From Deprivation to Empowerment Part 2

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Have you ever noticed that when God starts dealing with you, then the enemy likes to cash in on the experience as well? I don’t want to give the snake more power than he is due, but I have been spiritually walloped this summer. I think I am beginning to catch just a glimmer of understanding of what Paul means when he encourages believers to fight the good fight. Press on. Aim for the goal of Christ. Run the race. Our struggle is not against flesh and blood but against powers and authorities that we can’t see.

I have been so convicted.

I am lazy, lethargic, and complacent. And “Satan wants to do everything possible to replace [my] craving for God with something else.”

I have GOT to pray more. And maybe that is one reason why I have such a problem with my weight. Because the only way I’ll lose the weight is by surrendering to God and praying more.

Here’s what Lysa states in Made to Crave pg 29-30: I determined to make God, rather than food, my focus. Each time I craved something I knew wasn’t part of my plan I used that craving as a PROMPT TO PRAY. I craved a lot. So I found myself praying a lot. (emphasis mine)

Right now, honestly, I am at a point where I don’t think I can do this weight loss thing. I don’t believe I can do it and make the weight stay off. But I do believe in a powerful God. And I believe in the power of prayer.

My flesh is weak. But He is strong.

I want to kick this laziness thing in the rear and send it packing.

I’m a child of the King. I’ve got work to do.

** HERE is the link to The Well where Audria has her write up of chapter 2-3 from the book. Please take a moment to go check it out.


From Deprivation to Empowerment Part 2 — 9 Comments

  1. You CAN’T do it. On your own. But you most certainly can with Him. Depend on His strength….one day at a time.

  2. I am so sorry for not being here for you this week!!! Well…in cyber space…here. With less than 24 hours notice my mother showerd up on Monday and did not leave until yesterday. Ususlly when my mother is around there isn’t enough chocolate at Walmart to help me deal with the emotional fallout! I am a little behind but I will get caught up. Like you I feel the need to pray more and really surrender my heart and let him take the chisel to me.

  3. Your ending “I’m a child of the King. I’ve got work to do” made me first think You go girl!! I can almost hear you say… I am a Christian woman, hear me roar!! 😀 There have been times that I had to take one minute at a time, but God is good and I got through those times. Now we can be here for each other. I have been procrastinating on my walking…so I will do two miles on Wed if you do not give up. The power of prayer will help us anyone else that needs to “to kick this laziness thing in the rear and send it packing” I think I hear God taking out the suitcases now!! 😉 Blessings – Patty

  4. I think half the battle is working out who the enemy is and what his tactics are – you’ve hit the nail on the head. May God empower you to do what He’s convicted you to do, and may no “weapon formed against you” prosper. You can do it! In Him!

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