This is a book about cravings, indulgences... unrestrained pleasure in something ...
What are your cravings and indulgences?
Lysa, the author of this wonderful study, teaches us in this study that the definition for indulge is to take unrestrained pleasure in something. Anytime in life when something involves indulgence a red flag should go off. When we indulge in any earthly item it will begin to wage a war in our body. We will most likely become discouraged and feel a sense of failure. As children of God we are not suppose to feel discouraged.
Take a look at 1 Peter 2 :11. " Dear friends, I urge you as strangers in the world , to abstain from sinful desires, Which may wage war against your soul.". Anything that wages war against our soul is wrong. Many of us have struggled with wars waged on us from food choices or being over weight. For some of us the war waged affects us mentally, spiritually, and physically. A cycle begins, we feel like failures and then resign ourself to the fact that things can't change. God wants us to break this cycle. Remember, we were born to crave Him not anything else.
Matthew 19:21 Jesus says sell your possesions and follow me.... The rich man goes away, does not follow. What is He whispering to you to give up and follow Him I believe he meant this for anything that we are putting ahead of him and our relationship with Him. He wants us to give up the one thing we crave more than Him and follow Him. That just makes me stop and say WHAT?? I need to ask myself.. What do i need to distance myself from in order to truly get closer to Him?
Girls, i do want to have an unquenchable desire for more of Him and him alone. I am ready to rise up and do battle with my issues and using the Lord's strength in me defeat them- spiritually,physically and mentally all to the Glory of God!
I have got to remind myself this is not just about losing weight, but about being healthy and I need to keep it up.. This is also about keeping my heart,soul,spirit and mind healthy and that will indeed bring peace. Once my heart is not divided peace will reign and everything will indeed fall into place.
So this is a journey and I am ready to take it.... :-)
Have a wonderful day!!
Vagabonds and ragamuffins all, He saw us before we were born. And he loves what he sees.