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!