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
Child, slow down your eating. Take time to enjoy each bite versus swallowing it as fast as you can in order to reach for the next bite.
To begin with, eating is not a marathon race to finish first. For you, winning is not cleaning your plate first. Instead, winning for you is eating only what is sufficient for your body, savoring each bite. Yes, I want you to enjoy your food, but not inhale it.
So slow down, take your time. You’ve heard the saying, “Take time to smell the coffee.” Now I say to you, “Take time to taste your food.” And chew it slowly too. Chewing slowly increases the flavor.
When you chew and swallow your food as fast as you can, you can’t enjoy the taste as much as you would have if you chewed it slowly. So try slowing down to enjoy your meals.
And see for yourself if this doesn’t increase the pleasure of your meal. Trust Me.
Yes Sir. I’ll try today.
Also try eating less at your meals in order to increase your hunger for the next meal.
Your Hubby will be eating every every 2-3 hours on his food plan. But you, My child, I want you to hunger for Me. You are to be semi-fasting. Do you remember what you said to Me yesterday?
You said you wanted to live a semi-fasted lifestyle to increase your spiritual focus.
Yes Sir, I did say that.
Well child . . . eating all of it is not semi-fasting. In reality, it is eating all of it.
So try again today. Start over again today. And focus on enjoying the pleasure of My Presence versus the pleasure of food.
Also before you eat, seek My advice about what and how much to eat. Use your “before the meal blessing” as a time to seek My will about your food.
Thank you Lord for talking with me about my food issues again today. You’ve never given up on me even though I’ve messed up so many times.
Child, I never give up on any of My children. Therefore, I will never give up on you.
Lord, help me to please you in all my ways. Help me to not be filled with anxiousness and self-pity parties too. Overall Lord, I need Your help just to deal with all this stress in my life.
So be at peace, My child. I will help you. Allow Me to fill you with My Presence. This will strengthen you as you goes forth. And slow down your eating too. I have already planned for your victory. Never give up on yourself. Know this, I will never give up on You. Never give up.
Turn your eyes upon Jesus. Look full in His wonderful face.
But Lord, how?
To begin with, look away from your cell phone. After all, your screen report said 6 hours a day. Do you spend 6 hours a day with Me?
Child, I want you to find your pleasure in My Presence, not your cell phone and not your food. But Me, I want you to find your pleasure in My Presence.
But Lord, I need Your help. Show me how to turn away from all my bad habits, food, cell phone, and turn to You.
Child, turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in His wonderful face. And the things of earth will grow strangely dim, in the light of His glory and grace.
Child, the election doesn’t need you for I have already decided who it will be. But I need you. I need you to turn your eyes upon Jesus. Look full in His wonderful face. And the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace.
Child, I need you.
But Lord, how do You need me? You are God and I am not. How do You need me?
Child, I need your love. I want your love, not your distractions.
Lord, show me how.
Turn your eyes upon Jesus. Look full in His wonderful face. And the things of earth will grow strangely dim, in the light of His glory and grace.
Lord, show me how? I’ve got devotionals and Your Bible. Is that how? Do I sing for You? Lord, show me how to turn my eyes upon Jesus.
Seek My Presence. Talk with Me throughout your day. Remember how you used to put an empty coffee cup on your table and sit there to talk with Me? Back then, you invited Me to be with you. But I want to be with you now. Invite Me into your day.
You focus has been on your “to do” list, your menu plans, your grocery lists, your social media, your election, and your news. Focus on My Presence. Invite Me into your day, not just your morning “quiet” time.
Talk with Me about everything that concerns you. Then praise Me for the answers. Look to Me for your answers for I hold it all in MY HANDS. For I am in charge. Remember.
Turn you eyes upon Jesus. Look full in His wonderful face. And the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace.
Remember those people in your life that caused you so much stress and discomfort.
Remember how I told you to thank Me for them. So you did, even though it was hard for you to find things to be thankful for. Then I turned things around.
So now I tell you. When your eyes see things that are not right, evil things within your news, look for something to thank Me for. It may be hard, but there is always something to thank Me for.
If nothing else, thank Me that this evil is now being revealed in the light. Knowledge and truth about it is now coming forth. So thank Me for that.
