are you working for? Is it for your glory, or Mine? 

Oh Lord, I want to work for your glory.

Then My Child, minister to those I place in your path. 

But Lord, dealing with some of these people is so difficult. Lead me, teach me. Really, I can’t deal with these people without Your guidance and Your wisdom.

My Child, look back at your prayers for these. Look at the good that happened. I am indeed working all things out for good. 

So let go of your worries, even about the feelings of others. Look to Me. Allow Me to guide your steps, your ways, and your words. 

Lord, help me.

My Child, don’t worry about pleasing others. When you seek My will, to please Me above all else, then I will work out all things for your good and My glory.

In fact, I am working out all things now. So let go of your worries and trust Me.

Feed On This

. . . “Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13

There are no perfect people. but the Lord gives victory to all who seek Him.

Deliverance

“Deliverance is only as good as our obedience.” Lord, that’s in my Bible side notes. So now what? What do You want me to do?Trust Me.

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True Freedom

 

True freedom
True freedom is found in God’s Presence

July is “Freedom” month. But I know true freedom can only be found in Your Presence, Lord. And I want more of Your Presence. Because I know true freedom comes from You. Continue reading True Freedom

Freedom And Deliverance

Freedom and deliverance
Freedom and deliverance comes from God

Freedom and deliverance, salvation and righteousness. Child, I have already planned it all.  So come to Me for your freedom and deliverance, salvation and righteousness. I will set you free. 

Yes My child, I’ve already planned for your victory. So come to Me, Your freedom and deliverance is found in My Presence. And I will not let you go. So come to Me.

In fact, I created you for My plans and My glory. Therefore it’s My plan for you to have victory. And you will indeed. 

I’m going to put your food addiction, compulsion under your feet. For I have already won the victory. So come to Me and walk in your victory. 

Okay Lord, do I need to join a group for support me? If so, which one?

Do I need to go to a weight loss counselor? Again, I ask You, which one?

Child, I’ve told you before,  I’m your counselor. Come to Me.

So Lord, what do I do now? Help me. Because I can’t do this.

But Child, I can. Because of Me, you can do all things. As a matter of fact, I am the supply for all your needs, even strength to overcome. 

So trust Me and use these tools I freely give you.

  1. Command the addiction/compulsion to leave in the name of Jesus.                   
  2. Clear your mind by offering the sacrifice of praise, singing songs of “Victory in Jesus”.

FEED ON THIS

Look to the Lord, and His strength; seek His face always. Psalms 105:4 NIV

Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalms37:4 ESV

No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man, but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it. 1Corinthains 10:13 NKJV

Command This Compulsion

Child, command this compulsion to get out by My name. Not only did My enemy send this compulsion to harass, defeat you, but he intends to destroy your victory too.  Command this compulsion.

Lord, I’m so overwhelmed by this compulsion to overeat. Can I do that? Will it work to break me free of this obsession?

So you’re telling me to command this compulsion to overeat to leave in the name of Jesus? And it will? Continue reading Command This Compulsion

Trust Me Child

Trust Me Child.

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. 

What?

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.A new day of victory

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.

Thank you Lord, Praise you Jesus.

Trust Me Child, Because today is a day of victory for you.

 

Fighting This Battle

I’m fighting this battle. Lord, help me.

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? 

Yes Sir.

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

Fighting this battle
I’m fighting this battle by reading God’s Word twice a day, instead of eating snacks.

Victory Over Binges

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Seeking victory over binges.
Expect victory over binges.

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. 

Lord, how?

Call on My name, Jesus. 

God will give you victory over binges.

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. 

Victory Over Night-Time Binges

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.

Victory over night-time binges
Use these to help gain victory over night-time binges.

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.
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.

Surrender to God's guidance brings victory over night-time binges
Key to victory over night-time binges: -Surrender to God’s guidance.