Supernatural weight loss, God’s way really works. It’s true. I tried His way and lost 11 pounds. I tried my way, overate, and gained weight. With God’s way I lost weight. Thank you Lord. Happy dance!
Night-time binges are the worst. Here’s 10 ways to overcome those night-time binges that hang around nightly to defeat you.
Here’s 10 ways how to win over the night-time binges: Continue reading How to Win Over Night-time Binges
My child, give Me one week, just one week. Don’t weigh yourself and don’t think of your size 10’s in the closet. Don’t even think of your goal of losing two pounds a week, or that you’re behind in your self-made schedule for weight loss. Above all, don’t worry or even consider if you can lose 30 pounds by the end of November. By all means, let these concerns go and give them to Me.
In fact this week I want you to focus on Me and My will for you. Don’t eat or even say a blessing of rote words before a meal until you consult Me first. Ask and seek My will about what you are to eat. Then listen and follow how I lead you. Try this for one week, just one week. Do you think you can do this for just one week?
Yes Sir, I can try.
There’s no trying, I’m asking if you are willing to keep a commitment to Me for just one week. Try My way instead of your way. If you focus on seeking My will, My advice, and follow My way without question or hesitation, then I promise you a guaranteed significant weight loss at the end of this week. Now do you trust me?
Think of this as a semi- fast. You will only eat as I direct you, what to eat and when to eat. Now trust Me for I know your body. After all, I created it. You are different from everyone else. Know that I will help you if you trust Me with all your heart, even to the food you put in your mouth.
First seek my will. Then listen and obey all My directions for you. Fine tune your spirit ear to hear Me and listen to My words. If you will follow, trust, and obey for just one week, you’ll be surprised. You do want freedom from this bondage of binge eating, don’t you?
Yes Sir. But Lord, I am weak. You know this.
Child, don’t you know? You are weak, but I am strong. If you lean on Me, I’ll provide all the strength you need. You’re still trying to do this in your own power and it won’t happen, for as you said you’re weak. But know this and let it sink into your soul: I AM STRONG. I love you and as you look to Me, I’ll lead you to your victory.
Lord, I do want to do Your will. Yes, it’s more important to walk in Your Presence than it is to go through life. Without You my belly might be full, but my life would be empty. You Lord, are the reason I live.
Child, I love you and I am for you. Now today, let today be a day of victory for you. I may lead and instruct, but it is you who decides which way you’ll go. Know that My way is guaranteed victory. The self-way always leads to defeat and discouragement. Sure, it feels good to be in charge and feel you’re in control. But listen to Me, I died for you. So do you think you can trust Me?
Then choose, My child, this day whom you will follow. Will it be My will, henceforth victory, or your will? Pride in self-sufficiency ultimately leads to defeat, discouragement, and failure. Which will you choose?
Child, I implore you for your own good. I want to teach you how to walk with Me. If you walk in My Presence, I will lead you to your victory.
Yes Sir, I want to follow You and I start out well, but sometimes I mess up along the way. Help me to finish well.
My child, I will help you. Now hold on to Me.
Lord, I want You. Is there something tangible, a type of memorial that I could hold in my hand to help me let go of this food and help me remember to look to You?
Child, I’ll give you a gift today. Look for it.
Lord, I need a new heart. First, I want to thank you for Your peace. But I think I really need a new heart. Would You guide me, direct me, and lead me to Your will? I praise up to You for who You are, the God of all. Would You guide my mouth and my thoughts so they honor You? I want Your will in all things. Please take all thoughts out of my heart if they’re not pleasing to You. Lord, You know Your will and that’s what I want.
Child, I am teaching you throughout all this you call life. I am teaching you.
Lord, please forgive me for being selfish. I know it’s selfish, but I do want my size 10″s back. I know I backslid into binge eating, but is it possible? Would You allow me to return back to where I was? I know You’re a God of mercy and forgiveness. And I know that I willingly went into the gluttony/binge eating with the way I loved food. Also I have to admit and confess that I still love food. The only hope for me is if You take this desire away from my heart. Help me to desire You more than my necessary food.
