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Monday, January 10, 2011

Made to Crave!

This past weekend I started reading Made to Crave by Lysa Terkeurst.  This book is simply about learning how to satisfy our deepest desire with God instead of food.  I had not planned on blogging about this topic, but after reading chapter 4 today I realized the importance of an accountability partner.  You see for years I have dealt with being overweight.  I have tried every diet plan out there and they have worked - temporarily.  Lysa is one of the contributing writers of Proverbs 31 ministries which I receive daily devotions from.  A few weeks ago, I was reading on her blog about this book that she had written and I immediately felt the Holy Spirit whispering to me that I needed to read this book.  So as soon as it was released I ordered a copy and picked it up on Friday.  I have only read the first 4 chapters (which I have related to everything she has written about so far) and can already tell I did the right thing.

Please understand this is NOT a diet book -- this is a book about how we are made to crave - -but our cravings should be for GOD and GOD alone.  By the way - I don't even necessarily have a 'weight' in mind that I am trying to get to - -this time it is all about my health and how I feel -- physically & mentally but most of all spiritually.

Well, today as I was reading Chapter 4 about the need for a friend to go on this journey with, I had the sense that I was to blog about this journey and let all of you be my accountability partners!  My plan is to do a weekly blog about this journey to let you know what I am learning and how I am doing. I hope you decide to follow along!

1 comment:

  1. Tonya, my spirit leaped when I saw this post as I just downloaded the Kindle version of this book yesterday! :) I'm so excited to find a CTMH Sister reading it as well. We will have to keep each other updated on our journeys. Thank you for sharing this publicly. May our cravings be of God alone!