|Made to Crave Devotional|
Did you give up something for Lent? How is that going for you?
I chose to give up something I crave every day, and you know what? I'm not doing so hot. I feel like I've stumbled right off the wagon.
If you can relate, or you feel like other cravings are breathing down your neck, check out these words from Lysa TerKeurst's Made to Crave Devotional: 60 Days to Craving God, Not Food.
- Adam Forrest, Zondervan
1. I've realized [my struggle with food] isn't as much about losing the weight as it is gaining truth – the truth of who I am in Christ and how I am made for more than this constant, self-defeating struggle.
2. It's the truth that reminds me a scale can measure my physical body but never my worth [as a person]. And it's the truth that God loves me the way I am, but He loves me too much to leave me stuck in a place of defeat.
3. [We have to] park our minds on the truth that our triumph in this trial matters. Triumph will produce a blessing… The blessing we have to consider is this: 'that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything' (James 1:4).
4. I can recognize the beauty of discipline and crave the intimacy with God it unleashes.
5. I can rest assured though the journey will be hard, I will be held.
6. I had to choose to operate in the reassurance of God's love, the remembrance of God's grace, and the reality of God's power. And, according to Isaiah 41:10, God is the one holding me up, not the other way around. To that I say, 'Amen!'
|Made to Crave Action Plan|
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