Constant Craving

23 Jan

This past weekend I had the privilege of attending the COMPEL women’s conference in Sioux City.  The main reason for attending was to hear the featured speaker, Lysa TerKeurst.  My women’s bible study group had just completed two of her books for our study time (How to be More Than Just a Good Bible Study Girl and What Happens When Women Walk in Faith).  I’m not sure what is the next study for our women’s group as a whole but for me personally I’m starting to work through her newest book (NY Times best seller by the way) “Made to Crave.”  I bought both the book and the participant guide.  I think I’ll be at a slight disadvantage not having the DVD part of the study — but I also think that allowing that to hold me back is just excuse talking.

Lysa’s central idea when she spoke to us — and what I believe that the book covers (beyond just the issue of food) is that when we are turning to something to fill us besides God when we are tired, emotional, sad, happy, alone, discouraged…..and on and on….we are denying ourselves a closer walk and deeper relationship with the living God.

How sobering is that?  For me — astoundingly sobering.  So….I’m going to start walking this journey that is laid out in Made to Crave.  Do I know without a shadow of a doubt that I have issues with food — yep — they are pretty undeniable.  But honestly, if I were to identify what area God would like me to surrender to him — I believe it’s my financial management or more specifically my irresponsible spending habits.  And really on some levels the two go hand in hand….conquering my and my families addiction to fast food will certainly help our bottom line not to mention just our bottoms…..and so….the journey begins.

 

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One Response to “Constant Craving”

  1. Kim January 24, 2011 at 8:46 pm #

    Love the blog and am looking forward to your sharing as you work through Made to Crave. I really enjoyed your comment “we are denying ourselves a closer walk and deeper relationship with the living God.” Joining you in the journey!

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