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Warning: VERY Christian Based blog

Monday, March 18, 2013

The LORD showed me something the other day, and even though I've been a Christian for almost 34 years, I was awakened and enlightened. He showed me that having unforgiveness and unconfessed sin in my life gives satan legal ground to attack me. This was amazingly liberating!

The week before starting to Spark again, I was INCREDIBLY attacked by the enemy of our souls, and was extremely discouraged & defeated, and full of despair! I had NO HOPE! Of course, that is the way of the enemy to steal, kill and destroy! I had gained some weight, but the real issue wasn't the number on the scale! The real issue was my heart! I had bitterness setting up residence in the deepest part of my soul, and I had sins that I hadn't confessed to Jesus. Yes, I was redeemed, but I was also stagnated and stunted because of these important issues.

So the LORD gave me light! I was to ask Him to search me and try me and see if there was any wicked way in me--and He was SO FAITHFUL to shine His Holy Spirit on just the things I was hiding. Instead of hiding my sin, I RAN to my "Hiding Place" and received mercy and grace to help in my time of need. I asked for the blood of Jesus to cover me, the oil of His Spirt to fill me, and the armor of our POWERFUL GOD to protect me, and then I started warring by His POWER which works mightily in us, and He is wonderfully setting me on the right path once more.

I write this, and share this rich experience because for me this is the HEART of the journey! Even though I had lost a fair amount of weight [63#'s], I STILL hadn't gotten to the roots of my overeating and cravings. I'm happy to report that our God is a faithful Father who has been EXTREMELY patient with His daughter, and is now lovingly and tenderly leading me to higher ground.

May this encourage some who also need to go to the foundation of their problem, and may you know that there is ALWAYS hope with Jesus!!!!

Love to you all,


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
WARRIORGIRL121 3/28/2013 6:47PM

    Loved this blog! Our God is an awesome God! emoticon

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ABETTERSOUL 3/24/2013 12:16PM

    I totally agree...change from the inside out...that is how our Savior works! Jesus is so good. emoticon

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WORDGIRL830 3/23/2013 3:13PM

    So true so true. The devil doesn't worry about other areas in my life. When he attacks, he always starts in my mind. I'm praying that God will rain His Spirit on me and remove the lies that the devil tries to plant. Thank you for this.

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MY_TIME_2_SHINE 3/21/2013 8:25AM

    emoticon Very inspirational blog! Isn't it wonderful how He never gives up on us even when we give up on ourselves?! Your blog is an affirmation that I will get back on the right path. The Holy Spirit lead me to studying putting on the whole armor of God just 2 days ago!!! How awesome is that! emoticon Thank you for sharing your inspiration & many blessing to you on your journey!!!

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SWIMLOVER 3/21/2013 7:07AM

  Susan, This is such an emoticon blog! You poured your heart out to GOD and to us!

Our GOD is such a FORGIVING and LOVING GOD! I for one PRAISE HIM for this!
HE knows our struggles and HE knows our sins and HE forgives us when we confess to HIM!
We worship an emoticon GOD!

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MARTHAWILL 3/20/2013 8:22PM

    As always Susan, you pour out your heart and soul with such insight - and inspire others in this faith and fitness journey.

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WILDFLOWERR_ 3/20/2013 12:18AM

    emoticon thoughts. emoticon for sharing. I myself still struggle with the spirit of gluteny. I am going to reread and reread your msg. here Sister, and ask our Lord and Savior to help me deal w/the root of my problem as well. emoticon

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LIVELYGIRL2 3/19/2013 6:57PM

  God will reward you for your transparency.

When we share these things with God or others, it gives us joy and energy. emoticon

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WIDARLING 3/19/2013 3:23PM

    Thanks for sharing. God bless. emoticon

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RSSSLHB 3/19/2013 9:23AM

    emoticon blog emoticon

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SWEETMAGNOLIA2 3/19/2013 8:36AM

    Satan has had thousands of years to study how best to tempt man. He knows where we are weak. He was highest in the order of angels until he fell. We are dealing with a being so powerful and cunning that 1/3 of the angels sided with him. Angels that saw God in all His beauty and majesty and love. Praise God, we are not left defenseless! He goes before us, with us and even in us to bring us to victory.

Susan, you have spoken for many of us as we go through this journey. I'm thankful for the encouragement I find with Christian friends here on Spark. Your blog was a blessing to me.

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PURPLELVR7 3/19/2013 7:07AM

    awseome, thanks for sharing

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RAINBOWMF 3/19/2013 2:06AM


Nice reminder.

Hugs Mary

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SANDEEB7 3/19/2013 1:27AM

    Be blessed. Walk in faith. emoticon emoticon

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ERIECANALGAL 3/19/2013 1:18AM

    Awesone Susan!

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NITA-BERRY 3/18/2013 11:49PM

and emoticon for the obvious reminder.

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MY1FAN 3/18/2013 11:02PM

    Thank you.

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SAL1512 3/18/2013 9:18PM

    Yes, the full armor of Christ!
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BERRY4 3/18/2013 8:38PM

    When these things are at work ("extremely discouraged & defeated, and full of despair") we can KNOW it is NOT of God.
I'm so thankful for the work of the Holy Spirit to teach us the Truth and show us how to walk in His ways when we ask him to do so! -- I was recently a part of a teaching re. the Spirit and could see where my lack of understanding and knowledge caused me to walk through one of the darkest times of my life. (He wasn't the one who "moved." I was...)

