More Grace and Strength…

September 21, 2010

As promised, more testimonies…

I just wanted to share with you some things the LORD showed me over this past weekend that was such a victory for me. Things that have held me in bondage since my childhood. Praise GOD for HIS love, grace, and mercy because this is huge!
Well, to make a super long story a little shorter~my family and I were invited to a graduation party and here in Hawaii that ALWAYS means FOOD! Any gathering for that matter, but as Saturday approached I felt like I shouldn’t go since I knew there would be too much temptation for me. My mom called and asked me over (the LORD’s way out for me) but I wasn’t assertive enough about making my needs known to my husband enough for him to understand how I was feeling so I allowed myself to go. BIG MISTAKE! I determined to try to stick with my protocol as much as possible~needless to say I wasn’t successful. I didn’t binge and I chose as best as I could but the food was salty and not right. Of course my weight went up and I felt miserable when I stepped back on the scale. That’s when satan started to have a hayday with my mind. The black veil of shame started to sweep over me~the same one that had been choking me since childhood. Then the lying fiery darts started stabbing me~”This is going to take you forever”, “Gosh, I’ll never be able to eat other kinds of food again”, “Just give up Denise, just quit~it’s too hard”, to mention a few. I realized that entertaining shame opened up several other doors for the enemy to sneak up in my thinking~a progression so to speak that went like this: shame, doubt, self-pity, weak-spirited thinking, justifying my sin~just a downward spiral that always led me to quit in the past. I spent the next day and a half off focus and feeling down. PRAISE GOD FOR THE NEXT MORNINGS in our lives!  As I watched the sun come up over the next few days I determined to focus on the LORD and ALL HE has done for me. HE died for my sin, past, present, and future. HE died for my shame and failures, HE loves me no matter what size, shape, or weight that I am and HIS grace covers me~NOT that black veil of shame~all that I needed to do was BELIEVE IT! SO I DID! HE took away the ugliness of that situation in my heart and now I’ve purposed and have learned that NOTHING WILL EVER SATISFY LIKE THE PEACE HE GIVES when I choose wisely. Nothing will fill me the way that the fruit of my obedience does. I pray that anyone will recognize and realize that HE did die for our shame~all anyone needs to do it just BELIEVE IT!

-Denise B

I forgot to mention that last week’s post had the second testimony by April L.

I was introduced to CBM/Grace & Strength Diet through a close friend of mine.  I was looking to have a life change with my weight and becoming part of this family gave me absolutely more than I thought I would receive.  Not only did I reach my weight loss goals, but God brought such ministry and deliverance to my life!  I went from a size 14 to 5/6 in 7 weeks! During the process I was able to overcome so many things that had happened over the course of some years through doing my journaling, prayer, and consistency.  The way I look at food absolutely changed and for the first time I feel in control of my eating and food than it having control of me.  Food addiction is a real thing, but unlike other addictions you can’t avoid eating and need food to live.  That is such an important aspect of deliverance with this ministry……if you allow, God will change your mind set about food and bring healing in that area. If I can do this anyone can…..you most definately can do ALL THINGS through CHRIST that STRENGTHENS you!!!!


Thank you Grace and Strengthers (or is it Strengtheners??) for your encouragement!!




  1. Nice read. Thanks!

  2. gonna send this to my mom

  3. Fantastic blog! I actually love how it is easy on my eyes as well as the information are well written. I am wondering how I can be notified whenever a new post has been made. I have subscribed to your rss feed which should do the trick! Have a nice day!

  4. Hi Amy look forward to reading your blog and keeping a positive outlook with you on this journey I am also on to lose weight UGH!! Just wanted to say thanks so much for coming to Mississippi hope you guys will come back soon. I met you in Jackson,MS tonight and let you know my best friend and myself just had weitht lose sugery 1 month ago so you advised me to look you up to follow your journey so here I am. Good luck hope you have a safe trip home…. come back soon bath junkie and charming charlie will miss you heheheheh

  5. Good Afternoon

    Awesome blog, great write up, thank you!

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