What Makes Me Overeat?

Lord, someone suggested I ask You, what makes me overeat?

Child, it’s your spirit that’s hungry. But you’ve been feeding yourself. The real issue is your hunger for Me. But you’re going to food instead of Me. 

So Lord, that’s what makes me overeat? So how can I defeat these cravings that drive me crazy. Also I feel ashamed to talk to You about my overeating when there’s so much suffering and heartache in the world. But what can I do?

Child, go back to the original plan I gave you. Back then you were careful to eat according to My instructions, and very careful to eat half portions. 

It’s not half your food I desire, it’s your submissive heart before Me that I desire. As long as you’re holding on to the food in your hand, you can’t receive your victory in My hand. 

Why you ask? I’ll tell you why. Back then you believed. Now you expect defeat and failure. Back then when I first told you what to do, your thought was, “I can do this.” Now your thought is “I can’t do this.” That’s your main issue, your belief. If you think you can’t. you’re right. You can’t.

But you forget, “I can do all through Christ who strengthens me.”

So Lord, that’s what makes me overeat, my unbelief? Are you going to take the food out of my hand?

No, I’m going to take the desire out of your heart. 

I don’t see that happening.

Don’t sass Me. Trust Me instead. As it’s said, “You’re on thin ice.”

Yes Sir. But it’s just I don’t know what to do.

Do exactly as I’ve instructed you. As you follow and obey My instructions, then you’ll see victory.

But overall it’s your heart that’s the problem. You love food pleasure more than Me. 

Oh Lord, I’m sorry. How can I change? How can I defeat this power that makes me want to overeat?

Child, you can’t. But I can. It’s time for you to have heart surgery- a circumcised heart before Me. As you submit yourself to Me, I’ll cut away portions of food-love from your heart. 

But you must come to Me daily (sometimes by the minute) for your heart circumcision surgery. As you come to Me, I’ll remove the part of your heart that loves food. And I’ll fill your heart with love for Me and others too. 

Carry a small notebook with you. When you want to eat, write prayers  to Me and for others. So you’ll replace food pleasure with intercession for others. This fulfill two needs, the needs of others for prayer and your need to resist temptation for food pleasure.

My original plan for fasting is to change hearts and replace food consumption with God interaction. 

So you’ll replace food consumption with intercession for others. Instead of your time being used to overeat, you’ll now be using time for intercession. This is a good plan. 

Also be careful about your portions. That’s a visual of a submission heart, or a greedy heart wanting it all. It’s your submissive heart I desire. It’s your love I desire most of  all. I’m not a controlling God that demands obedience. No, instead I’m a God that longs for your love above all else. 

It’s your love of food that destroys, robs you of your victory. It will be your love for Me that will guarantee your victory. Now what will it be? What do you choose?

Lord, I want You. Help me in my weakness.

Child, I will help you. If only you come to Me first before you take one bite of any food. Come to Me first. Seek My will first over everything. Then you’ll see your victory for I’ll give it to you. 

Now go forth in this day of your victory. Watch and see what I will do. 

Yes Sir. Thank you Sir for not giving up on me.

Child, I never will. 

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Obey My voice and I will be your God, and you shall be My people. And walk in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well with you. Jeremiah 7:23 

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13 

          But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.  I Corinthians 15:57

 

God Given Boundaries

God given boundaries

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.God given boindaries

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. God given boundaries

 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. 

Don’t turn to the right or to the left. Just focus on My will for you today and you’ll achieve your victory today. Because I have already planned your victory. Remember your future victory. http://talkingtomyweightlosscounselor.com/2019/11/01/remember-your-victorious-future/

Thank you Sir.Lies or Truth

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.

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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

Offer Your Body to God

 

Offer your body in submission

“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.

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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

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“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

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“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

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“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

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“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.”

 

 

Romans 8:28 and Trust

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?Romans 8:28 and trust

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.Trust

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

Victory

 

 

New Victory

Lord, I need a new victory.  Finally I’m losing weight again, but it’s through using an App on my cell phone, My Fitness Pal-  https://www.myfitnesspal.com/ .

Am I taking credit from You? By using this App to count my calories, how can I say it was You? (This was hand written over a week ago.) Continue reading New Victory

Trust and Obey – Focus

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.

Trust and Obey
Trust and Obey

Yes Sir. Just help me. Continue reading Trust and Obey – Focus

McDonald’s Food Addict Loses Weight

She Lost Almost 100 lbs.

If a McDonald's food addict can, so can you.

McDonald’s food addict loses almost 100 pounds. Wow! If she can, then we can too, especially with the power of God on our side helping us.

