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.

Night night!
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    Wow, that sounds like a great book, definitely targeting foodies like us and the psychological aspects of food. I'm glad you really liked it, so much you breezed through it you little speed-reader you!

    2294 days ago
    I hope this book is of help to you! I am not quite at that place myself, but great for you if a scripture based book is what you need! I bet many could benefit from this! Sad to see not many blog comments here, I think it could help a lot of Christian women.
    2294 days ago
    Wow - this sounds like a great book and you are probably going to have an awesome study of it! Wish I could find one here!!
    Thanks for sharing. I am going to see if I can get this book at the library...
    2295 days ago
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