There are so many suffering from such hardships, struggles, even persecutions, and yet, I’m asking forgiveness for my own selfishness. Also I ask for Your help within my eating and to lose this extra weight.
I do want to stay in Your will. It was my greed and selfishness that caused me to overeat to begin with. You delivered me of the excess weight of 90 pounds. Yet, I returned to my binge eating after walking in this deliverance for almost two years.
Lord, can I go back to where I once was? I guess my priorities are still wrong because I’m more focused on my size 10’s instead of my relationship with You. Help me to focus more on You and Your will for each of my days. Change me and make me into what You want me to be, whether it’s the size I am now or back to what I once was.
All I know now Lord, is just make me into what You want me to be, size 10 or not. I give myself to You, do with me what You want. I surrender.
Child, others can lose weight with head knowledge. But you, . . . I demand your heart. It’s time for more surgery, another heart circumcision. I’m going to cut this love of food from your heart. From now on, food will not control you. I’m cutting out this misplace love of food and putting in more love both for Me and for others.
Thank you Lord.
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Now wouldn’t it be nice if it was that easy? I could use a new mind. What about you?
“Lord, would You grant me a new mind. Help me put off this old mind with its old ways of overeating and my overspending too. Yes, the way I’ve spent money and overeaten has been crazy. Overall, I need a brand new mind.”
Over the years I’ve lied to myself. Have you ever lied to yourself?
“It’s okay to buy this on credit. Later you can pay it back. Then all evidence of using the credit card will be gone.” Or rather, “It’s okay to enjoy this abundant junky food. It’s so sweet and satisfying. Or it’s salty and crunchy. Betcha you can’t eat just one. After all you can start that new diet tomorrow. Then you’ll lose it. After all, it only takes a couple of days of dieting, then all evidence of this binge will be gone. So no one will ever know.”
Lies, it’s all lies I tell myself. What lies have you told yourself?
Overall, I’ve told myself many lies and believed them too. Consequently all these lies led to entrapment, in overwhelming debt and in excess weight too. My mind was corrupted by my deceitful desires for the right-now instant gratification of selfishness.
“Now Lord, I want to give You my corrupt mind full of all its desire for more self-gratification. Would You take this corrupt mind, cleanse it and make it new again? Grant me please, a new mind renewed with a yielded attitude to Your will both for my eating and my spending.”
“Lord, would You forgive me for my sin of putting my selfish desires first? And help me focus my whole self on seeking Your will and trusting You completely. Also could You help me yield myself to Your control in all things without hesitation and/or question?”
Above all Lord, I want You in my whole life, not just just the church/religious part. Namely would You take control over every part of my life, especially when I shop and every time I eat? Certainly I want more of You. Could I just have more of You and Your Presence versus all this stuff or all this unnecessary food?
Lord, are You there?
Child, I am here with you now. And yes, I hear your prayers. I will lead you as you seek Me. But I will only watch as you seek to satisfy your own desires. I will not make you change.
It is only as you ask, listen, and then follow that I will lead. I cannot and will not zap you to make you change. You have to choose for yourself. If you choose My will , then I will supply you with all you need to achieve your victory. But My child, you have to choose for yourself. This is not a one-time choice either. No, it’s a constant, everyday, every minute choice. Throughout your time. You are making choices. If you choose My way, then I’ll strengthen you beyond your comprehension. Now My child, choose. What will it be?
Above all, help me to choose You Lord, to seek You, and to follow Your will. Because Lord, I want You more than anything. That is to say, You are My everything.
I’m not giving up!
You were taught with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. Ephesians 4:22-24
|I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will guide you with My eye. Psalm 32: 8
|I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your]reasonable service. Romans 12:1|
And be renewed in the spirit of your mind. Ephesians 4:23
Embarrassed and weak, I’m here before You Lord with my head down in shame. Not only did I respond incorrectly, but now I see how weak I really am. In fact self-disappointment consumes me. At this time I feel tired, worn out, and just exhausted. I feel beaten up and defeated in my struggle to overcome this addiction. Overall I feel like a wet dishrag. Your love is my only hope.