Back in 2013, I had lost over 90 pounds following the way God told me to eat- three meals a day, half portions and no snacks. Back then it seemed so easy. I was amazed. Then I walked in freedom for almost four years throughout 2017.

Now two years later, I have gained approximately half of that back.

Three days ago, I made a new commitment to eat in submission to God’s will for 40 days-   http://talkingtomyweightlosscounselor.com/2019/11/16/40-days-of-victory/.

How about you? Is there an unwritten rule that says we have to overeat during these upcoming holidays?

Why do we made excuses to overeat just because of the holidays? Wouldn’t it be wonderful as we celebrate the birth of Jesus, we also celebrate a new birth for ourselves walking in the victory He planned for us?

So why not consider making a new commitment too? Let’s commit together to eat wisely for our victory this holiday season. If a McDonald’s food addict can lose weight, so can we.

40 Days of Victory
40 Days of Victory

Speak these words daily, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” You can do this. You can have victory this holiday season. Believe in the power of God, the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. Walk forth in your victory, the one He has already planned for you.

Click on the link to read this article:  https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/mcdonalds-addict-loses-100-pounds

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Feed On These Nuggets

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13 

We all experience times of testing, which is normal for every human being. But God will be faithful to you. He will screen and filter the severity, nature, and timing of every test or trial you face so that you can bear it. And each test is an opportunity to trust Him more, for along with every trial God has provided for you a way of escape that will bring you out of it victoriously. 1 Corinthians 10:13 TPT

So then, since we have a great High Priest who has entered heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to what we believe. This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for He faced all of the same testings we do, yet He did not sin. 

So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. there we will receive His mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it the most.                  Hebrews 4: 15,16 NLT

Break This Cycle

So Lord, what can I do to break this cycle of losing weight, binge eat, gaining weight, experience sorrow, repent, lose weight, binge, and repeat again?

Child, I’ll break this cycle for you.

But Lord, how? What can I do? Continue reading Break This Cycle

Buffets-Tools of Satan?

Buffets-tool of Satan

Buffets-tools of Satan? I think so. As I looked back over time, I then realized  weight gain started when we were on that cruise ship. All those buffets, so many options and so much food. Fill your plate. Go back for seconds. Eat as many desserts as your hearts desires. Greed is encouraged. Lord, buffets-tools of Satan? Yes, I think it’s so. Lord, what do You say? Continue reading Buffets-Tools of Satan?

“Break These Self-Imposed Chains”

Lord, would You break these self-imposed chains? You delivered me before. But now I’m entangled again in food addiction. I want my victory back. So would You deliver me again, Lord?


Lord, would You break these chains. I’m trying to eat correctly as before when I lost 90 pounds. But now I’m older (66) and my body refuses to let go of excess weight. It’s up a few pounds, down a few pounds, up and down, and so on.

So I get discouraged. Then I eat whatever. Immediately my body swells up with added weight gain. Lord, would You grant me another chance and break these self-imposed chains of food addiction?


Lord, break these self-imposed chains.

You delivered me  of 90 pounds before (at age 61). It seemed so easy then. I ate three meals a day, half-portions, and no snacks. Back then my weight dropped off. Lord, is it possible You could give me another chance and break these self-imposed chains again? What can I do?

Child, first of all, I love you as you are. But since you’re not happy with yourself, I’m going to help you again. Although there will be differences this time because. . . as you said, your body is older (approaching 67). 

He will break these self-imposed chains

To begin with, you need more water. I’ve talked with you about this before. And you need to start moving more. Do some bodily movements, exercise, each day. Try 30 minutes daily. It doesn’t matter what activity you choose as long as it’s movement. The older you get the more your body needs movement just to keep those joints free. 

So Lord, are You telling me to eat the same way when I lost those 90 pounds?

Yes. Just add more water and some exercise this time.

Child, to you exercise is a bad word. So from now on, call it body movement. Think of it as a graceful dance.

Lord, do You want me to start dancing to praise music?

The choice of body movement is up to you. But it’s important at your age to keep it moving to keep your joints free. It doesn’t matter what you choose, but it’s important to “move it, move it, move it.”

Those are your goals. Eat according to My past instructions, add more water, and increase your body movement.

Water is important because it lubricates your joints and keeps them fluid. It’s also good for your skin. It might even puff out of those wrinkles you stress over. (I sense He’s smiling at me.)

Hydration is good for your body. The older you get the more the water in your body dries up. So add more to keep all things moving along. You know what I’m talking about? (He’s smiling again.)

Know this Child- I love you. Now go forth in your victory. You know . . . the one I have already planned for you. (More smiling.) I’m going to do it again.

Break these self-impossed chains, please?

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 Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not become entangled again with a yoke of bondage. Galatians 5:1 NKJV

“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11 NLT

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