As you thank Me, I will turn things around just as I turned around the relationships of those who caused you stress. Now they cause you joy and laughter in friendship.
So now watch and see what I will do.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lead not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5,6
That’s My plan for you, freedom and your personal victory.
Thank you Lord for the weight loss today. I feel so successful and victorious when I stand on the scales and the numbers go down.
Child, I’ve told you this many times before. My plan is for you to have freedom and victory. It’s not My will for any of My children to go forth in defeat.
Now trust Me and continue in your surrender and obedience. Obedience brings peace. When you trust Me and obey My will, it takes all the burden and responsibility of making the right decisions off of your shoulders. After you surrender your will, then the weight of decisions is all placed on My shoulders.
Overall I can carry the weight of decisions. Therefore seek My will and I will lead you correctly every time. It will always turn out for your good for that is My will. Know all things work together for good for those who love Me. (Romans 8:28)
That’s My plan for you. That’s My will for you, “good”. I have plans to prosper you, not to harm you, but plans to give you a hope and a future, even with your weight issues. My plan for you is victory, My child. That’s My plan for all My children.
Thank you Lord for the peace I feel in Your Presence. So direct all my steps and my food choices according to Your plan for today.
“For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,” says the Lord, “plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11 AMP
In all those things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. Romans 8:37 NIV
Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose hope is the Lord. Jeremiah 17:7
Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed. Save me, and I shall be saved, for You are my praise. Jeremiah 17:14
God given boundaries aren’t to punish or rob us from pleasure. Instead, these God given boundaries increase our self-control. Thereby increasing our confidence. Overall, if we stay within these boundaries, they’ll guarantee our total victory.
God given boundaries aren’t to helm us in. Instead they’ll bless us with peace and joy and increase our victories.
Who would have known? In reality, rules are good. They bless you with your personal victorious living.
Thank you Lord for these God given boundaries.
Now Lord, I ask forgiveness for yesterday’s sins, especially the overeating. Not only did the consequences reveal themselves on the scales this morning, but the sense of shame hung itself around my neck.
Lord, I do want to make You proud. Overall, I want to please You in all things, even to what I eat. Thank you for not giving up on me.
Child, I will never give up on you. I never give up on any of My children. For I love each and every one right where they are.
I have a plan for each and every life. It is a plan for their personal victory and abundant life. If only they would seek Me, then they’d find amazing love, real joy, and supernatural peace, even within the storms of life. After all, I AM what they are seeking for. I AM ALL.
Lord, I’ve tried so hard to eat correctly only to fail again. I’ve fasted, only to binge again after the fast. Lord, I’ve tried again and again only to fail over and over.
Today is the day of salvation. So make it your focus to walk in your victory for today, the victory I already have planned for you.
Child, I’m your source of strength. So stay within the boundaries of what I have already told you, three meals a day, no snacks, and half portions. As a result of staying within the lines of My boundaries, you’ll gain victory versus extra weight. Then you’ll become the masterpiece I have planned for you to be.
Trust Me, for I know all. Trust Me, for I am your source of victory. Now come to the light of My glory. Child, for I AM your victory. So come to Me and allow Me to fill you with My Holy Spirit.
Yes Sir. Here I am. Totally, I give myself to You. Forgive my sins of self-pleasing. Help me to turn away from these sins of self. Also help me give my whole self to You and Your will for my life.
Here I am. I give myself to You. So do with me as You will. Guide me and lead me according to Your will . Thank you for another chance at life, the life You have planned for me. Overall, it’s a new life of victory with a new beginning.
Finally, thank you Lord for not giving up on me.
For this is how much God loved the world- He gave His one and only, unique Son as a gift. So now everyone who believes in Him will never perish but experience everlasting life. God did not send His Son into the world to judge and condemn the world, but to be its Savior and rescue it. John 3:16 TPT
Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with My victorious right hand. . . . For I hold you by your right hand – I, the Lord your God. And I say to you, “Don’t be afraid. I am here to help you. Isaiah 41: 10, 13 NLT
“I – yes, I alone- will blot out your sins for My own sake and will never think of them again.” Isaiah 43: 25 NLT
But God is so rich in mercy, and He loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, He gave us life when He raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved.) . . . God saved you by His grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Ephesians 2: 4, 8 NLT
I pray that from His glorious unlimited resources He will empower you with inner strength through His Spirit. Then Christ will make His home in your hearts as you trust Him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. Ephesians 3: 16,17 NLT
“Not only am I calling you to offer your body in submission, but also I’m calling you to serve others as well,” said my Lord. “In addition you should also seek My will about your food choices, when to eat, what to eat and how much to eat. Then your victory over food will come.”