Child, just go forth one step at a time. Put one foot down and go forward. Look to Me and I will lead you.
Lord, I’m at one of those places- a stopping place. For now I’m not sure where to go or what to do? All looks grim and hopeless.
Child, how many times have I told you this? “Don’t look at what you see, instead look at Me.”
Child, tiredness never affects Me. Therefore I always keep on working all things out. You may be down in defeat, but I’m still working behind the scenes. So I’ll repeat this to you again, “Don’t look at what you see, instead look at Me.”
Lord, I have failed so much. Given that I’m standing here in all my failures embarrassed before You. How can I start over with You again?
Child, I am the God of second chances. I arranged for you and many others a second chance for eternity. Now come into My arms. Allow Me to hold you, to love you just as you are. I know you’re full of flaws and failures. I know you can’t save yourself, not even from yourself. That’s why I came to save those who will accept My love.
TRUST ME, for I can create beauty even out of the broken and damaged.
For nothing is impossible with God. Luke 1:37
But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 2 Corinthians 12:9
I’ve blotted out your sins; they are gone like morning mist at noon! Oh return to Me, for I have paid the price to set you free. Isaiah 44:22 TLB
Lord, what do You want me to eat today? While this past week I thought I was following Your directions . . . except for a few desserts. Since I gained 2 pounds, I’m at a loss. Lord, I want to give up and just eat everything. Why can’t I eat what I want now? And eat it all. Why can’t I?
Even though I want to eat everything, I know this won’t help my situation. So would You please help me with food selection? Now tell me, do I try to semi-fast for 40 days? Rather should I give up desserts since that’s my problem?
Child, you haven’t succeeded yet with fasting your social media or eating after supper. So what do you want? Do you want more instructions, or rather more rules? Rules that you know you won’t follow?
Oh Lord, I don’t know. All I do know is that I want my size 10 pants back. How do I get them back? What can I do to make these scales go down instead of up? Why can’t I have my size 10’s and eat everything I want? Why can’t I?
You have much to learn.
Lord, at my age, you’d think I would already know what I need to know.
Child, you are only beginning to learn. Now what do you want more, those size 10 pants, or My Presence?
Lord, I know what the correct answer should be. But I really want my size 10 pants back?
Ahhh, . . . what I have here is an honest child.
Lord, I might as well tell You the truth. You already know all things, so why lie to You? Can You help me? Will You help me?
Child, I’m going to do more than that. You watch and see.
There is more to come and more to come off too. And I’m not just talking about your weight. There is more to come off of you, My child, characteristics, habits, wrong thoughts, and bad attitudes, not to mention your selfishness. I am going to change you completely in all ways.
Lord, I’m scared. After all, I don’t like pain and this sounds painful.
Trust Me, My child. Doubt, that’s the first thing you are going to lose. Doubt.
For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. Roman 8: 5
Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. Romans 8:37
You see, every child of God overcomes the world, for our faith is the victorious power that triumphs over the world. So who are the conquerors, defeating its power? Those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God. 1 John 5: 4,5 The Passion Translation
Lord, I want to bring You glory, not for me, but for You. Not only show me how, but also could You help me so that I could bring You honor and praise. , I want to ask You Also Lord, I want to ask if You would forgive me for returning back to my old ways of overeating consequently damaging the testimony of Your delivering power in my life.
And He said to her, “Daughter, be of good cheer. Your faith has made you well. Go in peace.” Luke 8:48
Child, this verse applies to you as well. Not only am I watching over you, but also I know of your weaknesses. So now move forth toward your victory. No longer hold your head down, but look up instead for your victory is coming. In fact I’m giving you victory. Look up and be excited about life for it’s a wonderful gift I’ve given to you. Instead of extra food, I want you filled with excitement, be filled with optimism, and be filled with My Spirit. Rejoice My Child for victory is yours.
