5 Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit. 6 So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace. 7 For the sinful nature is always hostile to God. It never did obey God’s laws, and it never will. 8 That’s why those who are still under the control of their sinful nature can never please God.
Father, I want to please You. I don’t want to give in to my sinful over-eating any more. I pray that Your spirit will guide me, and give me the strength to make correct decisions. I pray that with Your help I can make the lifestyle changes needed to lead a happy and healthy life with Joni and the kids.
I pray for those that you’ve placed in my life as accountability, that they would have the freedom to speak the hard truth in love to me, and that I would received it in love and not defensiveness.
I pray that through this period in my life, as I change both on the inside and on the outside, that You would be glorified. I want to use this as a testimony to Your power, love, mercy and grace. I want You to get all of the credit, because I can’t do it on my own, that’s very apparent.
I love you Father, and with Your help, I will overcome this obstacle. In Your name I pray, Amen.