Jesus Came to Set the Captives Free

Back in 1979 I weighed 210 pounds. My problem was sweets. I wanted to lose weight.

On Dec 31, 1979 as the new year approached I made a New Year's resolution with the Lord. I told Him i wanted to lose weight.

I knew that my weight problem was sweets. I was addicted to it. I asked the Lord to take sweets away from me.

For the first 3 weeks I kept eating sweets. I gained 10 pounds.

On Jan 20, we had a Church fellowship where plenty of sweets were present. I sampled all of them.

I went home with a headache and sick to my stomach. I got on my knees and cried out to God to help me lose weight. I told God that I wanted to lose weight and that sweets was my problem. I aksed Him to take my sweets away from me. I told Him I couldn't do it myself and if it was going to be done He would have to do it for me.

I went to bed. The next morning when I woke up I craved good food and had no desire for sweets.

Jan 28, one week later, I had an appointment with the Doctor. I weighted 220 pounds. The doctor gave me a 1000 calorie diet guide. I used it. I ate no sweets; there was no desire for it.

Dec 28, 11 months later, I went back to the Doctor. I weighed 140 pounds.

I ate 3 meals a day. I did no exercising. The weight came off effortlessly.

Jesus had set me free from sweets.

Do you have an addiction? Jesus can set you free. You may have no will power to quit what you are addicted too but if you are willing for God to set you free then give it to Him and He will set you free.