Thank you Lord for Your mercy. I can hear those chains of food bondage falling off now.
Oh, what joy for those whose disobedience is forgiven, whose sin is put out of sight! Yes, what joy for those whose record the Lord has cleared of guilt, whose lives are lived in complete honestly! . . . . . . I confessed all my sins to you and stopped trying to hide my guilt. I said to myself, “I will confess my rebellion to the Lord.” And You forgave me! All my guilt is gone. . . . . . The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you. Psalms 32: 1,2, 5, 8. NLT
I’ve blotted out your sins; they are gone like morning mist at noon! Oh, return to me, for I h ave paid the price to set you free. Isaiah 44:22 TLB
Lord, thank you for setting me free. I hear the chains falling off.
PERSONAL DISCLOSURE CONCERNING ADVERTISEMENTS:
I’ve decided to add advertisements to this blog. To begin with, if I published through a free site others would place their own advertisements here. Then we’d be subject to their choices even if we didn’t agree with their choices. So why should I allow others to advertise on this blog?
If I choose to monetize, then I get to choose the advertisements. Therefore I can choose advertisements I approve of and willing to purchase myself. If it doesn’t meet my standards, then you won’t see the advertisement.
A while back I use a free site for this blog and they advertised how Twinkies could help you through your rough times. See how letting others choose their advertisements won’t work for me. I’ll never advertise products to feed your or my food addiction.
I struggled with using advertisements. But after reading “The Parable of the Talents” in Matthew 25:14-30, I concluded that advertisements could help to support blog expenses. Please don’t feel obligated in any way to order from any of these advertisements unless you want to.
The first advertisement:
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If you decide to order from any other advertisements posted on this blog, I’ll receive a small commission from that company. But rest assured, I’ll never use advertisements I don’t approve, or be willing to order myself. As a matter of fact, I plan on ordering this Amazon Prime after publishing this post so I can make commission from my own order. How’s that for a plan.
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Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. Matthew 7:7
Lord, right now I need a new food plan especially since I gained some weight. One of my friends lost weight by counting calories. On the other hand my sister lost weight by avoiding mostly all carbs. Assuming I could stick to it, which diet would work for me? Since I need to get back in those size 10 pants immediately, which food plan would bring the quickest weight loss?
Before when I lost 90 pounds, You instructed me to eat only three meals a day, half portions, and no snacks. At that time, you said it didn’t matter what I ate. Just remember to follow these basic instructions. At that time not only did I gain self-control, but I also lost 90 pounds as a result.
But now it’s a different story. Presently I’m struggling with everything, eating only three meals a day, eating half portions, and the part about no snacks. I blew that one for sure, for months now. What seemed easy before now seems so hard. It feels impossible. For the most part I’m not having success with any food plan. I had success back then, why not now? What can I do?
I think maybe this time I might actually need some kind of diet, rather a food plan. Would You give me a food plan? You created my body and You know what is best for it. So could You give me a food plan?
Child, ask and ye shall receive.
Thanks Lord, I need some kind of rules to follow especially since I’m not succeeding at all in my eating. Okay Lord, what are the rules for now? What is the new food plan?
Ask Me first, eat later.and then ye shall receive weight loss.
Lord, I need the rules.
The Pharisees had many rules, but they failed. You are My child, a child of the King. You don’t need rules, You have Me.
What? How am I to eat? How am I to lose this extra regained weight?
Ask and ye shall receive.
Lord, I’m asking. What is my new food plan?
There will be no diet rules. For now, you can no longer eat until you ask Me first. You can no longer choose your food until you consult Me first. As you seek My advice, then I will answer you.
What? . . . Lord, this is too hard. I need rules. Rules are easy to follow. What you’re asking me to do seems too simple, yet at the same time too hard.
