Thursday, February 19, 2009

What real healing and deliverance looks like..Pt. 1

Time for a little transparency here with my eating.. I could be eating a lot less and a lot better than I have been the past week or so. I was under the deceptive impression that I could buy discounted Valentine's Day candy and eat it in moderation.
The candy which normally goes for about $4 bucks a bag was only . 50 cents and it seemed like such a good deal. The truth I now know is that what seems like a good monetary price was costing me in terms of my eating and weight. So this morning I threw the rest of it all out. Thank You Jesus.

This morning the Lord was talking to me about deliverance and victory.
Victory and deliverance are not just things you feel or experiences that you have they are FREEDOMS that you own. And when you get them you should no matter no matter how hard or how often you fall.. You are still free.
I really wish this deliverance in my eating would stick instantaneously in my heart but it is taking some faith time to cement it there. I know though that when it does become so my weight loss will manifest and be permanent.

One of the things the Holy Spirit had to show me is that I was trying to be spiritually strong about foods that I know are naturally addictive to my body.
It's an alcoholic saying Lord, help to me to show restraint and have one glass of wine at this social gathering.
I don't know where complete deliverance will take me but for NOW God is making it clear that there are some foods that I can't indulge in at all.
And in understanding freedom and deliverance I am ok with that. It took me a long to to truly say and accept I can NOT eat certain foods and I will still have an amazing life. In fact the freedom and deliverance is in knowing my indulge in those food were keeping me from having my best life possible.

So ask the Holy Spirit to continue to guide us in what walking out real victory looks like. Be Blessed, Manie

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Are you aware of the options available to you?

This morning I was sitting down eating breakfast and as I was finishing up I and natural inclination was to automatically get up and get the last little bit left on the stove. As I was sitting there drinking my pink lemonade a thought ran through my mind that you are not hungry and you don't HAVE to eat that last little bit of food. What a minute..huh?.. I don't have to eat it? That Holy Ghost inspired thought caused me to think of that all the things I do when it comes to food that I think my mind thinks it HAS to do. The compulsive and habitual actions of overeating has caused my mind to go into a sort of autopilot when it comes to eating. Like for instance, night time eating is another major one for me. I have to tell myself that Law & Order SVU is just as interesting to watch without eating 2 bowls of cereal during each episode. It was like my sinful actions had programmed my mind to think that eating and certain actions go hand in hand. Like reading and driving also.
Part of our freedom in our eating is become conscious of our eating. Gone are days are eating with abandonment. We have to decide that we will eat ONLY until we are satisfied and not stuffed. We have to know that we have the option in God to say NO to excess foods or the wrong kinds of food.
I know that we have never known it for a long time but the word of Romans 6:14 lets us know that we have an option to say NO to sin.
Romans 6:14 (NLT) Sin is no longer your master, for you no longer live under the requirements of the law. Instead, you live under the freedom of God's grace.
When we confess with out mouths and believe with our hearts on that word long enough that truth will manifest in our appetite. There are times when it doesn't seem like and it really doesn't feel it. Yet the truth is that YOU DO have the option to say NO. Tell yourself despite what I feel and despite the temptation I see in front of me I exercise my God given- God powered option to say NO.
Be Blessed, Manie

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Your authority and power to be free

Today I was reading through the book of John the 10th chapter and the Holy Ghost made some things rhema to me through the reading of His word.
First of all, I want to you know that in face of what you see and what you feel in your weight loss hold fast to your confession of freedom from the power to overeat.
The enemy wants to keep us tied to our past and the number of times we have started and failed in our attempts to lose weight. Yet today there is no attempt within us to lose weight but rather we are assured of our victory in Christ from overeating.
We have the authority from Christ to say NO to what we eat and how much we eat. Everyday whether it feels like it or looks like your spirit is getting stronger and stronger. Stay committed to your daily faith fight and rest assured .

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Real Freedom

John 8:36 So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.
Even though in these messages I use phrases like losing or releasing weight TODAY I want to remind you that our real goal as we know it is FREEDOM from compulsive, addictive and habitual overeating. Once that freedom is confessed with our mouths and believed in our hearts in a consistent, committed and faithful manner then our bodies will exhibit weight loss.
There are times when I am sure that all of us lose focus of our real goal and get about the busyness of trying to lose weight and not maintain our freedom and deliverance. Today we must put and KEEP our focus back on God and what His word says about us and our freedom and deliverance. We must as much as needed confess in faith what His words says about our strength, our deliverance and our healing. We worship Him because We know that as His children our freedom is cemented and concrete. Gluttony is a spiritual problem and must be dealt with in a spiritual manner. There are tons of people that lost weight without God and those people deal with the issue of maintaining their weight loss everyday. They will tell you it is something that they feel they must deal with everyday. Well as a believer in Jesus Christ that is not my agenda. I am called to be free. Galatians 5:1 It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
Be Blessed, Manie