Yes Lord, I do want to serve You. And I want to help others too.
Therefore, I urge you brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy, and pleasing to God. This is your true and proper worship. Romans 12:2 NIV
“So do it today, not tomorrow. In fact, start now living in the victory I’ve already planned for you. Don’t wait until tomorrow.”
Of course Lord, I want victory in my life. But what do You want from me?
“Specifically, . . . I want all of you,. . . your heart, your mind, and your body.”
But Lord, I’m pretty messed up. Why would You want me?
“Child, I want all of you because you are Mine, even the messed up parts. Overall, you are to seek Me about all things. Seek My advice, My wisdom, and My guidance one day at a time, one moment at a time. So ask and ye shall receive.”
All who listen to My instructions and follow them are wise, like a man who builds his house on solid rock. Matthew 7:24 TLB
“In fact Child, I have many plans for you. First and foremost, I’ve already planned your freedom and total deliverance from this bondage of compulsive overeating. So as you offer your body in submission to My will, I set you free. Also read My Word. Thereby feeding your spirit and not your body.”
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
“Child, know that I always finish what I start.”
That you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God. Philippians 1:10-11NKJV
“Child, as you offer your body, your heart, and your mind to Me, I’ll fill you full of the fruits of righteousness. I will fill you with My Holy Spirit which increases the fruits of righteousness in your life.”
. . . so Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death. Philippians 1:12 NKJV
“Yes Child, I’m using your weight struggles as a witness for My glory. I will be magnified in your body as you yield yourself in total submission to My will for you. This also includes your food choices.
Do you think failure and entrapment is what I have planned for you? No, what I have planned for you will give you a hope and a future. My plans are not to harm you, but to prosper you instead. And I plan to fill you with My Presence forevermore.”
I’m learning about Romans 8:28 and trust. Here’s how the conversation went:
Lord, the scales went up even though I only ate broiled seafood (notice- broiled, not fried like I love it) , 2 cups of gumbo with no rice (notice- no rice), 2 rice cakes (notice- with nothing spread on them), one small satsuma, and one small apple. That’s all I ate all day long and yet the scales went up.
Now Lord, I ask You, how can that cause a one pound weight gain?
Child, yesterday you drank no water and had very little activity. I’m teaching you.
Well Lord, . . . what am I learning?
Child, you’re learning about Romans 8:28 and trust. Both yesterday and today you ate past full. You chose to eat past full. When you don’t follow instructions, you get what you get.
Consequences always come from all decisions. Whether they are good consequences or bad, there are always consequences to every decision. Weigh your thoughts and consider your consequences.
Today focus on following the eating plan I gave you: 1) Wait until hunger before eating. 2) Seek My guidance concerning your food choices. 3) Trust and obey My instructions. 4) Stop eating before you reach full.
Your desire is to lose weight, but My desire is to teach you about Roman 8:28 and trust. Trust and obey. Throughout this process I am teaching you how to trust and look to Me.
Learn this now and when a crisis comes you will know how to come through victorious. Now today focus on the words and instructions I have already given to you. You will have victory today for I have already ordained it.
Yes Sir. Thank you Sir. Forgive me for my complaining and choosing to go against Your instructions. Help me to focus on Your will, to trust and obey You in all things even with the food I eat and how much I eat.
Romans 8:28 and Trust
And we know [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose. Romans 8:28 AMP
What then shall we say to all these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31 AMP
Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors and gain an overwhelming victory through Him who loved us [so much that He died for us]. Romans 8:37 AMP
Trust and obey, Child. To begin your new year, I want you to focus and listen for My guidance. For I will lead you as you seek My will. Then determine to trust and obey My will, for there is no other way to your victory.