If you are worrying about your weight or your health right now, then I’ve got a short prayer that can change everything for you.
Over a year ago, God told me the true meaning of the name “Take Back Your Temple.” Until that point, I always thought of the name as just a challenge to people of faith to take back control of their bodies and their health.
But God told me that I was wrong. “Take Back Your Temple” is a prayer.
This prayer asks God to take control of your body and your life so He can use them for His purpose and agenda. You recognize that you are trying to live in your own strength and it just isn’t working.
You submit your will to God’s will. You recognize that your body is God’s temple and you invite Him in to guide you in caring for it. You rely on His strength, not your own.
If you are struggling with your weight right now, then simply ask God to: “Take Back Your Temple.”
If you are struggling with destructive habits, simply pray to the Lord in the midst of it: “Take Back Your Temple.”
If you are struggling with fear, doubt, depression, stress, worry, or anxiety then invite God into the situation: “Take Back Your Temple.”
If you pray that simple, powerful four-word prayer with a sincere heart, then it will be answered because it is based on God’s own word that our bodies are His temples, and we therefore are to glorify Him in our bodies and in our spirits (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).
Once you pray that prayer with faith, knowing that it has been answered, say “Thank you Lord, I believe that I receive [say whatever you believe is your level of optimal health] according to Mark 11:24.” Actually repeat this until you feel the joy of receiving the gift bubbling up inside of you.
Jesus himself said in Mark 11:24, “Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them and you will have them.”
After you pray this prayer in faith, expect to feel peace, confidence, and thanksgiving for God’s abundant grace (unmerited favor). This is the natural state in which God intends for believers to live.
Now, here is the next step. Many people miss this and so do not obtain what they ask for in prayer. Listen as the Holy Spirit speaks to you and guides you, giving you wisdom regarding how to obtain what you asked for in prayer.
He may call to mind wisdom regarding how to best eat for your body type; he may teach you ways to manage stress, or he may prompt you to start walking.
Whatever he tells you to do, do it. Walk out his strategy step-by-step, day-by-day. Write it down and review it every day. Don’t delay. Each moment you delay is another day in which you are deprived of the very thing for which you prayed. Refusing to do it is the same as refusing the gift God wants to give you.
May you take this message to heart, apply it in your own life, and forever be blessed in health, wealth and wisdom,
Be blessed with health, healing, and wholeness,
Creator of the Take Back Your Temple program
P.S. When it comes to weight loss, do you often know what you should do but have a hard time doing it?
I struggled with this issue on my own weight loss journey, but I discovered that “Nothing is different until you think differently.” – Pastor James MacDonald
The value of the Take Back Your Temple program is that you will learn how to think differently through using Biblical keys to overcome obstacles. You’ll discover how to win the Spiritual and mental battle that often causes us to become inconsistent and get off-track on our weight loss journey.
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