Child, the Pharisees had plenty of rules and look how they succeeded. You asked and I answered. Now you can no longer eat anything and expect to lose weight unless you ask Me first and then eat later.
How simple can this be? When you ask, ye shall receive. I will give you success when you ask. Trust Me.
(Gritting my teeth.) Okay Lord, today. Just for today, I will try this and we will see how well this works. For today, I will try.
My child, if you ask for My wisdom, then I will grant you wisdom. Now watch and see what I will do. Oh, and ask about what you are to drink too.
What? (Gritting my teeth even more.)
Lord, is there any hope for me? I must confess, but You saw what I did and You know. Yesterday, I got plastered, yes plastered, by my drug of choice- food. (*See note at end.)
I choose to be a vegetable yesterday, not eat vegetables, but BE a vegetable. I sat in my chair all day, watched movies , grazed in the kitchen (or my chair), and got plastered on everything I could find to eat. It’s a good thing I was too lazy to go to the store for more. Otherwise, it would have been worse.
Lord, I was so bummed out over this dog situation. I’m never praying for You to send a dog again.
Yes, be careful what you pray for. Sometimes I do give you exactly what you ask for even though it’s not the best for you, just to let you learn what is not best for you.
You asked for a dog that your husband would like. I sent you a manly dog, tough and macho. Your husband liked him, but you always had that underlying slight fear, especially when you read those bad reports about this breed.
You feared for your grandchildren feeding this dog while you were gone on your trip, which I orchestrated by the way. But I told you then, that I had shut the mouth of a lion. Then I asked did you not think I could shut the mouth of a dog too?
Yes, that gave you peace, but you can’t deny the relief you felt when you returned and saw all was safe. This dog is leaving your home because I will not have My children living in fear, no matter how unwarranted it is. Child, sometimes fear is a good thing if it is wisdom disguised as fear. But sometimes fear is sent to distract My children from My will and My love for them. Then they take their eyes off of Me and get their eyes focused on their fear instead. Didn’t one of your Presidents say these words? “We have nothing to fear, but fear itself.”
Yes, I’m giving this dog a new home, rest assured. Then you can focus on what’s left, your husband, your family, your home, the “grand-dog”, and your new assignment.
Yes, I did lead your friend to send you a text of encouragement about her earning four stars in four days, a star for each day of eating in submission to My will. Do you remember how I led you to write that?
Now I want you to return back to your starting mark again, specifically the START OVER mark. Return back to My Presence and start over again. You will return to eating food that is beneficial to your body and turn away from this useless, unnecessary food. You will also learn a new way of cooking to benefit your husband. He will lose weight too. Oh, and the grand-dog, Willow, will lose weight as well. Remember how the vet told you that the best thing you can do for this dog is to stop feeding him.
I say stop over feeding him, your husband, your family, and especially yourself. Extra food is not your friend. No, it is your enemy. Extra food steals your victory and leaves you defeated and discouraged. So why do you run to food for comfort?
Now today is a new day. No longer will you say, “I got plastered.” No longer will you turn to food for comfort. Now walk in the path I have prepared for you, which by the way does not include your television.
Note: This post was written earlier this week. For more information, see the previous post. This post is part two of that story.
At this time life is so much better. Eating is under God’s control now. He is a good God and patient too.
The pit bull was adopted by some relatives of one of our friends. They have 3 acres of land for him to run in. We only have a small suburban yard. His new family stays in contact with me about how’s he doing. They even sent me pictures. It seems all is happy especially the dog.
Holy 30 Devotional
**This short devotional, “Holy 30” (See picture of Day 29 & Day 30) is based on I Peter 1:16. First Baptist of Tillman’s Corner published this devotional. I didn’t write any of it, but I do have permission to share it with you. These are the last two entries of this devotional.
If you would like some additional information about our church check out this website: http://www.fbtc.org/ . You can also listen to some sermons from our pastors. Enjoy them, I do.
This is the last of the Holy 30 devotional.
Be blessed My Friend,