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God sees your tears and He loves you

These 7 minutes could change your life forever.

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God Has Your Tears, Precious One.

You’re not too far…

The Tears of the Righteous (Charles Lawson)

You are NEVER alone. JESUS LOVES YOU NOW NO MATTER WHAT!

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Bible verses about comparing yourself to others

via biblereasons.com

“One of the fastest ways of discouraging yourself and getting trapped by the sin of envy is when you compare yourself to others. God has a specific plan for you and you won’t accomplish that plan by looking at others. 

Count your blessings and not the blessings of someone else. Let God control your life and give Satan no opportunity to discourage you from the purpose God has for you. Know that all you need is Christ. Set your mind at peace by focusing on the Lord.”

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What does the Bible say?

(All in The King James Version)

 

Galatians 6:4-5

But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.

For every man shall bear his own burden.

 

2 Corinthians 10:12

 For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.

 

1 Thessalonians 4:11-12

11 And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;

12 That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.

 

James 3:16

For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.

 

Proverbs 14:30

A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.

 

1 Corinthians 3:3

 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?

 

Romans 12:2

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

 

1 John 2:15

Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

 

Philippians 2:3

Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

 

Galatians 1:10

 For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

 

Isaiah 2:22

Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of ?

 

Mark 12:30

And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.

 

Psalm 37:5

 Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

 

Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

 

1 Timothy 6:6-8

But godliness with contentment is great gain.

For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.

 

Psalm 23:1

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

1 Thessalonians 5:18

 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

 

Psalm 136:1-2

136 O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever.

 

2 Corinthians 10:17

But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

 

1 Corinthians 11:1

Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

 

Psalm 138:8

The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.

2 Corinthians 13:5

Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?

 

Philippians 4:8

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

 

Psalm 139:14

 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

 

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Defeating Eating Disorders in The Name of Jesus!

From the website: demonbuster.com

The below Warfare prayer was put together by a woman who was fighting against eating disorder demons:

DECLARATIONS OF FAITH

I COMMAND MY BODY TO WEIGH _____LBS. I COMMAND EVERY CELL TO FUNCTION IN WHOLENESS. EVERY BIOGENETIC CURSE OF ADDICTION IS BROKEN. MY DNA IS CORRECT AND FUNCTIONS IN LINE WITH GOD’S WORD. EVERY GENERATIONAL CURSE OF OBESITY AND ALL OTHER CURSES AFFECTING MY WEIGHT ARE BROKEN.

I COMMAND EVERY SPIRIT OF GLUTTONY, BULEMIA, ANEXORIA, SUGAR ADDICTION, OVER-INDULGENCE, COMPULSION, ADDICTION, CRAVING, LACK OF SELF CONTROL, ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, ANGER, UNWORTHINESS, DEFORMITY, UNBELIEF, DEPRESSION, OPPRESSION, SELF-HATRED, HATRED OF MY BODY, UGLINESS, REJECTION, REBELLION, INCONSISTENCY, DECEPTION, FAILURE, FEAR, INTIMIDATION AND ALL OTHER CONNECTED AND RELATED SPIRITS NOT OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST TO COME OUT NOW IN THE NAME AND BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST. YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO DWELL IN, AROUND OR ATTACH TO ME IN ANY WAY. IT IS FINISHED. BE GONE, NOW.

MY BODY IS WHOLE AND HEALTHY. I EAT HEALTHY FOOD. I EXERCISE PHYSICALLY, MENTALLY, SPIRITUALLY AND EMOTIONALLY ON A LEVEL OF MAXIMUM EFFICIENCY. I AM NOT MOVED BY WHAT I SEE FOR FAITH IS THE SUBSTANCE OF THINGS HOPED FOR BUT NOT YET SEEN. I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS ME. I LOVE AND RESPECT MY BODY AND CALL IT HOLY AS THE LORD MY GOD IS HOLY.

METABOLISM, GLANDULAR, BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS, RESPIRIATORY, CARDIOVASCULAR, DIGESTIVE, NEURO-MUSCULAR, ALL SYSTEMS OF MY BODY, EVERY CELL, EVERY ORGAN FUNCTIONS AS THEY WHERE CREATED TO IN PERFECT HARMONY AND BALANCE.

I WALK IN THE WHOLENESS OF JESUS CHRIST. I HAVE OUTWARD AND INWARD BEAUTY. THE BEAUTY OF CHRIST RADIATES FROM MY VERY PRESENCE. THE JESUS THAT IS IN ME IS BEAUTIFUL AND THE FRAGRANCE OF THE LORD FOLLOWS ME WHEREVER I GO. I AM THE BRIDE OF CHRIST, PURE. SPOTLESS AND BLAMELESS BEFORE HIM.

THE FAVOR OF THE LORD RESTS UPON ME AND IS UNCONDITIONALLY ABOUNDING TOWARD ME IN EVERY SITUATION AND CIRCUMSTANCE. GOD AND MAN LOVE AND ACCEPT ME. I AM ACCEPTED IN THE BELOVED.

