Lord, thank you for loving me. Right now, I’m not too happy with myself. You have watched me all week. You saw it all, every bite. Yep, I’ve been taking extra bites and ended up in self-condemnation. I know I shouldn’t be so hard on myself, it was only a few extra bites. But . . . I’ve been taking these extra bites at every meal since Monday.
I said that I wouldn’t eat any dessert until Christmas Day. At the buffet, I told Hubby I wanted to feel a sense of victory, so no dessert. The waitress brought me at cup of hot decaf at no charge. Yea. I sat there with my legs crossed feeling all smug in my victory.
Then I looked at Hubby’s cake and his pie too. Hmm. He said, “I’m not going to eat all this.” So I got my fork and took 4 bites of cake and 3 bites of pie to help him. “Guess I’ll have a few bites.” Sigh, now I feel defeated instead of victory.
I can’t keep taking these extra bites. Help me stop! I wrote a weight loss devotional due to be released on January 1st. Lord, I’m supposed to be a weight loss example.
I also put together a “Victory Chart” to encourage others to look for their victories. Where is my victory?
My child, I am your hope and your victory. I am the example. Look to Me.
Lord, I did that Periscope post Tuesday titled “Confession.” Only men watched it . . . 24 men. What were they hoping to see? I can only shake my head in wonderment. One of the men was “Jesus”. Was that You? Were You watching me?
My child, that was not Me. But I was watching you. I see all and know all. I’ve been by your side this whole time. When you make wrong choices I hurt for you because I know the pain it brings you. I also know the joy that I bring for you.
It is My strength that you need. When you stopped eating in mid-food it was Me that provided the strength for You to push that food away. I also provided the strength when you walked away from the food temptation. My strength is perfect for your weaknesses.
Even with those extra bites, I provided a victory for you. Instead of beating yourself up, look how you stopped eating in mid-food, mid-bite. That My child was your victory. In past years when you took extra bites they led to a full-fledged binge that lasted for days, sometimes weeks. Do you remember?
My child, I love you and I’ve come to set you free. You’re covered by My blood, sealed forever in My family of love. You are Mine. I am your victory. You are My victory. With every heart sealed by the blood of My love, I gain victory.
As you surrender your self and your desires to Me, I’ll grant you victory over all that hinders you. My grace is sufficient in your weakness. Now come to Me and I will lift you up. I am the way to your victory. If you come to Me I will save you, even from yourself. I’ve brought you this far. Now I’ll help you finish to cross your victory line. You’re running a race, your life race. So you tripped and fell. I said to you now, “Get up and start over again.”
Everyone, including Myself, enjoys seeing one that fell and then got up to win in victory.
Now run with Me. I will hold your hand as you run. Look to Me for your strength and you will achieve victory. I’ll see to it. Come on, My child let’s run together. I will help you.
Lord, what do You want from me?
My child, all I want from you is your love. For I loved you first.
We love Him because He first loved us. I John 4:19 NKJV
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I loved your post. Through your despair your humor came out. I could relate. I’m sure we could all relate. Were you mad at your husband for saying he wasn’t going to eat all his desserts? I am just curious.
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No, I couldn’t get mad at him for his choices. I was aggravated at myself.
I was once in your situation, and my now ex husband offered me ice cream. He put it in my face on a spoon. I resent him to this day. I did not eat the ice cream but I resent his attempts to sabotage my diet. That is why I asked you.
Oh – that was mean. Through many years Hubby and I argued over my weight. I once left him over a candy bar. Guess I’ll have to write about that one. Too funny. It wasn’t at the time though.
I did pray for him to understand. Now he’s overweight and I’ve lost weight. Hmmm. I hate that. But I love hearing him say, “You look so good.”
Guess it’s good to hear so words at 63. Hmmm. ?
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I can totally relate- am on a sugar bandwagon right now myself and the worst part is I really don’t want to get off it myself- like the man who sat for 38 years at the gate of Bethesda, I really think, maybe I don’t want to lose weight and thats why I don’t want to give up pleasures.
Yes, last week was a struggle & resulted in a gain. Ahhh! But I learned a lesson, that those extra bites were not worth the losing of my peace. So even in my failure there is victory. Even in your failures, there is victory. Our failures cause us to look to our source -God. Therefore is the victory. And He rejoices over You. Yes my friend, He rejoices over you!
Zephaniah 3:17 The Lord your God in your midst,The Mighty One, will save;He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love. He will rejoice over you with singing.
Thank you Debbie, I needed to hear that. Do you know the entire Bible so well ?
No, but I just finished reading it through the year today. We can never know the Bible enough. It is our spiritual food. His words are sweeter than honey. (That’s in there somewhere. I know. LOL)
There is an App called Gateway Bible. You can remember a word or a phrase, type it in, and Gateway will call that verse up. It will also present different versions of the Bible when you need some clarification. I use it a lot, because I remember a piece, but not location. So it helps, LOL!
I do love my Bible and I feel that God uses it to speak to my heart. After all, it is His Word. LOL.
It’s always amazing to me that whatever I’m going through at that moment God leads me to a verse that speaks directly to my heart.
I prayed before answering your previous question, because I wanted to give you an answer that would minister to you.
You are my friend and I have formed an attachment. Thank you for all your kind comments. I need your encouragement and you help me too. Thank you, may God grant you blessings beyond measure this upcoming 2016.
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