Jesus said, “But You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you ….” (Acts 1:8).
John 16:7 tells us, “Nevertheless I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you.”
You have a helper! You are not alone! Are you taking advantage of your helper in your time of need? All you have to do is ASK for help. John 16:24 says, “…ASK, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.”
When you are being tempted to take another bite, ask for help! “Holy Spirit help me.” Give me strength to say NO! Follow Jesus example. He spoke to His enemy, “It is written….”
Isaiah 28:6b tells us “And for strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate.” A gate has a twofold purpose; it keeps things out and it keeps things in.You keep the thoughts and temptations of the enemy out by keeping your mind full of God thoughts! Your mind is the battlefield. The Holy Spirit gives you the power to stop the enemy at the gate of your mind
Thanksgiving is the voice of faith … when I’m tempted to over eat ice cream, I purpose in my heart to give thanks for my health, for my family, for God’s faithfulness.
Thanksgiving turns your heart towards God and gives you strength to turn back the battle at the gate.