JESUS HAS PLANS AND A HOPE FOR MY FUTURE, AND I WILL FULLFILL EVERY INCH EVERY CENTIMETER OF WHAT HE HAS FOR ME. SATAN IS BOUND FROM INTERFERING WITH THE DIVINE PATH OF DESTINY THE LORD JESUS CHRIST HAS CALLED ME TO. I WILL NO LONGER LET FEAR, INTIMIDATION, REJECTION OR ANY OTHER THING STAND IN MY WAY.

I RUN THE RACE WITH A VICTORS CROWN ON MY HEAD AND FEET THAT ARE SWIFT TO REACH THE HIGH CALLING GOD HAS PLACED UPON MY LIFE. I WALK ON HIGH PLACES IN THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT WHO RESIDES BIG IN ME.

I AM VIOLENTLY AND FORCEFULLY TAKING BACK EVERYTHING THE ENEMY HAS STOLEN FROM ME. ALL OF SATAN’S PLANS AND ASSIGNMENTS ARE CANCELLED. I AM FULLY EQUIPPED AND EQUIPPING OTHERS IN THE ART OF WARFARE. THE HIGH PRAISES OF GOD ARE UPON MY LIPS. I STAND WITH A TWO EDGED SWORD IN MY HAND SLICING INTO AND PUSHING BACK THE FORCES OF DARKNESS. THE WEAPONS OF MY WARFARE ARE NOT CARNAL BUT MIGHTY THROUGH GOD TO THE PULLING DOWN OF SRONGHOLDS. I AM SHARPENED AS IRON SHARPENS IRON.

I HAVE THE MIND OF CHRIST AND HOLD THE THOUGHTS FEELINGS AND INTENTIONS OF HIS HEART. I TAKE EVERY THOUGHT CAPTIVE TO THE OBEDIENCE OF CHRIST JESUS MY LORD. EVERY FIREY DART DIRECTED AT MY MIND IS QUENCHED BY THE SHIELD OF FAITH. I DO NOT ENTERTAIN VAIN IMAGINATIONS. I THINK ONLY ON THE GLORIUS AND LOVELY THINGS.

THE WORDS OF MY MOUTH ARE WORDS THAT ARE CREATIVE AND BRING LIFE TO ALL WHO HEAR THEM. HE HAS ANNOINTED ME TO HEAL THE BROKEN HEARTED AND SET THE CAPTIVES FREE. I AM MORE THAN A CONQUERER BY THE WORD OF MY TESTIMONY AND THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB.

I AM FULLY ANNOINTED. I AM A CHOSEN ONE. I AM A GENERAL WITH THE HIGHEST RANKING IN THE LORD’S ARMY. WHEN I PRAY, DEMONS TREMBLE AND CANNOT REMAIN IN MY PRESENCE FOR I AM PURE TERROR AND DREAD TO THE ENEMIES CAMP. DEMONIC SPIRITS RUN AND FLEE AS I APPROACH AND DO NOT MANIFEST IN MY PRESENCE. I AM THE WALKING TALKING WORD OF GOD IN HUMAN FORM. THE RESSURECTION POWER OF CHRIST RESIDES IN ME. SIGNS AND WONDERS FOLLOW ME AND I WILL DO GREATER WORKS THAN THESE BECAUSE JESUS SAID I COULD AND I WILL.

THE LOVE OF GOD IS SHED ABROAD IN MY HEART FOR ALL MEN. GOD’S LOVE FOR ME IS UNCONDITIONAL. GOD IS CONTINUALLY POURING OUT FAVOR AND BLESSING UPON MY LIFE AND THE LIVES OF MY FAMILY MEMBERS. WE LIVE IN THE PROSPERITY AND WISDOM OF SOLOMON, THE FREEDOM AND FAVOR OF DAVID AND THE FAITH OF ABRAHAM OUR FOREFATHER.

GOODNESS AND MERCY FOLLOW US AS THE ANGELS OF THE LORD GOD PROTECT AND ENCOURAGE US AT EVERY TURN. WE HEAR THE VOICE OF THE LORD. DIVINE APPOINTMENTS, FRIENDSHIPS, BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES, MINISTRY CONNECTIONS, MENTORS AND HIGHER LEVELS OF WISDOM, REVELATION AND UNDERSTANDING COME TO US. FINANCES AND RESOURCES FLOW TO US EASILY AND WITHOUT INTERRUPTION. THEY FLOW LIKE THE RIVER OF GOD

WE UNDAMN ANY UNGODLY BLOCKAGES FROM RECEIVING WHAT THE LORD IS TRYING TO GET TO US. MY FAMILY AND I ARE POSITIONED FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST. WE ARE IN THE RIGHT PLACES AT THE RIGHT TIMES. NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST US PROSPERS AND EVERY TONGUE THAT RISES AGAINST US THOU SHALL CONDEMN. WORD CURSES OF OTHERS SHALL BEAR NO FRUIT IN OUR LIVES. THEY ARE RETURNED IMMEDIATELY TO THE DEMONIC SOURCE FROM WHERE THEY CAME.

