Spiritual Warfare in Weight Loss, Part 2

My flesh and my heart fail; But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever (Psalm 73:26).”

Have you ever woke up feeling tired? I did this morning. I prayed, exercised, and then sat down at my computer to write as usual.

But this morning, the words would not come.

And when that happens, I know there is no point in trying to force it. So I just wrote the following words that were on my heart to the Lord:

My agenda says that I must write Spiritual Warfare Part 2. But what do you say? I need rest and stillness in You. I need times of refreshing in You. I need reminding of who I am in You and who You are to me!”

I’ve learned from experience that whenever I don’t like the output of my life, I need to step back and look at the input. Proverbs 4:23 confirms this approach:

Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life.”

So this leads to the second piece of Spiritual armor:

Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God (Ephesians 6:14-17);”

The breastplate of righteousness means guarding your heart through first affirming your true identity in Jesus Christ:

“For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him (2 Corinthians 5:21).”

Next, you need to remind yourself of who your Lord is to you. This is a living faith that you have. You experience different circumstances and seasons. Some days you feel Spiritually strong and feel as if you can take on the world. Other days, you feel like you can’t win the victory over a brownie!

When that happens, check and control your input through what you allow yourself to see, hear, and meditate upon.

The following songs were the things I used as input to help refresh my Spirit today. By the time I finished listening to all of these, I felt so much stronger! Check them out and then consider what songs and messages refresh you:

Very Same Power by Ricardo Sanchez

Fresh Fire by Anthony Shepherd and the Roar

Spiritual uplifting music and messages are weapons of Spiritual warfare. Use them daily!

Be Blessed with Health, Healing, and Wholeness,

Kimberly Taylor

Author of the Take Back Your Temple program

P.S. Do you struggle with overeating sugar? If so, you are not alone!

Overcoming sugar addiction was a key factor on my weight loss journey; I lost 85 pounds and dropped from a size 22 to an 8.

In our 14-day Sugar Detox Challenge online course (inside the Take Back Your Temple program), you’ll get the same success strategies and support to gain peace in your eating habits and achieve lasting weight loss.

Click here to learn more about the Take Back Your Temple program.

“Prayer for Weight Loss”

About the author 

Kimberly Taylor

Kimberly Taylor is a certified Christian life coach and has a heart to help others struggling with emotional eating and weight loss. Once 240 pounds and a size 22, she can testify of God’s goodness and healing power to overcome. She lost 85 pounds as a result of implementing techniques to overcome emotional eating and binge eating disorder.

Kim is the author of "The Take Back Your Temple Program," which teaches Christians how to take control of their weight God's way and the books "The Weight Loss Scriptures" and "The Weight Loss Prayers."

Kim has been featured in Prevention Magazine, Charisma Magazine and on CBN’s 'The 700 Club' television program.

  • Hi Kim, I have received a Healing from your gentle voice of truth.
    The Lords word has been made clear through your Biblical teaching.
    Thank you! Lisa

  • Kimberly just need you to pray for me,Just don’t no where to start been fighting with my weight a long time ,have your books and just can’t seem to stick to the plan. Presently I weigh 224 and having different issues with Legs that has keep me from walking.

  • I’m 61 years i keep crying i have 0ver 80 pounds , and i need to lose 45 , it want go . It has been over 5 years and the fight is taking health down , more each day . God help me , please take over . heart beat , funny and blood sugar is bad , and I keep crying

  • Thank you Kimberly. I am sitting here in a conference in a bad mood. I don’t ‘feel’ spiritually strong but I am going to guard my mouth and see things how God sees things, not how my bad mood wants me to act.

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