It is SO amazing when the light of God's love shines its way into our hearts and minds to chase away the darkness of sin and hard things.

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JOYFULMOMTO5 3/18/2013 8:30PM

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EJOY-EVELYN 3/18/2013 7:19PM

    Breathtaking revelations and beautifully spoken with meaningful graphics! I love the way we can press on with the full armor of God (worthy of a bible study in its own right) -- a passage I just read from the Apostle Paul in study this morning. May you continue to be blessed by the power of the Holy Spirit in your life to combat the thief. The rewards are incredible. His mercy, grace, love and compassion are overflowing in abundance (we may never fully comprehend the impact of God's love in our life). May all that we do, glorify God. May we continue to grow while in the journey to our heavenly mansion that our dear Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ is preparing for us. We are so wonderfully blessed and now accept the responsibility he gives us to adequately care for his temple and creation. May God's great favor (Numb 6:24-26) be yours this day and every day! Hug, hug -- Evelyn

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PEPPERLEAH 3/18/2013 7:05PM

    Beautiful! Glory to God, He is so faithful to us!

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KADULAC 3/18/2013 6:37PM

    I'm so glad God has such patience with us. He is awesome.

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PURPOSEPOWER95 3/18/2013 6:27PM

    Praise God for his mercy.

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TINAKATRINA1 3/18/2013 6:13PM

    Looks like your warning isn't scaring many away! lol

Glad to hear you're back on the right path. And I know I can't get started here again without him. He is so faithful!

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WHOLEHEARTPAT 3/18/2013 3:26PM

    What a patient Father we have! Along with you, I'm so thankful that He teaches us as we lean on Him. Forgiveness seems to be a lifelong lesson for many. You are not alone!

Your heart still shines through your smile! I too, have been away for SparkPeople for way too long. It's good to be back and your blog will be something I read regularly!

Blessings, Pat

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MJ7DM33 3/18/2013 3:10PM

  Great blog! Thx for sharing!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 3/18/2013 2:38PM

    Amen!!!! This is beautiful. Praise God that that warring spirit inside of you jumped into action. The power of the Lord is alive and available in so many areas, including our health and diets. When the enemy looks at you he can see that there are no longer any chinks for him to sneak in. His words of discouragment will be like water off a ducks back.

You know what else I find so cool? Like you I've been saved a long time yet the Lord is constantly showing us more. More of who he is and what we need to do or change. When he said he was not done with us until he comes back. He meant it. That is a big praise God because I know there are so many areas that still need his touch.

Have a blessed and awesome day! Did you see on facebook that God spared my parents last night from a fire? I am still praising him for that.

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SAISHA100CJ 3/18/2013 12:46PM

    emoticon May peace and love be with you this week... you really are doing so much better than you think ..your faith is strong, and that strength will always be with you... continue to listen to your heart & all will be fine. Have a joyful week with many blessings. Hugs!!!! CJ

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PRESBESS 3/18/2013 12:42PM

    Great blog! Isn't God good... even with our messed up hearts, He is still sooo faithful.

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MBBPHIL 3/18/2013 10:51AM

  I stumbled on your blog. Thank you so much. Loved the posters you included. We do not talk enough so do not prepare enough about Spiritual Warfare. Can we fully abide in Christ and live the Christian life without daily understanding of Spiritual Warfare?

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VMASSEY2 3/18/2013 10:49AM

    AMEN, and thank you for so eloquently putting our troubles in this way. Thank you, Thank you emoticon

Satan is always there saying it's ok to eat and feel lousy. You deserve it don't you. No I don't deserve to feel so lousy about myself. But over-eating makes me feel just that. I will keep this blog on my heart and mind. Again emoticon

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CRYSALLIS1 3/18/2013 10:13AM

    AMEN. He is with you as you journey to better health!

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VISUALLYRICS 3/18/2013 10:12AM

    I just love the way our Magnificent Jesus gently picks us up and sets us on our feet....leading us with His Grace. His Way is compelling, His heart is so beautiful it almost hurts my eyes to gaze, & His Forgiveness is complete.
You are right - our walk with Jesus is the heart of this journey!

Thank you, Susan, for sharing, Laura

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MINDY502 3/18/2013 9:52AM

    Thanks for sharing such a great blog! Satan attacks us on every front when given the chance and I also need to seek God and deal with my own issues. I know this is a big part of my struggle. I tend to rely on my strengths rather than Gods and I am nothing without him. Hope you have a great week! HUGS

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LOSTLIME 3/18/2013 9:46AM

    Thanks for sharing your story. It hits home. I have some things to think about and ask Jesus to
help me let them go.

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BANDMOM2012 3/18/2013 9:41AM

    Such a good post to start the week with, thanks for sharing it with us Sparkies!

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GAILRUU 3/18/2013 8:56AM

    After being a non church going person for nearly 50 years I started going to a small church last fall. I love it and the people who go there are so friendly and welcoming. I am not much of a singer but I do try. I am struggling with changing morality in the world and whether we are changing the Bible to match what we want to do. On the other hand it is not for me to judge, but God.

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NEENSTER1 3/18/2013 8:20AM

    Peace, Love and Joy be with you through out your spiritual journey and weight loss journey. God bless you and your family. Be Encouraged my dear sister. emoticon

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MJRVIC2000 3/18/2013 8:20AM

    Satan will never stop attacking us until Christ takes us home. He may leave us for a while, but he will attack us again, and again, and again; especially at every opportunity we give him.
Read my daily blog, "FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH". God Bless YOU! Vic.

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