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Giving God the Praise

Sunday, January 20, 2013

This morning I posted the following on my friend feed: IAMWINNING is down today. I'm eating within my calorie range, burning over 2300 cal a week and doing toning exercises. What's wrong with this picture?!!

A little while later (before Sunday School), I had it figured out. It's a demonic attack. I am striving to let God make me more Christ-like, so Satan is mad and is doing a lot to cause me troubles. In this case, I believe he, or one of his demons, is keeping me from losing weight. I realize many people do not believe as I do, but I am convinced that there are demons, and that there is spiritual warfare going on that affects what happens in the physical realm. I can gain power over Satan by relying on God; by calling on God to tear down strongholds (such as my snacking, which IS a problem) and by praising Him.

I thank God that He led me to a Tony Evans book "Victory in Spiritual Warfare". It's not a book to read in one sitting, because there is gospel truth in it and Satan is opposed to the gospel. But PRAISE THE LORD!! God has already won the war, and Satan is doomed.

God will give me victory over my fat self when He is ready to, and when I continue to rely on His power over Satan. I certainly want to be healthy, to be able to go off a couple of meds, to have more energy. My body is God's temple, and as such, I should treat it well. (That's scriptural). Because God has declared it, I can claim it and bring down Heavenly power to overcome obstacles.

Now, just the fact that I'm sharing this with you will draw Satan's ire, but just as God reminded me this morning, I have HIS power to overcome.

Blessed be the name of the Lord.
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  • CANDOK1260
    emoticon forsharing wonderful blog
    1416 days ago
  • IUHRYTR
    Keep the faith. -- Lou
    1417 days ago
  • CONTENTCHRIS
    I used to always worry and fret about Satan and how he was doing me in then I went through a long Bible study that helped me to understand that since Adam and Eve we have been living in a broken world. Bad things happen to Good people... However as it says in Matthew:

    God

    maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

    A side note is I have heard it takes 14 to 21 days to form a habit.

    I think it takes 2 times that to form a good habit and 1/2 that to form a bad. emoticon
    1417 days ago
  • LIVINGFREE19
    God will help you!

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    1419 days ago
  • PURPLELVR7
    You are right when we grow in Christ we are attacked and satan will attack anyway he can
    The good news is we can and will do this through Christ
    1419 days ago
  • FROSTY99
    With God all things are possible and yes you can defeat Satan and gain health. God wants us to be healthy and as you said, our bodies are his temple so we must learn to treat it as such.
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    Pat
    1420 days ago
  • MILPAM3
    Ha ha, I had to laugh when you wrote:
    "Now, just the fact that I'm sharing this with you will draw Satan's ire."
    Ignore Beelzebub and trample him and his demons underfoot with the Blood of Jesus--the only thing that can defeat him. You already know you're the victor through God's power.

    Blessings,
    Pat
    1420 days ago
  • SNUGLBUNIE
    You can do it Nancy
    1420 days ago
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