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RHEMA 11/11/08  IN DEBT:  DONíT OVERSPEND YOUR DAILY PORTION

HEARDPick up sticks.  Itís relevant. 

 

{The other day I measured out the spaghetti before cooking so as to count the carbohydrate portion and a large bunch of them scattered all over the counter like the game pick up sticks.}

 

Excerpt RHEMA 11/09/08

PIX:  I saw Ĺ cup portions each of meat with gravy, mashed potatoes and corn.

 

PIX:  I saw a suggestion box that was labeled:  Suggestions.

 

PIX:  I saw the spaghetti pick up sticks spread all over my counter.

HEARDWhat is a way out of this?

 

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rhema 11/13/08

DREAMI had a dream where I had eaten movie popcorn.  My friend who is dieting right now was sad about it and said if I had to eat popcorn, not the orange kind.  The ďorangeĒ kind was in reference to the orange oil they popped it in. 

 

Prior to that dream I had deliberated between making air popcorn and the measuring out the butter instead of having the movie popcorn.  I chose the movie popcorn and woke up with a salt headache.

 

PIXI saw a police car pull up right behind me.

HEARDWeíre watching you. 

 

Condemnation and shame.  Relent.  Make healthy choices.  We are able to do this.  Make a choice and then live with it.  Results.  Obese and then some.  Healthy mind. Find a healthy way to look at food. 

 

HEARDCalorie.  The bear family.  Fear of God. 

 

[Thinking that obedience is not only TV, it is also self discipline in eating obedience]

 

HEARDYes that too sweetheart.  Dont be afraid. 

 

COMMENTS:  I am infirmed and overweight and try to follow a really tight eating plan so that I dont gain any more weight.  I am waiting for deliverance and healing of a lot of things before I can tackle weight loss.  After many years of  fasting, diets, weight loss and gains, it has been a life long struggle between the overcoming the obedience of law vs the yielding obedience to Godís heart and voice. 

 

When I was young I used to believe that when I was thin, I was in right standing with God and He was approving of me.  And when I was overweight (even a small amount) I was not in His favor or being obedient.  Most weight problems that are connected with oneís faith are based in obedience to law and earning approval. 

 

We find the scriptures are true, that what we want to do, we cant.  That is because we simply can not produce anything without God and He brings us through this circle until we finally grow up.

 

Rom 7:21-25 NLT

It seems to be a fact of life that when I want to do what is right, I inevitably do what is wrong. I love God's law with all my heart. But there is another law at work within me that is at war with my mind. This law wins the fight and makes me a slave to the sin that is still within me. Oh, what a miserable person I am! Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin?   Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord. So you see how it is: In my mind I really want to obey God's law, but because of my sinful nature I am a slave to sin.

 

It is a hard thing to balance because scripture says our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit and we are to be accountable to take care of what He gave us.  He also wants us to mature into His image, and the final stages of that is self discipline, or temperance. 

 

1 Cor 6:19-20  NKJV

Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's.

 

Gal 5:22-25 AMP

But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within  accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness,

Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law [that can bring a charge]. And those who belong to Christ Jesus (the Messiah) have crucified the flesh (the godless human nature) with its passions and appetites and desires.  If we live by the [Holy] Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. [If by the Holy Spirit we have our life in God, let us go forward walking in line, our conduct controlled by the Spirit.] 

 

On the other hand, when we go outside the calorie numbers (of law), He does not want us to fall into self condemnation, demonic accusation, shame and lack of faith thinking we are out of Godís favor.  What is important is to heed Godís voice and obey what He is saying.  For me when I go outside the calorie boundaries on one meal, I make up for in the next, to bring a balance for maintaining.  I have learned in the last few years to eat to live, and not live to eat.  If I eat wrongly I really suffer for it due to ailments I am overcoming.  It has been a sad way to learn self discipline.  But at least I am learning.

 

This year the Lord has clearly told me that it is a time of discipline and to graduate in that particular fruit of the Spirit.  The fear of God is accepting that when we donít discipline ourselves, He will.  It is a daily battle to overcome the weakness of our flesh, and we can only do it through His mercy, help, strength and grace.  It is a constant prayer to lean on Him through this growing up process.  The fruit of temperance is impossible without clinging to Him.

 

John 15:5-6 NKJV

I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing . 

 

ANNIEíS VISIONS BOOK 4, PG 59  HIS DISCIPLINE

He caught me away unto Himself and showed me His own ones who had another part of Himself and His finished work accomplished and implanted in them.  This part was His discipline.  Because God is totally disciplined in His whole being and works, He brought His one ones into this new phase of their development, and imparted to them the very life-force of His discipline.  This impartation was a still further revelation of His being and His life, through His own ones.  He was doing this in order to be able to accomplish through His elect ones who fulfill His whole will Ė all He had promised He would do. 

 

 


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Words from the The Quickened Word are excerpts from the journals of Sandy Warner.  To better understand how God speaks, read Sandyís book, ď101+ Ways God Speaks, And How to Hear Him.Ē  Website:
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