The Solution In Life: Doing It God’s Way

Friendship“Break the habit,” this was the word the Lord spoke to my heart as I earnestly sought Him for direction in my weight battle.  I had a bad habit of eating at the wrong time and the wrong food.  This habit had formed over many years without me realizing what I was doing.

I had opened the door to the enemy in my food habit and he was very happy to take advantage of the situation,  planting seeds of thoughts about food until I was totally addicted to food. The cravings screamed constantly for attention.  I had gone through a big change in my life and  was finding it very hard to adjust. The next time I stepped on the scale I had gained 75 pounds. Wow! This was very upsetting to me and I jumped into the world’s methods of weight loss, ending with disappointment and a hopeless feeling.  I cried out to the Lord for help.  He spoke the word, “break the habit” and I knew exactly what He was talking about.

Food addiction becomes a habit as we practice eating the wrong food creating cravings that we find impossible to stop. A habit is a constant, often unconscious inclination to perform some act acquired through its frequent repetition, an established trend of the mind or character.  I soon found out that it is not easy to break a habit and that the enemy is not happy about  giving up his territory.

In Romans 7:15 Paul shares about a struggle  he was having, “…For what I am doing, I do not understand. For what I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I have, that I do.” (NLT)  I have heard people say, “if Paul couldn’t control his flesh, how can I?

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Romans 8: 1-2,  “With the arrival of Jesus, the Messiah, that fateful dilemma is resolved. Those who enter into Christ’s being-here-for-us no longer have to live under a continuous, low-lying black cloud. A new power is in operation. The Spirit of life in Christ, like a strong wind, has magnificently cleared the air, freeing you from a fated lifetime of brutal tyranny at the hands of sin and death” (MSG).

Food addiction becomes a habit as we practice eating the wrong food creating cravings that we find impossible to stop. A habit is a constant, often unconscious inclination to perform some act acquired through its frequent repetition, an established trend of the mind or character.  I soon found out that it is not easy to break a habit and that the enemy is not happy about  giving up his territory.

In Romans 7:15 Paul shares about a struggle  he was having, “…For what I am doing, I do not understand. For what I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I have, that I do.” (NLT)  I have heard people say, “if Paul couldn’t control his flesh, how can I?” KEEP READING!

Romans 8: 1-2,  “With the arrival of Jesus, the Messiah, that fateful dilemma is resolved. Those who enter into Christ’s being-here-for-us no longer have to live under a continuous, low-lying black cloud. A new power is in operation. The Spirit of life in Christ, like a strong wind, has magnificently cleared the air, freeing you from a fated lifetime of brutal tyranny at the hands of sin and death” (MSG).

As a child of God we have a helper. Jesus knew what we were going to face in this world. He came to show us the way and to learn from His walk in this world. “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” (John 16:7). Paul received a revelation. Only by the help of the Holy Spirit can we stop the habits, cravings, and lust of the flesh.

Galatians 5:16 says, “Walk in the Spiit and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh,” How do we walk in the Spirit? By resting in our position “in Christ.” We are seated with Christ in heavenly places (Ephesians 2:6). When we are setting we are in a place of rest. Faith functions in rest and gives us the strength and courage to “walk in the Spirit” in this dark world that we are living in.

Revelation knowledge is the language of the Spirit.

Like Paul, we must receive revelation knowledge as he prayed for us in Ephesians 1:15-23. Paul recognized he was practicing a habit he hated and felt powerless to stop. In his own power he could do nothing, but by the power of the Holy Spirit, his helper,. He could overcome any trial in his life.

As you cry out to the Holy Spirit for help, expect an answer! Expectation stirs your faith!

Join the walk! Learnning together to walk in the Spirit and enjoy our salvation!

 

 

 

 

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