I have been struggling horribly with food all of my life. I am sure that I am not alone in this. I have yo-yo’d more than a champion yo-yo. (I probably should have warned you about the bad joke) In the last year I have been successful at losing a pretty good amount of weight. I have also been able to work through many health issues and become more active. Thank GOD!
Lately I am having a harder time sticking to my regime. Specifically, I have been having trouble with “binge snacking”. I am going to describe bingeing as it is drastically different than “cheating on a diet”.
It is a consuming desire of hand to mouth (almost subconscious) way of eating. It is non-stop, sometime almost to the point of being sick. It is a bit different than “not sticking to a diet”. It is similar to the craving of a drug, heck it is the same I imagine as the craving of a drug.
Let’s talk about temptation. That is what I have been talking about. Temptation comes in so many forms. The devil uses everything he can to pull us in; our weaknesses, our desires, our doubts, fears, and so it goes.
Mathew 4:1-11 Jesus was tempted. Ironically HE was tempted by food. HE fasted for 40 days/nights and the tempter persuades or tries to by saying to JESUS, “If you are the SON of GOD, then tell these stones to become bread”. JESUS holds steadfast, and replies “Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of GOD.
And the recount goes on as JESUS is further tempted and averts every one of the temptations and then concludes this time in the desert of temptation by telling satan to “Get away from me! For it is written, Worship the LORD your GOD and serve HIM only.
For me, one of the ways satan tempts me is through food. He tries to tempt us all in many ways. But one of the ways I have a fight about is food. For whatever reason, it hit me like a ton of bricks last night, after a terrible binge session that I have not handed GOD my food. I have not laid down that struggle at the cross. This leaves me wide open for the devilish interference that occurs.
I am saying here and now that satan, GET THEE BEHIND ME, YOU CAN TEMPT ME BUT EACH DAY I SHALL GET STRONGER and MY GOD WILL LIFT ME ABOVE THE DESIRES. IT IS DONE! I AM A CHILD of the MOST HIGH – YOU HAVE NO REIGN OVER ME. IN THE NAME OF JESUS, I relinquish this to GOD and ask for assistance in resisting this temptation!
What is your temptation? Can you ask JESUS into your heart and HE WILL help you resist! DO you need prayer for this? Feel free to put in a prayer request and I will pray for you. Or if you want to be contacted and we can pray together, feel free! Let’s raise our hands against the evil and FOR OUR GOD!
I am Deni, short for Denise. I grew up in a Jewish home, in a Jewish neighborhood and a Jewish family. In 3rd grade we moved. We moved to a mostly non-Jewish area.... that is where JESUS found me. I say found me because I yet had not acknowledged it, but would find out later.......by grace, HE HELD ME ALL ALONG, just a lil Jewish girl from Philly.