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Victory Over Temptation is in The Word!


Let My Words Be Few Thursday

“Let My Words be Few” Thursday

Here at HOPEannFaith I am challenging myself to be concise in my writing, and I invite you to join me. It is my hope to write spirit filled, inspirational posts touching our Spirits, not just our minds and flesh. I also hope this will improve my writing skill set, while deepening my spiritual walk. If you would like to join me in this challenge simply leave me a link to you ‘Let My Words be Few’ blog post or simply leave your post in the comments, and I will link your post into mine for that week.Your post can be about anything positive! The goal is to be inspirational while using the fewest words. You can see I’m still working on that, so there is NO word count requirement.

 You may use the Thursday if you like, but it is not a link…I don’t know how to do that! 🙂 I’m a writer not a techie! Just manually link the picture to my blog from yours and we will be good to go, and your readers will be able to join us. Thanks for reading Loves! I welcome the company.

I’ve been thinking today… 

I went to the Cardiologist yesterday and all vitals are IMPROVING! God is amazing!

Even as I am unhappy that my weight has gone up.

Even though from time to time I still feel winded or fatigued.

Even as I question if I am doing well…

God remains faithful.


I claim to be a Woman of Faith. However, came to see where I was not so strong in my faith in the last several months. My Heart Event and Gurney Encounter with God showed me that I had not been faithful in trusting God in all  areas of my life, particularly my Health.

Now I am Faithfully on the fast tract to Health and Wholeness!

Lysa TerKeurst in her book, Made to Crave and the free 21 Day Challenge said that God had much to say about our food and how we eat, in the bible. Our diet is very important to God. He cares what and how we consume all kinds of nourishment.

While reading the MTC book I’ve found that during sermons and scripture readings these verses on food and our consumption of food have been jumping out at me! Giving me the encouragement I need to continue this journey to wholeness. As well as the confirmation that I am using the right tool {MTC}.

Last night’s sermon at FCMC was one of those confirmations from God. The message was on the Holy Spirit and the difference between experiencing temptation and testings.

Lysa was clear in her descriptions of the temptations of food, and scripture confirmed this for me with revelation last night.

In Matthew 4 we read about the Temptation of Christ.

Jesus, after his baptism by John, was led to the desert by the Holy Spirit, where Jesus fasted for 40 day and nights. Then the tempter came and the first temptation was a dart to the heart of Jesus’ hunger.

Jesus was hungry! And the temptation was food! Verse 3 says. ” The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” Jesus answered,” It is written: ‘Man does not live by bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’.

The enemy strikes when we are at a place of weakness, and my loves changing our dietary lifestyles is a place of weakness as we begin the journey, before the changes actually become our lifestyle!

Jesus passed all the tests and so will we, when we use the Word to battle them.

Verse 11 tells us, “Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.”, and this is a promise for us as well.

When we use the Word of God to battle the craving temptations of our situations; our emotions, our wants, our perceived need and deserve, as Lysa puts it so aptly in MTC, we can be Victorious.

Two of the words to put over the numbers on the scale, from MTC, are Able and Victorious. These sung to me when I paired MTC with the revelation God gave me last night!

We are able and victorious through Christ! Philippians 4:13 and 1 Corinthians 15:57

These bright pink reminders are posted all over my office…for health reasons I cannot put them over the numbers on the scale as I need to know if I’ve gained more than a pound a day to avoid another battle with C.H.F.

My new motto is from MTC.


I’d like to share with you the scripture God gave me this morning. The Word of revelation He gave me that spurred this post.

“dwell in the land and feed on His faithfulness.” Psalm 37:3

Simply put, stay in the Word that God has provided and nourish yourself with His Word which is faithful to the promises of God!

Whatever addiction it is you are trading for God, you can rest assured that YOU were MADE FOR MORE than the craving of anything above God.

YOU can purchase Made to Crave by hitting the link above, or at or any store that sells books.

By the way, Congratulations to Lysa; Made to Crave made #5 on the NY Times Best Seller List!

Blessings Loves! ♥

Author: Hopeannfaith

Welcome, I'm Andrea ... HOPEannFAITH ... I write and take pictures as a way of expression. These are gifts given by a loving and indulgent Father, to a headstrong and stubborn daughter, with much to say. A semi-retired social worker/secretary, I now call myself a writer. I've published one internet article and written many blog posts. However, publishing does not make one a writer, anymore than taking a box camera to the park makes one a photographer. What makes one who and what they are? Well God for one ... formed me before the foundations of this world (Psalm 139); and many, many years after putting away my passion for wordsmithing and picture taking He gave it back ... in droves. I am a culmination of my choices and experiences. It is here that my experiences color the world in print and color. It is my goal to reach just one soul a day with love ... encouragement ... understanding or just letting that soul know that they are not alone where they are today. This is about creating ~ all of it. Creating a HOLY and SACRED place where the ugly truth can be healed and the beauty of a moment or a tear can brighten a day for the experience. Why HOPEannFAITH? Hopeannfaith is my inner child, and she is maturing, as she should have done all along. She is learning all about how Faith fulfills Hope. She is learning how to live. HOPEannFAITH ~ the wonder twins all wrapped up in one, me. These are my Journey Journals ~ written and visual. I welcome your company. I welcome your friendships. My Journey is in the light ~ although I have and will share the shadowy corners and the dark ~ so you know that you are never alone there. If we hold hands in the dark, and we walk, side by side, through the shadow, we will reach the Light together. In relationship with one another and with the Light. Blessings.

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