Lord, is it possible to break free from this stronghold that has me defeated?
Child, do you believe I can deliver you?
Lord, is it possible to break free from this stronghold that has me defeated?
Child, do you believe I can deliver you?
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.
. . . “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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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”.
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.
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
My child, choose Me-love Me with all your heart. Let go of your overabundant pleasure food. Trust Me. Commune with Me. Then watch and see how I set you free from all that holds you in entrapped.
Lord, do I go weigh myself now for a starting point?
No, trust Me, not that box you stand on.
Lord there are so many hurting, so many suffering, even death because they choose You. Yet, here I am full and bloated because I choose pleasure food.
Child, if you will lean unto Me, then I will teach you how to succeed and prosper in your victory. I’ve planned victory for you all along.
It’s when your eyes look along at the pleasures of the wayside that you get sidetracked. So look at Me. Keep your eyes on Me. And I will lead you to your victory.
Today is a new day with a new victory, learning to walk, talk, and eat in My Presence. So allow Me to lead you in total dependence on Me. Seek My will, My guidance, and My wisdom in all things.
This also includes what you eat, where you go, what you buy or sell. My desire is to lead you to total victory- for I AM victory.
Yes Lord, I do want to bring You honor and glory. But it seems I am weak.
Child, I AM strong. Let the weak say I am strong.
Lord, when the thought comes, “Get something sweet” or “Get more”, I don’t even stop to think long enough to even seek Your help. In fact, I just go for the sweet junk food or I just eat everything blindly without seeking Your advice.
Please forgive my selfishness. Also would You forgive all my failures to obey You in all things, especially what I eat. Because I have loved my pleasure food more than you. So Lord, help me treasure you more than my necessary food.
Yes, I do want to obey You in all things and achieve the goal of victory You have planned for me. Help me do so.
Child, you can. Remember, you can do all things through My strength which I freely give to you. I’ll give you strength to win all your struggles and all your battles.
You shall love the Lord your god with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. Deuteronomy 6:5 NKJV
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:21 NKJV
“Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice . . . 1Samuel 15:22 NKJV
So come into My Presence now and I’ll teach you for I am the best teacher. And you will learn. Also know I love you and I gave My life for you. That, My Child, is true love-“Giving”.
As a matter of fact, it’s through giving that true love is expressed. So learn that.
Now give yourself, your will, and your dreams to Me. Then watch and see what I bring about in your life, your victory. After all, the victory I give is the sweetest dessert ever.
Yes Sir, Here I am. I give myself to thee.
Child, you’ll learn life’s not about your pleasure. But instead real life is about My pleasure in loving you. It gives Me great pleasure to love and guide all My children to their personal victory.
In fact, I enjoy watching each one succeed in their individual, personal victories. After all, I created each child to be a winner. You’re one of My winners too. And I give unto you victory over all that comes your way.
Above all else, I want good conversation with you, not your “God-do” list. You feel guilt if you don’t get all your list prayed over. But I feel used when you only talk to Me about your “God-do” list.
My child, prayer is not your list. But rather real prayer is you and I talking together about everything in your life. Together we can talk about the needs of others you are concerned about and your needs as well.
But I also enjoy talking with you about all the events of your life. I enjoy hearing your opinions and thoughts too. What about the weather? I enjoy hearing about all your plans and your dreams too.
Yes, I want one to one, intimate conversation with you. But most of all, what I desire is true, honest conversation between you and I, not just your prayer list.
What I desire is conversation as one who is loved by another who is loved. Overall, I long for real, true conversation with all MY children. Most of the time, I just get their “God-do” lists.
So walk with Me. Talk with Me. You’ve heard, “It’s all about relationship.” That’s My truth. It’s My desire to have a deep intimate relationship with each one of Mine. In fact, I want this with all My children, each and every single one.
So Lord, what do You want me to do now?
Rest. For now rest in My Presence. Bask in My love. Share My love with others.
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My heart has heard You say, “Come and talk with Me.” And my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming.” Psalm 27: 8 NLT
For the Kingdom of God is not just a lot of talk’ it is living by God’s power. 1Corinthians 4:20 NLT
My sheep listen to My voice; I know them, and they follow Me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them away from Me, for My Father has given them to Me, and He is more powerful than anyone else. John 10:27-29 NLT
Despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. And I am convinced that nothing can separate us from God’s love. Romans 8:37, 38 NLT
Lord, deliver me from myself and my stupid ways. Sometimes I’m my own worst enemy.
I will teach you, Child, how to be a successful overcomer, and how to achieve your personal victory. But first, focus on your submission, for submission is your key to victory and success.
