Victory Over Gluttony

I confess with my lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in my heart that God raised Him from the dead, I shall be saved. I am a child of God and confess that Jesus Christ is Lord over my spirit, my soul, and my body. I make Jesus, Lord over every situation in my life. Therefore, I can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens me.

I have made a quality decision to give God my appetite. I choose Jesus rather than the indulgence of my flesh. I command my body to get in line with God's Word. I eat only as much as is sufficient for me. I eat and am satisfied.

When I sit down to eat, I consider what is before me. I am not given to the desire of dainties or deceitful foods.

Like a boxer, I buffet my body, I discipline it by hardships - and subdue it. I bring my body into subjection to my spirit man - the inward man - the real me. Not all things are helpful or good for me even though permissible. I will not become the slave of anything or be brought under its power.

My body is for the Lord. I dedicate my body - presenting all my members and faculties - as a living sacrifice, holy and well pleasing to God, presenting them as implements of righteousness. I am united to Jesus, and become one spirit with Him. My body is the temple, the very sanctuary, of the Holy Spirit who lives within me, whom I have received as a gift from the Father.

I am not my own. I was bought for a price, I belong to God. So, I honor Him and bring glory to Him in my body. Therefore, I always exercise and discipline myself, bringing under authority my carnal affections, bodily appetites, and worldly desires. I endeavor in all respects to have a clean conscience, void of offense toward God, and toward men. I keep myself from idols - from anything and everything that would occupy the place in my heart made for God, from any sort of substitute for God that would take first place in my life.

I no longer spend the rest of my natural life living by my human appetites and desires, but I live in God's will! I am on my guard. I refuse to be overburdened and depressed, weighed down with the giddiness and headache and nausea of self-indulgence, drunkenness (on food), worldly worries and cares, for I have been given a spirit of power and of love and of a sound mind. I have discipline and self-control.

I resist temptation in the name of Jesus. I strip off and throw aside every encumbrance - unnecessary weight - and gluttony which so readily tries to cling to and entangle me. I run with patient endurance and steady persistence the appointed course of the race that is set before me, looking away from all distractions to Jesus, the author and finisher of my faith.

Jesus, the Messiah, will be magnified and get glory and praise in this body of mine and will be boldly exalted in my person. Thank God, in Jesus' name! Hallelujah!

Scripture References:

Romans 10:9,10
Philippians 4:13
Deuteronomy 30:19
1 Corinthians 6:12, 17
Romans 12:1
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Luke 21:34
Proverbs 25:16
Proverbs 23:1-3
1 Corinthians 9:27
2 Timothy 1:7
James 4:7
Hebrews 12:1-2
Philippians 1:20