THEREFORE, WE ARE ABUNDANTLY SUPPLIED, DIVINELY HEALTHY, COMPLETELY BEAUTIFUL, AND FULLY RESTORED. WE ARE WHOLE AND THRIVING AS A TREE PLANTED BY THE DIVINE WATERS OF LIFE. JESUS IS THE WAY THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE. WE ABIDE IN THE LORD JESUS CHRIST AND ARE FRUITFULL.

WE HAVE A JOSHUA CALEB SPIRIT AND SEE THAT ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE FOR US BECAUSE WE BELIEVE. WE GO FORWARD AND POSSESS THE PROMISED LAND BY THE POWER OF YOUR MIGHT. IT IS NOT BY OUR MIGHT OR BY OUR POWER BUT IT IS BY YOUR SPIRIT. WE SEE THE HEAVENLY GATES OPENING TO US AS WE USE THE KEYS TO THE HOUSE OF DAVID AND ENTER INTO THE MANSION OF YOUR HOLY PRESENCE AND THE THRONE ROOM OF YOUR GLORY. HOLY HOLY HOLY IS THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY. ALL GODS PROMISES ARE YES AND AMEN.

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addiction, Anorexia, Bipolar disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia, Depression, Faith, healing, miracles

What I Found in the Dark.

I spent most of my childhood, teen years, and early twenties hating my body. It was never good enough. The one year that I was able to get into a single digit two-piece swimsuit, I still didn’t look like page 23 in that month’s issue of Seventeen!!!

Discrepancy is defined as… a conflict or variation, as between facts, figures, or claims

The ideal-me I dreamed up, founded on the looks of pop stars and celebrities of my time didn’t ever match up with who I really was, nor does it now…with my current appearance and who I have become. It’s so strange to now actually be okay with who I am. I have a lot of weight to lose. I can definitely relate to Kelly Clarkson right now, currently a plus sized beauty, dealing with public fat shaming. Who are these people to tell us what is beautiful and acceptable? If the fields of the earth were covered in Lilies alone, wouldn’t it be boring? Sunflowers, Daisies, Roses, Marigolds, and all the rest makeup the perfect mix the Lord created!

I didn’t get here on my own. Being above a particular weight was NOT AN OPTION at age 16 for example. Now, I’m relaxed but putting forth the effort to achieve a healthier weight. My eating disorder and body image struggles no longer govern my life. Freedom, peace…I’ve been liberated!

You might ask how?

I sought treatment of course in both private and group therapy with the aid of medication as well. Those were essential and definitely set me on the right course, but…

The keystone element, the stream in my desert that freed me from myself…was God!

In the darkest of days, it was difficult to entertain thoughts of Divine comfort and healing from God and Jesus Christ…but it did happen. Treatment for our greatest struggles in life is such a blessing, but can you imagine how much more powerful, how better an outcome there is…when the Creator of the Universe is behind it all!?!

When I let go and let God in on my treatment, things got better. Not overnight, or even in a few months. Its different for everyone, but when I began actually trying to have a relationship with Him on my end of the line, praying and seeking His Truth…My wounds began to slowly close up-and over time, no more “Band-aids.” Patience. I was restless and ready to move on with my life. So tired of devoting so much time and effort into therapy and learning to love myself. But, you know, it paid off.

Along the road to Recovery, as I walked with God I became enlightened. One night when I had my Bible out I stumbled upon this verse that changed me forever.

Psalm 139:14…

Amen.

God is the Great Physician, the Greatest Artist..a Father to the fatherless, a husband to the husband-less. The Lord God Almighty fills in those holes you and I know all too well. I spent so much time searching for something to complete me, to make me acceptable. I had no clue that It was there all along.

Just thought I’d share this as a little encouragement to everyone tonight. My prayer is that you will step back and consider your worth, your beauty.

God bless always

-Amanda

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You Are Beautiful! <3

What do you see when you look into the mirror?

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A better question is, who do you see?

If you are struggling with yourself, maybe there’s a war going on inside of you, know this: God made YOU beautiful! You don’t need to be changed. Head to toe, from freckles to the way you laugh…You are awesome! You were sent here fully equipped to shine and also make your mark on this earth, and that other people would see how strong your faith really is and want to know this Jesus or God that they hear about.

You are enough. Everything is okay. There is hope. Just open yourself up to the possibility (and truth!) that you really are fearfully and wonderfully made. We are all our own persons. We all have something different to bring to the table. There’s around 7 billion people on this planet, and NOT just one ‘perfect’ or ideal body type for either males or females. Society is trying to shrink us all beyond ‘small’ by the way clothing is being manufactured and marketed now. Society is creating eating disorders, even in little children.

Don’t let the monsters of eating disorders, society, peer pressure, anxieties, doubts and fear stop you from living at your fullest potential! I did that for all of my teenage years and my early twenties. I have nothing to show for it but the fact that I missed out. On a lot. There’s an evil force in this world, and he’s got three objectives: to rob, kill, and destroy. That is where the thoughts that bind you and the feelings that limit you really come from. The devil/our adversary loathes a warm smile, and to see you feeling great at all!

This is true!!!
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well – Psalm 139:14

So get out there and start your day, precious one! No matter how it feels, try and look at yourself in the mirror and tell yourself aloud that you are fearfully and wonderfully made. God bless you always, and have a great day!

-Amanda