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Lenten Diet Devotions- 7


Tuesday, February 19, 2013



Day 7

Scripture: Mark 11:24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

Application: Why is it we can ask in prayer something’s, and others, like weight-loss we think is trivial, and we should not bother the Master with it. If we could only conceive how involved He is in our lives, and how much more He is willing to be, we could arise each morning and ask Him the needed strength and grace in this area. James says, “You have not because you ask not.”

Have you even thought to ask God to help you in this area? You may have caused yourself to get into this realm all by yourself, but as Jonah, in the whale’s mouth wasn’t delivered until he submitted to God’s will confessing his sin, it isn’t going to happen without giving God the glory. Turn it over to Him fully, and be prepared as you lose weight to tell others of the marvelous works that God has now wrought in your life.

Prayer: Father God, seems I always turn to You when I am in trouble, but here I am again asking for Your divine help. I cannot control my appetite and my lack of self-control. I turn this area of defeat over to You, asking for Your guidance and stamina to come out of this dark valley which has held me captive so long. Set me free by the truth of Your Word, and deliver me according to Your promises, and I shall be free indeed. Amen

Today's action and commitment: Buddy up with someone that has the very same area of defeat that you have in your eating habits. Then support each other, and encourage each other, and pray daily for one another. Watch God set captives free.
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TEALHAWK 2/20/2013 12:57AM

  Thank you!

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ANHELIC 2/20/2013 12:35AM

    Feeling God's love and blessing have helped to get me out of a depressed mood the past couple days which has led me to eat dessert. I prayed tonight for help and guidance and strength to get away from the desserts. I am believeing that God will help guide me to the right foods and away from unhealthy ones. Tomorrow us a new day to start over.

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63KEEPONGOING 2/19/2013 7:40PM

  Life's experiences all too well teach us that we need help beyond all human resources. I have learned am learning too lean on him for all things. He always cares and has our best interest at heart. He never fails to bless as we bow before him with our requests that are for his glory and praise.

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HAGIN2010 2/19/2013 5:55PM

    Thanks Joanie

I really am all right really. I am just reading a book by Joyce Meyer and going though a process of change. This process might take a little bit of time but I will be patient and work it on Gods time schedule. It will be worth the investment and I do have and see the light at the end of this thing. On Valentines Day I saw and felt Gods immense love for that full day. I believe that that was a gift from God. During the harder times while reading this book I will try to remember that great day and how I wish to feel that way every day.

I appreciate your help and time sharing with me.

Chris

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JOANIE69 2/19/2013 4:42PM

    emoticon And God DOES love you Chris.

I too had low self-esteem and never felt that I measured up. One night when I was praying, asking God to forgive me for some unkind words I'd said that day, I heard Him say to me (in my spirit); "I love you Joan." Wow! It was so real and so different from what I thought that God must be thinking of me at that moment. I was thinking He must get so tired of watching me fail when I again and again had made a hasty retort over the years. Then it really really dawned on me...He DOES love me, and loved me while I was unsaved and still in my unconfessed and unrepented -of sin. He loves me even when I slip and fall as a Christian too.

That meant a lot to me, to take that in, and I pray that you too will know deep in your heart that our Father really loves you too. After all, He spared not his only Son...and why should He love us so? I think it is because He is God and His thoughts are not our thoughts, for one reason. There are many reasons - but stop beating up on yourself and be freed from self-loathing or self-reproach. A little is good and necessary for repentance, healing and advancement. But let's not dwell on our failures or weakness, and instead leave that burden with the Lord.

I hope I have not preached a sermon here ...it is just that I wallowed in low self esteem for most of my life, and as this lesson and prayer here today put it...we need to be freed from such captivity. Let us always remember that Christ is the victory that overcomes the world, and renew our trust in Him, and love Him as He loves us. emoticon

Blessings, Joanie

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KATHARINEBRAY1 2/19/2013 4:34PM

    believing The Lord will help us.
we have not because we ask not,
or we ask amiss to consume upon our lusts.

so I wonder can one lust after food ??
we are to do our part, not just eat& no activity, and expect
The Lord to step in an melt the fat away .

asking for help
is not doing for you

God Bless

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HAGIN2010 2/19/2013 3:59PM

    I am needing to pray today for Gods help. I have felt very empty lately and unfulfilled. I have been tempted by overeating and have succumbed on my own power but have been also tempted to fill myself with caffeine and I really believe that the root of my problem lies in self esteem. So I will pray for self esteem and that I can feel God's unending love for me today.

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EAGLES_WINGS 2/19/2013 10:55AM

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I thank you for your challenge and your inspiration.
God bless you today!
Your thoughts have encouraged me once more!
Love to you and peace, not as the world gives but as He gives,
Yours, Karen
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MZLADY77 2/19/2013 10:10AM

    emoticon Ask Him...to give us wisdom. emoticon

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AVANELL 2/19/2013 9:59AM

    Very simply because we live below our potential!

In John 14:12-14 Jesus said that those who believe and act in faith, praying and ministering in the name of Jesus, will have what they ask of Him that the glory of God may be manifested on earth as it is in heaven.

Is it a trivial thing to ask Him to help us with our journeys to healthy living that His body, the Church, might bring glory to Him in the earth? I think not! He wants us to pray in His name about everything that concerns His kingdom's purpose coming to manifestation on the earth as it is in heaven!

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CANADIANGIRL15 2/19/2013 7:51AM

    Many times I ask God for help in the big things in life... and forget that He cares about everything! Beautiful prayer!

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CEEMAY 2/19/2013 7:34AM

    Through HIM, all things are possible!

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BELLATRAVELLER 2/19/2013 7:33AM

    I wish I knew how to put words in prayers as beautifully as you do. I really appreciate the prayers you have prepared for us to say.. Thank you

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JSALERNO 2/19/2013 6:37AM

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SANDRALEET 2/19/2013 6:21AM

    We have to do our part He will help put do not exspect God to eat less for you.Life was never meant to be easy .With him we can climb the tallest mountain.

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MARYJOANNA 2/19/2013 5:30AM

  We should realize that we can ask God for any kind of help. If we have lost something, ask Him to help you find it. Also we can ask Him to help us make healthy food choices.

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DGFOWLER 2/19/2013 5:26AM

    These are a few of my favorite scriptures when it comes to just this:

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” (Colossians 3:17)

“He must become greater; I must become less.” (John 3:30)

“Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.” (Galatians 6:7-8)


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