I’m a stress eater. The past few years have been quite stressful for our family, and my weight has ballooned. I decided to go on a diet, and although I was following the diet for several weeks quite strictly, I wasn’t losing any weight. I would lose a little one day and gain it back the next. My wife, Jo, asked if I had prayed about it. It had never occurred to me to pray about my weight. That evening, we were visiting the home of our friends Dean and Patti, and I asked them to pray for me and my weight. That was 11 days ago, and I have lost 10.8 pounds so far.

The Lord gave me free will, and he doesn’t violate it. Even though he knew I wanted to lose weight, he didn’t act until I asked. I realized how slack I had become in my morning prayers by not asking the Lord to intervene in all aspects of my life.

6 responses to “Weight”

  1. Yep!!!!  Th

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  2. The power of prayer is mind-blowing. Congratulations on your success, Don!


  3. You are not alone in forgetting to ask God.

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    1. It is good to not be alone in this. Thank you, Pepper.

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  4. Amen! I have been trying to write down my prayers as often as possible for this reason!

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