Lord, help me to turn completely to You in all my ways, with a yielded heart before You. Fill me with an increased desire for more of You, the sweetness and the glory of Your Presence.
Lord, I want to be able to stand, or rather kneel, before you with a clean heart and a yielded submissive spirit before You. Renew my mind so that it seeks Your will in all my ways, actions, and words, even to what I eat.
Lord, I ask for a new heart and a new spirit. I can accomplish nothing in my own power. Therefore I ask for more of Your Holy Spirit and Your power to resist temptations that come before me.
Lord, forgive me for I am a sinner. Help me to turn away from my wicked, selfish sins. Then help me to turn to You with a yielded heart and spirit.
Child, My Word is how your mind gets renewed. It is My Word that destroys the power of the enemy, even your enemies of selfishness and pride, especially pride in your self-sufficiently.
You can never win over self. But I can help you win.
Come to Me and I will help you cross the finish line to your victory. I am the winner and I always win. Because I am Victory.
So come to Me, into My Presence with a yielded heart. And I will grant you a new heart, a clean heart, and a renewed mind.
Do you not think I can cleanse your mind from all the lies of the mind blinding spirit? The truth, My truth, My Word will set you free, not the words of others, but My Word. So Seek My Word for your truth.
Yes Sir. Help me to do so.
Child, come to Me and into My Presence. Then I will give unto you all the strength and power you need to become an overcomer who walks and breathes in total victory. For I AM total victory.
Thank you Sir. Here I am before You. Deliver me from myself. Cleanse me, make me into what You desire for me to be.
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With God we will gain the victory, and He will trample down our enemies. Psalms 108:13 (Even ourselves, if we are our own worst enemies.)
Therefore I will judge each of you, . . . repent, and turn from your sins. Don’t let them destroy you. Put all your rebellion behind you, and find yourselves a new heart and a new spirit. . . Ezekiel 18: 30-31 NLT
The Lord is my strength and song, He has given me victory. . . Exodus 15:2 NLT
God is awesome in His sanctuary. The God of Israel gives power and strength to His people. Praise be to God! Psalms 68:35 NLT
Child, I’ll give you victory if only you’ll listen and obey as I lead you.
Lord, help me.
Indeed I am helping you. But you must be willing to let go. Satan doesn’t want you to win your victory. He doesn’t want any of Mine to have victory. In fact, he wants all of Mine defeated in their weakness.
But I win. As you yield yourself to Me, I win and you win too.
Lord, I turn stupid at night.
Child, I will give you victory. If you’ll talk to Me before eating, then I will fill you with strength and wisdom. Because I intend for you to have victory and for you to be one of My “trophy children”.
So come to Me, first and foremost, before eating more than your body needs.
Lord, help me.
The overwhelming compulsion to overeat would leave. Satan never wins over My Presence. Because I always win. I AM victory. So come to Me for Your victory.
Lord, help me manage my time correctly.
Child, you had time for Me last night.
Yes Sir. I know.
Child, if you would come to Me, I would lead you. For I am in charge of time.
Lord, help me.
Child, I am and I will. Just come to Me for all you need for I AM all you need. After all, I AM your provider.
Child, don’t think of yourself as a failure, for you are My “Victory trophy”. You are. Believe it.
Child, come to Me before compulsive eating. Just 15 minutes, invest 15 minutes in yourself. Place yourself in My Presence. For it is My Presence that gives you victory, My Presence. Think about that.
My Presence is stronger than your compulsions. It’s My Presence that guarantees your victory,
“Victory is Mine”, saith the Lord, for I AM the winner. With Me on your side, you can’t lose in defeat for I always win over all. Yes, all.
Even when it looks as though all is lost, I AM victory. I AM. How many times do I have to tell you? “Don’t look at what you see. Instead look at Me.”
So don’t even look at yourself for you don’t see what I see in you. I see you as My “Victory trophy”. Come into My Presence so you can see what I see in you, My Child. Indeed you are one of My victory trophies.
As each of My children come into My Presence in complete surrender, I re-create them into a Victory trophy. So Child, come to Me for your victory. I am holding your victory in My hand.
After all, I AM victory. Therefore all of Mine are victory too. So come to Me for your victory. I’ll give you victory.
Today Lord, I give you My heart. Forgive my many failures. Lead me this day to Your will in all things. Above all else, I want to make You proud of me. Furthermore I want all the victories You have for me.
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For the Lord delights in His people; He crowns the humble with victory. Psalms 149:4 NLT
Despite all these things overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. Romans 8: 37
For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve victory through our faith. 1John 5:4