Child, if you listen to Me, then it will be gone.
But Lord, what do I do today?
For now, eat no more until your stomach growls.
But Lord, what if I get invited out to lunch?
Child . . . Trust Me. Now do you want a life of misery or peace?
Lord, I want peace.
Then let go. Let go of your resentment.
Lord, it’s hard to let go. Would You take it from me?
Child, you must remember I can’t take it from you unless you give it to Me.
Here Lord, I give my resentment to You. I’m so tired of “life.” Nothing has turned out like I thought it would. First of all, my dreams of monetary success didn’t happen. Then I keep returning to my source of failure. I feel as tough I’m just going through the motions of life, putting one foot in front of the other, trudging along in boredom and monotony.
Child, if only you’d allow Me to fill you with Myself, My Spirit, then you would find your life exciting.
Okay Lord, how? Tell me, how do I let You fill me?
First My child, I want you to sing to Me.
What? . . . Okay Lord, what do You want me to sing?
How about “Amazing Grace” for now.
(After singing “Amazing Grace”) Okay, Lord, I’ve sung it. Now what?
Sing it again.
What? Okay. (Sung it again.) Okay Lord, now I sung it. What’s next?
Now sing it again.
(Sung it again.) Lord, now I’ve sung it three times. So what now?
Child, it’s not about you.
It’s not about you.
Well Lord, tell me . . . what is it about?
What do You mean?
Your assignment today is to sing throughout this day, everywhere you go and everything you do. Your first step toward losing this extra weight is singing.
What? This makes no sense.
Trust Me for I know what I’m doing. We’ll talk again tomorrow, but today I want you to sing.
Okay Lord, but what do I sing now?
I like “Jesus Loves Me, This I Know.” Sing that. Through these words you will be released from your personal prison.
“Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion! For behold, I am coming and I will dwell in your midst,” says the Lord. Zechariah 2:10
25 But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. 26 Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed. 27 And the keeper of the prison, awaking from sleep and seeing the prison doors open, supposing the prisoners had fled, drew his sword and was about to kill himself. 28 But Paul called with a loud voice, saying, “Do yourself no harm, for we are all here.”
29 Then he called for a light, ran in, and fell down trembling before Paul and Silas. 30 And he brought them out and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”
31 So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.” 32 Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house. 33 And he took them the same hour of the night and washed their stripes. And immediately he and all his family were baptized. 34 Now when he had brought them into his house, he set food before them; and he rejoiced, having believed in God with all his household.