Made to Crave...
Monday, February 06, 2012
I just finished Lysa Terkeurst's book, "Made to Crave."
It's all about taking our inherent cravings and fulfilling them with God instead of food, or other things. This book she specifically talks about food.
And man, was it a good book. I read through a little fast, because I wanted to read it, but I'll be re-reading it starting tomorrow in my devotionals and then a group of women at church will start the DVD guided study in a couple weeks.
It's. So. Awesome. If you're a christian woman and struggle with food/body issues...this book is for you. She's so real, and honest, and she uses scripture! and gives action plans. Totally Inspired. And convicting. Man... I didn't realize how much I used food to fulfill my cravings...
Some favorite quotes:
"We can step on the scale and accept the numbers for what they are-an indication of how much our body weighs-and not an indication of our worth." ch7-I'm not defined by the numbers
"Define your week by obedience, not by a number on the scale." Ch 8-making peace with the realities of my body
"I can't live with divided loyalties. I can either be loyal to honoring the Lord with my body or loyal to my cravings, desires and many excuses for not exercising." Ch9-but exercise makes me want to cry
"Whatever the situation, I keep asking God to be my daily portion..." "nothing in this world can ever fill us like God's portion." ch13-overindulgence
"This is where pity parties are held and we all know pity parties demand an abundance of high-calorie delights, eaten and eaten some more. But pity parties are a cruel way to entertain for they leave behind a deeper emptiness than we started with the first place." ch14-emotional emptiness
"In a deprived state we are much more likely to give in to things we shouldn't." Ch15-the demon in the chips poster
There's a lot more to this book, but these are some of the lines I highlighted (there are many more) ...
For now...I dream about juicers (can save a lot of money by getting two different juicers that do the same thing as the $2500 norwalk... and could do some great things... and using God's strength through me to fight these cravings so I don't overindulge.