Inspirational Writings from Gwen Shamblin Lara

  • Weigh Down Works by Gwen Lara
    Focusing on What God Wants Energizes You!
    The magnetic force toward food is a lot like the gravitational force that we have toward Earth. With enough thrust and force, you can fly above the pull of the food. Focusing and determining and then obeying the will of God is the lift and the thrust to rise above...
September 28, 2022

Focusing on What God Wants Energizes You!

The magnetic force toward food is a lot like the gravitational force that we have toward Earth. With enough thrust and force, you can fly above the pull of the food. Focusing and determining and then obeying the will of God is the lift and the thrust to rise above...
September 27, 2022

How to Get Answered Prayers

Answered prayers are given to those whose hearts are “abiding” in Jesus. In I John 3:21-22 it says, “Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God and receive from him anything we ask, because we obey his commands and do what pleases him” ...
September 26, 2022

Going to God for Everything

God wants us to go to Him for all things—it is appropriate to pray and wait on God. It is appropriate to thank God for all the things He gives every day that we have no need to ask for (food, shelter, etc.). We all need to talk less and pray more...
September 24, 2022

The Time is Now

You did it before, you can do it again…and you did it by focusing only on God’s hunger and fullness—no distractions. It is time for self-denial. Finally, you have come to the right place because you cannot do this just for your own health and high energy—that is selfish—it must be done for the glory of the Lord...
September 23, 2022

Direction from Within

Now you know there is no more white-knuckling it—but rather direction from within. Thru prayer and reaching out in surrender, you will finally connect that if you eat one more bite, you are going to be in pain. Now, stopping when you are full is more obtainable because of the fear of the pain of the past..
September 22, 2022

The Pain of the Past

Now that we have started on the path of remembering our journey, recall how exhausting being out of the Zone of hunger and fullness is. Are you sick of being tired after lunch or after dinner? I am sure you do not want to be tired anymore; you do not want pain anymore...the backache, the joint aches, headaches, heartburn, your feet hurt, knees, hips, heart fluttering, indigestion problems, loss of sleep… just overall exhaustion...
September 21, 2022

The Path to Success

How do you return to that Zone you experienced in the first two weeks of WeighDown? What was going on then? You focused all day only on God with no gimmicks. The gimmicks that you might have picked up after Week Three of your original class that then diverted your all-essential focus...
September 20, 2022

Stay Alert…

We are warned many times to be alert. I am convinced that every one of us is supposed to have a raised consciousness. That is why our battles will be something different every day at different hours. We are not going to have the same exams...
September 19, 2022

The Battle of the Ages

Spiritual warfare is real. It is indeed the Battle of the Ages—the Ancient War of God versus satan. You are a part of the war whether you know it or not. Your role is very important, and it is the real purpose of your life and existence. You are a prize to be won...